(The Asian Independent)
Prof. Bhumika Gupta from France and President of International Women’s Club described about different chapters of IWC in different nations. She said “each one – teach one” is the main motto of IWC.
Ms. Michele Boulade from Geneva City, as president of the International Women’s Club Switzerland Chapter, welcomed all the participants. She also explained the vision of IWC, Switzerland and described the future activities in detail.
The Chief Guest, His Excellency Shri Satbir Singh, the Ambassador of India to Algeria, said that “if we teach man we teach an individual, but when we teach a woman we teach the whole family”, and he also encouraged the participants to understand the importance of women’s leadership for the development of any Nation. Women can play an important role in any crisis situations at local, national and international levels.
He also honored the following international personalities for their remarkable achievements in their concerned fields.
The awardees were:
1. Mrs. Krishna Tirath, Former Union Minister for Women and Child development, Govt. of India. Member of parliament.
Chairperson of parliament standing committee on women and child. Actively working uplifting of poor, women and backward
classes. (India) – Government Minister Woman Leadership.
2. Ms. Isha Kalia (IAS), Secretary to Health & Family planning, Public Health, Sanitation and Women Commission. CEO Punjab Investment Board. Excellence Award in Health Sector. Punjab State. (India) – Public Administration.
3. Ms. Sheeba George (IAS), Director of Social Justice Government of Kerala. Executive Director of Natl. Institute of speech and hearing Trivandrum. Director of Women & Child Development. (India) – Public Administration.
4. Ms. Meghana Chaudhary (RAS), Revenue Appellate Authority, Ajmer. Former Secretary, Board of Secondary Education,
Rajasthan State. Former District Excise Officer Jaipur. (India) – Public Administration.
5. Prof. (Ms.) Anula Maurya, First women Vice Chancellor of JRRSU Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Rajasthan Sanskrit
University, Rajasthan State. Received over 35 Natl. and Intl. awards (among which “Global Leaders Award 2019”, “India’s
most Admired Personality Award”…). (India) – University, Higher Education in Sanskrit.
6. Prof. (Ms.) Sushma Yadav, Vice Chancellor of B.P.S. Mahila Vishwavidyalaya Women University. Prior Prof. public policy
and pro-vice chancellor Indra Gandhi National Open University. Haryana State. (India) – University, Higher Education, Public
7. Prof. Dr. Nishtha Jaswal, Vice Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh National University of Law. First women from Punjab University since establishment in 1882 to become Vice-Chancellor of the University, Shimla HP State. (India) – University,
Higher Education for Law.
8. Prof. Anita Sharma, Former Pro- Vice Chancellor of K R Mangalam University. Fellow at Institute of Chinese studies
(oldest think tank). Professor and former Dean of Faculty Social Sciences University of Delhi. (India) – University, Linguistic, Buddhism & Chinese.
9. Dr. Gurmeet Kaur, Professor Associate of Chemistry University of Delhi. Honored with “Distinguished teacher award, University of Delhi by the former President of India Shri A.P.J. Adbul Kalam”. (India) – University, Science Research Chemistry.
10. Ms. Pragya Anand (ACP), Assistant Commissioner of Police, New Delhi. (India) – Law and Order Management.
11. Dr. Anita Patil, Women Health Medical Director, Leader for Women’s Health Practice Based Research Network (PBRN),
California. (USA) – Medical Doctor.
12. Dr. Anna Muller, Medical Surgeon, Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeon, Traumatology of spine, Plastic surgery. Leader of local Health Authority Havelland, Berlin. (Germany) – Medical Doctor.
13. Ms. Gauri Sheron, International and World University Champion in Pistol Shooting. World Cup Jr. Gold Medalist.
(India) – Sports/National Athlete.
14. Ms. Neelu Chohan, Germany based experienced professional. Active helping needy people/social services. (Germany) –
Entrepreneur & Social services.
15. Ms. Barbara Curran-Steiner, Vice president and CFO at Curran. Member of Board of Directors Seattle German American SAGA School. (USA ) – Entrepreneur & Social Impact,Education.
16. Ms. Parveen Rani, Founder/director, successful entrepreneur. Best Women Entrepreneur awarded by Haryana Gvt., Recipient of Human rights association, honored by Gandhi peace foundation Nepal. (England) – Entrepreneur & Social Impact.
17. Ms. Marianela Corte, CEO/Founder, successful entrepreneur, Founder/President of Hera “the Light of Women” Foundation
for gender equality, inclusiveness and education. (Portugal) – Entrepreneur & Social Impact Foundation.
18. Ms. Dentaaa Amoateng MBE, Award winning entrepreneur. President and CEO Guba Enterprises. Member of most Excellent Order of British Empire (MBE), one of 100 most outstanding women entrepreneur Ghana. (Ghana and London)
– Entrepreneur & Social Impact.
19. Ms. Yue-Sai Kan, Emmy-winning host & producer, successful entrepreneur, fashion icon, bestselling author and
humanitarian. Active in charity work. (New York, USA) – Entrepreneur Non-Profit, Charities.
20. Ms. Malini N. Menon, Founder and Managing Director of IEDEA: “enabling sustainable business networks”, strategy
outreach & fundraising capabilities. (Dubai, UAE) – Entrepreneur & Sustainability.
21. Ms. Nagmani Raj Reddy, Young entrepreneurs and social work in Telangana, Suppliers of homeopathy and body scanning machines. (England) – Entrepreneur & Social Impact.
22. Ms. Ranjoo Mann, International renowned writer, Chairperson Delhi Public School, Sonepat. Gold medal for excellence in the field of education, New Delhi 2014. (India) – Writer, Education.
23. Dr. Romila Verma, Leading researcher for Water Conservation & Poverty Alleviation in India, Climate change impacts and
freshwater. (Canada) – University researcher, Water Conservation.
24. Ms. Heena Sardana, leading interior designer, ConsultantSocial Outreach Noida Deaf Society. (India) – Interior Designer,
25. Ms. Gurinder Kaur, International and rural Development, education & Emergencies professional, former Executive
Director OXFAM, research scholar. (India) – International Development, Researcher & Consultant.
At end of the event Mrs. Isha kalia (IAS, India), Ms. Marianela Corte (Portugal) and Prof. Nishtha Jaswal, Vice Chancellor, (HP State), also spoken about the contributions of women’s leadership at the international level. Around 300 people attended this event including 200 women from different nations. In this informative event the participants came from over 20 different countries among which namely India, Ghana, USA, Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Germany, Australia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, UAE and Singapore.
Ms. Michele Boulade from Geneva City, as president of the International Women’s Club Switzerland Chapter, strongly felt that the International Women’s Club Switzerland will always provide the best international platform for women where they can discuss many issues related to women empowerment at local, national and international level and she congratulated all the