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Moderator  Co-Lead  Panelist  Via Video Keynotes & Others

Time Allocation
For Co-Lead :12 Min, Panelist: 5 Min.

Venue: Shree Birmingham Pragati Mandal

General Guidelines:
* Plenary Sessions: Each plenary session of one hour will have 7 – 8 speakers/awardees who will speak for 5-6 minutes each.
* Parallel Sessions: Each session of one hour will have 4 co-speakers on a panel. Who will speak 10-12 minutes each. Balance time will be for interaction remarks and Q&A.
* The sessions topics & timing are subject to change.

WEF-Birmingham, 2018 “Enhancing Women Economic Power”


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Day-1, 20th June 2018 – Wednesday

TimeSession No.TopicSpeakers
09:00am – 10:00am20A Inaugural session On the theme “Enhancing Women Economic Power”
10:00am – 11:00am 20B- PlenaryWomen on Boards and Empowering women & Education Beverley Nielsen
Claire Harbour Lyell
Nothando Mpala
Najma Hafeez
Nadia Rasul
Henna Rai
2001- Parallel Women Finding Their Entrepreneurial MotoHannah Xu
Krupa Shah
Zoe Bennett
Chrissie Gregory
2002- Parallel Sharing Personal Stories Of Success & Making a Difference Manish Tiwari
Cora Cristobal
Quevarra Moten
Pauline Long
11:00am – 12:00noon 20C- Plenary Empowering Workplace Well Being & Workplace Design Zina Arinze
Susan Fajana-Thomas
Iva Schubart
Sue Ritchie
Toni Anne Butterworth Myers
Neelam Heera
2021- Parallel Challenges in Education & Women’s Economic Empowerment Nothando Mpala
Zareen Roohi Ahmed
2022- Parallel The Importance of Social Investment & CharityEline Pedersen
Parveen Hassan
Shirah Z Mansaray
Jeremy Walker
12:00noon – 01:00pm 20D- Plenary Fashion in Luxury with an Emphasis on Sustainability, Innovation and Empowering WomenCarol Hanlon
Evelyn Teiko Asenih
Alejandra Sarmiento
Zareen Roohi Ahmed
2031- Parallel How to Adopt a Holistic Mindset to Reinvent Your Inner Strengths Cora Cristobal
Katarina Gaborova
Rachel Smets
Sue Ritchie
2032- Parallel Women’s Underrepresentation in Sports Governance
01:00pm – 02:00pm Networking Lunch
02:00pm – 03:00pm 20E- Plenary Women on Executive Boards & as CEOs: What do The Trends Indicate Dr. Neslyn
Pearl Cox
Sajid Javid
Dr. Kathryn Hinchliff
Shirah Z Mansaray
2041- Parallel Harnessing Social Media for Community Action
2042- Parallel Empowering the Culture of Care at Homes and Workplaces Linda Sage
03:00pm – 04:00pm 20F- Plenary Teachers & Parents: Need for a Partnership Love Akosua Kpedekpo
Olivia Hepburn
Kate Anolue
2051- Parallel Employee or Entrepreneur, Being Your Own BossCora Cristobal
Lynn Hope Thomas
Chiko Matenda
2052- Parallel Lack of Gender Diversity in Business Leadership – Hindrances & Tailwinds Dr. Arpinder Kaur Bansi
Bonnie Butlin
Alejandra Sarmiento
Jenny Garrett
04:00pm – 05:00pm 20G- Plenary Women Workforce: New Models for Engagement Jacqueline Ani
Lorraine Grace
Dr. Ava Eagle Brown
Amardeep Gill
2061- Parallel Human Interaction – The Impact of the Lack of Authentic Communication that Leads to Depression & SuicideSusan Fajana-Thomas
Rosie Steer Palmer
Shamala Antonio
2062- Parallel Never Underestimate The Power of an Idea: Transforming an Idea into a Fundable Business Plan Melody Sakala-Makore
Mark Stephen Pooler
05:00pm – 06:00pm 20H- Plenary Wonder Women: Enshrining Powerful Role Models in Education & Media Patricia Lorde
Margaret Buter
Melody Sakala-Makore
2071- Parallel How to Find Purpose, Power & Passion to Reinvent Yourself Iva Schubart
Zina Arinze
Althea Grant
Adele Brimage
2072- Parallel Converting Ideas into Successful Businesses
06:00pm – 07:00pm 20I- Plenary The Power of Personal Example & Self-Belief Cora Cristobal
Varalakshmi Yanamandra
Eline Pedersen
Taha Coburn Kutay
Rosie Steer Palmer
Dr. Paul Sabapathy CVO CBE
Adele Brimage
Chithra Ramakrishnan
2081- Parallel Fostering Innovation, Creativity, Communication & Collaboration Tanya Abraham
Preet Dev
2082- Parallel Creating an Inspired Ecosystem to Personal Growth Claire Harbour Lyell
Maria Rios
07:00pm – 08:00pm Awards Followed by Gala Dinner

Day-2, 21st June 2018 – Thursday

TimeSession No.TopicSpeakers
09:00am – 10:00am 21A- Plenary Women Entrepreneurship in the Small Medium Enterprises (SME)Jacqueline O’Donovan
Jeanne Boles
Chrissie Gregory
Pat Duckworth
Anita Francis
10:00am – 11:00am 21B- Plenary Revolutionize: The Importance of Purpose, Potential, Brand for Success Jess Phillips
Manish Tiwari
Shernorva Abiona
Abda Khan
Zoe Bennett
Chiko Matenda
Kul Mahay
2101- Parallel Establishing yourself as a thought Leader using Social Media & Brand Awareness Pat Duckworth
2102- Parallel Fighting Female Physical & Emotional Abuse Henna Rai
11:00am – 12:00noon 21C- Plenary Women In Entrepreneurship: Take Control of Your Finances & Fear of Failaure Joanna Turner
Hannah Xu
Rachel Smets
Sue Curr
Michelle Araujo
David Baum
2111- Parallel Key Elements of Entrepreneurial Treasure by Spiral of Success Jaleh Zandieh
2112- Parallel The Power of Education to Make a Positive Change to Our World Evelyn Teiko Asenih
Margaret Buter
Nadia Rasul
12:00noon – 01:00pm 21D- Plenary Meeting the Challenge of Leadership for Fostering Innovation, Creativity, Collaboration Lynn Hope Thomas
Karen Heras-Kelly
Bonnie Butlin
Maria Rios
Jeremy Walker
Dr. Mirja Fowler
Jaleh Zandieh
2121- Parallel Developing Cross Culture Bonds, Understanding and Caring Henna Rai
2122- Parallel Getting Things done: Shifting the Mind set from Time Management to Energy ManagementHansa Pankhania
Jeanne Boles
Dene Stuart
Wai Cheung
01:00pm – 02:00pm Networking Lunch
02:00pm – 03:00pm 21E- Plenary Reinventing the World of Stardom, Luxury, Fashion and Beauty
2131- Parallel Creating an Inspired Ecosystem to Foster Entrepreneurship through Training, Coaching and Mentoring Carol Hanlon
Zina Arinze
2132- Parallel The Power of Education to Change our World. What Needs to be Done Love Akosua Kpedekpo
Olivia Hepburn
Kate Anolue
Sue Curr
03:00pm – 04:00pm 21F- Plenary Business Beyond Bias and Branding Oladunni Owo
Raven Connelly

2141- Parallel Business and Spirituality, Understanding Your Divine Life Mission Jacqueline Ani
Kul Mahay
Michelle Araujo
2142- Parallel Building Sustainable Relationships and Communities Norva Abiona
Joanna Turner
04:00pm – 05:00pm 21G- Plenary Why Unlearning is Key to Unlocking our Inner Power Norva Abiona
Tanya Abraham
Quevarra Moten
Linda Sage
Mark Stephen Pooler

2151- ParallelThe Mental Health & Depression David Baum
Suku Moyo Mackenzie
2152- Parallel Art and Media as a Way of Shifting Consciousness Regarding Women
05:00pm – 06:00pm 21H- Plenary A.I.M (Awareness – Intention – Manifest) to Find Your WHY ! and Gender equalityAlthea Grant
Parveen Hassan
Audreia Joseph
Wai Cheung
Preet Dev
2161- Parallel The Rise of the Feminine – A New Way of Doing Business Karen Heras-Kelly
Priya Sivadas
2162- Parallel The Healing Power Of Sound , Music , Dance and the Creative arts Shernorva Abiona
Chithra Ramakrishnan
06:00pm – 07:00pm 21I Valedictory Session Women in Leadership Roles-the Harbingers of Change