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WEF, India Joins Forces With VISAFF To Hold Inaugural Canadian Session Of Women’s Economic Forum In Surrey

The WEF, chaired by Vicki Shernjeet Gill, Sheila Mawani and Mannu Sandhu, is happening in Vancouver from November 16th -19th November 2017 in conjunction with the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival.

SURREY – Women Economic Forum (WEF) British Columbia Canada 2017, chaired by Vicki Shernjeet Gill, Sheila Mawani and Mannu Sandhu, which aims to be the Leading New Global Thinking and Change for South Asian and other women,  will be held over four days during the Vancouver International South Asian film festival at Surrey City Hall with curation and programming done by the WEF team from Delhi. The opening Gala is also being held at Surrey City hall on Thursday November 16.

It will attract over 500 women from across not just Canada but at least 50 countries across the world. The deliberations will be across a range of subjects that concern modern society, entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, environment, inclusivity and tolerance, values and family. This will be done over many sessions in the four days and will be broadcasted live globally to thousands of people. It will also be our humble privilege to confer on the Governor and some senior government persons the Women Economic Forum award of “Iconic Leaders of the Decade in Public Service.” We will also be presenting “women of the Decade” awards to leading women in Business and public life.

WEF is associated with the global movement of the ALL Ladies League, an “internet” of women with over 70,000 members across 150 countries, having circles or chapters of self-help and support with a culture of sisterhood. The aim of the WEF conferences is to foster an empowering ecosystem of conversations and connections among women and supportive men so that we can ALL together make a bigger difference in society and with our soulfulness and strengths. WEF holds about 12-18 conferences throughout the year and around the world in association with local partners.

Speaking for the Women Economic Forum, Dr. Harbeen Arora, founder and Global Chairperson said, “The aim at WEF is to help women expand their business opportunities and increase their influence and innovation through peer exchange, learning, networking and being inspired by thinkers, doers, and achievers. ALL of us have excellence within us. And WEF helps encourage, nurture and manifest it.”

Mannu Sandhu who is the coordinator for WEF British Columbia Canada Nov 16-19th 2017 and ALL Chair British Columbia, Canada added that she was proud to have been able to bring Women Economic Forum to British Columbia for the first time. She truly believed it will become the hub for women empowerment and inclusion.

WEF Events abroad are coming up in Morocco, Portugal, Cyprus, Iceland, Canada, New Zealand, UAE, Tunisia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Belgium, Netherlands and UK.

WEF recently concluded their annual Women Economic Forum 2017 in May in Delhi where, Minister Suresh Prabhu ji, Rajyavardhan Rathore ji, Upendra Khushwaha ji had addressed us, along with Baba Ramdev, MP, Subhash Chandra ji, Ms. Alenka Smerkolj, Minister from Slovenia, Marija Pavilioniene, MP, Lithuania, Margarida Marques, Secretary of State for European Affairs Portugal, and celebrities like Shilpa Shetty, Aditi Rao Hydari.

They had speakers and delegates from 100+ countries participating across 520 sessions and workshops in 41 sectors and fields. Earlier, They had Hon’ble Ministers Shri Venkaiah Naidu ji, Smriti Irani ji, Devendra Fadnavis ji, and also international dignitaries like Princess of Kuwait, as also corporate stalwarts who have been speakers and awardees. All their events are livestreamed and sessions available online for viewing anytime at WEF TV online channel.

Dr Harbeen Arora, Founder and Global Chairperson, ALL Ladies League (ALL) and Women Economic Forum (WEF) says: “WEF is an enabling platform where women can share, hone and grow their knowledge and networks. With 12-18 events taking place annually and around the world, our purpose is to create a platform for women worldwide for their greater voice and visibility and for their collaboration beyond borders, boundaries and bias. We are delighted that WEF has become a role model in gender parity and women’s vibrant leadership in All walks of life. ”

The WEF is happening in Vancouver from November 16-19 in conjunction with the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival.

For more information about the WEF, please visit: http://www.wef.org.in/

For more information about the VISAFF, please visit : visit: https://visaff.ca/

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