fow 2019 THE SUCCESS STORY OF 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FUTURE OF WOMEN

The 2nd International Conference on Future of Women’19 was organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Vasanta College for Women – Admitted to the Privileges of Banaras Hindu University, India as the Hosting Partner. The Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran, University of Peshawar, Pakistan and Khon Kaen University, Thailand are the academic Partners of the Conference.

 

INAUGURATION CEREMONY

The Conference was held on 14th – 15th February 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka under the theme “Voices of Women: Transition from Inspiration to Action”. Future of Women 2019 was chaired by Prof. Anita Singh from Centre for Women’s Studies and Development, Banaras Hindu University, India.

The opening remarks of Future of Women 2019 were made by Conference Chair Prof. Anita Singh (Centre for Women’s Studies and Development, Banaras Hindu University, India) together with Mr. Isanka P. Gamage (Managing Director, The International Institute of Knowledge Management).

Future of Women 2019
Conference Proceedings: Volume 2 Issue 1 (2019

2019 FUTURE OF WOMEN SPEAKERS

The 2nd International Conference on Future of Women’19 was a great platform for academicians, researchers, women activists and delegates from worldwide and members of professional bodies to exchange their newest knowledge and discuss key issues.
Keynote forum was one of the most significant moments during the Conference and it was enlightened by two keynote speeches. The first keynote speech was delivered by Ruth Ostrow (Speaker, Writer & Presenter, Australia) on the topic “Inspiration to Action: Bridging the Gap”. The second keynote speech was delivered by Dr. Saundarya Rajesh (Social Entrepreneur, Founder & President – AVTAR Group, India) on the topic “Bridging the Gender Divide: Innovate to Include”.

PROF. ANITA SINGH

[ Conference Chair ]
Centre for Women’s Studies and Development,
Banaras Hindu University
India.

DR. SAUNDARYA RAJESH

[ Keynote Speaker ]
Social Entrepreneur, Founder & President,
AVTAR Group
India.

RUTH OSTROW

[ Keynote Speaker ]
Speaker, Writer, Presenter,
Australia.

THEME BASED PLENARY SPEAKERS

Future of Education’19 was comprised of four plenary speeches under four special themes. These speeches were delivered by following experts in the field.

Dr. Nalika Gunawardena

“WOMEN AND HEALTH“
National Professional Officer
Health System Analysis and Evidence
World Health Organization Country office
Sri Lanka.

Mr. Karthik Ekambaram

“INVISIBLE ROLE OF WOMEN IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT“
Vice President
Diversity & Inclusion Consulting
AVTAR Group

Dr. Sulochana Segera

“WOMEN IN POWER“
Founder/Chairperson Women in Management

Dr. Harsha Aturupane

“WOMEN IN EDUCATION & RESEARCH“
Lead Economist and Program
Leader for Human Development for Sri Lanka and the Maldives South Asia

SPECIAL FEATURES | FUTURE OF WOMEN’19

BUSINESS WOMEN FORUM 2019

Business Woman Forum was happened on the first day of the 2nd International Conference on Future Women’ 19 and invited women leaders, women activists, scholars, scientists and all participants of the conference for an insightful discussion about “Women Entrepreneurship and Economic Development”. The forum was moderated by Mr. Lakshaman Bandaranayake (Chairman, Sarvodaya SEEDS).
The Forum discussed ways women are challenged and succeed in building their careers and growing their businesses. The panel topics were varying in order to ensure the inclusive activation of the female voice in business.

MODERATOR

Mr. Lakshaman Bandaranayake
Chairman
Sarvodaya SEEDS

PANELIST

Ms. Lopa Rahman
Corporate Governance Officer,
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

PANELIST

Gowri Rajan
Director
Sun Match Company

PANELIST

Ms. Samadani Kiriwandeniya
Chairperson
SANASA Development Bank

PANELIST

Indrani Fernando
Chairperson/Managing Director
New Philip Hospitals (Pvt) ltd

PANELIST

Shehara de Silva
“You Lead Partnership Director”
Sri Lanka

WOMEN CEO FORUM 2019

Woman CEO Forum 2019 was happened on the first day of the 2nd International Conference on Future Women’ 19 and it provided insights for women’s success while encouraging more women in the workforce to develop their careers and aspire leadership positions. This forum was moderated by Ms. Gayani De Alwis (Chairperson Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) & Board Member WCIC)
This forum combined representatives from the industry and academia to discuss their approaches, perceived successes and failures, and strategies for the future. Join us to walk away with tangible, actionable advice as well as important sources of support from distinguished leaders.

MODERATOR

Ms. Gayani De Alwis
Chairperson Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) & Board Member WCIC

PANELIST

Dhashma Karunaratne
Chairperson
Women in Logistics & Transport (WiLAT)
Sri Lanka

PANELIST

Sumeet Verma
Director - Human Resources and Corporate Relations Unilever
Sri Lanka

PANELIST

Jayanthi Dharmasena
Managing Director
Hayleys Agriculture Holdings LTD

PANELIST

Nisha Arunatilake
Director of Research and a fellow Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) of Sri Lanka

PANELIST

Ms. L. Chiranthi Cooray
Chief Human Resource Officer
Hatton National Bank
Sri Lanka

PUBLICATION IN PROGRESS

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Crossref_TIIKM conferences All accepted abstracts for 2nd International Conference on Future of Women will be published in the conference abstract book with an associated ISBN 978-955-3605-22-1. All full papers will be reviewed through a double blind reviewing process and published electronically with an ISSN 2602-8646 number in the proceedings with a DOI Number (DOI prefix: 10.17501).

Journal of International Women’s Studies

jiwsISSN 1539-8706
Editor in Chief Prof. Diana Fox & Prof. Cami Sanderson
Publisher Carley Taylor, Bridgewater State University, USA

Jiurnal Link>>

International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship

health care for women international

ISSN : 1756-6266
Editor in Chief: Professor Colette Henry
Publisher : Emerald Publishing
Indexed in Scopus
Journal Link >>

APPEAL TO THE WORLD

Appeal to the World was one of the significant campaigns happened at the 2nd International Conference on Future Women’ 19. It was consisted of Storytelling, Interview and blogs for women leaders, women activists, scholars, scientists and all participants of the conference. This was strived to bring together storytellers from every corner of the world which helped us learn about each other outside of the framework of a formal conference paper.
In the spirit of the ongoing work of building a global women’s movement, this storytelling session was fruitful for all the attendees, from women activists, advocates, academics, leaders, journalists, independent researchers and NGOs in Women’s studies and related fields.

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

Future of Women 2019 comprised of nine (09) technical sessions. The technical sessions were under the below themes.

  • Glass Ceiling And Sticky Floors
  • Gender Equality And Empowerment
  • Under-Representation/Misrepresentation Of Women In The Media And Movies
  • Women In Health, Economy And Power
  • Migration, Displacement, Environment, Human Rights And Women
  • Gender-Based Violence, Human Trafficking
  • Education, Training And Institutional Mechanism For The Advancement Of Women

FUTURE OF WOMEN 2019 PARTICIPANTS

Future of Women 2019 provided a solid platform for eminent researchers and policy makers from across the globe to share their research findings with one another and to discuss the policy implications. The conference provided a refreshing experience for all, especially for the women who had the opportunity to share their research findings and stories on an international platform and to gain a better understanding about each other.
The conference was comprised of international researchers representing following Nations.

  • India
  • Thailand
  • Sri Lanka
  • Iran
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Bangladesh
  • Ethiopia
  • Georgia
  • Israel
  • Oman
  • Senegal
  • Malaysia
  • Sudan
  • Turkey
  • UK
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • Spain

SESSION CHAIRS

Dr. P. Pretheeba
Eastern University
Sri Lanka

Dr. Hamideh Addelyan Rasi
Allameh Tabataba’i University
Iran

Dr. Lida Kavousi
Allameh Tabataba’i University
Iran

Prof. Alka Singh
Vasanta College for Women
India

Prof. Irene Bobb Das
Vasanta College for Women
India

Dr. Robabe Ramezani Allameh Tabataba’i University Iran
Prof. S.K.Gunatilake Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Dr. Poonam Singh
Vasanta College for Women

EVALUATION PANEL MEMBERS

Prof. Anita Singh Banaras Hindu University India
Dr. Madhubhashini Galagedarage The Open University of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Dr. Lishanthi Wijewardene University of Sri Jayewardenepura Sri Lanka

Dr. S. B. Ranasinghe
University of Colombo
Sri Lanka

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Assoc. Prof. Tania Haque,

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Prof. Layachi Anser

University of Sharjah, UAE.

Dr. Phoebe Zoe Maria Sanchez

University of Philippines, Philippines.

Dr. Abhishek Mishra

Institute of Management Studies, India.

Dr. S. P. Srimathi

NMKRV College for Women, India.

Dr. Dusadee Ayuwat

Khon Kaen University, Thailand.

Dr. Nasir Jamal Khattak

University of Peshawar, Pakistan.

Dr. Jagriti Upadhyaya
Dr. Barnali Chetia

IIIT Vadodara, India.

Dr. Faizullah Jan

University of Peshawar, Pakistan.

Dr. Ayub Jan

University of Peshawar, Pakistan.

Dr. Talat Allahyari

Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran.

Dr. K. Vijaya

Quaid-E-Millath Government College for Women, India.

Dr. Hamideh Addelyan Rasi

Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran.

Dr.Patcharin Lapanun

Khon Kaen University, Thailand.

Dr. Abha Chatterjee

IIM Indore, India.

Dr. Afroz Ahmad Bisati
Dr. Verena Tandrayen-Ragoobur

University of Mauritius, Mauritius.

Dr.Orathai Peeryura

Khon Kaen University, Thailand.

Dr. Asha Bajpai

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India.

Dr. Aramesh Shahbazi

Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran.

Dr Mini S

The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, India.

Dr Seema Mehra Parihar

University of Delhi, India.

Dr. Shirin Ahmadnia

Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran.

Dr Syed Tanveer Nasreen

The University of Burdwan, India.

Dr. Bigi Thomas
Dr. Vinita Priyedarshi

Patna Women’s College, India.

OUR OFFICIAL PARTNERS

HOSTING PARTNER
Vasanta College for Women – Admitted to the Privileges of Banaras Hindu University, India
ACADEMIC PARTNER

Allameh Tabataba’i University,
Iran

ACADEMIC PARTNER
University of Peshawar, Pakistan
ACADEMIC PARTNER
Khon Kaen University, Thailand
STRATEGIC PARTNER

The 5th World Conference on Women’s Studies

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

WiLAT, Sri Lanka

MEDIA PARTNER
ORGANIZED BY

The International Institute of
Knowledge Management

TOUR & ACCOMMODATION PARTNER

GlobeEnjoy Tours

 
EVENTS PARTNER

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