In the fifth Women’s Economic Forum, Fauzia Arshi, COO of Daily Multimedia Limited, was defined as a ‘leader of inspiration and the most passionate person about women’s economic empowerment’. The event was held in New Delhi from April 26 to May 1. There were over 2,000 women and men present from 150 countries. The theme of the event was – “The Economics of Goodness: Empowering Potential, Engineering Change”.
Prof. Fauzia Arshi has a multifaceted personality. She is a successful entrepreneur and also a film director and producer. She spoke about being human first rather than only being a woman in the world of professionalism. She spoke about the challenges a woman takes up in the man’s world and how her incomparable power makes her successful.
The “Exceptional Women of Excellence” award was conferred to her for her contribution to the education world and for her amazing skill of leadership, entrepreneurship, music, painting and for her unusual journey of success. While addressing the audience, Arshi praised the woman behind this ‘grand women intellectual meet’ – Dr Harbeen Arora, a dynamic and exceptional woman in the international league of entrepreneurs.
It was a six-day event attended by eminent figures like the legendary Nobel Laureate for Peace, 2015, Mrs Ouided Bouchamaoui, Forbes-listed most powerful Arab businesswoman – H.E Fatima Al-Jaber, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Ms. Indra Nooyi, CEO Pepsico, the Vice President of Maldives, the First Lady of Sri Lanka, along with Indian firebrand Fauzia Arshi. There were speakers from 105 countries including Australia, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, UAE, UK, USA, Zimbabwe. There were businesswomen, entrepreneurs, educators, engineers, innovators, and of course, leaders and dignitaries from across the world
Dr Harbeen Arora is the Global Chairperson of the Women’s Economic Forum. The other members of the Advisory Board for WEF 2018 are Her Royal Highness Princess Firyal of Jordan, Jordon; Dr Eduardo J. Padron, President, Miami Dade College, Florida, USA; H.E. Judge Joyce Aluoch, First VP, International Criminal Court, Netherlands; H.E. Thorir Ibsen, Ambassador of Iceland to India, Iceland; Adina Loana Valean, Member of the European Parliament, Brussels from Romania, Romania; Danuta Hübner, Member of the European Parliament, Brussels from Poland, Poland; Lalit Bhasin – President, Bar Association of India, India; Ana Gomes, Member of the European Parliament, Brussels from Portugal, Portugal; Lord Raj Loomba, Founder, Loomba Foundation, United Kingdom. There were also 17 more VIPs from various countries.
The aim of the WEF is to identify and connect the most powerful and intellectual women of the world on one platform. It allows them to interact and share and do something outstanding for the world economy. Apart from other international figures, Union Food Processing Minister, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Mrs Krishna Pujara Chairperson of All Ladies League, United Kingdom, Nichiket Joshi an Indian Youth leader, I G Police Arunachal Pradesh also addressed and praised the grand gala women’s gathering.