CEO & Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact
Photographer –Partner, House of BellusoSweden
Minister of Commerce and Industry
The Right Honourable Justin Pierre James Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Executive Chairman, Hancock Prospecting Group and Roy Hill, Australia
President, Mujeres del Pacifico, Chile
President, US-India Business Council
Human Resource Development Minister of India
Executive Director Ash Center for Democratic governance Innovation, USA
Sonali Bendre Bahl
Film Actress, India
H.E. Shaida Mohammad Abdali
Ambassador of Afghanistan
H.E. Thorir Ibsen
Ambassador of Iceland
H.E. Hamza Yahia – Cherif
Ambassador of Algeria
Edwidge K. M. Mutale
Tianjiu Happiness Holding Group, China
Universal Peace Federation, UK
Owner at Angela Mortimer Plc. UK
Dr. Sarah Langley
LeadHer International LLC., USA
Enterprise Lab, UK
Former Mayor of London Borough of Enfield, UK
Prof. Dr. Adel El – Beltagy
International Dryland Development Commission, Egypt
Half the World, Women, Knowledge, Leadership, Norway
Walk in Stilettos, UK
77th, Street.com, Singapore
Benedicta N. Nanyonga
Kinawataka Women Initiatives, Uganda
Tatyana Zrelova, The Committee of 20, Russia
Marina Naomi Smolyanov
YOUR STAGE- Public Speaking Training, Israel
Mr. Bharat Lal Meena
CEO of bettervest GmbH, Germany
Faiza Farid Ahmed
Award Winning Author, USA
Nadia Sanchez Gomez
Network of Iberoamerican Women, Colombia
Delegation of Fiji women
Beguerisse Consultores, Mexico
GAZZELLE ACADEMY, Nigeria
Bollywood Film and TV Producer, India
Learning Consultant Entrepreneurs Organization, Canada
Artist, Actress, Hungary
Jose L. Reyna
Spectrum Health, USA
Sonora Foundation, Mexico
TV Talk Show Host ExtraordinaryWomenTV.com, Canada
Mellany Msengezi Mariri
Women Entrepreneurs, Zimbabwe
Chance Management LTD, Israel
Author, The Sai Foundation, a Non-Profit Corp. USA
Stress Management Academy Course in Mindfulness, India
Dr. Dazon Dixon Diallo
Founder and President, SisterLove
The work that you do, and the way in which you work so hard to include the most inclusive and diverse experience of women in leadership, are nothing short of miraculous.
Dazon Dixon Diallo is Founder and President of SisterLove, Inc, established in 1989, the first women’s HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Justice organization in the southeastern United States. Dázon is a recognized visionary and advocate in the struggle for human rights, sexual and reproductive justice, and the fight against HIV/AIDS, with, and on behalf of, communities of women and girls living with HIV and those at risk for HIV and STIs.
Director, Inspire Human Potential Pvt Ltd
My heartfelt gratitude to you for the amazing event. Women Economic Forum (WEF) 2018 was indeed a superb platform for Women Entrepreneurs like me.
Bharti Naik is a Relations Strategist. She has helped over 55,000 people in transforming their lives in the last 14 years.Her mission is to transform lives of millions by helping them identify their relationship code and reprogram it for the best life. She is a passionate coach to many professionals, sports people and students. Being a Director of Inspire Human Potential Pvt Ltd & on Board of Directors of Manpasand Beverages Ltd, she understands business and organizations largely. She writes blogs, articles and now writing two books. She believes in inspiring people to learn at every walk of life
Entrepreneur, Founder, Teya Organics
For me it was the utmost honour and pleasure to take part in the WEF, 8–9.03 in The Hague! Thank you once again for inviting me! I met so many extraordinary women, listened to so many motivating and inspiring stories, participated in sessions and discussions. For me it was an empowering and transforming event! I feel stronger and more confident now to continue with my projects, to continue dreaming and achieving my goals. I feel I am not alone along my way. There are so many passionate women ready to support each other.
Two years ago, approaching my 40’s, having been worked at different positions for big and small companies in Bulgaria for more than 17 years, I felt the impulse to change my life. The sensation erupted like a volcano and did not leave my thoughts. I just felt I was ready. I had the willingness, the competence, the motivation and the braveness to „leave the big safe ship“ and get on board on my raft, stop being an employee, embrace entrepreneurship. I was ready to try, I was ready to face both success and failure.
Being a yogini for many years, having this innate passionate love and worship to our mother Earth, the pursuit to beauty, harmony and inspiration, I chose the symbol of my country, our national flower, the Bulgarian Rose, as a beauty and harmony ambassador in the western society which is becoming more and more conscious trying to re-establish its connection with Nature.
And less than one year later, at the beginning of 2017, my dream, the project Teya Organics, was born.
The company is an exclusive importer and distributor for the Netherlands of Alteya Organics – one of just a few selected companies in the world that are true Organic Beauty companies and have its own Organic Rose Fields in the Rose Valley of Bulgaria, operating under strict biodynamic, sustainable and socially responsible practices.
I chose to present exactly this brand because it is valuable with its sustainability, being not only certified organic, but also offering protection and care for the environment and providing support for the local communities, improving their lifestyle and offering them a healthy work environment.On 6th of February 2018 Teya Organics celebrated its first anniversary.
The divine fragrance and the unique ability to rejuvenate, beautify and inspire of one of the most valuable and precious pure essential oils in the world, the Bulgarian Rosa Damascena Essential Oil, enwoven deeply into the very essence of Alteya Organics skincare lines, secured its well-deserved place on the Dutch market of Natural and Organic personal care products.
Dr. Rolando A. Flores
Dean & Chief Administrative OfficerCollege of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences New Mexico State University,
Dr. Rolando A. Flores is Dean and Chief Administrative Officer in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University. He holds a doctorate in Grain Science and Industry with specialization in international trade from Kansas State University, a master’s degree in agricultural engineering from Iowa State University and bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Universidad de Costa Rica
Prior to coming to NMSU, Dr. Flores was Professor and Head of the Department of Food Science and Technology; and Director of The Food Processing Center at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He also served as administration director for the National Production Bureau of Costa Rica. He is a Water for Food Institute Faculty Global Fellow, and member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Cereal Chemists International. Dr. Flores is the recipient of Stanley Watson Award of the American Association of Cereal Chemists International and the USDA-ARS National Technology Transfer Award. In April of this year, he received the Kansas State University Department of Grain Science and Industry’s Outstanding Alumni Award. This award recognizes Grain Science alumni who have made a significant positive contribution to the field of grain science.
Bakala Professor of Strategy,Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College
D’Aveni is one of the foremost experts in the world on competition between individuals, teams, corporations, militaries, governments, alliances, & capitalist systems. He authored numerous articles on competitive strategy in academic journals, HBR, FT of London, WSJ, Washington Post, and MIT/Sloan Management Review, as well as the best selling book Hypercompetition, which is available in 11 languages. Since the 1990s, his writings are credited with creating a new paradigm in strategy using temporary advantages, principles of rapid & aggressive maneuvering and disruption rather than on defensive barriers & power over buyers/suppliers.
His recent book, Strategic Capitalism, discusses competition between American and Chinese capitalism, how the Chinese system has flipped many American advantages into disadvantages, and how America might respond. It has gathered considerable attention in the media, prompting discussions at the top levels of the US Departments of Defense, State and Treasury. From 2007 to present day, D’Aveni is one of the Thinkers50 (see The Times of London, CNN.com, Forbes, The Times of India, and Harvard Business Review), a ranking of the 50 most influential living management thinkers in the world. Currently he is ranked #11 overall, and among the top 10 strategic thinkers. He is winner of the prestigious ATKearney Award and was named a World Economic Forum Fellow. WirtschaftsWoche, Germany’s Business Week, named him as most likely to influence the future of strategic thinking. The Corporate Strategy Board named him one of the seven most influential living strategic thinkers. He is a frequent keynote speaker at CEO & economic forums, corporate off-sites, board meetings, & conventions around the world. He has been a strategic advisor to presidents (of G-7 countries), seven Forbes 100 families, numerous Global 500 CEOs, & ruling royal families. His clients and speeches are in the USA, EU, Russia, the Mid-East, Latin Am, SE Asia, Korea, & India.
International Public Speaker & Therapist, Cognitive Hypnotherapy
Congratulations on another amazing event in The Hague. You attract so many amazing women to speak on your stage. I appreciate all of your hard work in Chairing the event and I heard many women comment on your energy, grace and your ability to acknowledge every speaker. It is a blessing.
Pat Duckworth is a personal development coach, author and international public speaker. After over 30 years working in the public and voluntary sector at a senior management level, Pat discovered her entrepreneurial mojo in her mid-50s and retrained as a therapist and coach. Since then she has published four books including the award-winning, ‘Hot Women, Cool Solutions’.
Pat’s fourth book, ‘Hot Women Rock; How to discover your midlife entrepreneurial mojo’, was published in 2016 and became a #1 International Bestseller.Pat is a regular guest on radio shows in the UK, America and Canada. She has contributed articles to national newspapers and magazines including the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph and Natural Health. She has spoken at conferences in America, Holland, Cyprus and India as well as the UK.
She is passionate about inspiring women to get the best from their lives, no matter what their age.
CEO , Your Next Chapter LLC
It was such a pleasure meeting you and I thank you so much for including me in your event. I was only able to stay for a short time, and during that time, I was so inspired! I met amazing women and fostered several, what I hope to be, ongoing relationships.
Your hospitality, generosity, and grace were so evident from the moment I walked into the conference room. I love your mission and plan to work on getting to New Delhi (if not in 2018, then for sure in 2019.) I will also forward this opportunity to other women, because it is needed.
I hope you get to rest for a few days. Thank you again for putting this all together!
Certified Law of Attraction Life Coach
I have no words to thank you enough for your vision based on radiating love throughout the World… I am so blessed and grateful for this amazing opportunity to have met you and share some interesting conversation.
I could resonate with your energy and love and humbly I would like to let you know how much this event and all the vibration of love emanated from everybody I met, meant to me…Words will never be enough to thank and bless you, WEF and ALL as well.
Museum curator, The City of Reykjavik
Thank you so much for the last time we met in the WEF conference in Reykjavík.I really enjoyed it. I think it was very informative and productive and at the moment I have a new business idea and I am going to connect with one of the speakers from the conference.
So I really want to thank you again for your wonderful contribution to empower and connect women from all over the world.
Ana Lucia Loera Lafont Serrano
In 2016, I was part of a delegation from my country, Mexico, that attended the Women Economic Forum, in New Delhi, India, where I gave a presentation regarding women’s empowerment.
The topic of my presentation was on the discrimination and precarious social situation of indigenous Mexican women and their unique role in Mexican society….As an adolescent (17) on the cusp of womanhood, attending the Women Economic Forum was a pivotal experience in my life. At the conference, I began to understand what it means to be a woman with strength and how a supportive community of women can inspire me to grow, achieve my goals and to never let my voice go silent. Being part of this sisterhood had a deep and meaningful impact on me
Author | Columnist | Academic | Painter Founder, TellMeYourStory Mumbai
Thanks a ton, Harbeen. No words can express the appreciation we have for the massive work you are putting in year after year,
to get women heard and to unite women across geographies. You are a force by yourself
(Architect) Jasmine Gohil
I/C Principal, Professor, School of Architecture, Anant National University, Ahmedabad
I am grateful to you for providing me the opportunity to attend your event.
Thank you for your warm hospitality and enabling the chance to meet like minded dynamic women from different walks of life
I would like to congratulate you on the impressive success of your recent event “WEF Dwarka 12-13th September 2017. Intellectual, Inspirational contributions by our Soul Sisters was truly outstanding and life-changing for many young women present during the event or for those who follow ALL Ladies League (ALL).
I strongly believe that we should involve women from those countries which are not yet part of this graceful platform. I, with the support of Embassy of Armenia to India, looking forward to the discussion regarding the formation of ALL Chapter in Armenia
Founder, The Chocolate Log (cafe) and Wine Oaks (winery) Himachal Pradesh
My dearest Harbeen, you are a pure and true soul, and an angel from other realms sent to touch and empower women.
Meeting you and your kind and sensitive husband was an opening of the heart and mind to know and experience how both of you really care for the growth and well being of others, especially women. I feel blessed and humbled to have received not just an award but the opportunity to stand in your space and feel and absorb the positive vibes and energy that flows in abundance from both if you. The humble way in which Dr Rai and you give to life blows me away. A ‘thank you’ is but an understatement to what I truly feel. It is a deep gratitude and a humble acceptance of your caring and love. I will hold forever in my heart the deep and magical experiences received and taken at the ceremony and conferences that followed. The way everything was planned and arranged with not just meticulous detail , but with such intrinsic sensitivity and caring for the well being and comfort if all who were present and involved in this powerful and far reaching gathering. I send both of you my very sincere thanks, heartfelt gratitude and love. And will always hold both of you dearly in my heart
MD & CEO, Comvision New Delhi
It was wonderful to attend WEF in Taj Vivanta. You do a fabulous job as always. Very poised and very presentable on Dias. Despite being so busy, the way you pay attention to each speaker on Dias, its commendable. I look forward to attending many more conferences.
It was wonderful to attend WEF in Taj Vivanta. You do a fabulous job as always. Very poised and very presentable on Dias. Despite being so busy, the way you pay attention to each speaker on Dias, its commendable. I look forward to attending many more conferences.
Founder, Feminine Capital Forum
It is a beautiful and solid platform. I was in the WEF Hague in January 2017. I had an accident in the premises, the sisterhood care and the love I received touch my heart for ever. People who walk through their talk. I am engaged with ALL & WEF from my Heart, Mind & Soul.
Vice Chairperson – Women’s Organisation of India New Delhi
Many congratulations for the super successful WEF. I am overwhelmed and humbled for bestowing upon me such a prestigious award. It has been a very meaningful learning all thru theplenary sessions, brilliant topics giving us greater insights. I am in awe of your tireless hard work efforts and high enthusiastic energies, a beautiful soul you are.
Associate VP – HR Northern Region Taj Hotels
It was great meeting both of you. Both of you are so dedicated to the cause of bringing all women together under one roof and creating a platform for sharing among all. I really enjoyed myself and also met some wonderful women in Dwarka during the event. Thank you once again !!
Professional Services Manager for MEA and Russia in Check Point Software Technologies
I am so honored to be a part of WEF-Women Economic Forum. Meeting Powerful Women from All over the World, Exchanging Similarities, Challenges, Knowledge that we face with in our daily lives from different Backgrounds, Cultures, means a lot. Looking forward to meeting all and Sharing, Uniting Powers and Inspiring Each other. Thank you so much to Dr. Harbeen Arora and all the fantastic Team who put great efforts and hours to make it happen. See you next week
Founder Director Academics, Hand in Hand Workshops
I feel deeply honored to be a speaker on this prestigious platform of WEF. Hoping to absorb every single moment, unlearn and relearn so many things happening around me. It is indeed going to be such an enriching and exciting moment for me. Looking forward to it in May.
Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Founder of DejaVu Tarot
I feel deeply honoured for the opportunity to join this global gathering of incredibly inspiring women. The WEF is truly an oasis of female empowerment providing a safe platform for us to come together, redefine our perspectives and expand our horizons so that we can move forward in our individual paths with renewed strength, purpose and enthusiasm. This will be my first time in India and there’s no better way to be introduced to this extraordinary country. I can’t wait!
Dr. Daphne Grace
Author and Professor University of Brighton
I must thank you for the most incredible experience of being at the WEF conference in London. It was truly one of the most inspiring experiences of my life! Many congratulations to you and all your team of organisers and helpers for putting on such a vitally important forum for women and men to come together and share life-stories, thoughts and philosophies, which we can only hope will continue to shape and raise the consciousness of our planet.
Co-Founder & CEO ShenAnnz: Step up, Look up and Be Counted,
I was delighted and honored to be Part of WEF Hague and UK, feel connected and looking forward to be working with mindful people doing meaningful work around the globe 🙂 Also, I am looking forward to part of future events and contribute to this community.
Master Practitioner at Super Able Mind
I found all the ladies speaking at the plenaries and discussion groups to be so inspiring, articulate, uplifting. For me it was a transformative event on many levels; to be able to contribute to that outpouring of inspiration to others would be amazing.
Dr. Karen Johnson
Honorary Deputy Minister for the UK World Humanity Commission
I just want to say congratulations WEF London I was so proud and honoured to speak at this amazing , inspirational, wonderful Forum.
The venue was warm and welcoming filled with so many incredible women from all over the world
I had a day that filled my heart with love for my fellow women and their passions and success…
Thank you so much for giving us all this opportunity to connect. Your team was welcoming and helpful with smiles.
Dr. Desiree Saddik
The 2013 movie “The Purge” left a bad taste in all of our mouths as nothing more than a pseudo-slasher with a hamfisted plot, poor pacing, and a desperate attempt at “horror.” Upon seeing the first trailer for “The Purge: Anarchy,” my first and most immediate thought was “we really don’t need another one of these.”
Entrepreneur & International Speaker
It was such a pleasure being part of the last WEK-UK! I found the energy of the environment very enlightening and empowering. I met wonderful people, from inside-out, made great contacts, and I’m looking forward to build a stronger connection with them.
International Speaker, Author, Podcaste
Congratulations on completing a marathon event with the same grace, style and enthusiasm with which you started! The event was a joy and the women who are attracted to WEF are strong, intelligent and truly connected by the heart.[WEF-The Hague, Netherlands, 2018]
I wish to remind you again of the truly uplifting and world-changing time I experienced at WEF in The Hague (Den Haag). I made wonderful connections with women that have continued to blossom and I know that they will grow in beautiful ways over time — and across continents![WEF-EU The Hague, Netherlands, 2017]
Vice President, Fundraising, The FAWCO Foundation
The energy in the sessions, the enthusiasm of women sharing information and growing stronger and more united by the minute was wonderful to see. It was very different from most business events that I have attended or organised because the scope of content was so vast, yet so personal. People came to learn, to teach, to listen, to reveal, to act.
ERC Member at Toastmasters International
I am still riding on the waves of inspiration, friendship and much more I experienced during the WEF event. You have created a wonderful platform for women all over the world and I am still in awe because of the women I met and the stories I heard. Congratulations and my best wishes for your future endeavours.
You are truly pioneering the women’s movement in today’s time, your tireless work to bringing women from all around the world together it’s remarkable. You are creating the most amazing bonds between women, something very very rare and hard to achieve.
You have a new supporter. I am already very excited to attend the London event and eager to attend more world wide.
Rumana Sinha Sehgal
Managing Director & Founder at Serendipity
IndiaThe two days were so fulfilling and I’m sure the takeaway from such a great gathering is something so dear to each one of us who were present there. Meeting such amazing , accomplished people and sharing and understanding each other’s perspective on varied subjects was enlightening. Thank you for you tireless efforts and binding us in the beautiful Shakti Bandhan.
MD at Mukti Group
I want to thank you from the core of my heart for the opportunity you gave to those 4 under privileged women of Help Us Help Them.Not only did it give them a platform to share their story, but also inflicted great confidence to face so many people from different walks of life and speak in front of them. In fact Meena Bibi(one amongst the four of them) by the end of the day was so blissful that she said that she seemed to have lived her entire life in that one day. The awards that were given to them were not just trophies for them, but it has empowered them to do more and fight their hardships with more endurance and faith.I am extremely grateful to you and your team for accepting my request, as a women nothing can surpass the feeling of liberation and freedom. I wish you all the best for your future endeavours.
Dr. Jonaki Mukherjee
Educator and Literacy Chair at Rotary Club of Calcutta Millennium
Dr. Jonaki Mukherjee is an educator and counselor who has spent over two decades teaching children of diverse age groups across different Indian cities. Dr. Mukherjee is a regular columnist whose articles have appeared in Ei Samay (The Times group) and The Millennium Post. She has also been featured as an education expert by leading TV channels including Tara TV, 24 Ghanta and Doordarshan. A trained Hindustani classical and Rabindrasangeet singer, her music album “Ekla Cholo Re” was aimed at popularizing Tagore’s music among children. As Literacy Chair of Rotary Club of Calcutta Millennium, she is currently working to increase access to education across Kolkata through initiatives that promote skills based education and leadership among students. She has earned double Masters degrees, M.Phil, PhD and a diploma in Counselling from London. In her free time, she enjoys penning lyrics for films and tending to her garden.
Founder of Anita Heidema International
Thank you again for all at the conference that I was open to. Your hospitality and generosity was so gracious. I was so impressed by all you and your team did and sad I didn’t get more time with you. That is a wonderful idea to spread your inspiration and innovation around the world further.
I would like to do on a larger scale then just my city.
Kalina Parvanova Kaleva
Co-Chairperson of Hug me’ Association
Thank you for your hospitality and the great job you do. We spent a marvellous week with you and all the ladies from all over the world! I hope beautiful friendships and collaboration will become of this big meeting, filled with love and positive energy! .
Greetings !! Thankful to Justina Mutale for connecting me with Dr. Harbeen Arora.Frankly even though I was interested, I was not sure that I would be able make it, until 3 days before the conference. It was such an uphill battle for me, for many reasons. I also had mixed feelings on what to expect. I wasn’t disappointed at all… It was very beautiful and fruitful, to say the least.
Owner, Angela Mortimer Plc
All expectations were exceeded. The table of events pulsated with variety and interest exceeded only by the rainbow of saris assembled at the Pullman Hotel in Aerocity New Delhi. The subject matter expanded effortlessly to include entrepreneurship, start ups, spirituality, psychological health, yoga, music in the workplace, parenting, dressing for success, flexi time and my own subject, the role of emotional intelligence in the workplace…‘Feel the energy, feel the love’, was the take away for all of the 1500 female delegates. The common language was one of encouragement and support for other women, inspiring them to go forward in the world and recognise their potential.
Mind Management Consultant
Highly honored to be present and part of the conferences which are a platform for Women to show their shadow – which is that part of their strength which even they have not been aware of! I loved each and every moment I spent in Hague and London. Looking forward to meeting all the soul sisters across the world in May in New Delhi. See you soon and God bless you for the good and humble way you are contributing to mankind.
CEO of FreshChops
I want to express my gratitude and applaud you for such a wonderful enriching forum. I wanted to mail immediately and extend my thanks but knew you must be tired after the jaw dropping conference for a week. It was by far one of the best I have attended and feel privileged to be a part of it. Your hospitality and the attention to every little detail is commendable. You and your team totally rock! Never imagined that it was pulled off with so much laughter, joy and grace. I am short of words to express the experience and the learning I have encountered during these three days and I am sure next year I will attend all the days.It was beautiful amalgamation of women, charm and knowledge. I am humbled and motivated by all the women I have met and specially by you. I am sending across much love, happiness and light to you and all your team. I am extremely sorry that I personally cannot convey the same but believe me the feeling is there.
Founder of Balance & Breathe
It was so lovely to meet you All last week at Women Economic Forum, what a fantastic meeting of hearts, souls and minds it really way. I have been so inspired by everyone I met, and everything I learned. I am getting an amazing and eye opening experience here in Delhi for my post conference stay. It is a fascinating city of so many contradictions, I think my world view has been permanently altered by what I have experienced and witnessed. I am back home now, delighted to be reunited with my children and friends and family, but will carry WEF with me for a long time yet! So many ideas buzzing around in my mind now – the dilemma is where to start! I figured this was the best place to start!.
It was a wonderful platform we ALL had in Delhi To share our thoughts and experiences with each other. Truly amazing ! Lots of networking ! Lots of fun! Feel so proud of you being from Punjab. A truly Global Daughter !With the most Charming Smile ! And open Heart and Arms.
M.A., Award Winning Author
THANK YOU to such an amazing team – all of you and everyone else that I am aware of and all those working behind the scenes to bring such an amazing and transformative gathering of so many. An experience of a life time that is just beginning. Thank you ALL so much for being who you are, believing and working so successfully together. To the magnificence of collaboration and to this actual living experience of our new world in action. MANY BLESSINGS! And to all the outstanding collaborations yet to come. To the music of life when we sing together.
President & CEO, Lynx Business Development Inc.
It was personal honor to attend the WEF in New Delhi and met so many wonderful people from all over the world. Especially, I felt really privileged to have been given an award “Iconic leaders impacting society and development. I thank you so much for you and your team’s brilliant and tremendous achievements in WEF 2016. Organisation in every single detail was perfect and comfortable. I just would like to give you my sincere compliments.
Harry Mnisi Community Development Centre
It was a pleasure to meet you in the U.K. and also at the WEF last week. WEF was such a good experience. I really enjoyed it. Thank you for all the hard work that you and others put in making it a success. I am still enjoying my stay at Discover India. I am really enjoying the food and the hospitality of the staff.
Global Village Children
Thank you so much for the encouragement, kind words, and trust. I am so excited for my journey with the fabulous WEF and ALL team with your leadership… You have inspired me beyond words, and I look forward to being a part of the platform that empowers women to be their better self… Together, we will ALL shine 🙂
CEO, Business Beacon Management Consultants
Thank you very much for inviting me to attend WEF, 2016 and giving me the opportunity to make two presentations. Please accept my heartiest congratulations for a wonderful event, conducted so meticulously and efficiently by you. It is indeed a great achievement to organize and execute such a mega conference. My congratulations to you and your team members for an eventful, informative and exciting week.
CEO of Saheli
On behalf of Saheli, “We would like to thank all of the people who were involved in putting together the WEF2016. We know what a huge effort it took to make this Forum so great. I would like to thank you for letting us spread the word on WEF2016.
It was such a pleasure to finally meet everyone in person and put a pretty smile and face with your names. I met the majority of you for the first time, but I felt like I already knew you. You all made me feel so welcome, and I am so excited to have more sisters and new friends. “What a pleasure to be in the company of such beautiful ladies both inside and out”
It was such a wonderful, successful Women Economic Forum, thank you for including me into your program. Everyone was having a blast…it’s been a long time since I’ve been to a long conference that was that much fun! I can’t say enough about the location, the atmosphere, the food, and of course the topics for the plenary with parallel sessions! The buzz is already out there about people being excited about the next one because of the hard work and fantastic job you did this year. I can’t wait to watch us grow!! What a group! Can’t wait to see you again in 2017. You really have created an amazing legacy for the ALL and contributed to the history in making! I had an incredible time and inspiring experience! What a wonderful experience!!.
Tiffany Jane Crosara
Author at FinerMinds
With deepest heartfelt gratitude for a wonderfully inspiring and deeply life changing experience, for my wonderful treatment and for my award – I truly hope I can be of service in some way. I have returned to the UK and to be honest just feel like shedding all my material possessions and living a life of service – like I said, thank you for a truly life changing experience..
14 days in India 109 Countries. Devine light of human beings .soul sisters and soul brothers. I want to give a special huge blessing to Harbeen Arora, a woman of vision full of love wisdom and compaction, special ability to hold energy for thousands of people so inspiring. Thank you so much. It felt like you were home for all of us. Thank you ALL for your endless support love listening and humble wisdom flowing all day long you gave us blessings, love and powerful presents for our journey.
I am a wounded healer I came to this world to teach what I have to learn. “Dare to voice” is a moment of healing this is my mission.
We are all beautiful musical instruments. We are all equal, 2016 most people in the world are voiceless. This special WEF conference opened a window to beautiful voices. Thank you God “when you heal yourself you are not alone (course in miracles). I had the privilege to Lecture, to sing, to give special workshops and collaborate with my soul sisters from the Israeli delegation and women from the whole world
Thank you so much all of you..
Award Winning Author of Cassandra’s Angel
Every once in a great while you get to meet an Angel on Earth. Harbeen Arora is one of those Angels. She is the love and vision that brought together 1600 delegates from 91 countries to unite us all in a global conversation on what is possible in the world. I have rarely witnessed such love and compassion pour forth from one individual. From session to session from conversation to conversation, Harbeen was a light encouraging, supporting and empowering each of us to find our light and shine for the world. Thank you, dear sister, for making my lifelong dream come true. From the conference in New Delhi to Baba’s sitting place, it was truly a magical and life changing experience.
The divine soul, She was a luminous presence through and though. She founded, hosted, curated, facilitated, and nurtured this weeklong summit Women Economic Forum that was the reason I went to India in the first place. I was completely blown away by her embodiment of refined grace, intelligence, presence and beauty. Thank you Harbeen. You are truly an expansive and luminous light in this world.
Charlene Doak Gebauer
Founder, Child Pornography Hurts
I was a speaker at the WEF conference in Santa Barbara California in November. The positive energy and fellowship within the group of attendees was unbelievable. I made many new contacts and friends. It was so interesting to meet so many good, accomplished women. Thank you ALL and WEF. The conference exceeded all of my expectations
Dr Harbeen, thanks for all the positivity and super energising approach of ALL. Women have amazing potential that normally remains latent. What a wonderful platform you have created and infused it with ALL empowering simple and brilliant philosophy! May this become the single most powerful movement to bring about revolutionary transformation amongst women and through them in the whole society, nation and the world! You are doing a marvellous job of mobilising and channelising right the tremendous power of the nation that lies in its women force. Best wishes and greater success to ALL.
Dominique de Beckendorff
Baroness & Entrepreneur, Arizona
Yes ! I have been able to create a connection with almost every Indian I meet because of ALL. I am connecting a digital company here with a couple of VC from the forum that I had dinner with…2 of the speakers. India apparently doesn’t have the in depth cyber security companies we have and I have good friends who are CEO and owners of a couple of the biggest in the country.
Media and Creative Workshops Advisor
Thanks Harbeen, your energy and enthusiasm is inspiring. I never knew connecting with such loving, powerful ALL encompassing souls is just a click away.
It feels good to get such acceptance and positivity for your thoughts which till now looked like tough to execute but then I remember God’s words and promise ‘ Take the first step , I’ll take thousand steps’ . Your enthusiasm feels like God’s thousand steps.I am touched.
CSR & Employability Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
I have to tell you, the session in May was first of its kind for me. To be in an environment which was so positive and enthralling and meet so many amazing human beings in a few days was just fabulous. Am sure you got lots of thanks and blessings for the amazing forum.
Thank you again for creating this platform and my prayers to keep you strong and motivated to continue to do this great work
Educationist and Parenting Expert
I am so overwhelmed and charged with emotion reading your such an inspirational and touching mail. I must thank you at the outset for making me a part of ALL and awakening my latent passion of working for women empowerment. I loved every moment of my presence at the Forum in Goa and what I brought back from there is huge motivation, hope, optimism and enthusiasm that we women,united, can make a massive difference in the world. I have always had a strong desire that, in my humble way, I could do something to transform the attitudes and mind-set of people and interchange it with love, care and compassion. I did have a lot to say but never had a medium or platform like ALL offers to voice and share your inner-most thoughts, ideas and beliefs.
Women Empowerment is my passion and dream. Thanks for giving me an opportunity to live it.
Love and Fond Regards
CEO, Dome Entertainment California
Yes! We are family! Sisters are we, from around the world! An incredible group of LADIES, with a few good men intermingled. A treasure to expand our networks and have connections in multiple countries with women of like-mind and purpose. Thank you to each woman who shared her heart, mission and soul with me. Thank you to our hosts Vinay Rai and Dr. Harbeen Arora for your generosity!
PR expert, Poland ALL Chapter Chair, Warsaw
Got my own copy of Dr. Harbeen Arora book “Creative living”. Have been reading it for my entire journey back home to Warsaw and have to say got very inspired by it. Participating in Women Economic Forum ALL never have I thought that ALL, Dr. Arora and the trip to India will inspire me that much and change my perspective on many things. I am very grateful for being part of ALL and part of the Forum. The book and its author definitely empower creative, positive, colorful change that leads to happiness and love. Thank You Harbeen for being such an inspiration to me and all the women that met this year in Goa. Thank you for making ALL happen.
Ms. Neena Thakker
It was extra ordinary to see so many women from different walks of life connect and empower each other and spread so much possible energy I really must applaud you for the way you conducted the whole forum with so much grace and dignity, it was by chance that I came for this forum and I’m glad I came as I got a lot of clarity of what I want to do now.
I wish you all the very very best for your future endeavours and hope to see you again soon.
-Lots of love
Ms. Kathleen S. Riguer (Kaye)
Global Digital Marketing Associate Intel Continental Hotels Group,Manila
Yes! We are family! Sisters are we, from around the world! An incredible group of LADIES, with a few good men intermingled. A treasure to expand our networks and have connections in multiple countries with women of like-mind and purpose. Thank you to each woman who shared her heart, mission and soul with me. Thank you to our hosts Vinay Rai and Dr. Harbeen Arora for your generosity!
Co-Founder, Neoteric Mumbai
Don’t know what is appropriate – whom do I address first – I heard about Harbeen first and I came with stars in my eyes to experience her, but I actually met Vinay who greeted me as I stepped into this WEF womb of ALL for the first time.
When Rohini shared about the same I didn’t give it much heed for my personal self except to check when she will be in Mumbai before goa or after goa !! so that I could reschedule some stuff on my calendar to make room to hug her, and know more about the Harbeen she gushed about over the phone !!! and then comes a mail from smita shah (IMC member but my cousin too) with a strong message – dipti you must go, this is for you !!!And I landed into this huge melting pot which is cooking a meal whose time has come to serve ….And to top that was meeting so many many women from ALL across the globe who think like me feel like me and cry like me … Especially for the care and trust that is so missing these days !!!I am speechless and still numb from the experience and aura created in every space of Marriot be it round table and plenary’s and interactions and over lunch and even washrooms and … In that we wholesomely drowned ourselves in.
Thank you – to you(when I say you I can’t separate Vinay from Harbeen, so I mean you for both of you ) and to the source of your thoughts and the way you have transmitted the thoughts into action, The thinking that went behind bringing the mix, truly extraordinary !!! Right from selecting the delegates, the speakers the celebrities the approach the round table and the topics, yes as i always say that “we are, but a series of improvement …” so we will evolve even better in the next one, but this in its purpose and attempt was not only divine but awesome!!But it’s not just about creating a great event but actioning and channelising the energy and spirit that was cooked and giving birth and shape to reach it out to touch the masses…I am a mix of all emotions inspired envious motivated exhilarated amazed delighted hopeful and in anticipation of the impact that ALL will created and I wish that ALL succeed in ALL its endeavours.
Ms. Jigna Shah
CEO. REVE’ fashions,Ahmedabad
I must say candidly, Harbeen..that your forum has got some change in me..One reputed designer was in a ‘cold war’ with me..& I was also treating her dry in return..But after coming from Goa,..I realized that I shouldn’t be a cribbing, complaining woman & should try to break ice..& I praised her for her work publicly, & that’s what she was waiting & now, she has become a support to me -:).
CEO, ITE Exhibitions Noida
The Forum was a Mega Success!!!!!.CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!It was a very good gathering and very good speakers and very well planned programmes.Thank you for including me as part of this prestigious event .The photographs shows your efforts.Please convey my congratulations to Harbeen n Vinayji and of course the whole team,who had put such hard work to make it happen perfectly.
Life Artist Utah
I attended a women’s networking luncheon on taking our work/businesses global and met Ann Webb who is the All Ladies League Chair for Utah. She offered the opportunity to go to India to the conference and participate. Easy choice! I chose to extend and travel for a month beyond that. This was the inaugural year for the WEF Women’s Economic Forum based out of India and promoting dialogues, collaboration and solutions for women’s concerns locally, nationally and globally. I learned more in 4 days of being there than I could in a year of working at it from the U.S. I will be there next year!
Executive Director,PAIMAN Alumni Trust Islamabad
Congratulations for organizing this historic forum in Goa. This was really a Herculean task of gathering distinguished professional, experts and leaders from across the Globe. It is most impressive that you were able to get together such an illustrious group of renowned people from the different continents. The discussions were rich, informative, thought-provoking and worth more than endless hours of reading. History was made in those short three days and I don’t know if it would be possible to wait for another one that can come close to the breadth and depth of this forum and the excitement generated from it. I was so elated with all the discussions, heart to heart talks with some new found Indian friends that I felt I could sit through more days of such impressive discussions and deliberations. The beauty of the forum was that everyone wanted to work with each other and was eager to work for building trust and understanding.
Thank you so much for organizing the most exciting, stimulating and memorable historic event. I must thank both of you for making the impossible possible. You not only connected people but hearts and minds and you truly deserve our appreciation and applaud for trying to make this world a better place to live by bringing women together. We shared, we learned and we coalesce and this makes the basis of building bridges and overcoming prejudices. I have no words to describe the great service you did for women’s emancipation and projection. Thank you for taking pain of organizing such a memorable event.
I was a speaker on Day 2 and spoke on “The Power of Education to have a Positive Impact on Society”. I didn’t get a chance to thank you for the best two days of my life that has surely left me enriched with experience. It’d never have been possible without you. I met all kinds of people, made new friends and above all, everyone treated me like a adult. I’d like to applaud your effort for encouraging the youth to participate. I hope that in future, I’m a part of many more WEFs to come and meet you again.
Dr. Meghna Dikshit
Founder , De Mantraa
WEF is an integral empowerment platform for women around the world to connect, create and celebrate innovative new ways of doing business. Proud to be a contributor and supporter of a great social change tool and community building organization like ALL.
CEO & Director
We are running 100 preschools presently in Bengal and Tripura. 95% of our workforce are female and the total roll is more than 1200 females.Though my wife is running a business in more than decade but it was her first time to attend this kind of meeting. She has got lot of inputs and I though have attended so many seminars but I am extremely happy to see how beautifully and professionally the whole event was handled
Senior Consultant and Head CSR, UNICEF
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on a wonderfully organized, deeply moving and extremely constructive 2 days for like-minded women in the city to exchange not only contact information but also ideas, philosophies and desires! Kudos to you and your team!! Do keep up the good work
consultant nutritionist at AMRI Hospitals
My heartfelt thanks & congratulations for the excellent WEF global con/meet at Kolkata, JW Marriott. It was conducted beautifully and was unique & flawless in all aspects with people from ALL walks of life. It was a very good platform where positive minded people came together to share their thoughts, with cheerful minds for the betterment of society & families.
I have come away from the conference at Kolkata completely mesmerized and rejuvenated. Thank you so much for inviting me to speak at this conference. It gave me an opportunity to connect with so many passionate people and has further reinforced my desire to prepare young people for life and empower women in all spheres. The conference was so tightly organized with hospitality par excellence. Congratulations to you and your team! It would be my pleasure to be closely associated with this organization and do let me know if I can be of any assistance. Of course, it goes without saying that I would like to participate in as many conferences as I possibly can both in India and abroad.
The WEF 2017 was undoubtedly a fruitful and enlightening experience for me. I wouId like to thank you for this rare and wonderful opportunity to interact with inspirational women leaders and enterpreneurs, and would love to be a part of many more such conferences in the future. Kudos to the entire WEF team!
Founder, Rhythm Center
I feel so privileged that you came into my life .The Women Economic forum was such a blessing with so many extraordinary woman that graced the floors of the Hotel Marriott. I have never felt so welcome and I want to praise you for being so inclusive and warm in your approach . Your organization has such a gift to so many woman and the connections I made are now lifelong Thank you from the deepest part of my heart.
Professional Organizer, Expats & Co
I have stepped out of my comfort zone at the WEF in The Hague last january. The positve energy we sisters created that weekend opened doors for me. And now I know that ideas I myself have, are waiting to be shared with the world instead of keeping them to myself. There are people out there who are interested in my ideas or can be inspired to develop their own personal growth.
Founder & CEO, Nomad’s Home Productions
“Dear Harbeen Arora, when I got your message calling me your soul sister, I instantly felt your magnetic field of relationship. You wrote me that you took the time to listen deeply to my available talks online. Deep listening and Co-Creation are the core capacities for a field of force, an eco-system for the new to emerge today and heal this world. Dear ALL of Women Economic Forum: To inspire and be inspired, to empower and be empowered, to nurture and be nurtured by ALL of you. Join us on this powerhouse event: Women Economic Forum, India/New Delhi, May 8-13, 2017.”
Promotor & Vice Chairperson at Rayz International Preschool
“It was an absolutely wonderful experience to speak at WEF 2016 wherein, I had the chance to meet so many strong and amazing women across
continents & made wonderful connections that continued to blossom. Look forward to yet another enriching experience in May.”
Josephine de Jongh
Managing Director , The Helden Chronicles
It was very good organised and absolutely empowering to share and learn from each other. I met many beautiful, inspiring souls, it definitely felt as a privilege to be around with you and the other fine people.
After 16 years as a doctor, I now write life / experience stories with people together. In 2016 storytelling company started ‘The Heroes Chronicles’ to help others in a fun way through candid stories with the lessons that people have gained through experiences. Since September 2015 Intuitive drawing coach. I give workshops intuitive drawing, book presentations and lectures on intuition and inner wisdom.
Ymane Lakhlif Unstoppable
Author & Entrepreneur
What an incredible 3 days it has been! I want this passion, light, wisdom, and commitment to achieve greatness for everyone in the world.
My passion for health and fitness directed me to pursue a career in the fitness industry, and in 2010, I did just that and started an incredible journey. With no prior experience or “official” education in the field, I truly started from scratch. My hunger and desire to be the best pushed me to acquire multiple high level fitness certifications, go through intensive courses and programs such as Olympic Weightlifting, Precision Nutrition, Kettle bells, and Pre-Post Natal and excelled in all areas. I officially started my career at the Equinox Fitness Club on Wall Street as an entry level trainer and worked my way up rather quickly. I became one of the top trainers in the club in just a few months and later became the first female to rise to a management position in just a little over a year. After 3 years in management, and several achievements and success stories, I decided to leave Corporate America behind and retired from my position to pursue my deeper passions and entrepreneurial dreams. It was the greatest decision of my life and am grateful for all I learned and experienced during my time there.
I currently run my own personal training and chef business, am a best selling author (which co-wrote with my incredible now husband, Nyraine) and leading several transformational projects such as “LoveLife Mastery”; an online course and retreat that guides individuals through the mastery of self and relationships and “Army of Goddesses”; a private mentorship society that helps women rise to their greatness and create the life of their dreams by focusing on 4 Key areas:
1) Self Mastery and Mindset,
2) Love and Relationships,
3) Business and Financial Independence, and
4) Health and Fitness .
Research Analyst at Global Public Affairs Vancouver
Navjot Sanghera is a researcher, community organizer and passionate advocate for the active participation and empowerment of women, youth and other marginalized communities in politics.
Navjot currently works as a Research Analyst with Global Public Affairs where she undertakes policy research for clients on a wide range of subjects from transportation, infrastructure and communities to energy and environmental policy, providing strategic analysis of government developments. Navjot Sanghera is a researcher, community organizer and passionate advocate for the active participation and empowerment of women, youth and other marginalized communities in politics.
Navjot currently works as a Research Analyst with Global Public Affairs where she undertakes policy research for clients on a wide range of subjects from transportation, infrastructure and communities to energy and environmental policy, providing strategic analysis of government developments.
Prior to this, Navjot was a political staffer for a Member of Parliament where she managed community outreach initiatives, communications, casework and the roll out of federal programs for the Member. During this time, she led the first M.P. Youth Council in the riding aimed to foster greater political participation of local youth, and organized policy discussions with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Health Minister Jane Philpott, the Youth Ambassador to the United Nations and others. Through her work in the constituency office Navjot has worked with hundreds of newcomers and refugees to help them navigate the laws and regulations of Citizenship, Immigration and Refugees Canada.
Navjot has spent several years volunteering for both local and international human rights and women’s non-profit organizations, and continues to facilitate workshops on education about gender based violence. She currently serves as the policy chair for the Surrey Center Liberal Electoral District Association and has been involved in numerous political campaigns.
Navjot holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of British Columbia, and a Master’s Degree in Research in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick.
Niki Mullin is an experienced publishing professional, with specific expertise and knowledge of business book and magazine publishing. Niki has specific expertise in business development and sales; working with global brands and large blue chip organisations, managing companies and accounts such as Amdocs and Coca Cola. She also has experience of working within the events industry, working at both GDS International and IQPC, two of the leading global events companies.
Today, Niki is Business Development Director at LID Publishing – the fifth largest publishing house for business books in Europe. Here, Niki works directly with industry leading organizations and best-selling authors to create and produce effective communication strategies through a variety of channels. This includes the management of the global commercial strategy for LID’s quarterly journal, Dialogue, which is produced for Duke University; the LID Speakers forum; and a new journal called Edge for the Institute of Leadership Management. Niki is always on the look for the best thought leaders and cutting edge research, across a number of disciplines to further grow LID Publishing’s very successful portfolio.Niki studied International Relations and Journalism at the University of the West of England, leading her into an early career of freelance writing and journalism having worked with the BBC, Bristol City Council and The Big Issue.
Entrepreneur & Chairperson, International Youth Leadership & Innovation Forum (IYLIF)
“Innovation does not start with an invention, it starts with a mindset.” Sindu works with this principle and spread the message and tools to adapt innovative mindset and practices in everything starting from education to philanthropy. Having worked in seven different countries and studied in universities in three different countries, Sindu has experienced the benefits and effects of diversity. She writes, speaks, consults and coaches on innovation, Design Thinking, growth mindset, entrepreneurship and education.
She is the CEO of As Many Minds Pte Ltd, which spans its wings in education, publishing, book writing consulting, management consulting and corporate and executive coaching. As Many Minds’ education arm focuses on infusing innovation into education with its products, services and programs for educators, children and schools.
Sindu is also the Chairperson and Founder of International Youth Leadership & Innovation Forum (IYLIF). She is the founding editor of The Kidz Parade edutainment magazine, which promotes creativity and growth mindset in children and education systems.
She is the author of the book Infinite Possibilities – Unleash your potential with Growth Mindset and the co-author of Breakthrough – Secrets of growth, happiness and bouncebacks from women around the world.
Sindu holds a degree in Computer Science & Engineering, an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and another MBA from National University of Singapore.
Consultant & Coach
Dianeth Vasquez is a versatile businesswoman, experienced consultant, successful coach, and a very proactive mentor who believes that the power of knowledge should be shared with others and that knowledge should be acted upon.
Her philosophy is that behind the success of any company there is a group of valuable human resources along with a leader who work in unison with determination and persistence with the vision of a goal-oriented professional approach. Dianeth is very passionate about helping and motivating women to pursuit the business success and personal growth they want.
She assists them with goal setting strategic techniques in order to achieve higher grounds always keeping in mind that the purpose of every project is to go after the results that they want with stern pertinacity. Dianeth, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Political Science from the University of Santa Maria la Antigua in Panama City, Panama. She is the recipient of a Diploma in Mediation, Negotiation, and Arbitration from the University of Certified Public Accountants in Panama City, Panama. She also obtained a degree in Negotiations, Treaties and Foreign Trade at the Latin-American University of Foreign Commerce in Panama City, Panama. She spends a great deal of time volunteering in the Human Rights Initiative of Dallas, Texas and Big Brother-Big Sister Organizations. She enjoys reading about leadership, investments, business and personal development, and human relations. Mrs. Dianeth Vasquez is the business asset that every entrepreneur dreams to have in order to guarantee success.
Executive Director, Ignite Trade Africa Kenya
KEZY MUKIRI is the Executive Director of Ignite Trade Africa (www.ignitetradeafrica.com) – an organization that is working to promote Inclusive trade for Sustainable Development. Ignite Trade Africa works to enhance the participation of SMEs in Intra-Africa trade by building the capacity of SMEs through training and providing access to market information. She is also a senior partner at Mukiri Global Advocates (www.mga-legal.com) – a Law Firm that offers legal, tax and business consultancy services.Kezy has been an entrepreneur for over ten (10) years. She is the CEO /Founder of Zuri Events Ltd (www.zurievents.com) – a brand management and experiential marketing firm which is the leading champion of Sustainable Event Management in East Africa. In this role, she provides strategic leadership within the areas of branding, business development, marketing, risk management, resource mobilization and partnership development.
A dynamic lawyer and entrepreneur, Kezy is passionate about building strong brands and sustainable enterprises on the African Continent. As an entrepreneur, she has worked closely with some of the region’s largest MNCs, government institutions, International Organizations and MSMEs. In 2015 Kezy was selected to join the Mandela Washington Fellowship. The fellowship is the flagship project of President Obama’s YALI -Young African Leaders Initiative. This opportunity gave her access to a vibrant network of young entrepreneurs across Africa. In addition, in 2015, she was selected amongst only 69 women entrepreneurs across the globe for the Vital Voices Global Partnership fellowship which seeks to enhance the capacity of entrepreneurs to build sustainable enterprises and change communities. She is also an alumnus of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women program. Kezy is passionate about Internationalization of Trade. She sits on the board of the Organisation of Women in International Trade (OWIT) (www.owitnairobi.org) where she facilitates access to opportunities and partnerships for local MSMEs seeking to access global markets for their products and services. She is a graduate of the University of Nairobi where she graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B) and a Masters degree in International Relations. She was admitted to the roll of Advocates in Kenya in 2005 and has practiced Civil, Commercial and Business Law.
Dr. Oumaya Belakbil
I am grateful to consider myself a citizen of the world. I am a Clinical psychologist practicing in Casablanca Morocco, serving the local and the expat community.
I am a firm believer in community based programs promoting self actualisation in a holistic and integrative approach, where people are brought together to promote their inner ressourcefulness.
After serving mainly immigrant population and assylum seekers in the Washington DC area for more than a decade, I moved to Casablanca. The urge of being useful to the local community and to share my experiences led me to volunteer at the 1st Child Psychiatry Clinic at the Children’s Hospital and to teach pro bono at the Casablanca Medical School. I also opened a private practice, where I currently work with the local and international community. Throughout my work, individuals with different life journeys seek to constantly create meaningful relationships and lives. They share their painful journeys with humility, and each one of them inspires me every single day to continue pursuing and implementing different ways to help them meet their goals.
I strongly believe that with the right tools individuals can access their inner potential and achieve their goals.
Dr. Meenakshi Jain
Head, Department of Internal Medicine Max Health Care
A woman of impact: A physician leader, Dr. Meenakshi Jain, MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine) is the Senior Consultant and Head Internal Medicine and Diabetes at Max Healthcare. She is also Medical Advisor to Max Hospitals and Secretary of the Association of Physicians of India (Noida chapter). From obtaining leadership position in academic medicine to ethical, empathetic and successful medical practitioner, Dr. Meenakshi Jain has given a new definition of women physician’s role in today’s society.
She did her MBBS and MD from prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College, and received various national and international awards and recognition. Since then she has been associated with Max Healthcare and her own venture Dr. Meenakshi’s Wellness Clinic. Concerned about rising incidence of diabetes in Urban India and particularly in young pregnant mother, she has taken initiative of research and studies in this field. She has organized various conference and public lectures to increase awareness about Gestational Diabetes and to reduce this epidemic in future generation. Keeping herself updated with latest in fields of medicine and diabetes, she is a women of knowledge and wisdom. There is no better time than now for women to rise up and lead as doctors,for they have an inbult healing touch and leadership qualities in their second X chromosome.
Vice President, Software and Services Group Intel Corp.
Ziya Ma is vice president in the Software and Services Group and director of Big Data Technologies at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for optimizing big data solutions on the Intel® architecture platform, leading open source efforts in the Apache community, and bringing about optimal big data analytics experiences for Intel customers. Her team works closely with internal product teams, the open source community, the industry and academia to further Intel’s efforts in the big data analytics field.
Prior to the current role, Ziya was the product development software director at Intel IT. Her team provided lifecycle management tools and infrastructure and analytics solutions to Intel software teams worldwide. Ziya spent the first 10 years of her Intel career in the Technology and Manufacturing Group, holding various management positions related to the development of embedded software for factory equipment, manufacturing execution systems, process-control systems, user interfaces and business intelligence solutions. She is also a co-founder of the Women in Big Data forum. Ziya has received her Ph.D. and M.S. in CSE from Arizona State.
Speaker, Entrepreneur, Designer, Author
Born in Hong Kong, raised in England and now residing in Los Angeles, Didi Wong is an international serial entrepreneur and angel investor with expertise in the industries of entrepreneur education, event planning, public speaking, mentoring, interior design and real estate. Didi is the Founder and CEO of multiple businesses including The Yes Academy, “LA’s Premiere Entrepreneur School”, a results and success driven educational program for entrepreneurs and mothers, focusing on branding, mastering your elevator pitch, social media and marketing, mindset and how to get investors and everyday people to say “yes,” Social Spotlight Events, a special events company focusing on fundraising and gifting suites where Didi leverages her relationship capital for philanthropic endeavors by introducing mega social media influencers and celebrities to top billion dollar brands like Lexus and Nestle and charitable organizations in initiating multi-million dollar deals.
Didi and her husband Michael own an interior design company J2D2 Designs, where they have completed full multi-million dollar renovations with the design focus on their signature transitional style and Feng Shui. They are also seasoned real estate investors.
Didi’s sits on the board of Cedars Sinai Hospital’s Obstetrics Patient and Family Care Council. She is also on the Millennial board of the Unstoppable Foundation and a Partner with Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation.Didi is a judge on the #1 digital record-breaking business show “Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch” where the last episode had 23 million views. She is also currently filming the feature documentary “Impact” about her life as a public speaker, due to launch in early 2019. She has been published as a life coach and advisor by POPSUGAR, NBC News FOXNews.com, Yahoo!Style, Telemundo, Bustle, Brit & Co. and more. She is launching her first book “Unlocked” Summer 2018 and co-authored a book “Success Breakthroughs” with the mega thought leader Jack Canfield.
Her super powers lie in the fact that she manages her four children under the age of seven, including a set of identical twins and all five of her businesses, always with a smile on her face. Didi says, “Raising four kind, respectful and all- rounded humans is truly more challenging than managing a multi-million dollar company!”
Entrepreneur | Filmmaker | Investment Banker
Ange Maya is a Serial Entrepreneur in variety of industries including: Motion Pictures, Investment Banking, Real Estate, Holistic Wellness, Alternative Healing, Energy Healing, and more. She’s also an activist in Charity, Philanthropy, and Social Consciousness and Wellness movements. Her earlier works were wide-ranging experiences from Journalist & News Anchor Woman, Business Woman, Model & Actress, to Co-Founder of Charity Organizations for Social Welfare of Elderly and Crippled people, where inspired contemporary and next generation for disabled yet strong spirited people as a cult sensational movement.
She aids for alternative healing methods has helped numerous people free from life threatening diseases, disability and common health problems. Ange had multiple Near Death Experiences which raised her consciousness and opened multi-dimensional perceptions of invisible realities. Her spiritual rebirth activated her ExtraSensory Perceptions, and encoded new mission of life to her spirit – Fostering for Consciousness Evolution of Humanity. She dived into the ocean of consciousness since 6 year old, practiced extensive psycho-spiritual teachings with secret initiations from Enlightened Spiritual Masters. She is producing video series for Evolution of Consciousness “AGELESS” and Feature Film “CONSCIOUSNESS”, with California Institute for Human Science, as well as individuals of Starseeds, Way-Showers and Frontier Researchers to collectively raise the vibration of planet Earth and Humanity, for a better world. Ange is also appointed as “USA Chairperson for Consciousness Evolution” of ALL Ladies League (ALL), the world’s largest women’s international network for the welfare, wealth, and wellbeing of ALL women of the world.
Monowara Hakim Ali
Monowara Hakim Ali, is a successful leading woman entrepreneur in Bangladesh, Born in Chittagong, graduated from City of London College, U.K. in Hospitality Management. She is a NDC Fellow: completed prestigious Capstone Course from National Defense College Dhaka, Bangladesh. She was the former Honorary Consul of the Republic of Indonesia in Chittagong and the first elected women as First Vice President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI) as a Woman to achieve this honor in the history of FBCCI. She was also the former Vice President of SAARC Chamber of commerce & Industry and Director of SME Foundation (SMEF), Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) and Electric General Company Bangladesh Ltd (EGCBL). Mrs. Ali is the Founder of Chittagong Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CWCCI), Chittagong Women Entrepreneurs Association, International Women SME Expo Bangladesh and Women Cooperative Society Ltd. Chairman, Bangladesh Foundation for Tourism Development (BFTD) and Editor Tourism International. She is the Chairman and founder of Genetica Bd. Ltd. and First Eco-friendly Butterfly Park in Bangladesh. Vice Chairman Intraco Group. Under the umbrella of her family business, she has successfully diversified the business into various sectors like commodities, power, energy, renewable energy, real estate, tourism & hospitality, Medicine, Food and Beverage, Agri-business and Organic Fertilizer. She is also one of the owner of the pioneer family owned renowned Four Star hotel, in Chittagong, Hotel Agrabad.
Currently, she is holding distinguished positions in a number of Government and Non-Govt. Organizations, Chairman-Anti-Corruption Prevention Committee of Greater Chittagong. Member: Regional Advisory Board of Asian University for Women (AUW), Member-Governing Body Bangladesh Tourism Board & SEACO Foundation, Member, Review Panel-4, Planning Ministry (IME Division), Member, Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), Director Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), Teletalk Bangladesh Ltd., Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd. (BTCL), Coal Power Generation Co. Ltd., EC Member Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce & Industry (CACCI),
She is a life member of many social organizations. Mrs. Ali has worked extensively on economic empowerment and entrepreneurship development of women in Bangladesh. She has participated many national and international conference, seminar and symposium as a speaker. She Organized and led Bangladesh’s first-ever participation in Miss World Contest in Sun City, South Africa, 1994.
She has established Drug Rehabilitation & Treatment Centers, Educational and Vocational Training Institutes in Chittagong.
As a successful leader in business, community and society at large, she has been coveted with a number of national and international awards and Gold Medals from prestigious organizations., like: TIAW Award, IWEC Award, UNESCO Award, Daily Star – “HSBC GREEN Award” Helen Keller Award, Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award, Begum Rokeya Nari Kontho Shining Personality Award, Moulana Bhasani NationalAward, Business Express Award, Ananya Top Ten Award, Kazi Nazrul Islam Gold Medal, Journalist Syed Abdul Khahhar Gold Medal, Chandrabati Gold Medal, Mother Teresa Gold Medal, Sufi Motahar Hossain Gold Medal, Mowlana Mohammed Moniruzzaman Islamabadi Gold Medal and Atish Dipankar Gold Medal. She is the author of two reader-worthy books-“Awareness & Prevention of Drug Abuse” and “Way to a Successful Career.” She is happily married and blessed with two sons and one daughter.
Minku Buttar, is a Post graduate in Economics, Diploma holder in Human Resource from Uk, a Certified Pranic Healer and a Certified Facilitator for “Cutting the ties that bind “(learnt directly from Phyllis Krystal).
She speaks, reads and writes Spanish and Malay, along with English, Hindi, and Punjabi . As an active Social activist and Contributor – spearheads an award winner “Waste Segregation at source ” project, and plays a Key role in all fund raising events with MNC partnerships, in aid and support of the NGO – Aim for Seva, in which a few thousand rural and tribal children receive value education at grass root levels. An avid photographer / Artist ,her paintings and installations have sold at Art Bengaluru and has clients like Microsoft Mumbai. Her artist profile website was recently launched: www.minkubuttar.com. She is the Founder and Designer of “Minkse” – a very unique Fashion Label that has been seen in Bangalore Fashion shows and recently in Mysore Fashion Week
Henna Mathura Dewkinandan
President of Woman Organisation Sarita
It was my pleasure to be also with this great conference. I really enjoyed and my network has also grown with beautiful and spiritual souls. We had a great team and everybody was very happy to work together. We got great compliments as the most beautiful conference that they ever have visited.
Henna Mathura Dewkinandan
President of Woman Organisation Sarita
In 2008 Henna was awarded with the Knighthood of the Order of Orange- Nassau. She received this order for her extensive volunteer work. For 23 years she has been active in the afterschool support of Hindustani parents She is the president of the Sarita foundation for 23 years and organizes various activities. Her main goal is promote diversity in higher position and to create more opportunities of day care centers so that woman have a better chance to develop themselves. For the eldery people she has been active as the secretary of the Hindu Eldery Union. Now a days she learns the seniors to use a tablet, It combat loneliness.
• Henna was famous for presenting a billingual radio programma in wich she treated topics such as domestic violence and parasuicide with the objective to move these issues out of the taboo sphere.
• Currently Henna is active at the Melania foundation, an international project for and by woman in Developing countries in Asia, Africa and South America.
• Henna is employed for 43 years as a teacher at a secondary vocational education and study career counselor, coaching and development.
Yeshwanth Nag Mocherla
Founder, The ThickShake Factory
M. Yeshwanth Nag (age 29 years) is Founder of The ThickShake Factory – India’s 1st Premium ThickShake Brand along with his co-founder Ashwin Mocherla. The ThickShake Factory has been a pioneer in the concept of specialty retailing of Shakes. Incepted in December 2013 in Hyderabad with a single store bootstrapped with a personal loan, TSF has steadily grown to 65 stores by end of year 4 and projected to be 75 by end of April 2018. In terms of revenues, the brand has been growing 400% Year on year. TSF’s plan for the future is to have over 500 stores in the next 3 years. TSF is currently present in 11 Indian cities and also in California, USA.
The brand has won several accolades and awards including
– Coca-Cola Golden Spoon Awards 2018: IMAGES Most Admired Startup of the Year
– Best Shakes, Indian Restaurant Congress 2016
– Best Shakes, Epicurus Telangana Tourism 2015, 2016, 2017
– Franchisor of the Year, Franchise India 2016
– Best Desserts, Mouthshut.com 2014
– The Times Nightlife Award 2015
– The Times Nightlife and Swiggy Award- Best Beverages 2018
– Telangana Brand Leadership Awards, CMO Asia 2017
Yeshwanth is also the recipient of the prestigious:
– Business World NASSCOM 40 Under 40 Awards, 2017 (40 Business leaders under the age of 40)
– TV5 Business Leader of the Year Award 2017 presented by Honourable Governor of Maharashtra.
I am Sakina Ansari, age 57, married to M.Ansari a business man, with three children, (2 sons and a daughter plus a grand daughter)Balancing family and business is a challenge which I have taken on with positivity and a vision.
I am the founder of a concept store called MAALGAADi, in Chennai.At the store we combine culture with the business of selling .We sell a curated selection of products that suggest a certain lifestyle or theme. Typically these products are from different brands and designers, and appeal to a certain audience. There’s also a focus on experience through the store design, the intermingling of product and additional elements such as events or accompanying services.
Apart from the store, I run my own studio where I design garments with a team of eight people who cut, sew, embroider and finish garments and accessories for women. A Very satisfying job for my creative juices to be explored, combined with the extremely satisfying role of a provider for the families of the people working for me. As a member of ALL,I believe that there are no boundaries for humanity and it’s empowerment. My vision is to spread goodness and sisterhood to my maximum capacity.
Teresa Wickham has over 30 years of business development in the food and farming industry. Co-Founded the Women’s Farming Union to rescue the UK Top Fruit industry and bring Farmers closer to Consumers. Grew the organisation to 3,000 farming members. Joined Good Relations plc as their first Senior Consultant. Headhunted to join Safeway Stores PLC as their first Woman Director responsible for Corporate Affairs and Consumer relations.
Founded TWA Communications, the strategic business Consultancy in 1996 working with over 30 major companies at Board level to assist in business development and communications. Worked with the Board of Sainsbury’s Stores from 2007 to advise and set up a key stakeholder’s programme and their £1 Billion Corporate Responsibility Programme. Chaired London Tourist Board during the two worst crisis London faced FMD and 9/11. Involved in £40 million rescue programme to restore London Tourism.
In addition she has served on the BBSRC Expert Committee on Response to Public Concerns. Chaired O2GO Organic food /Retail Wholesale Food Company. Governor Royal Agricultural University Cirencester.(2005-2010) Chaired the influential Oxford Farming Conference (2009).She was awarded the first National Women in Farming Award (2005) .Made Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies, Honorary Fellow London City and Guilds and a Member of the Worshipful Company of Farmers.
Currently: non executive Director of New Covent Garden Market Authority and Chair of Westminster Ebury Bridge Community Futures Group. She is also regular Contributor to Radio and TV Business Programmes.
Founder, The Mission Mastery Academy
Nicola Grace, The Mission Mentor – Best Selling Author, Keynote Speaker on Social Entrepreneurship and the founder of The Mission Mastery Academy, A New Zealander living in Costa Rica.
From cancer to making history saving a billion dollar industry from ruin, award winning strategist and multi-best selling author Nicola Grace, helps Social Entrepreneurs clarify and monetize their mission so they can leave a legacy. Nicola’s Intuitive Visionary strategy skills have made her the secret weapon of politicians, business owners, social entrepreneurs, social innovators, thought leaders and an entire industry body.
As The Mission Mentor, Nicola has idea incubated over 1,000 global social enterprises doing good in the word. For the past seven years Nicola has been quietly building her reputation as the secret weapon of many-a thought leader helping hundreds of clients transition into their life’s work and calling.
As An Author, Nicola’s expert insights appear in the best seller, Ready Aim Captivate: Put Magic in Your Message and a Fortune In Your Future, along with other world leading visionaries Deepak Chopra and Jim Stovall. She features as one of the Celebrity Experts in More.Better: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal How to Get More Out of Business and Life With Better Results published by CelebrityPress and was inducted into the American Best Sellers Hall of Fame in 2013.
Her signature book Discover What You Are Here To Do forms the basis of everything she teaches – that when we on mass transition from making money for the sake of money, to making money by making a bigger difference, we will accelerate the positive transformation of the world.
As An Inspirational Speaker, Nicola Grace has captivated her audiences as an entertaining performer, inspirational speaker, visionary, educator and transformation leader for 30 years. Speaking to small and large audiences from boardrooms to ballrooms Nicola brings a wealth of experience to your event as a social entrepreneur, thought leader, business owner, confident and proficient speaker, visionary, world traveler, transformation trainer, cancer survivor and business mission mentor.
As A Humanitarian, Nicola has worked relentlessly for humanitarian causes that includes United Nations NGO projects, such as youth leadership in developing nations. She founded and remains on the board of a non-profit health human rights organization, and is a lifetime member of the global ‘Buy One, Give One’ social enterprise that’s helping to grow entrepreneurship and economic sustainability in developing countries.
Nicola also participates in micro loaning through Kiva having sponsored third world farmers to convert to Organic; helped African women entrepreneurs into business; South American and Indian women grow their business. Nicola is on a mission to change the way we think about what we do, and how we do it, so together we can create a magnificent world.
Ana Margarida Moreira
The event in Tomar was amazing for all of us, so many beautiful souls together. Thank You for your support. Can’t wait to go to India next month!
I’m a graphic designer ascending beyond myself every day, searching new ways to communicate with the world, not just to promote something, but to make a difference in that communication. We aren’t just objects, we’re people, we have feelings, we have light and energy and that is the beauty of this world. My personal challenge is to achieve that.
Founder, N3 Cartoons
At age 14, Nicole Nageli is a Young Entrepreneur, Award-winning Author, TEDx Speaker, Illustrator, and Animator. She is the Founder & CEO of N3 Cartoons. At age 12, she started her company, N3 Cartoons and also wrote and published two award-winning graphic novels, “The Adventures of Kate the Cat” and “Kate the Cat’s Christmas Mystery”. At age 13, she began writing inspirational & motivational speeches and has spoken at several events such as TEDx, Ignite Denver 26, 1st Annual Transportation Girl Event, and more. She was the Youngest Speaker ever at all these public events with very large and diverse
audiences. Nicole has been nominated for the Douglas County Outstanding Youth Initiative Award for outstanding achievement and creating a positive change in lives of others. She has a passion for drawing, animating and speaking at events. Her thoughts, ideas, and stories have unique perspectives that are funny, whimsical and simple with an underlying positive and inspirational message. Nicole hopes to inspire people of all backgrounds and ages to make a difference and change the world into a better place.
Psychologist, Entrepreneur, Educator
New Delhi, India
Founder & CEO of SUPERHUMANS ACADEMY, Psychologist, Entrepreneur, Educator, Speaker, NLP Practitioner.
Soumya Dhani is a survivor of many destructive life events. Despite having suffered through relentless physical violence, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and psychological abuse all her life, she has fought hard to keep her spirit alive and blazing. She works with children, parents and teachers to shift their mindsets for self-evolution, using Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and various other therapeutic approaches.
She worked as the All India Representative for University of Loughborough, Leicester, UK, counseling and helping many students shape their careers abroad. She has transformed many children and families struggling with ongoing issues through her empathetic and keen understanding of Child Psychology and Family Dynamics. She has served as a school counselor, educator as well as an academic counselor with trails of gratitude, affection and love showered by her students and their parents.
She was Editor, Psychology Department, University of Delhi and launched its first Psychology magazine ever across all North Campus, University of Delhi. She was the delegate for Phillipines in her Mock United Natons. She served in the Common Wealth Games as a volunteer. She also holds a Diploma in French language from the French Embassy, Alliance de Francais, New Delhi.
Soumya dived into the world of E-Commerce 2 years ago and learnt financial options available to common man to actually make a life worth living, beyond the regular 9-5 for 40 years of our lives. With the creation of SuperHumans Academy, she aims to create psychological awareness in the society for children and adults alike, as well as share basic financial awareness which is not taught in schools or colleges around the world.
Author, International Speaker, Success Strategist, Coach
Andrea Swensen is the only Life Map & Success Master who provides proven steps, that result in life and career transformation for women around the world who seek to find their passion & purpose, to enact change, create fulfillment, success and money doing what they love in an era of women’s empowerment.
She holds a MS degree, teaching and coaching certifications is an Author, International Speaker, Certified Coach and is the CEO & Founder of HelloBeautifulLadies.com a website for Women’s Empowerment & Success
Andrea is the Author of 3 soon to be released books:
The BreakOver” How to Turn Adversity into Success and “The Prospecting Pyramid” What every savvy salesperson should know about prospecting to achieve sustained sales success.
“The Incredible Lightness of Not Being” The Journey Beyond Andrea is an International Speaker on Leadership and Turning Adversity into Success. She has received awards for her altruistic work in empowering and helping women through her Hello Beautiful Ladies website and her LifeMap Coaching system.
She has been featured on numerous television and radio talk shows. Her Life Vision is to be a compass for women, to guide them to their greater self.
Her mission is for all women to stand in their power and greatness, nourish their spirit, create more real moments, master a life of magic, and to live each day with more passion and purpose. If this weren’t enough, through her master coaching programs, she promises you will find joy and success in your life and career, right now… with what you have, and who you are.
Initiator & Co-founder, Positive Business Lab
Dijana finds meaning in cultivating human connections, inspiring others to bring out their true best, while being motivated to associate kind-awareness with universal human collaboration. From a governmental role to co-founding a startup, she applied her skills in innovation, creativity and kindness to create the world’s first international senior exchange.
She became an organizational development enthusiast during her ESADE Master program and continued her journey at the Organizational Development program at Columbia University with the motivation to make working environments more human and companies more positively purposeful.Positive Business Lab is inspiring organizations and individuals to find their genuine positive purpose, bringing awareness to each change agent’s role in our world. Moreover, it is exploring and experimenting with ways to connect purposeful people in order to build authentic businesses.
Executive Director , Pragati Leadership Institute(P)Ltd
I should thank you for creating such a wonderful opportunity for all of us to gather and exchange thoughts and learn. It was a wonderful opportunity for all of us especially me to meet so many awe-inspiring women across all parts of the world and from so many disciplines. And Harbeen you lead from the front ! In terms of your ability to connect with people, draw connections and bring such diversity together. Much to learn from you.
Anu Wakhlu – She is the author ofthe bookTime and Life Management, Co-founder and Executive director of Pragati Leadership. She isalso theExecutive Director of the Foundation –that is Anu for you. She is best known for ‘making things happen’ through her patience and perseverance. Her multi-skilled persona is exemplified in the diversity of programs she has helped create. What makes the person that is Anu is being an Ashoka Fellow and working on projects related to Women’s Health, Capacity Building of NGOs and Creating partnerships between Corporates and NGOs. She is closely associated with Soroptomist International, an organization dedicated to growth and empowermentof Women worldwide. She is the President Elect of this organization from India. She loves sketching and painting and when not training, she loves being close to nature, gardening, reading andspending time with her pet dog Sufie.
Work Specialization :-
▻ Anu is adept at facilitating Organizational Change & Transformation, Developing Coaches and Facilitators and Leadership Development for top management teams
▻ She has worked with the top management of companies to help Create/ re-create and cascade Organizational DNA in order to align their businesses with their Mission & Vision. She has also enabled the development of in-house capability for cascading the same across the organization.
▻ As a Strategic HR consultant: Anu has worked very closely with some of the biggest names in the Manufacturing sector in particular over the past decade, transforming their HR systems systematically, inside-out. This has resulted in some of them getting listed on the elite annual GPTW list more than once!
▻ As a Coach:
▻ Anu is a certified coach having done 40 hours of Coach training from Results Coaching and 60 hours from FastTrack Coaching USA. Both these courses are based on the ICF Competencies.
▻ Anu has also attended the 2-day Executive Coaching course by Marshall Goldsmith.
▻ She is a Certified Coach Trainer who has facilitated Training of Trainers
▻ She has developed Pragati Leadership’s flagship program, called Pragati FastTrack Coaching (along with FastTrack Coaching, USA), which is a 60 hours Coach training program.
▻ She has conducted programs on Training Managers as Coaches.
Janet L. Robb, PhD
Senior Education Advisor & Consultant
Dr. Janet Robb is an international development expert who has worked in education and community mobilization for more than 30 years. She has worked at all levels of development; from technical specialist to Chief of Party in developing environments and from project manager to Senior Vice President in international organizations. She has grown and managed significant business centers for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. She possesses advanced skills in senior level professional development and strategic partnership building with government officials, host country implementers, and beneficiaries.
Janet has lived and worked in Botswana, Pakistan, Lesotho, and Malawi and has worked on various education development efforts in more than 30 countries. Janet’s primary passion is making certain that all children have a chance at a successful future and equitable access to education. One of the highlights of Janet’s professional career has been as the Country Director for the successful Social Mobilization Campaign for Girls’ Education in Malawi. Eighteen years after the conclusion of that project, the impact can still be seen throughout Malawi – in the girls who have finished school and grown up to be change-agents in their own right, in the successful local NGO that emerged as a key player in social mobilization throughout the region, and in the country-level professional positions now held by many of the university students who worked with her on the mobilization campaign.
More recently, Janet helped establish a workplace-based Early Childhood Education Center in Lusaka, Zambia. The ECE Center was designed as an employee benefit that caters to the children of employees. In this way, employees (especially women) know that their children are in a safe learning environment close to their place of work, and children are learning the skills necessary to be successful in school, in a dynamic and fun environment. Now living back in her home state of Illinois, in the U.S., Janet has been sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). A CASA is appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. A CASA stays with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. Through the CASA system, Janet has found a way to continue to feed her passion to support children who need that special attention necessary to give them the chance to be all they can be.
Executive Director, ISGI University of Texas at Arlington
Meghna Tare is the Executive Director for the Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact at the University of Texas at Arlington where she works collaboratively with faculty, staff, the student body and community members to address opportunities to promote sustainability in several areas including greening facility operations, promoting innovative research, supporting and encouraging student initiatives, implementing an environmentally and sustainability-focused curriculum. She recommends policies and strategies to advance the university’s commitment to being leader in campus sustainability.
She is a TEDx UTA speaker, was featured as Women in CSR, and graduated with an MBA in Sustainable Management and MS in Environmental Science.
She is a passionate and decisive change agent with proven success driving results, building teams, setting ambitious goals, guiding strategies, developing and executing plans. She is an effective and inspiring communicator, trusted team player and relentless optimist who enjoy building strong relationships and partnerships.
She serves on several boards including the Committee on Economic and Social Sustainability for Airports by the Transportation Research Board. This Board is one of seven program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, and provides independent objective analysis and advice to the nation to help solve complex problems and inform policy decisions.
Director, Human Resources Inspirage Software Consulting Pvt
Annapurna A is Director (Human Resources) for Inspirage. As Inspirage Director – Human Resources, Annapurna is helping to accelerate INSPIRAGE’s transformation through leadership, differentiated talent models, attracting and developing the best talent and building a culture of engagement, agility and innovation. Under Annapurna ‘s leadership, INSPIRAGE has instituted ground-breaking solutions for optimizing global workforce outcomes through talent analytics and data, with special emphasis on predictive analytics as a cornerstone of how INSPIRAGE manages human resources
In her 20 plus years being a Human Resources Professional, Annapurna has had extensive experience leading organizational transformations. Prior to her corporate current role, she was the CHRO for Rail Infrastructure Service organization, where she integrated talent functions to deliver faster end-to-end solutions in the areas of skills, careers, succession, performance management, attraction and retention.
Annapurna was named as one of the 2017 Top 50 Most Talented HR Leaders (South India). She was accoladed with many other recognitions for her outstanding work in Human Resources arena as well as Women in leadership. Prior to INSPIRAGE, Annapurna was an Independent OD consultant and has credit to have done 1000 plus behavior assessments while designing innovative assessment and development centers.
Annapurna earned a Bachelor of Science with honours from DAV College, University of Berhampur, and a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from Berhampur University, Masters in Psychology from Annamalai University. She also is credited with certified Director from Institute of Directors and her verve towards learning has never stopped and she continues to pursue Behavioral certifications and Digital learning. Annapurna lives in Bengaluru and is married with one child.
Annapurna is a strong believer of empowerment of women helps in Nation Building. Her continued effort either as fund raiser or motivational speaker has influenced many lives. She supports Baale Maane (home for destitute girl children) , Bengaluru with various initiatives. Her another assignment is she is mentoring a budding NGO founder (AAMO MA) in framing programmes for women empowerment of tribal women of Odisha.
Director, WARN: Women Against Radicalisation Network
I was born into a household that was actively involved in local politics and tackling of local issues from their move to England in the early 70’s. My Father was an active campaigner for the Conservatives, and I would accompany him during local political hustings and debates regularly. Thus, political and social activism had left an indelible mark on my psyche.
During my school college and later student years, I became an active member of the Labour party and continued to work locally as a youth representative, with my then MP, the late Jim Marshall. Together with Jim Marshall, I actively worked to better the area of Highfields, Leicester by working hard with local activists’ to removing drugs and prostitution from the streets, better lighting, more police patrol and so on. During this time, I was also completing via correspondence, my MPhil in Sanskrit and Urdu classical Literature from Aligarh Muslim University, India for which I received Distinction with gold medal Honours. (1992-94).
In addition to the above I gained a diploma in North Indian Classical performing arts [Vocals and kathak] with distinction from Sampa Academy Leicester. (1993-1999)
Following my degree in Sociology, I began working with the local community television channel focusing on interfaith dialogue and community cohesion, working closely with Leicester Council of Faiths. During this time, I began to work in PR and Media campaign management for the Labour Party, Liberal Democrats, and the infamous Robert Kilroy Silk.
I moved temporarily to India in 2006, to work within the Indian film industry for approximately 24 months. My work varied from acting in regional Bollywood films to presenting segments on th national news channel Aaj Tak in English Whilst in Mumbai, I was actively involved in working with local NGO’s Drishtikon, and Shakti Swabhimaan, in Mumbai. The main work of the NGO’s was to support victims of the sex trafficking trade who had contracted HIV and were facing isolation and ostracism. My role included empowerment of young children and their mothers through skills development and education, offering them greater choices in life and effectively, another chance to survive. We were also responsible for the drugs rehabilitation program of Mumbai’s street children and equality in society for the 3rd gender. (Eunuchs of Mumbai).
Following my return to England in 2008-2010, I began working in theology and research with the University of Cambridge and began my PhD on comparative Theology I soon began to feel the need to be involved in local issues and community in Birmingham. I established Kaleidoscope Arts to focus on interfaith relations and expressions of spirituality through performing and visual arts. I have been actively involved as an expert commentator speaking on issues of violent extremism and radicalisation of young people through television appearances on various satellite channel and BBC Asian Network radio. As a natural organic progression, I become to look into setting up my own organisation to tackle the issues I felt contributed toward the vulnerabilities of becoming radicalized in women and young people.
In May 2015, I stood for the General Elections as an Independent Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the constituency of Edgbaston. I managed to gain a great deal of popularity and support from the local schools and religious centers due to the strong stance I showed against radicalisation and what my understanding of religious cohesion and gender equality should be.
Post General election, I have returned my focus to the issues of safeguarding Young people and tackling radicalisation in communities through my voluntary involvement and support of various Counter Extremism initiatives such as the West Midlands police CTU initiative: Our Families Our Future, Preventing Tragedies and so on. I have launched my own organisation; Women Against Radicalisation Network which will be working at grassroots engagement empowering engaging and educating women who may be at risk whilst providing safeguarding for families against radicalisation. Prior to this, I was the official Media spokesperson for the Home Office based Open Your Eyes Campaign against ISIS for which I regularly provided media interviews and written articles. This campaign was launched to provide a platform from which victims’ of Daesh Atrocities could safely share their experiences and the harsh diabolical realities of living under Daesh occupation. It was through Open your eyes and the work I do with Amar foundation, many people were made aware of the sexual exploitation and enslavement Daesh carried out of young Yazidi girls an addition to this, I am involved in various local initiatives working on Interfaith and Intrafaith cohesion, gender equality and opportunities. This work is now continued with greater depth through WARN.
At Warn I work extensively to address issues such as Mental health Well Being, sexual exploitation, grooming, Domestic abuse Honour based violence, Gender equality and misogyny by providing a safe space to discuss how these may contribute towards vulnerabilities and critically question and comprehend radicalism and ensure women are Engaged, Educated and Empowered as the sole objective.
I have worked extensively and closely with the Office of Security and Counter Terrorism [Home Office] and with the Prime Minister’s Office Downing Street. I have advised both David Cameron during his term as well as Theresa May during her tenure as Home Secretary as well as more recently as Prime Minister.
Due to my experience and knowledge of political and social issues, I have frequently appeared as a guest on mainstream television such as BBC Daily Politics, Newsnight, The Big Question, Sunday Morning Live ITV News, and Channel 4 News and so on.
I have been a panelist for the BBC Asian Network The Big Debate”. on numerous occasions as well as featuring as an expert speaker for BBC Radio 4 The Women’s Hour, BBC Radio 5 Live and local BBC radio stations
I am fortunate to have forged great links with various high profile ministers and international level celebrities who would be accessible to me.
The advantage of being a local activist is I am in touch with communities at grassroots level with an in depth understanding of issues that affect them. This helps me address topics during debates and discussions with either politicians or journalists head on.
Reinvention Strategist, Author, Founder: Believe & Live Again
Zina Arinze, fondly known as the Divorce Reinvention Queen is a bubbly Woman of Faith, a Lawyer, an Author, Radio Broadcaster and Talk Show host, International Transformational Speaker, Coach, Multi-award winning Community Leader, successful Serial Entrepreneur and the founder of Believe and Live Again, the Post-Divorce Lifestyle Coaching, Abuse Recovery and Reinvention Mentoring service for female professionals, women of faith, business women and female entrepreneurs from around the globe.
Zina also hosts her weekly Believe and Live Again Radio show on Kent Christian Radio to thousands of listeners across different time zones, she is interviewed regularly and invited to speak at numerous conferences, provide expert comment in the media and has written several reports, articles and guides covering a wide spectrum of issues on the subject of domestic violence, bouncing back from adversity, safeguarding children, effective and loving co- parenting, creating sustainable and authentic wealth and multiple streams of income during and after divorce, the importance of self care, single parenting, divorce, separation, relationship breakdowns, career transition and business start-up for women as well as how to keep your business on track during and after divorce.
An active member of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs, Zina sits on several boards and panels providing expert comment and advice to Business Schools, and Business Mentorship to SMEs and Charities.
Zina is also an active Gender Equality campaigner and Woman Empowerment strategist having firm ties with UN Women Training Centre.
Having under gone a traumatic divorce herself, after a very abusive marriage, Zina understands only too well the deep challenges the professional woman faces in wearing masks in order to hide her vulnerability and balance her financial, personal, spiritual and corporate life in order to stay ahead and maintain her cutting edge.
As a certified post-divorce recovery and lifestyle reinvention coach, Zina devotes her life in helping women to regain their positive sense of self and reinvent themselves after divorce by teaching how to get from ‘we’ to ‘me’, so that they rediscover their hidden talents, create sustainable wealth, and relearn how to find and build lasting positive relationships with themselves and others.
Her specialist area is helping unfulfilled and disillusioned professionals undergo inevitable life and career transitions as smoothly as possible. Having experienced various career and life transitions herself with great success, Zina is passionate about:
• Helping women reinvent themselves and make wise financial decisions to ensure a better future for themselves and families after divorce as they transition from “we to me”.
• Enabling alternative career path options helping those affected by traumatic life events to find the work they LOVE to do.
• Guiding and motivating people effortlessly from redundancy into business success
• Reigniting the passion – helping people to discover their hidden talents, natural abilities and passions, then unleashing and transforming these into successful inspired business ventures.
Zina is extremely compassionate and has a non-judgemental measured way with people, so much so that she is able to get them to warm up to her easily and break down boundaries. Her personable and high octane energetic approach provides her clients with confidence as well as limitless and inspired self-belief, successfully propelling them up into the next level. Zina’s compelling motivation is to inspire because she cares about people and is passionate about improving lives.
Benefitting from a Law degree, an MBA and several other post graduate qualifications, she is also a certified Prince 2™ Practitioner with over 17 years’ experience providing IT Project Management Consultancy and Corporate Life Skills Training for Multinational Organisations, Charities and the Public sector organisations such as Shell UK, WorldCom, Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, Atos Origin, Ecotec, Serco, Treasury Solicitors, The Civil Service, London Borough of Islington, The Financial Services Compensation Scheme, London Borough of Hackney, London Borough of Redbridge, London School of Economics, The Diana Award and New Wine International.
Some of Zina’s most requested speaking engagements, workshops and keynotes:
MD, Empowered Woman International
Voted Woman of Excellence 2018 by Women Economic Forum (WEF), Jacqueline Ani’s mission is to empower others to fulfil their life’s purpose. As a Transformational Leadership Consultant and Strategist, Jacqueline has empowered women to transform their lives successfully through their personal challenges knowing that challenges are actually opportunities in disguise.
As a Career/Life Coach, Jacqueline has coached women to make the transition from stagnant dead-end roles to thriving business entrepreneurial ship projects while investing their newly developed abilities into their potential. As a sought after International Speaker her various messages of finding and living your purpose, fulfilling your mission and being empowered from within, has opened opportunities for her to deliver her message globally to various audience through radio, television and social media. Her style of delivery with the help of the Holy Spirit encourages and inspires her listeners to step forward and take action no matter what situation they may find themselves in, and in doing so they push beyond boundaries and limitations to success. Jacqueline Ani operates in the office of the Prophet and is equipped to propel God’s daughters into their Kingdom mandated position to shift the atmospheric barriers in the marketplace, families and education so that wealth is transferred, and families are restored. Jacqueline Ani strives to learn from the successes and failures in her life journey to enhance and develop new strategies in an ever developing and challenging world. Jacqueline is an author of 3 books, The Widow’s Jar of Oil, Your Talent is Your Wealth, Being Single to Be Married. She is also a radio presenter and lecturer and is the founder of Jacqueline Ani International a global brand and Managing Director of Ani Consultants
Director General, Administrative Training Institute Additional Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal
Dr Sanjeev Chopra currently posted,as Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of West Bengal in the apex scale of the IAS is an officer of the 1985 batch with significant laurels in professional, academic and literary circles.
In his present assignment, he is responsible for planning and implementation of the entire spectrum of development interventions in the state – from agriculture and allied sectors to watershed, livelihoods and farmers incomes, besides protocol and related assignments. Under his stewardship, the state has won the KRISHI Karman Award for the fourth successive year from the Government of India. He is also involved in training officers of the All India, State and Agriculture and allied departments on governance and development interventions, besides giving the governmentperspective to visiting diplomats and participants of programs like NDC, World Bank and other multi lateral and bi lateral agencies .
Prior to this assignment, he was the Mission Director for the National Horticulture Mission and the National Mission on Micro Irrigation and managing Director of the Nafed and National Horticulture Board under the Government of India at New Delhi. He was also responsible for international co-operation in the agriculture sector. He was the head of the APCC under ESCAP of the United Nations for the year 2014-15. He was on the faculty of the LBS National Academy of Adminstration from 1996 to 2001, and with the Government of Uttarakhand from 2002 to 2007. He has held important field postings in Bengal as DM of Murshidabad, ADM of Cooch Behar and SDM of Kalimpong .
Dr Chopra is often called to various national and international forums to deliver keynote address on issues concerningIndia’s agriculture and food security regime. He has spoken at PRIO, Oslo, Gulf Co-operation Council, Abu Dhabi, ICA conference at Hanoi, Westminster Hall,London, besides FAO conferences at Rome and the G20 Agriculture Forum at Ankara. He has collaborated with theInstitute of Defence Studies and Analysis on looking at India’s strategic role in the global food security debate.
Dr Chopra has authored /edited over ten books, and his columns have been published in The Economic Times, The Times of India, Pioneer, Tribune, Millennium Post, Encounter, Mainsream and Economic and Political weekly, among others. He is a versatile reader, and is actively engaged in curating literature festivals in Mussorie, Dehradun, Kolkata, Kalimpong and CSOI New Delhi.
Besides degrees in Law, management, history and literature, Dr Chopra is the recipient of the Robert S McNamara Fellowship of the World Bank, the Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship at Cornell, Guest Scholar at The Brookings Institution and the Twenty First century Trust Fellowship at Merton College Oxford.
Co-Founder, Amrit Consulting
I should thank you for creating such a wonderful opportunity for all of us to gather and exchange thoughts and learn. It was a wonderful opportunity for all of us especially me to meet so many awe-inspiring women across all parts of the world and from so many disciplines. And Harbeen you lead from the front ! In terms of your ability to connect with people, draw connections and bring such diversity together. Much to learn from you.
I was elated, delighted, excited, energised, rejuvenated, inspired, motivated, uplifted, became more learned, enlightened, heightened … to just name a few take-aways. Networking, getting to know so many soul – sisters and their stories – is an impeccable, unexplainable experience .