The Success Story of the 6th International Conference on Future of Women (FOW 2023)

The 6th International Conference on Future of Women (FOW 2023) was held from the 23rd – 24th February 2023 at Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo, Sri Lanka under the theme “Empowering Women, Powering the Future”. The Conference was attended by more than 80 participants representing more than 23 different countries. It was organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka.

The Conference was envisioned to bridge the gap between researchers, innovators, and knowledge seekers providing a common platform to tackle significant issues on the future of women, sharing the latest research findings, knowledge, opinions, suggestions, and vision while offering a gamut of interactive platforms, ranging from specific individual research presentations to panels, keynote presentations by prominent researchers in the field, group discussions, storytelling, workshops, networking, and many exciting experiences. FOW 2023 was also a moment to unite diverse research, stories, and case studies from all over the world, in parallel sessions while offering many networking and publishing opportunities.

Conference Venue

Taj Samudra

5 Star Hotel in Sri Lanka

Conference Chair

Prof. Dr. Anita Singh

Centre for Women’s Studies and Development,
Banaras Hindu University,


On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the Future of Women Conference , I am delighted to invite researchers across the globe to the 6th International Conference on Future of Women 2023 under the theme : “Promoting Women, Powering the Future” which is scheduled to be held from 23rd – 24th February 2023.

Our concern in this conference is to address the challenges for gender equality in the new decade. We need to identify and question the issues and strategies for the future of women in the current climate of a global pandemic. It is particularly disconcerting how the new pandemic is preserving and perpetuating inequalities of all kinds, including gender inequity. Beyond the troubling daily data stating the loss of lives and the economic decline, the miseries of the marginalized and vulnerable communities persists to tally up behind the scenes. Other equally unsettling phenomena which compel us to radically rethink our approaches include the consequences of globalization and neoliberal economics, advances in biotechnology, the neoconservative counterattack to women’s rights, media monopolies, and developing information technologies,... the surge of identity politics undermining social movements and side-lining women’s issues, and the increase in disease outbreaks, violent conflict, and war. Thinking through how these may impact the progress of gender equality, women’s human rights, and sustainable human development, we hope to identify an urgent need for women’s movements to evaluate its methods, transform societal patterns, uphold women’s rights, social inclusion, and legal remedies to make women’s futures more effective in ways that would transform everyone’s sense of identity, safety and wellbeing.

The attendees will discuss and learn to navigate the world’s most pressing challenges before women and unravel the biases and address: All existing discriminations, the routine welfare services pressures, women’s education, empowerment and employment, The gendered division of labour, nutritional, sexual, and reproductive health, Amplified perils of domestic abuse and other forms of gender-based violence among many other issues. This two-day conference will offer incredible opportunities for professional development, personal growth, and networking. The 2023 gathering will aim to bring together researchers and students in various fields to discuss the pressing issues facing our world today. The conference will feature keynotes, breakout sessions, Storytelling, panels, and workshops. We hope to deliberate on the various aspects of feminist futures and the unfinished agenda of women’s equality during this conference.

I look forward to seeing you and hope that you find the event informative and enjoyable.

Prof. Dr. Anita Singh, Ph.D.

Centre for Women’s Studies and Development,
Banaras Hindu University,

Resouce Persons


Prof. Melissa Steyn

[Keynote Speaker]
Sociologist & South African National Research Chair in Critical Diversity Studies
Director & Chair of Wits Centre for Diversity Studies
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Dr. Rosaline Govender

Dr. Rosaline Govender

[Keynote Speaker]
Chairperson of the Gender Forum of DUT
Secretary, Institutional Forum
Academic Development Practitioner
Durban University of Technology (DUT),
South Africa


Dr. Nadia Ayub

[Plenary Speaker]
Associate Dean
College of Economics and Social Development
Institute of Business Management


Dr. Pratibha Jolly FNASc, FinstP (IoP, UK)

[Plenary Speaker]
Academic Consultant, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
PI, DST Supported Project GATI (Gender Advancement for Transforming Institutions)
Former Principal, Miranda House, University of Delhi

Prof. Anoosh W. Khan

Anoosh W. Khan

[Plenary Speaker]
Professor & Chair
Department of Gender Studies
University of Peshawar, Pewshawar 25120
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,


Amy Wheeler

Educator, Marathoner, Endurance Athlete





Erin Thomas MPA, PCC

2x Award Winning Career + Executive Coach

“Lead with Influence”: Workshop on Values-based Leadership

Lauren Sweeney

Branding Expert | PIHRA Board Member
Corporate Trainer | Leadership & Confidence Coach
VP @Rise Up For You,

Workshop on "Regaining Control of Harmful Self-Criticism with an Undeniable Fact-Check"

Valerie Gordon

Ten-Time Emmy Award Winning Producer
Career & Communications Strategist

Workshop on “Why the Current Conversation Surrounding Work/Life Balance is Doing More Harm than Good?”

Becca Powers

Founder & CEO Of Powers Peak Potential
Best-Selling Author & Award-Winning Fortune 500 Hi-Tech Sales Executive

Workshop on "Empowering  Authentic Leadership for the Future world of work"

Ashalia Maharajh

Learning Professional & Youth Coach
South Africa


We believe your paper deserves to meet its ultimate research destination!


  • ISBN 978-624-5746-32-3

  • COPE Standard

  • Double-blind peer-reviewing from World-class Scientific Committee

  • Available Online

  • Papers from

    o 70+ authors*
    o 20+ countries*
    (*According to the past history)


  • ISSN : 2602-8646

  • High quality double-blind peer-reviewing

  • Access via Online Journal System

  • Open Access

  • Google Scholar

  • Crossref Coverage

  • Maintaining the high quality standards

  • Submission to major indexing

Peer-reviewed Journals

Conference participants have the option to submit their full papers in peer-reviewed journals which are internationally accredited from renowned publishers.

Each journal will conduct quality checks on the accepted papers and only papers that pass these checks will be published.


“A Breakthrough Free TIIKM Project To Make Your Research Publication Possible”

This is a free project which is designed to help you to develop your full papers up to the standard.

We provide preliminary reviews for your full paper with the world-class publication “steering committee” prior to the conference.

Reviewed and revised paper with constructive inputs will make your paper more likely to be accepted by high standard journals.

Need support to publish your paper???


Title – “Strategies for Publishing in English Language Gender Journal”

Prof. Barbara Risman

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences,
University of Illinois,
Chicago, USA

Future of Women 2023 has amplified its Publication Opportunities partnering with TIIKM Publishing to locate your research to the right destination.

Past History

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Our Official Conference Partners


[Hosting Partner]

The Asian-African Association for Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Vasanta College for Women

[Hosting Partner]

Vasanta College for Women,


[Academic Partner]

Miranda House,
University of Delhi

Alagappa University

[Academic Partner]

Alagappa University,


[Academic Partner]

Institute of Business Management,


[Academic Partner]

Department of Gender Studies,
University of Peshawar,


[Academic Partner]

Wits Centre for Diversity Studies, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg,
South Africa

[Academic Partner]

University of the Free State,
South Africa

Durban University of Technology, South Africa

[Academic Partner]

Durban University of Technology,
South Africa

University of Mauritius

[Academic Partner]

University of Mauritius

University of Ibadan, Nigeria

[Academic Partner]

University of Ibadan,

Allameh Tabataba’i University

[Academic Partner]

Allameh Tabataba’i University,

[Academic Partner]

International Women Connected (IWC)

Sri Lankan Convention Bureau

[Strategic Partner]

Sri Lankan Convention Bureau

Travel tour partner

[Travel Partner]

Travel and Tours


[Organized By]

The International Institute of Knowledge Management

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