September 30, 2017 Clinton Presidential Centre
Little Rock Arkansas

About World Woman Summit

The World Woman Summit is the global stage for celebrating women’s voices around the world in Business, Entertainment, Science and Technology. There is a lot that has been done by and for women and girls, but there’s still plenty to do. Together we can take on these key gender equality issues as a global movement – let us celebrate and succeed, while creating a legacy of women leadership globally and locally. The conference will bring leaders from various backgrounds and experiences to share ways women can contribute to Sustainable Development Goals and accelerate women’s leadership in a bold new way. Join the Global Movement for Gender Harmony today.

The World Woman Summit focuses on four relevant topic, but this is just the beginning.

WATER for Women

Equal accessibility to water will provide economic development for women as well as sustainability for world.

HEALTH for Women

Make available to women, health coverage, preventative care, pregnancy and more wellness care.


Equal pay and paid leave, as well as childcare and diversity will provide an economic development as well as sustainability for world.

VIOLENCE against Women

Help prevent violence against women, as well as provide support services to victims, who experience it.


anna-maria-chavezAnna Maria Chavez
Ex.CEO, Girls Scout & Official Counsel to the President, Bill Clinton

Anna Maria Chávez developed the leadership skills growing up in Eloy, Arizona, that would propel her into a career of public service. Her desire to transform the world through servant leadership led her to Yale University, before pursuing a juris doctorate at the University of Arizona. She held numerous posts in President Bill Clinton’s administration, and later returning to Arizona to serve then-governor Janet Napolitano. Her success led to her appointment as the CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA where she served from 2011-2016. In 2016, Anna was named as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune magazine, cited for her vision and creativity in working to revitalize the Girl Scout brand for a new century.

She has been named one of FORTUNE’s World’s Greatest Leaders of 2016 and was named number 22 by Fast Company in its annual list of the most creative people in business.  She brings a wealth of experience from previous legal, public policy, non-profit management, and brand management positions in Arizona, Texas, Washington DC and New York City.

Anna Maria Chávez is one of the world’s top experts on women’s leadership, youth development and draws from her 25 years of public service and non-profit leadership to teach on teamwork, inclusion and diversity, resiliency, leadership and self-motivation. Her keen insights and dynamic presentations have inspired thousands of individuals around the globe to lead authentically and has helped organizations to work together more collaboratively and create dynamic impact.  Anna has appeared on CBS News, NBC’s The Today Show, FOX News Channel, CNBC’s Squawk BoxCNNBloomberg RadioNPR, and she’s a contributing writer on Huffington Post.

Most recently, Chávez was the first woman of color to lead the iconic Girl Scouts of the USA in their 104-year history with 2.7 million members in over 90 countries in the world and 59 million Girl Scout alumnae in America today. Anna served as the chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas and her success earned her the respect and recognition of GSUSA’s National Board, which appointed her chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of the USA where she served with distinction from 2011-2016.

Ravi KarkaraRavi Karkara
Executive Director, UN Women and Youth Development
Ravi Karkara is Senior Advisor on Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy to the Assistant Secretary General to the UN and Deputy Executive Director, UN Women. With over two decades of experience, Ravi is an expert in various international development-related fields, driving innovation, building strategic partnerships, and promoting advocacy and programming in the areas of human rights, gender equality, accountability and social justice. He is also the Acting Head of Private Sector for UN Women.

Ravi has been the force behind several high-value strategic partnerships, resource mobilization, and key advocacy initiatives for UN Women – including partnerships with the City of New York, MasterCard, Citi Group, Philantropic Age, to name a few. His innovative advocacy initiatives include Ringing the Bell on Gender Equality in over 34 stock exchanges across the globe, and the Gender Equality March from the United Nations headquarters to Time Square in New York City. Ravi has been instrumental in supporting UN Women’s work on strategy development – this includes Strategy on Youth and Gender Equality, Working with Boys and Men in Gender Equality. He works with celebrity influencers as part of Planety50-50 Champions in support of UN Women.Ravi represents UN Women as the co-chair of the UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth and Development and founded its Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality. He developed and led the youth outreach of the UN Secretary General’s My-World Survey to deliver votes from more than 6 million youth from 193 nations. He is the UN nominated cochair of the innovative and impactful UN&CSO Policy Strategy Group World We Want 2030.

Ravi has been the recipient of the prestigious NOVUS Award – that unites global leaders from around the world to tackle today’s big challenges via actionable change. He received the prestigious International Social Activist Award – Crown Jewel of Social Activist – 2017. He has been awarded the Global Officials Award for his work on youth and gender equality and the Inter-Faith Award on promoting peace and harmony. He was also appointed as Junior Chamber International Ambassador. He is listed as the Top 10 Global Diversity Experts produced by Prestigious “Global Diversity List” by BNP Paribas and the Telegraph UK.

Previously, he has also worked with the UN Millennium Campaign, UN-HABITAT, UNICEF and Save the Children and has written more than 80 publications/articles in his career spanning over two decades. He has extensive experience in training and facilitation across generations around the world and has over 1000 training days to his credit.

Erin GavinErin Gavin
Hollywood Actress know for playing Marylin Monroe: The Last Investigation

At age seven, Erin landed the role of Molly in the theater production of Annie and her career was launched in the UK. She was still in high school when she landed her first television role in the popular television series, “Taggart.” Shortly after, Erin spent a year in New York City honing her craft through many and varied acting classes. She returned to Scotland to attend The Royal Academy to study media and the performing arts. Afterwards she then went on to study business studies.

Upon graduation, she moved to London and landed a role in the award winning hit television series, “Footballers’ Wives,” which led to the launch of her successful career within acting and modeling. Soon, by combining her many contacts in the entertainment and modeling worlds with her intelligence, wit and determination, she created the Erin Gavin Agency (EGA), which has become one of the United Kingdom’s leading providers of models, dancers and Film & television background artists. Erin’s career has had an eclectic career in motion pictures, television series, theatrical productions, print and live-action commercials.

She’s worked with a remarkable list of directors and actors, including David Schwimmer, Michelle Pfeiffer and Elijah Jordan Wood. Erin’s most recent credits include starring as Marilyn Monroe in hit U.S. play Marilyn My Secret, Valerie in the thriller, “Dread,” directed by Anthony DiBiasi, “Play On,” directed by David Story, Rola in the comedy, “Junk,” directed by Kevin Hamedani. She also starred and produced as Marilyn in Marilyn and Sinatra which toured the US and UK. Erin has recently received rave reviews for her performances as Marilyn Monroe and Marlene Dietrich.

Erin currently resides between Los Angeles, California and the United Kingdom. In addition to her acting career and owning a successful UK company, Erin negotiates successful investment deals for motion pictures. These negotiations include the Karl Urban comic book adaptation Dredd and a successful video game for Tweens. If Erin is not cultivating business deals then she is spends her time practicing her karate skills. Erin has a black belt in Shotokai k

Naveen Jain photographed by Kevin AboschNaveen Jain
Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Technology Pioneer

Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation. He is the founder of several successful companies including Moon Express, Viome, Bluedot, TalentWise, Intelius and InfoSpace.

Moon Express is the only company to have permission from the US government to leave earth orbit and land on the moon. We are developing technologies to harvest planetary resources on the moon and developing infrastructure to make humanity a multi-planetary society.

Viome is focused on disrupting healthcare with the goal of “making illness elective”. We have developed technologies to analyze the biochemistry and ecosystem of our body that consists of millions of metabolites and trillions of micro-organisms. Our plan is to identify biomarkers that are predictive of chronic diseases and prevent them through personalized diet & nutrition.

Naveen Jain a trustee of the board at the X PRIZE Foundation where he is focused on finding entrepreneurial solutions to address the global challenges in health, education, women empowerment, agriculture, and energy. He recently launched a million-dollar Women Safety XPRIZE to empower the women around the world.

Naveen Jain is on the board of Singularity University, an interdisciplinary university with the mission to educate and inspire leaders to address humanity’s grand challenges through innovative technologies.

Naveen Jain has been awarded many honors for his entrepreneurial successes and leadership skills including “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Albert Einstein Technology Medal” for pioneers in technology, “Humanitarian Innovation Award” at the United Nations, “Distinguished Global Thinker Award” by IILM, “Most inspiring Entrepreneur” by Andaaz TV, “Most admired Serial Entrepreneur” by Silicon India,  “Top 20 Entrepreneurs” and “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the leadership in the technology industry and support of other entrepreneurs by Red Herring.


Dana-MicucciDana Micucci
International Author & Journalist
Dana Micucci is an award-winning author, speaker, mentor, and healer. She has enjoyed a decades-long career as a widely published journalist and author writing about culture, travel, and spirituality for The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Chicago Tribune, Architectural Digest, Town & Country, Spirituality & Health, and many other well-known publications.

Dana’s new novel, The Third Muse, a metaphysical, time-travel mystery set in the international art world, celebrates divine feminine wisdom and the healing power of love. Her inspirational travel memoir, Sojourns of the Soul: One Woman’s Journey around the World and into Her Truth, was a gold winner in the 2013 Nautilus Book Awards. Both books offer a heart-centered message of peace for our time.

A dynamic speaker and teacher, Dana conducts transformational talks, workshops, and retreats worldwide. Her energy and words, whether written or spoken, carry a healing vibration that have led many to experience deep personal shifts in consciousness, expanded awareness, and a recognition of their soul’s purpose. Drawing on her lifelong spiritual inquiry and practice, she assists others in igniting and accelerating a fearless journey toward wholeness.

Based in Taos, NM, after many years in New York City, Dana is also trained in a variety of healing modalities and has a private healing and mentoring practice.

Natasha-Israt-KabirNatasha Israt Kabir
President, BRIDGE Foundation & Adjunct Lecturer, Law and Justice, JahangirNagar University, Dhaka
Natasha Israt Kabir is a Freelance Researcher, Adjunct Lecturer at the department of Law and Justice, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Charles Wallace Trust Fellow, U.K and U.S State Department alumni as well. She is the founder President of BRIDGE Foundation and social business entrepreneur as well for the excluded deaf and mute artists in Bangladesh entitled with “Magical Art of Silence”

She finished her first post-graduation and graduation from the Department of International Relations, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh and 2nd Post-Graduation being a UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of South Asia Regional Cooperation scholar while studying at Pondicherry Central University, India.

Sheila-RobinsonSheila Robinson
KISS, MSW,LCSW Author & Speaker
The author of 5 books with nearly 20 years of clinical experience under her belt, Sheila taps into the soul and psyche of her audience by creating a long-lasting memorable experience. Sheila Robinson-Kiss is the new voice urging you to take control, take action and lift up your home and work life in today’s disconnected relationship state. Sheila is on a mission to give people the tools to adapt to the fast-paced, distraction filled climate we live in.

She provides the techniques to move forward with renewed compassion and balance. She moves beyond the “neat and tidy” relational paradigms of the past and offers relevant solutions for working and living today.

Sheila’s research was born out of the realization that the relationship and work environment has changed. In nearly two decades as a licensed clinical social worker, she witnessed a marked change in her clients. Reports of “casual cruelty” and the absence of deep, meaningful connections started to rise. People seemed more broken…busted…bruised…on edge. People’s work and relationships have suffered.

Sheila has provided keynote presentations and high impact programs for over 30 state and federal agencies, and for companies like, American Family Insurance, The Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Pfizer, The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Wells Fargo Advisors and more.

Dr.-Srimanthy-KesanDr. Srimanthy Kesan
CEO, Space Kidz India
An Educational, Cultural and Travel ambassador for kids, Dr. Srimathy triggered her launch pad Space Kidz India (“SKI”) in [July 2011]. As the CEO of this prestigious organization, Dr. Srimathy has designed numerous programs to channel young minds.

An educational evangelist with a mission to disrupt the mundane culture in the Indian educational system, Dr. Srimathy through her programs, has opened the doors to an untapped avenue called “Space Education”. Her ultimate goal is to produce World renowned Scientists through her Aero Space research University she dreams to build one day.

SKI has designed a life changing path for 1500 kids from India and Nigeria to the pinnacle of Space education, NASA. Cosmonaut Shalizan Sharipov (Director of Yuri Gagarin Space Centre, Moscow) and Astronaut Marsha Ivins (NASA) were invited by SKI to India to meet with Indian students, apart from Retd. Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma – Hero of Soviet Union, and only Indian Cosmonaut to share their experiences about living in space. SKI is the proud host of the esteemed annual contest called the “Young Scientist”, a unique avenue to promote innovations in the field of Science and Technology. SKI has recently collaborated with the “Young Scientist” alumni and undertaken some huge initiatives in the field of Science and Technology. “NSLV – KALAM 1”, one of a kind first “Near Space Vehicle” to be launched in India and it is recognized in the Limca books of records. Partnering with Moody Space Center, Australia to launch the first ever Indo-Australian Cube Satellite in 2017.

Apart from Space education, SKI is also devoted to promoting education through culture. SKI created history during the 2011 Olympics by becoming the first cultural unit selected from a prestigious list of 22,000 artists to perform at the London Olympics. SKI has hosted numerous cultural events in India, Canada and USA.

A management student in Travel and Tourism, Dr. Srimathy Kesan was awarded a Hon. Phd in the subject “Education thro Travel” by Cosmopolitan University, United States. She also had received a special commendation from the United States Economic department from Washington DC for designing this unique Scientific educational experience for Indian Children in the United States.

She is been appointed by His Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu as the Planning Board member of Mother Teresa University, Kodaikanal, the only Women University of Tamil Nadu.

Ceylan-RoweCeylan Rowe
CEO, Trendy Napkin
Ceylan Rowe, is the founder of Trendy Napkin and one of the Commissioners for the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women (MWCSW). She is all about empowering women locally and globally.

Trendy Napkin began on International Women’s Day 2016. Trendy Napkin sells shirts with an inspiring message and donates a percent of profits to help refugee women overseas become self-sufficient. This year Trendy Napkin is focused on Syrian refugees and also has a Global BFF Collection where they sell products made from women in rural areas of the world.  Ceylan studied Political Science and International Affairs at Northeastern University.

After college she worked for the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants.  Following in her father’s footsteps she became an entrepreneur. She started Mommy’s Business BFF where she helped moms go back into the workforce or start their own business. Then after three years, she launched Trendy Napkin. Most recently she was a speaker at the Massachusetts Conference for Women’s Small Business Roundtable to teach women “How to go from a business idea to a business in 10 easy steps.”  She has also attended the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women’s 60th session and participated in the “How to Protect Women’s Human Rights Against Violent Extremism.”  On International Women’s Day 2017, she spoke at the Turkish Consulate General in Boston on “Empowering Women through Local Engagement.”

Dr.-Shawne-DuperonDr. Shawne Duperon
6-Time EMMY® Winner Media Expert
With her PhD in gossip, numerous EMMY® awards and social media reach topping 120 million per month, Dr. Shawne Duperon is considered by many to be one of the most innovative consultants on communication today.

From London, to Athens, to Munich, to across North America, Dr. Shawne educates corporations, universities, governments and entrepreneurs, on how to effectively communicate resulting in increased retention, engagement and productivity in the workplace. Her popular and progressive conversations on forgiveness as a leadership tool, amplify inclusion and respect in the workplace.

Her case study is Project Forgive, a non-profit and non-religious educational foundation that reaches millions in social media and tens of thousands in her Facebook Live Broadcasts.

You’ve seen this Six-Time EMMY® winner featured in major media including: CNN, ABC, Inc. Magazine, and USA Today.

As a scholar, Dr. Shawne’s expertise is leading-edge. Applying gossip theory, she implemented strategies that caused Project Forgive to go viral, garnering an endorsement from Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the honor of a Nobel Peace Prize Nomination for her work on global forgiveness.

Cara-BrookinsCara Brookins
Best-Selling Author
Cara Brookins is the author of Rise, How a House Built a Family, the true story of her and her four children fleeing domestic violence and building a 3500 square foot house by watching YouTube tutorials. Her fiction novels include the adult suspense novel Little Boy Blu, the YA Timeshifters trilogy, Treasure Quest, and the middle grade Gadget Geeks and Doris Free novels. Cara is a professional speaker and believes everyone can build a bigger life.

Hope-BrookinsHope Brookins
Personal Branding Expert
Hope Brookins is a personal branding and publicity strategist who helps personalities transform their personal their message into a brand movement. Hope spearheaded her family’s publicity campaign positioning them to be recognized internationally for their story and, more importantly, their message. Her story has been featured on The Today Show, People, New York Times Women’s Edition, ABC News, CNN, Inside Edition, and USA Today.

Naomi-OsemeduaNaomi Osemedua
Entrepreneur & Best-Selling Author
Naomi is a Multi passionate  & Social Change Entrepreneur and the Author of the Amazon Best Seller…SOCIALLY SPEAKING -My Periscope Miracles. She is  also a Domestic Violence Survivor.

A TEDx Speaker and Positive Change Coach, She is totally Obsessed with the power of ‘Live Streaming’. She is currently reign as  ‘The African Queen of Live Streaming’ becoming the first African woman to trend on Periscope.tv with over 20 million users Globally. As the host of the online show ‘Sparkle With Naomi… she built a Global following of over 7,000 people and counting in 12 Months while nursing her baby at home with no tech background whatsoever and today she uses her Knowledge and expertise to coach Individuals and Brands on how they can leverage Live streaming Platforms to boost visibility to a Global audience, increase their Sphere of Influence and  also Profit financially. “Why be Local…When you can be Global.”

She hold a Bachelor in Science degree in Human Physiology from the Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma,Nigeria and a Coaching to Excellence Certification from the University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business, South Africa. She is an Alumni of the Dale Carnegie Institute and the Myles Munroe Leadership Mentoring Program.

Carol SankarCarol Sankar
Global Diversity Expert
Carol Sankar is an international high level R&D business advisor, leadership consultant & real estate investment expert who focuses on strategic implementation strategies to assist today’s established business owners and high level executives. Mrs. Sankars’ business and leadership tips have been featured in publications in Finland, Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom and the USVI. Her international client-base are established executives and business owners who are seeking new and innovative methods to focus on productivity.

Carol has been featured in numerous magazines, articles and conferences; including a recent features in Forbes, Madame Noire, Essence, Entrepreneur.com, TEDx, The Steve Harvey Show, CNNMoney.com, Daily Worth, and Working Mother.

Carol holds a Degree in Political Science & International History from Hofstra University in New York. She served as a senior Paralegal and executive advisor for several leading general litigation firms and Fortune 100 corporations in New York City. She has earned several professional certifications; including but not limited to, NYS Notary Public, American Bar Association Intellectual Property Executive certification from Long Island University and American Political Science Fellow.

She took her experience out of the corporate world and began her entrepreneurial journey as a outsourced legal consultant with several boutique law firms and insurance agencies in the New York City area.

Carol began to take interest in real estate and subsequently relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina. Carol was relentless as one of the leading real estate investors in the Charlotte metro area. She founded Wholesaling 101™ to teach her techniques to other aspiring real estate investors. Carol has authored 5 best-selling books and the founder of The Confidence Factor for Women in Leadership global executive firm.

wright 1088Dr. Michele R.Wright
Award Winning Success Expert
Michele R. Wright, Ph.D. is a multi-dimensional Senior Executive with experience providing dynamic leadership in diverse roles, including healthcare administration and business development to Fortune 100 companies and an international non-profit organization. With advanced degrees in engineering and public policy, she brings a
sensibility to executive roles, combining the ability to share and communicate a vision for meaningful change along with a practical approach to implementation and administration.

She is the Founder and Executive Director of the “My Water Buddy Foundation”, a 501(c)(3) non-profit enterprise that uses edutainment and creative, fun, relatable and aspirational characters fashioned as anthropomorphic organs to promote the health benefits of drinking the daily recommended intake of water to children and their families, so they can have a better and more fulfilling quality of life through a healthier body. Dr. Wright serves as the Senior Director of the National Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Association (NBPA).

She served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Pathology Partners and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Ozarks-Arkansas Region with the American Red Cross. She is also the past recipient of Sister Friends United, Inc. “Women of Excellence Business Award” as well as the organization’s inaugural “Five-Year

Service Award”.

She is a national and international multiple award-winning Corporate Leader who has worked with top ranked corporations including Genentech Biotech Company, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and the Procter and Gamble Company. She has a successful track record in increasing productivity, inventory accuracy, operational efficiency and cost reductions as an engineer and has top sales performance in food, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sales. She is a specialist in project, team and total quality management.

Dr. Wright holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, with a double specialization in Health and Leadership Policy; a Master of Science degree from the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI), where she chartered the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and was UTSI’s first full-time African-American student to earn a Master’s degree in Engineering Management/Industrial Engineering; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Tuskegee University, where she was Miss Engineering and graduated with High Honors and Electrical Engineering Student of the Year.

Her extensive research of some of America’s most outstanding women achievers served as the inspiration for her book “DEAR SUCCESS SEEKER: Wisdom from Outstanding Women” (Atria/Simon & Schuster) which received the USA Book News “Best New Non-Fiction Award” and has allowed her to leverage what she has learned about success to benefit corporations, organizations and educational facilities. Dr. Wright and her husband Terry reside in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Mandy-SangheraMandy Sanghera
International Human Rights Activist

Mandy is an international human rights activist who has spent the last 26 years supporting victims and survivors of ‘honour’ based Violence, cultural Abuse, FGM. She is an international motivational speaker who has spent years supporting and empowering others find their purpose and rebuild their lives after abuse. Mandy is currently working with the European Parliament with regards to forced marriages. The report and research a final report (based on the information from the 28 EU Member States and the selected associated countries (Switzerland, Norway, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Albania and Turkey). She has delivered training to the CPS , police, local authorities , and other organisations around safeguarding , cultural competency , and the ideology of cultural practices. She has published articles in academic papers and international magazines on learning disabilities and forced marriages. Mandy is currently working with 4 universities in the UK.

ElaineElaine Orler
Founder and CEO, Talent Function

Considered the recruiting technology industry’s premier thought leader, Elaine Orler has been designing and implementing global HR solutions as a practitioner and a consultant for more than 20 years. A much sought-after industry expert, Orler’s hands-on approach has enabled multi-national organizations to transform and optimize complex recruiting processes through contemporary technology-driven talent acquisition practices.

She has presented her vision for the future of talent technology in the U.S. at SHRM Annual, the HR Tech Conference, the Talent Acquisition Technology Conference, and HRO Today Forum. She has been asked to present at major HR conferences in the U.K., Netherlands, Turkey, New Zealand and Australia; most recently at the Australasian Talent Conferences. Her expertise has been cited frequently in Wall Street Journal, Human Resource Executive magazine, Workforce magazine, Talent Management magazine and HR Magazine.

Orler is also a successful entrepreneur, having founded Talent Function, a talent acquisition consulting firm that guides successful outcomes for mid- to large enterprises, in 2009. Employing the best and brightest in the recruiting technology industry, under her guidance, Talent Function has transformed and optimized the recruiting processes of many industry leaders. Known for its commitment to the highest levels of customer satisfaction, Talent Function’s service offerings draw directly from Orler’s deep expertise in competitive talent strategy models, process consulting and HR data and analytics.

Having participated in the growth of the talent acquisition technology category since inception, Orler is passionate about its impact on job candidates. In 2011, she founded The Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on illuminating and promoting a quality candidate experience. The organization, its research and its awards program have forever changed the conversation about how job candidates are treated, becoming the gold-standard followed by many organizations as they define their employer brands.

Orler is a graduate of University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Education. An accomplished photographer, her hobbies include celebrating the successes of her children and traveling the world. She volunteers with the international charity, HOPE worldwide.

This image has been resized with Reshade. To find out more visit reshade.comLinda Rowe Thomas
CEO, Romás by Linda

Linda Rowe Thomas is the founder, CEO and creative director of Romás by Linda. Thomas is an American fashion designer who is known for her haute couture evening wear. Thomas has appeared 5 times at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week and has been officially named the first and only burn survivor to showcase on the prestigious platform. Linda has over 20 years of management experience in Buying, Management, and design, Thomas’ celebrity clientele include actresses, singers, professional athletes and many more. With a number of accolades under her needle and thread, Linda was named “One to Watch by the New York Examiner and named on the top fashion designers of 2014, 2015, 2016 by the Examiner. Thomas’s designs have graced the red carpets of the Golden Globes, BET, The ESPY’s, STARZ and numerous others. At age two, Linda survived a house fire, which left her with facial scarring and without fingers on her left hand. Despite the surprising impairment, Linda maintains impeccable quality with each stitch and to this day still sews each garment by hand. As an author, inspirational keynote speaker and philanthropist, Linda has used her adversities to inspire other burn survivors. She is the founder and Executive Director of Designing Hope Foundation, 501c3 nonprofit benefitting burn survivors across the country. For her philanthropy service and design accomplishments, Linda’s honors include; •Soiree Magazine’s Women to Watch 2015 •The Pioneering Parent Award 2015 • Official gown designer for the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame •Induction into the Atlanta High School Hall of Fame •Proclamation of March 12th, officially “Linda Rowe Thomas Day” •Delta Regional Challenge Coin on behalf of President Barak Obama. •Proclamation of June 1st , officially “Romás by Linda Rowe Thomas Day” •2017 Woman of Excellence Award in Business.

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Youth Ambassador of UN Women

MoniCa Singh is a philanthropist and international Social Activist for Violence Against Women & Motivational Speaker. She inspires and motivates women around the world to help them reach their true potential. She is the Youth Ambassador of UN Women, Speaker at the United Nations representing Face of Resilience from India & United States of America.

She uses her story to motivate and spread the awareness about the crimes happening all over the world.

She founded Mahendra Singh Foundation that strives to provide women skills, counselling, guidance and connections to make them self efficient and empowered. Her foundation works on sustainable development goal of Quality Education, Economic Growth & Wellness and Gender Equality #5.

She is also working in fashion industry and helping break the imbalance and myths to empower and redefine beauty. She has a Fashion Design graduate from NIFT, New Delhi & Fashion Marketing graduate from Parsons School of Design, New York.

She also co-produced and was featured as the Super hero of world renowned comic book – Priya Shakti’s mirrors edition. The comic book works with augmented reality and is being incorporated into education system in India to engage the youth in social issues.

Maria_Amor_TorresPrincess Maria Amor
Princess of Philippines

Crown Princess Maria Amor has a noble heart. Love of humanity is the driving force in her life. She is truly humanity’s Traveling Princess. Born in the Philippines, an intelligent, extremely lovely girl became a beauty queen, model, keep-fit expert, natural leader and entrepreneur. Fame took her to the U. S. A., where she excelled in international charity work.

Her parents shaped her ideals and her love of humanity. Crown Princess Maria Amor’s mother, Nanay Erlinda Carasco Torres R. I. P. encouraged and supported Maria in her quest to help humanity. Maria’s mother taught her to be compassionate and loving to those in need. Now, Princess Maria Amor continues her work honoring the memory of Nanay Erlinda Carasco Torres, whose boundless love is deep in her heart.

Crown Princess Maria Amor realized that charities can benefit from learning from each other. She is the founder of We Care for Humanity, the illustrious Global Officials of Dignity Awards and the prestigious We Care for Humanity Humanitarian Summit which empowers humanitarians to enlighten the globe with their shared knowledge.

A non-political influencer of world affairs for peace, Traveling Princess Maria Amor works for the advancement of the people of the world, in peace, health, economic standards, democratic freedom and education. She is as distant from politics as the moon and the stars. The first Global Officials of Dignity Awards 2013 was held at The Academy of Television Arts & Science in Los Angeles. The annual Global Officials of Dignity Awards and Humanitarian Summits 2014/2015/2016 were held at the United Nations Headquarters New York with the [2 day] W. C. H. Humanitarian Summit. W. C. H. is registered at United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Princess Maria Amor continues to send Humanitarian Ambassadors of We Care for Humanity out across the Globe. Every year We Care for Humanity expands its network into new countries doing good from healthcare to Global Santa. Crown Princess Maria Amor understands that like-minded people working for the humanitarian cause can achieve more by coming together in knowledge and understanding. Everyone in the world needs be a team player for the good of humanity and the protection of our Earth.

Crown Princess Maria Amor speaks for those who can’t speak for themselves. She holds the plate for the hungry. Provides the cooker in the soup kitchen. No task is too lowly. A smile or a cuddle for a frightened child is the love the Princess gives. The great and the good join in her humanitarian quest.

Maria Amor Torres is a royal crown princess recognised across the world by her hands-on approach. She has the support of members of the U. S. A. Congress and Senate for her non-political humanitarian work. Princess Maria Amor uses her high royal status for the promotion of peace and humanitarian ideals. Her ideals unite countries and religions.

Money raised by We Care for Humanity goes to fund its work in many countries. Education, vaccinations, health, food, clothing and shelter are priorities. The tasks that We Care for Humanity supports continually grow in diversity, abandoned children, refugees, acid attack survivors and victims of natural disasters.

The Traveling Princess Global T. V. Show is broadcast internationally and raises the profile of the many charities and issues they address. Traveling Princess Maria has been welcomed by the lowly and the highest in all the countries of her royal visits.

In 2015 Crown Princess Maria Amor authored and published her first book We Care for Humanity Poetry with Maureen Brindle W. C. H. Official Poet. The book contains poetry and photographs associated with her Royal Tour 2014/2015 and it was launched at the 3rd Global Officials of Dignity Awards.

Later in 2015 Crown Princess Maria Amor published The Greatest Humanitarians of the World 2015, highlighting the 3rd Global Officials of Dignity Awards and opened her author’s page to the world.

Crown Princess Maria Amor is associated with promoting the arts and in 2016 published, with Maureen Brindle, We Care for Humanity Anthology featuring the writings of her supporters and her Royal Tour 2015/2016. It was launched by Crown Princess Maria Amor at the 4th G. O. D. Awards United Nations Headquarters N. Y.

Her global charity has spread from the U. S. A. to many parts of the world including United Kingdom, India; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Morocco; Malaysia; Nepal; Philippines, Indonesia, Kenya and Egypt.

Crown Princess Maria Amor was honored with the first OSJ Medal of Merit for her profound service to Humanity.

Crown Princess Maria has never forgotten her roots and works for the needs of the children of the Philippines as she does for all children. She supports telemedicine as an exceptionally efficient method of healthcare provision and education, with many social benefits.

Crown Princess Maria works tirelessly for economic progress and international trade, which is the important factor in linking the interests of countries, to provide stable, lasting, peace and stability.

The Traveling Princess stands for peace between nations, uniting faiths with the love of humanity to improve conditions for the needy. Peace begins with one word humanity.

A truly noble crown princess in touch with progressing humanitarian aims in a changing world. She walks in love and humility addressing needs, the founder-leader of We Care for Humanity’s a world team addressing world problems.

The peace of the world is the supreme objective in these changing times and it is only by cooperation at a human level that peace and humanitarian aims will be achieved. The Traveling Princess is a beacon of light. Her work is respected all over the world.


Kim MeyerKim Meyer Webb
Anyone who knows her will agree – she has a flair for performance and considers the world a stage. She experienced the power of volunteerism through her commitment to Arkansas Festival Ballet and Junior League of Little Rock. Now, as editor of Inviting Arkansas, she places the performance spotlight on organizations and their missions and the countless volunteers that make it all possible. When she’s not behind the camera at events around town, you’ll most likely find her out & about in Hillcrest with her dog Ray.

April-Chatham-Carpenter-optDr. April Chatham-Carpenter
Professor of Applied Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Dr. April Chatham-Carpenter is a Professor of Applied Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she also serves as Department Chair of the Department of Applied Communication. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate classes in support of the department’s mission “to foster the co-creation of better social worlds through positive communication.” Previous to coming to UA Little Rock, she served as Professor of Communication Studies and the Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate College at the University of Northern Iowa. In her various roles, she has participated and overseen many student success initiatives. She has received many teaching and service awards, such as the Liberal Arts Core Teaching Excellence Award, the Regents Award for Faculty Excellence, and the NISG Above & Beyond Service Award. Her administrative and teaching experience, as well as her research on women’s issues and the importance of communication for women’s well-being, provides her with a unique perspective on women’s issues.


michaelMichael B. Johnson
Michael has practiced law in Arkansas for over three decades as a general practitioner with specialties in the areas of general corporate, business, real estate and securities law. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Arkansas (Inactive). He is the owner of and solo practitioner in Johnson Law Firm PLLC in Northwest Arkansas, a firm specializing in general corporate, business and securities law, estate planning, probate, intellectual property law, firearms law and firearms trusts. His career has spanned numerous general counsel positions with Arkansas companies, including serving nearly a decade as Vice President and Associate General Counsel with what was formerly the largest private investment banking firm off Wall Street. He also proudly served as Arkansas’ Securities Commissioner from 2001 to 2007. His practice experience is extensive and spans the full range of business, securities and transactional law, intellectual property law, estate planning, probate and firearms law and firearms trusts.

Prior to attending law school, Michael worked as a registered professional engineer in the telecommunications industry and a research and design engineer designing automatic pilot flight control systems for the general aviation industry.


University of Arkansas School of Law Juris
Doctorate, cum laude (1986)
Arkansas Law Review, Executive Editor

University of Arkansas School of Engineering
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering (1978)
President of Student Branch of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Recognition, Awards and Honors
For over a decade, Michael has maintained an AV ethics rating by Martindale-Hubbell which is the highest rating attainable for a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics.

Community Service and Activities
In the past, Michael has served as adjunct professor of Securities Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, and adjunct professor of Business Law and Ethics at John Brown University.

Kim MeyerKim Meyer Webb
Anyone who knows her will agree – she has a flair for performance and considers the world a stage. She experienced the power of volunteerism through her commitment to Arkansas Festival Ballet and Junior League of Little Rock. Now, as editor of Inviting Arkansas, she places the performance spotlight on organizations and their missions and the countless volunteers that make it all possible. When she’s not behind the camera at events around town, you’ll most likely find her out & about in Hillcrest with her dog Ray.

warwick-sabinWarwick Sabin
Arkansas House of Representatives, District 33
Rep. Sabin is serving his second term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. He represents district 33 which includes a portion of Pulaski County.

For the 90th General Assembly, he serves on the committee on Education, the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee, the committee on City, County and Local Affairs, and is the 2nd Caucus District Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore.

Rep. Sabin is the Executive Director of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub.  He graduated as Valedictorian from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He earned his Master’s in philosophy, politics, and economics from the University of Oxford. His academic achievements include being named a Marshall Scholar, Truman Scholar, and Sturgis Fellow.

He was named in Arkansas Business 40 under 40,  a list of intriguing business and political leaders under 40 years old. He was also listed in FOLIO:40, a national list of some of the most distinguished magazine and media professionals

jerry-adamsJerry B. Adams
President & CEO, Arkansas Research Alliance
Jerry retired from Acxiom Corporation in October 2007 after 34 years serving in a variety of senior leadership roles. He began his career with Arkansas Research Alliance in April of the following year.

Jerry served as the chair and continues to serve on the executive committee of Accelerate Arkansas, a statewide volunteer group of leaders focused on building a knowledge-based economy in Arkansas. Active in the startup community, Jerry serves on the management committee of Funds for Arkansas’ Future, the state’s first angel fund. Jerry also serves on the advisory board of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, chairs the board of BioVentures, the incubator at UAMS and serves on the board of VIC Technology Venture Development, a Fayetteville-based for-profit incubator.

Jerry is also involved with education reform having served on the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Committee for Higher Education. He is currently serving on the Board of Visitors at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and is a past board member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at the University of Arkansas’ Walton School of Business, the University of Central Arkansas Advisory Board for the College of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and the University of Central Arkansas Regional Advisory Board for the College of Fine Arts & Communication.

Jerry was a founding member of the STEM Coalition and served as chair of the EAST Initiative, a secondary school technology-based project learning initiative active in over 200 schools in Arkansas and six other states. Jerry also serves as board chair of the Arkansas Initiative for Math & Science (AAIMS), an organization focused on advanced placement of math and science in Arkansas high schools.

He is the founding board chair for the Conway Interfaith Clinic, a clinic focused on providing medical and dental services to segments of the community who are underserved. And also serves on the board of the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI).

Jerry was the founding board chair for the Faulkner County Community Foundation and served as chair of the state board of the Arkansas Community Foundation. He serves as the vice chair of the Conway Development Corporation, Conway’s economic development organization, in addition to serving in a board capacity for the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation. Jerry has recently joined the board of the Interfaith Center, a statewide institution located in Little Rock.

He is married with two sons and four grandchildren. Jerry and his wife, Madelyn, reside in Conway, Arkansas.

melissa-thomaMelissa Thoma
Co-Founder & Principal, Thoma Thoma
Melissa Thoma co-founded Thoma Thoma in 1988, following her experience as a graphic designer. While her focus has evolved to mostly high-level strategy for Thoma clients, she is still not afraid to get her hands dirty and her right brain engaged as the constant creative catalyst of the firm. Melissa Thoma and her husband, Martin Thoma, founded the firm 22 years ago, they’ve expanded their philanthropic efforts while holding one tradition in place, that of donating $1,000 to a charity, then creating a holiday card in that charity’s honor. Nonprofit paying clients also receive a 25 percent discount from the agency, and Thoma Thoma annually devotes some 5 percent of its annual revenue — anywhere from $50,000 to $80,000 — to a pro bono budget for Arkansas charities and nonprofits, a cumulative donation that the firm estimates at more than $1 million.


Rupa DashRupa Dash
Co-Founder & CEO
Rupa is an entertainment entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. She is the Co-Founder & CEO of World Woman Foundation, a global stage for women voices and Dash Global Media, a leading entertainment company in Los Angeles. She is also associated with Brillstein Entertainment Partners, an organization regarded as the premier entertainment management group in Hollywood. An ardent advocate for social entrepreneurship and leadership development for women in business and entertainment Rupa is involved with UN Women and Hollywood Film Festival advocating Gender Equality in Film and Entertainment Industry.

She is the first Indian American Managing Director of the World’s Largest Women Entrepreneurship Network recognized by White House and the first women to receive the International Telecom Union Award from United Nation. Rupa attended the Anderson School of management at UCLA, Los Angeles and focused on Entrepreneurship

Dr.Upendra KarDr. Upendra Kar
Co-Founder & COO
Dr Kar is an international award winning scientific professional with more than a decade of scientific contribution at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute (JHMI) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has been actively leading, and collaborating with thought leaders and world’s leading research scientists in cancer and stem cell biology. He has written original research articles, review articles and delivered presentations in international conferences.

Dr. Kar graduated in business administration from University of California, Los Angeles in 2010. He served as a Board of Director at University Cooperating Housing Association (non-profit) for 5 years. He has the experience of managing the non-profit organization in appointed of Executive Director and developed comprehensive programs to enhance transparency in financial operations.

He served as the Vice President, Entrepreneurship Committee Co-Chair and External Affairs Officer for Society of Postdoctoral Scholars at UCLA (2007-2010). He initiated and collaborated with Business Science Center at UCLA (UCLA BSC) and eagerly pursued key initiatives for connecting the graduate student and postdoctoral fellows and increase their awareness to the University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. He also served as a chairman of the Post-Doctoral Journal club at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore, USA.

His entrepreneurial acumen reflected through his numerous enterprises i.e. MBioScience, ApnaHealth and is an investor in Dash Global Media.

It is his deep love for philanthropy that has led him to new vistas and far reaching projects like the World Woman Foundation. Dr Kar’s life mission is to empower people, mobilize resources and transform the lives of people by helping them adapt to change.

Arlene KrantzArlene Krantz
Business Coach & Host Amazing Women In Action
Arlene Krantz is an author, speaker, mentor, business coach and an adventurous woman. She started her first business and went from zero to 7 figures even when everyone said she couldn’t. Arlene is the host and founder of “Amazing Women in Action” on World Woman Foundation.com where she interviews amazing women who share their stories.

Arlene has been fighting for women’s rights all her life and her goal is to have more women find their voice, step into their power and make their dream come true. As a mother of two daughters and a grandmother of six granddaughters and one grandson, her legacy is to empower women to go deep inside their soul, touch their heart and find that deep voice that wants to come out and declare “I’m here”. Arlene is the author of “The Business Within You” and co-author of “Woman Entrepreneur Extraordinaire and “So, What Do You Do?”

Lisa AmstrongLisa Armstrong
Digital Content Producer
Lisa Armstrong was raised on regular doses of fairytales, folk songs, and 19th century novels. It’s not surprising that she grew up to be a hopeless idealist! A long-time freelance writer, her work has been featured in print and online publications, and as part of an international award-winning women’s website.

She has also been active in sustainability and women’s causes- helping to bring Mme. Jehan Sadat to Little Rock, creating a permaculture discussion group, and initiating a women’s empowerment circle.

Her newest role as a grandmother has reintroduced the importance of women’s concerns in an era of increasing change. With an eye to the future, she intends to awaken women to their true power and to their rightful place in our world.

Rupa Dash

Co-Founder & CEO

Dr.Upendra Kar

Co-Founder & COO

Arlene Krantz

Business Coach & Host Amazing Women In Action


At World Woman Summit, we search year-round for presenters who will inform and inspire and impact the world in a positive way. If you know someone who belongs on the WORLD WOMAN STAGE, we want to hear from you! Please use our speaker recommendation form to tell us why this person would be well-suited to speak at upcoming Global Summit.



7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Opening Ceremony

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote Speech

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Morning Panel

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Morning Panel

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lunch Break

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Panel

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Global Voice Awards, 2017

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Closing Remarks

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Afterglow & Networking

4:15 PM - 6:00 PM


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Nikki Haley, Governor, South Carolina


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