WEF-Madurai 2020 Program Details

Session Guidelines:
* Plenary Sessions: Each plenary session has around 7-8 speakers and awardees who individually deliver their acceptance remarks and inspiring life message for about 4-5 minutes in the order of speaking as mentioned in the program. Awards are conferred at the close of the plenary..
* Parallel Sessions: Each session of one hour will have maximum of 4 co-lead speakers on a panel, who will speak for 10-12 minutes each.
* Moderators: For parallel sessions, it is recommended that speakers select from amongst themselves a moderator in advance who will strictly enforce the time allotted. All speakers in a session will be connected via email beforehand to coordinate their discussions.
* Vibe and Flow: We encourage speaking and sharing from the heart in storytelling format (instead of power points). Overall, the vibe of the conference is interactive with open hearted sharing favouring connection and community spirit.
*Timings: Timings of the sessions are subject to change. Sessions may be merged or de-merged depending on schedule flow. While we do our best to adjust and accommodate, the decision of the organisers is final.
*Language: The conference is in English. If any support is required with translation in your talk, do let us know in advance so we can connect you to another participant with a request for volunteer help.
* Social Media: You can publicise your participation and request a social media banner template from our team.
* Press Release: A general press release is also available closer to the dates.
* Dress Code: We love to celebrate all cultures in creativity, diversity, and sisterhood. So we welcome you to dress up for comfort and confidence. Do also apprise yourself of local culture and customs.
* All the Videos and Pictures of the conference will be uploaded on the website after the event.

Moderator/Guest   Co-Lead  Panelist  Via Video Keynotes & Guest of Honour

Time Allocation
For  Co-Lead :10-12 Min, Panelist: 5 Min.

Venue: Gateway Hotel Madurai

WEF – Madurai 2020 “Women Sculpting & Restructuring The World” # SHINE

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Day-1, 24th January 2020, Friday
TimeCulture and Heritage Activity
07:00 AM-8:00 PMRameshwaram Temple
Day-2, 25th January 2020, Saturday
TimeSession No.TopicSpeakers
09:00am – 10:00am25A Inaugural sessionWomen Sculpting& Restructuring the World #SHINE- Support –Harmony-Inclusivity-Nurture-Empower Dr. Harbeen Arora
Dr. G. Natchiar
Dr. Gurushankar S
Vimalarani Britto
10:00am – 11:00am25B- PlenaryGrowing Together through #SHINE- Dream or Reality Janelle Anderson
Akila Vaidyanathan
B. Kalpana Kosalram
2501- ParallelStrong Women Empower Others Rashi Kapoor
Neeta Mundra
2502- ParallelTurning an Idea into Reality Venkatesh C.R
Dr. Rakesh Chopra
Sakina Ansari
11:00am – 11:30am25C- PlenaryPractical Ways to Implement #SHINE Dr. Rakesh Chopra
Spryte Loriano
Dr. Thamizhachi Thangapandian
2511- ParallelStand Up for Your Convictions Seetha Sagaran
Nilofer Arshad
Punitha Thangarajan
Shukul Kachwalla
2512- ParallelHolistic Health- Yoga & SpiritualitySudha Rajeswari
11:30am – 12:30pm25D- PlenaryCountry Delegation – Trinidad Linda Savitri Maharaj
Dr. Aruna Maharaj

Pandita Indrani Rampersad

12:30pm – 01:00pm25E- PlenaryCan we see a Different and Happy World if Policies of the Nations are made to Comply with Compassion & Empathy?

Awakening Giants
Deepa Agarwal
Kirthi Jayakumar
Jollean Matsen

2521- ParallelUnderstanding EntrepreneurshipRajashree Krishnaswamy
2522- ParallelArt, Media & Education as a Way of Shifting Consciousness Regarding Women
01:00pm – 02:00pmNetworking Lunch
02:00pm – 03:00pm25F- PlenaryDown but not Out- Picking up the Pieces after a Fall Awakening Giants
Nandini Murali
Paul McAneny
Shamiz Kachwalla
2531- ParallelGroom and Glam: Beauty & Wellness  Kiran Sangeeta Murali

2532- ParallelBelieve in Yourself- You’re a Star! Payal Parikh
Bhavini Parikh
Vanitha Choudhari
Sulatha Francis
03:00pm – 04:00pm25G- PlenaryRejuvenating Holistic Lifestyle Thu Hien Nguyen
Dr. Krishna Kumar
2541- ParallelWomen in Leadership Roles
2542- ParallelThe Body Language of Success  Nilofer Arshad
04:00pm – 05:00pm25H- PlenaryWomen # SHINE When they Raise Boys who Respect Women Awakening Giants
Angela Hoover
2551- ParallelLife Transitions- How to Flourish & not Flounder Seetha Sagaran
Deepika Ahuja
Akila Vaidyanathan
2552- ParallelDealing with Criticism the Right Way Jonita D’souza
Abirami Vivek
05:00pm – 06:30pm25I- PlenaryAn Entrepreneur : Born or Bred? Regan Hillyer
Venkatesh C.R
Bhavini Parikh
Vanitha Choudhari
Jonita D’souza
Punitha Thangarajan
Faizal Ahamed
Neeta Mundra
Roxana Jaffer
Linda Fostek
Premalatha Panneerselvam
2561- ParallelChampions of Women : Government Laws and Company Policies that favour Women
2562- ParallelIt’s Not Always about the Money, honey! Shweta Agarwal
Shamiz Kachwalla
Shrradha Mohhta
06:30pm – 07:00pm25J- PlenaryThe Success Checklist for Entrepreneurs Lynn Rose
Karaiadi Selvan
Janet Hutchens26
2571- ParallelThe Triple Bottom Line: People. Profit. Planet. Shukul Kachwalla
Roxana Jaffer
2572- ParallelSocial and Ethical Entrepreneurship
07:00pm – 08:00pmAwards followed by Gala Dinner
Day-3, 26th January 2020, Sunday
TimeSession No.TopicSpeakers
09:00am – 10:00am26A Opening SessionIn an Interdependent World, how Important is it to Support Each Others’ Initiatives? Awakening Giants
Sankaran Raghunathan
Stephan Ouaknine
Tara Chettur Menon
Trina Talukdar
10:00am – 11:00am26B- PlenaryInvest Smart. Stay Rich Usha Kim
Abhishek Mohhta
Shukul Kachwalla

2601- ParallelLink-up & Leap Forward- Digital Marketing Megalai Senthilkumar
2602- ParallelBig Fat Lies Women tell about ThemselvesCindu Krishnakumar
11:00am – 12:00noon26C- PlenarySOFT-power is the new SUPER-powerMegan Sillito
Sulatha Francis
Pramila Jain
Vansh Tibrewal
2611- ParallelCyber Safety for Women
2612- ParallelFinding Business leads Online 
12:00noon – 01:00pm26D- PlenaryThe Extraordinary in Every Woman that helps Her # SHINE Robin Bersson
Gita Jayakumar
Kirti Fomra
Cindu Krishnakumar
Radhika Agarwal
Kiran Sangeeta Murali
Punitha Thangarajan
2621- ParallelPromote Your Business Online Pramila Jain
2622- ParallelBenefits and Challenges of Franchise Business 
01:00pm – 02:00pmNetworking Lunch
02:00pm – 02:45pm26E- PlenaryFrom CSR to ALL Social Responsibility Awakening Giants
Suzie Craddock
N.Venkatesh Prajna
Dr. A.B. Chitra
Leslie Atkinson
2631- ParallelHomepreneur- The Home-Based Artisan
2632- ParallelAuthentic Relationships through Effective Networking
02:45pm – 03:30pm26F- PlenaryGet Rich Slowly-Sleep & Lifestyle Dr. Manvir Bhatia
Awakening Giants
Pamela Kirkpatrick
Seetha Sagaran

2641- ParallelSmart Strategies for Wealth – Health& Fitness Shamiz Kachwalla
2642- ParallelYou’re Not a Victim. And, Nobody Owes You Anything Gita Jayakumar
Tara Chettur Menon
03:30pm – 04:15pm26G- PlenaryThe Impact of a Mentor Didi Wong
M. Padmavathi
Renan Salgado
Jayashree Patil
2651- ParallelWe’re Better Together -Think LocalKirthi Jayakumar
2652- ParallelHandling Hostility at WorkplaceMeena Lokhande
04:15pm – 05:00pm26H- PlenarySay Thank You, Until it Comes Back to You Juan Pablo Barahona
Nilofer Arshad
Deepika Ahuja
Aruna Visveswar
Angela Hoover
2661- Parallel#SHINE for Family
2662- ParallelMy Work, My Adventure
05:00pm – 06:00pm26I- PlenaryYour Network is Your Net Worth Suzanne Skillen
S. P. Varadharajan
Shweta Agarwal
Mayte Prida
2671- ParallelHow to Deal With Emotional GriefDr. Rakesh Chopra
2672- ParallelPromoting Diverse Female Role Models
06:00pm – 07:00pmValedictory SessionMind Wellness- Seeking Help When You’re Not Ok is OK Akshay Nanavati
Kate Keisel
C. Ramasubramanian
Bhavna Mahajan
Day-4, 27th January 2020, Monday
TimeCulture and Heritage Activity
06:00 AM-8:00 PMMeenakshi Temple