Amal Azzudin, keynote speaker

Amal Azzudin


Human Rights Activist
Equality and Human Rights Officer (Refugees)
Scotland

Speech Title:” Seeking Sanctuary and Safety: A Glasgow Girl’s Story “

Amal Azzudin is an award winning campaigner for human rights and social justice. Within the Mental health Foundation she takes responsibly for the development and delivery of new and innovative work with asylum seekers and refugees. Amal has a BA in Community Development and an MSc in Human Rights and international politics from the University of Glasgow.

Amal is well known as one of the Glasgow Girls, a group of seven school girls from Drumchapel High School who campaigned to stand up against dawn raids, detention and deportation of asylum seekers in Glasgow. The Glasgow Girls story has since been turned into two BBC documentaries, a stage musical and a television musical drama. The group’s efforts raised public awareness, won the support of the Scottish Parliament and influenced the government’s decision to change immigration laws.

Amal is an ambassador for the Scottish Refugee Council. In 2016 she was named an inductee of the Saltire Society’s Outstanding Women of Scotland alongside JK Rowling, Annie Lennox and Sarah Brown and she recently won the University of Glasgow’s World Changing Alumni Award 2018.

The Next Generation of Women

Iti Rawat


Founder WEFT Women Entrepreneur Foundation
Founder Thinkhall Training and Consultancy LLP
India

Speech Title: ” How Women Entrepreneurs will lead the Nation’s Growth in Future “

Iti Rawat is a Professional Keynote Speaker, an Entrepreneur and a Retail Experience Enhancer – have worked with several international and national firms on various projects for them in the Retail industry. Her company Thinkhall Training and Consultancy has recently been awarded as the TOP 5 Startup for Diversity by DivHersity Awards 2019.
She also run a Foundation firm called WEFT Women Entrepreneurs Foundation, which is helping bridge the diversity in landscape of start up eco system. They promote more women to take up entrepreneurship and help those who are already running a business. She have been a mentor to many start up organizations. She is also part of leadership committee for a project of ASSOCHAM Women Economic Forum Karnataka Council. She also won an award awarded by the Indian Business Woman Conference – “Social Leader of the Year” 2019 for her efforts towards women empowerment. Also, have been featured in Brilliantread as an Emerging Woman Entrepreneur. 
Before the entrepreneurship run of 5+ years, she was working for corporates like Apple India Pvt Ltd, Nike India Pvt Ltd and Arvind Brands Ltd working in various functions like Product, Sales and Retail Operations etc. She is a passionate speaker and have been speaking on various topics which are motivational in nature which can make you drive to a conclusion and rediscover yourself.
A Serial Indian Entrepreneur

Dr. Somdutta Singh


Former Vice-Chairperson NASSCOM Product Council
A Serial Indian Entrepreneur
India

Speech Titile: ” Women’s Rights: Beyond the Prism of Law and Men “

Dr. Somdutta is a (PhD) in Economics, Former Vice-Chairperson NASSCOM Product Council, Core Committee Member, WEP – NITI Aayog, a serial Indian entrepreneur, angel investor. She has founded several multi-million dollar ventures.

She is the Founder of Digital Leadership Institute, Founder of IRA – A Crowd sourced multi-million dollar Fashion Label (amazon and retail), Co- Founder – Amplicell -A heath Supplements company & Founder- CEO at Unspun Group, one of India’s first technology-based marketing solutions companies. She is also on the advisory board for BloombergQuint and on advisory board of several start-up businesses.

Dr. Somdutta is a Mentor of various initiatives like Google Launchpad, Microsoft and Target Accelerator, and now a Mentor of Change at Atal Innovation Mission (AIM).

Dr. Somdutta has been bestowed with several prestigious awards that includes the most recent ‘Impact Entrepreneur Award for social innovation’ in May 2019. The award was presented by IEEE in association with UN Women and Amity University London. She has also won The 2019 Mentor of the Year by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, 2017 Digital Leadership Award for Social Innovation by Times of India, and the 2017 Women Leadership Award by Economic Times.