Imagine equality in political leadership and corporate boardrooms and factory floors. Women have equal say in decisions that affect their lives, their bodies, their policies, and their environment, from villages to cities. If you are a female leader and have pressing world challenges, concerns, and questions for the future. You will receive practical advice, feasible solutions, and innovative ideas on how to fund, launch and solve humanity’s grand challenges with a moonshot thinking.
ENTREPRENEUR, TECHNOLOGY PIONEER AND PHILANTHROPIST
Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur 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 with the goal to harvest planetary resources and to develop infrastructure to make humanity a multi-planetary society.Viome is focused on disrupting healthcare with the goal of “making illness elective” by identifying microbial biomarkers that are predictive of chronic diseases and to adjust the microbial imbalance through personalized nutrition.Naveen Jain a trustee of the board at the X PRIZE Foundation where he is focused on using incentive prizes to find solution to many of the societal challenges. 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 where he is focused on educating and inspiring 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, “Most creative person” by Fast Company, “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.
Sanjiv Goyal is the CEO of Droisys, he is considered a thought leader in innovation and has a keen passion for the future of AI and user engagement. Sanjiv is a successful serial entrepreneur and pioneer of emerging technology applications in business. He brings 25+ years of business acumen from several Fortune 500 companies, most notably from IBM, Autonation, Mastech, GMS, and RMS. He grew with progressive leadership roles in corporate strategy, business development, and management. Fortune 1000 organizations; Kelloggs, Heinz, Caesars and many more trust Droisys for Innovation. It's not enough to just have a good idea. Only when you act, when you implement, then it matters. Under his leadership, Droisys has developed solutions by leveraging AI, beacons, Augmented Reality, NFC, brain sensors, Virtual Reality and more. He advises CPG, retail, and casinos on digital engagement and innovation. Sanjiv is an active angel investor with a successful high-tech portfolio. Sanjiv has been pivotal in mentoring promising new entrepreneurs and has won awards for several of his innovations; most noteworthy, is the location-based contesting platform. He has architected first automatic vehicle location system of Singapore in 1996, since then he is focused on Innovation. He invests in Digital Marketing, Retail, Healthcare, Gaming, Hospitality tech. He has invested in Vriti, Fanminder, Admaxim, Appgravity, Gameloot, Raffity, Ebsavvy, Pregame, Mobifusion, Edseva, Demars Group, Mobiglue, Pyxa, SampleUP, iShopthrifty, Mobiglue, Direct401K, Equityzen and more. He believes in supporting our youth and focuses his philanthropic duties on children’s charities. He is on the board of Pratham. Sanjiv holds Master’s degree in Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi, India. He has spoken at several conferences including Advertising week, Startup Weekend, Wolter Kluwer conference Poland, Gitpro, PMI, IIT 2015 and more.
ENTREPRENEUR & PHILANTHROPIST
Anu Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to make a positive impact in the world. She is passionate about health and wellness and empowering girls and women. She is Vice President of Community Relations at Viome, a company focused on disrupting healthcare with the goal of making chronic illness elective by identifying microbial biomarkers that are predictive of chronic diseases and adjusting the functional microbial imbalance through personalized nutrition. Anu is the Founder of the Anu and Naveen Jain Women Safety XPrize and President of the Anu Jain family Foundation. She is also the Co-Founder of InfoSpace and Lavish Life. Anu recently launched a $1 million XPrize competition to incentivize innovators to design a technology-based solution that sets a new safety standard for women. The winning technology solution will autonomously and inconspicuously trigger an emergency alert while transmitting information to a network of community responders, all within 90 seconds and for less than US $40 per device. 85 teams globally have registered to compete. Anu is on the UC San Diego Health board of Advisors and their Science, Technology and Global initiatives committee. She is also a trustee of the board at the X-Prize Foundation, an organization focused on using exponential technology to solve the grand challenges of humanity. She is also a founding member of the investing circle and advisory council member of the UN Foundation Girl Up Campaign that specifically focuses on empowering adolescent girls in the US and around the world and also focuses on STEM programs. Additionally, Anu is a board member of Bellevue LifeSpring, a local Bellevue organization focused on helping children to foster stability and self-sufficiency and is a member of Women Moving Millions. Anu holds a BA in business administration and economics from SUNY, Stony Brook, NY, and an MBA from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She grew up in Jerusalem and many different countries as a UN child. Some of her favorite hobbies are arts and music and she loves nature and the outdoors. Anu and her husband have three children who are all entrepreneurs and actively involved in positively impacting the world.
CEO, WORLD WOMAN FOUNDATION
Dash is an a leading female futurist and entertainment entrepreneur based in Los Angeles driven to solve the world's biggest challenges through Dash Global Media, a leading entertainment company in Los Angeles and World Woman Foundation. Dash focused on accelerating women’s leadership in film by facilitating all aspects of seeking, securing, and managing film funds. In 2016, Dash Global Media was awarded the emerging film packaging start-up company in Los Angeles for its remarkable contribution to supporting social impact features. In 2018, she was nominated by Los Angeles Business Journal as 2018 Women’s Council & Awards. Dash has extensive Film Marketing experience in the development and implementation of global brand strategies for Paramount Pictures and Warner Brothers for theatrical releases. She has managed multi-million dollar development of all brand and marketing activities to meet strategic objectives and box office goals for major studios. 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, Harvard Business School, International, Davos Forum 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. She currently as the founding Board Member of Arkansas Cine Society along with Oscar nominated Director and Writer Jeff Nichols to revive southern heritage of film-making. She also serves as the International Jury Chair for Socially Relevant Film Festival in New York. In 2018, Dash was awarded the Women Making Difference Award, Los Angeles Business Journal and she was also recognized by Indian American Association for her work as the Global Voice Award 2018.
FORMER PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MALAWI
An entrepreneur, activist, politician, and philanthropist, Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda was also the President of the Republic of Malawi (2012-2014). She was Malawi’s first female president and Africa’s second. Voted as Africa's most powerful woman by Forbes Magazine for two years running and voted as one of the most powerful women in the world, Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda is a champion for the rights of women, children, the disabled, and other marginalized groups. Before becoming President of Malawi, Dr. Banda served as a Member of Parliament; Minister of Gender and Child Welfare; and Foreign Minister and Vice President of the Republic of Malawi. While serving as Minister of Gender and Child Welfare, Dr. Banda championed the enactment of the Prevention of Domestic Violence Bill in 2006, which provides a legal framework for the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls. A recipient of more than 15 international accolades including the “Hunger Project Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger” shared with President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique in 1997, President Banda is a strong advocate for women and girls’ emancipation and empowerment and a prominent civil rights campaigner. She founded the Joyce Banda Foundation International, which guides projects that range from empowering women to providing for orphans’ education. On the international scene, President Dr. Banda was instrumental in the formation of such organizations as the African Federation of Women Entrepreneurs (AFWE), currently running in 41 countries in Africa; the Council for the Economic Empowerment of Women in Africa (CEEWA); and the American & African Business Women’s Alliance (AABWA), of which she served as First President. President Banda sits on a number international organization bodies. These include the Executive Advisory Committee of UNIFEM, the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health, and the Scientific Advisory Board for the program in Global Health and Social Change at Harvard Medical School.
Maya Strelar-Migotti is a highly accomplished Senior Executive with a consistent history of maximizing revenue and profitability through the effective management of global organizations. Her international experience has included roles of increasing responsibility. Ms Strelar-Migotti was Executive Vice President at Marvell Semiconductors where she also served as Interim Co-CEO of Marvell. Ms. Strelar-Migotti was Head of Ericsson Silicon Valley and Vice President of the IP and Broadband Development in Ericsson. Ms. Strelar-Migotti held a number of senior executive roles within Ericsson and directed organizations and customer projects in North America, Europe, China and India, with a dramatically improved innovation of globally successful products in the IP, Packet, Microwave and Optical Networks. Ms Strelar-Migotti is actively engaged in promoting women in the corporate world as well as women entrepreneurship through her role as Managing Director of Golden Seeds. Ms. Strelar-Migotti graduated Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications and Informatics from University of Zagreb Croatia and has completed executive training at New York's Columbia University. She earned the Swedish Business Week's IT & Telecom Star of the Year Award in 2008 and has been listed among the Most Powerful Women in the Swedish Industry from 2007-2014. In 2013, Silicon Valley Business Journal listed Ms. Strelar-Migotti among Women of Influence. In 2014 Ms. Strelar-Migotti was a YWCA TWIN (Tribute to Women and Industry Award) Honoree and in 2016 receiver of Gold Winner for the Women Executive of the Year by the Golden Bridge Awards and Bronze Stevie Ward for Female Executive of the Year - Business Products - Computer Hardware, Software and Electronics. Ms. Strelar-Migotti served on Board Of Ericsson Germany and Board of Ericsson Finland. Ms. Strelar-Migotti is actively engaged in promoting cultural and gender diversity and serves on the Boards of Watermark, ACG Silicon Valley and Swedish American Chamber of Commerce.
Today, women represent the most significant disruptive force on the planet — and the world is unprepared. Women are also the single largest productive economic force and drive almost every economic indicator for businesses. To ignite higher value, reach audacious goals, and building more purpose-driven ventures demands a new kind of thinking. We are witnessing an Emergent Future. And women are in the Center of that Emergent Future. And the World Woman Future Institute is right on timing and to see what’s possible in the near future – with an inclusive moonshot approach. At the World Women Future Institute, we believe that the global economy and the planet can realize its full potential by equal participation of women to support Moonshot projects.
We provide our clients and partners with tangible strategic insights that lead to action. We conduct executive training, curate ideation experiences and conduct future scenario research – to support new leadership in exponential times. We identify new value flows, model risk, and help executive leadership teams can reimagine an equal future.