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Women’s Special

Celebrating “Her” Business World with the Rest of the World


Anjana Arora SVP | InďŹ nite Computer Solutions

Charu Raheja CEO | TriageLogic

Karen-Boers Co-founder & MD | Startups.be

Kim Vogel President & Co-founder | BaseVenture

Michelle Lanter Smith CMO | EPAY Systems


“I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been.” – William Golding, Author


“I don’t like the word “sacrifice” or “compromise”. Anyone who is too into this sacrificing concept has very low self-esteem because they want to be martyrs at the drop of the hat. No! Stand up for yourself!” – Sushmita Sen, Indian Actress, Former Miss Universe


Lina Ramos CBO | Source Intelligence

Monica Gupta Director | Interactive Bees Pvt. Ltd.

Sharon W. Reynolds President & CEO | DevMar Products LLC

Clarele Mortimer Member | MicroďŹ nance Club

Felena Hanson Founder | HeraHub


Erin Bagwell Film Director | Dream, Girl

Carissa Reiniger Founder & CEO | Silver Lining

Ellen Voie President & CEO | Women In Trucking Association

Karena Belin Co-Founder | Whub

Karen Contet Farzam Co-Founder | Whub


“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” – Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher


“Don’t let anyone tell you you’re weak because you’re a woman.” – Mary Kom, Indian Olympic boxer


Kristin Revere Co-Owner | Gold Coast Doulas

Alyssa Veneklase Co-Owner | Gold Coast Doulas

Marina Tognetti Founder & CEO | mYngle

Stephanie LaTorre Founder | EGM

Leyah Valgardson Founder & EC | Leader’s Voice


Jes Osrow Founder | JOSROW

Sophie Devonshire CEO | The Caffeine Partnership

Andrea Loborec Founder | Inkwell Cards

Michele Weldon Editorial Director | Take The Lead

Arti Devaski CEO | MassMailer


“I alone cannot change the world. But I cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa


“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” – Michelle Obama, Former First Lady of the United States


Kate Abrosimova CEO & Co-founder | Kaiiax

Anna Cecilia Frellsen CEO | Maternity Foundation

Lisa Druxman Founder | Fit4mom

Sherina Kapany Founder | sunSTRATEGIC

Catherine Geanuracos Co-founder | Citygrows


Ainsley Braun

Lory Troche CEO | ICG

Co-founder & CEO | Tinfoil security

Kelly Simpson Founder & CEO | Simpson Healthcare

Dr. Jacqui Taylor CEO | Flying Binary

Ellen Feaheny CEO | Appfusions


“Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.” – Beyonce


“We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced.” – Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner


Vannessa Lee

Victoria Lennox

Co-founder & Brand Director | Tandem Collective

Co-founder & CEO | Startup Canada

Diana Shkolnikov CTO & Co-founder | StreetCred

Dr. Cindy Gordon Founder & CEO | SalesChoice

Laura Founder | IWMLBproject


Maria Lettini Director | FAIRR Initiative

Dannielle Capperman Founder | Qnola

Natasha Case CEO & Co-Founder | Coolhaus

Carine Dieude Partner & Director of Strategy Altima Business Solutions

Catherine Flax Board Member & Trustee | PeďŹ n


“When you educate a woman, you set her free.” – Oprah Winfrey, Media mogul


“Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” – G. D. Anderson, Writer


Ramya Joseph CEO & Founder | Pefin

Komal Minhas Film producer | Dream, Girl

Beyond Salute “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, is the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day (8 March), which puts innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality. At core, achieving a gender-equal world needs social innovations that work for both women and men and leave no one behind. From urban planning that focuses on community safety to e-learning platforms that take classrooms to women and girls, affordable and quality childcare centers, and technology shaped by women, innovations can take the race for gender equality to its finishing line by 2030. It begins with making sure that women’s and girls’ needs and experiences are integrated at the very inception of technology and innovations. It means building smart solutions that go beyond acknowledging the gender gaps to addressing the needs of men and women equally. And ultimately, it needs innovations that disrupt business as usual, paying attention to how and by whom technology is used and accessed, and ensuring that women and girls play a decisive role in emerging industries. Join us to celebrate “her” stories, limitless imagination, joyous dreams and boundless strength with our International Women’s Day special, “Celebrating Her Victories Beyond Glass Ceiling.”


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Celebrating “Her” Victories Beyond Glass Ceiling  

International Women’s Day (IWD) has been celebrated since the early 1900s. Although, humanity has made great progress since then, the proble...

Celebrating “Her” Victories Beyond Glass Ceiling  

International Women’s Day (IWD) has been celebrated since the early 1900s. Although, humanity has made great progress since then, the proble...