Jana Jhaveri

Jana Jhaveri | World Can Code

Jana Jhaveri

Hi! I am an 18 year old student from Mumbai, India.

I am currently in Year 12 of the International Baccalaureate. I recently started my own company World Can Code to help promote women in STEM and teach underprivileged girls about the field and the unlimited possibilities. I love all STEM and technology related topics and thoroughly enjoy coding, designing websites and networking with various professionals and women in STEM fields!


Arpita Agrawal

Arpita Agrawal | HSBC

Arpita Agrawal

Robust experience of nearly three decades in leading Finance change, large scale global IT delivery and support functions primarily in financial services and manufacturing domain across consumer markets including retail and institutional.

Pioneered focused practices for mergers, divestments, strategic sourcing initiatives, global development services and sizeable supplier engagements. Managed delivery verticals, lead shared services horizontal teams and setup technology & testing methodologies. Record yield output by devising competent models for account management, change management and resource management.

Contributed to strategic initiatives for nailing financial challenges and provided sturdy guidance for entire progression cycle from conceptualization to implementation. Proficient in operating mature Finance Technology & Change function that enables informed strategy and decision making in alignment with financial objectives and target operating model. Drives delivery of investment projects as per P3M standards along with dexterity in driving CXO engagements, team management and performance improvements.

Lead various Diversity & Inclusion initiatives including women empowerment, pride & rainbow, workforce enablement, People with disabilities, Girl Child Education in India.


Angeline Aow

Angeline Aow | WomenEdDE & Berlin International School

Angeline Aow

Angeline Aow is an international educator, learning and development specialist, workshop facilitator, school evaluator and pedagogical leader.

Angeline trained and taught as a teacher in Sydney, Australia. She began teaching internationally in Nanjing, China and has worked at Berlin International School, Germany, since 2005. Her experiences as a teacher, music specialist, curriculum coordinator and professional learning and development designer has given her unique insights in multiple areas of organizational change, growth and development.

Born in Malaysia, Angeline’s family migrated to Australia in the mid-1980s. Growing up and attending school as a visible minority in a country with colonial roots was challenging across multiple factors. Through this experience she developed an empathy for learners who are seen as being different and a moral purpose to create learning experiences that values multilingualism, intercultural understanding and being an ethical upstander who values others with respect and dignity. Angeline is a lifelong learner who values the development of ‘soft skills; although she much prefers calling them transferable skills as there is nothing soft about these essential capabilities. She believes that learning is a social and interdisciplinary act and has consistently worked to build stronger partnerships between organizations from the business and entrepreneurial world and schools. Angeline’s goal is to make learning purposeful and to cultivate active citizens who have the skills, mindsets, knowledge and understandings to transfer and create actionable solutions for a better and more peaceful world.

Career highlights for Angeline can be captured through the pedagogical leadership she has engaged in throughout her work in school and educational institutions across the globe. She works for the International Baccalaureate organization to develop curriculum documentation and professional development materials. Angeline has also led 100+ workshops for teachers and leaders to support learning and teaching, pedagogical leadership and understanding of multilingual and intercultural landscapes across the Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions.


Dhivya Ranganathan

Dhivya Ranganathan | HSBC

Dhivya Ranganathan

She started her career as a Technology enthusiast delivering products for Telecom giants before pivoting her career towards Finance.

Has held positions in Finance, Risk and Treasury across Asia, Europe and the US during her career in Banking. From being an equity research analyst at Standard & Poor's to managing Risk portfolios and Championing Change through Innovation and Product Development in Barclays and HSBC, she has had a diverse career experience.

HSBC, India:

A Global Finance & Risk Innovation Champion, she treads the path of Championing Change through some path-breaking firsts in the Cloud and Conversational AI space enabling HSBC to be one of the burgeoning pioneers in leading Innovation in this space.

ING, Netherlands:

In her role in the Netherlands during the 2008 Financial crisis, she held pivotal positions in Corporate Strategy, Budgeting & Forecasting for the Group undertaking profitability measures to enable a recovery glide path from recessionary impact for ING.

BARCLAYS, New York & Singapore:

She spent 7 years with Barclays in various roles such as building strategic P&L platforms for Fixed Income products, engaging with the Fed in mitigating Risk exposures, margining and liquidating assets across portfolios for the Bank, building Technology Infrastructure for the Treasury Business and Program Managing data integrity and control framework initiatives across the Bank.

She has an MBA from National University of Singapore, a flagship Global University centered in Asia. As a finance major, she has held Executive positions in the School Formulating Finance symposiums, Guest Lectures by speakers from Global Investment Banks and conducting skill development workshops. She also holds a post graduate degree in Applied Sciences, Software Engineering.


Colonel Ishrat Rafique

Brigadier General Dr. Ishrat Rafique Eshita | International Police Commission

Colonel Ishrat Rafique

Implementation of scientific research enables us to improve the world through utilizing available natural resources and human power.

Since Dr. Ishrat’s childhood, she has a passion for scientific research and innovation and she is motivated to serve people by virtue of her merit and hard work. So, she sets her career goal to become a successful Educationist and a renowned Medical Researcher.

She is an Experienced Research Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the Hospital & Health Care industry, skilled in Clinical Research, Medical Education, Public Speaking, Research, Leadership, Strong Community & Social Services professional with a Doctor of Medicine. She believes & supports the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 Agenda, &  always trying to contribute through her work & programs promoting lifelong learning opportunities, inclusive & quality education for youth, good health & well being at the workplace, improving public health & supporting strengthening the global partnership for sustainable development.

In high school, she graduated with Biology as majors. Then she continued academic career with the undergraduate study at Community Based Medical College, Bangladesh (CBMC,B) under University of Dhaka, and passed MBBS. Then she completed Post Graduation, Master of Public Health at The National Institute of Preventive & Social Medicine, under Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Bangladesh. Dr. Ishrat has got M.D & D.O Licenses of USA in Hyperbaric Medicine as the 1st Bangladeshi Female Hyperbaric Medicine Specialist. She took part as the 1st Bangladeshi Physician Scientist in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meet 2018 (Medicine). She is the Ambassador of American Sexual Health Associations (ASHA), National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC), & now at the 2nd position of world ranking at the leaderboard of ASHA & NCCC.  She is now a PhD candidate.

Brigadier General Dr. Ishrat Rafique Eshita (IPC) has been recruited as the Deputy Chief Intelligence Officer, IPC – Global Command (220 countries) of the International Police Commission. She is the Country Chief Bangladesh of Counter Crime Intelligence Organization.  In this burning time of women empowerment this is an important achievement and milestone of development in the women sector.

She has excellent research opportunities in the field of Medical Science and Public Health. Her 84 Books & Scholarly articles have been published in the Peer Reviewed International Journal; She presented many of them in the Conferences among Senior Scientists (USA, UK, Germany). She is serving as the Research Analyst, & Editorial Board Member of 14 International Journals. It definitely sparked her curiosity & forced her to think like a Scientist. Her ResearchGate.Net RG Score is now 5.20 & She is now already in the top 5% Researcher at Academia.edu. Her Innovation “Cancer Fatigue Measurement Scale” was announced within the Top 5 Innovations in 'Health Care' category, at Bangladesh Business Innovation Award in September 2019.

She has won many National & International Awards, including:

1. Best Women Scientist of the Year Award 2020 (below 35 years category)

2. Research Achievement Award 2019

3. Global Youth Leadership Award 2019 (HEALTH)

4. National Youth Leadership Award 2019

5. State Gem Award 2020

6. Rashtriya Prerna Award 2020

7. Outstanding Scientist & Researcher Award 2020

8. International Appreciation Award 2020

9. Mayurpankhi Social Welfare Award 2019 & 2020

10. Corona Warrior Award

11. Outstanding Leadership Award 2021

12. Star Women Achievement Award 2021(Medical Research)

13. International Women’s Day Woman of Excellence Award 2021 (HEALTH)

14. Corona Warrior Honor


Vicki Lau

Vicki Lau | VFX/ VR Specialist

Vicki Lau

Without any contacts or connections in the United States, Vicki made her way into the Hollywood film industry and landed her first break working on AMC's hit series, The Walking Dead (Season 4), as well as other movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy, War for the Planet of the Apes and Aquaman, whilst working at mobile and virtual reality (VR) early-stage startups in Silicon Valley and Beach.

At 24, she was one of the youngest speakers and presenters at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference in its time, where she was a panelist and speaker for virtual reality in motion pictures. As a woman working in a male-dominated STEM field, Vicki was also invited to give a TEDx talk on visual effects (VFX) and VR in 2016 in California, USA and in 2018, was invited to speak as a keynote speaker at Elliott Masie's Learning 2018 conference, along with keynote speakers Former First Lady Laura Bush and Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr.

In 2016, Vicki left her cozy desk job to start a Singapore VR startup where the business (which was set up with a 100% remote working infrastructure) with 18 collaborators from 5 time zones, developed and launched a VR game on the Oculus Store, within 7 months. The entirety of the work was done successfully without any of the team members having to meet face-to-face. Whilst the startup had closed in 2018 mainly due to a lack of market demand, that failure did not stop Vicki – it simply made her a better artist and leader for future projects.

Today, Vicki teaches over 80,000 students from over 180 countries VFX skills & career tips with the aim to democratize the knowledge and insights from within Hollywood VFX studios themselves, to the global masses. Thus far, Vicki is the only known female VFX artist with this level of independently-amassed influence in the VFX education space.


Anju Gurung

Anju Gurung | British Gurkhas Nepal

Anju Gurung

After my studies of intermediate level in Commerce, I immediately started to look for a job due to financial problems.

I started my first job as a sales executive in an art gallery from the year 2002 to 2006. It involved the selling of arts and decorative objectives. My main job also included the dealing of customized framing for arts, photos, and decorative objects.

I joined British Gurkhas Nepal in the year 2007 as a telegraph operator. Getting adapted to a military environment was amazing. It was in a different city from where I live. In between the years, I continued my studies and graduated with a Bachelors’ degree in Humanities and Social Studies. Then I was posted as an assistant mess manager back to my hometown in 2014. A very challenging job since day one but a great experience. Then 2017 was the year that I was promoted to my current position as an assistant to Civil Secretary in the headquarter. This must be the most suitable position for me as I felt I have achieved a lot for me as well as the organization. I got the opportunity to test my skills in Human resource matters and issues.


Isabella Gomes

Isabella Gomes | Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Isabella Gomes

Isabella Gomes, 26, is a graduate student and public health reporter, based in Baltimore, Maryland.

She previously earned a Bachelor of Arts in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University in 2016, a Master of Arts in Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting at Columbia Journalism School in 2017, and a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University in 2019. Isabella is also a two-time grant recipient with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and a former reporting fellow with the Miami New Times. She is currently freelancing as a Coronavirus frontline reporter for the Baltimore Sun and is pursuing a Master of Science in Medical Science at Hopkins.

After graduation, she hopes to continue her career in feature writing, covering public health and human rights issues in the U.S. As a queer, multiracial woman of color, Isabella is most passionate about her advocacy work, fighting human trafficking, anti-LGBTQ violence, and anti-immigrant policies.


Arsenia Nikolaeva

Arsenia Nikolaeva | SumUp Payments Limited

Arsenia Nikolaeva

Arsenia joined SumUp in October 2018 to head up PR & Communication functions in Europe.

Since joining, she has focused on positioning PR & Social Media as channels driving brand awareness & recognition at scale and laying foundations to Influencer Marketing and Event strategy development at SumUp.

Arsenia has spent the last decade building creative strategies for internal and external communication practice in various fields including Ad Tech, FinTech & Gaming industries with companies such as Fyber and Nintendo of Europe. Her work focuses on crafting engaging narratives for emerging technologies that have a positive impact on people’s lives. She is a passionate leader who empowers teams to grow through agile approaches to creative communications and is a strong advocate for female leadership and diversity in tech.

Arsenia holds a Masters degree in International relations & Political Science with a focus on European Migration Policy and a BA in European studies from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.


Samaira Mehta

Samaira Mehta | Coder Bunnyz LLC

Samaira Mehta

Samaira Mehta is a 13-year-old Tech Entrepreneur who was recognized by TIME as “One of the 8 Young Leaders Shaping the Decade” and a “Real-life Powerpuff girl” by Hulu for her invention “CoderBunnyz” - a board game that simplifies complex coding concepts and teaches them in a fun farmyard adventure.

Samaira is also the founder of “CoderMindz” - the world’s first-ever Artificial Intelligence board game that simplifies the intricacies of how AI works, and “CoderMarz” which brings together her love for coding and AI with her interest in outer space and Mars.

Mehta is a Gen Z ambassador for Arm with their program GenArm2Z, works with the United Nations for gender equality, and is a Softbank Masason Scholar. She was featured on platforms like Vogue, CNBC, CNET, Business Insider, Today Show, UN Women, and Washington Post for her creations and 500+ workshops that she has lead, which spotlight her board games, through which she has taught over 15,000 kids to code. She has been a speaker at over 100 conferences nationwide and internationally including at MWC’19, C2 Montreal, and corporations like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Intel, SAP, Walmart, and IBM.

Her STEM initiative “Yes, One Billion Kids Can Code” and entrepreneurship academy “Boss Bizz” are ambitious but that’s not her only goals. She wants to become President of the United States when she’s older, giving her a bigger platform and voice to do what she believes is right for the country.