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This summer, Women Ambassadors Forum (WAF) is expanding its mission of empowering women to Southeast Asia by launching an exclusive global virtual forum, “Women of India, Leading in Time of Crisis.” Under the leadership of CEO & Founder, Ingrid Harb, and Executive Vice President Rina Patel, WAF has partnered with Raashi Anand, founder of Lakshyam, to host a day-long virtual seminar with influential speakers and entertainers. The forum was inspired by the hardships caused by COVID-19, and the event’s focus is to empower attendees to lead in a time of crisis. 


Admission to the Forum is DONATION BASED, with all proceeds going to feeding over 200+ families and supporting the educational & women empowerment program of Lakshyam. 

Why should you join us?

This virtual summit will address solutions, opportunities, skills, and ways we can increase women’s participation in the workplace and entrepreneurship. Through this summit, we aim to provide tools, resources, and knowledge to women during this time to think about new ways of leading, innovating, collaborating and helping drive change in India. We are also gathering to find ways urban women can support and empower rural women.

The forum (Women of India, Leading in a Time of Crisis) will take place on August 1st, 2020 starting at 6:00 am EST – 3:30 pm IST, via an online platform. Guest speakers include Bollywood icon Jacqueline Fernandez (Keynote speaker), The “Padman” Arunachalam Muruganantham (Keynote Speaker), Miss America 2014 & an Advocate Nina  Davuluri,  Google HR Asia Pacific Anu Anand, Author Gunjan Jain, Hands Across the Bay Julie Weintraub, Investment Partner Dr. Neha Tanna, former Miss India Simran Ahuja, IAS Officer Ira Singhal, Sony Pictures Global CHRO Manu Wadhwa, Dr. Ruchi Dana, Celebrity Transformational coach Dr. Bindu Babu, Artist Shivali Bhammer, founder of World Wide Generation Manjula Lee and many others.  

Topics covered include:

  • How to Raise Funds for Startups and Active Businesses during the Global Pandemic
  • Colorism 
  • Reinventing Your Career after 40
  • Master Your Emotions Before they Master You
  • Women Shattering the Glass Ceiling
  • The Power of Stress in Times of a Crisis
  • Women Leading Change Through Technology and Sustainability
  • Breaking out of the Narcissistic Cycle and Creating the Power of True Inner Healing
  • Stopping the Cycle of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
  • Women Healthcare Leaders: Frontliners in The Pandemic
  • And more!

About Women Ambassadors Forum: 

The Women Ambassadors Forum welcomes 200+ young leaders from 150+ countries, connecting the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world, with more responsible and effective leadership. Our forum convenes the brightest young female talent from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact.


About Layshyam: 

Established in 2012, Lakshyam is an Indian NGO that uplifts children and women of at-risk communities through education, employment, and resource mobilization. Currently functional in 15 states of India with 17 centers, Lakshyam’s ‘Butterfly: Child Welfare & Education’ program offers holistic education to children, ‘Lakshyam Toy Library’ is a need-based approach and ‘Rooh: Awakening Women’s Soul’ is designed to empower women via awareness, initiation, and action. Over the years with a holistic approach and sustainable programs we have been able to touch 7 million lives.


Leaders of the forum: Rina Patel (Executive Vice-President of WAF), Ingrid Hard (CEO & founder of WAF), Raashi Anand (Founder of Lakshyam), and Dr. Payal Patel.


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