Future of women conference 2019

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).

ABSTRACT BOOK

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

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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”.

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PROF. ANITA SINGH

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

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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.

“Women and Health“
Dr. Nalika Gunawardena 
National Professional Officer
Health System Analysis and Evidence
World Health Organization Country office
Sri Lanka

” Invisible Role of Women in Economic Development “

Mr. Karthik Ekambaram

Vice President – Diversity & Inclusion Consulting

AVTAR Group

“Women in Power“

Dr. Sulochana Segera

Founder/Chairperson
Women in Management

“Women in Education & Research”

Dr. Harsha Aturupane

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 leaderswomen 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.

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MODERATOR

Mr. Lakshaman Bandaranayake

Chairman
Sarvodaya SEEDS

Ms. Lopa Rahman
PANELIST

Ms. Lopa Rahman

Corporate Governance Officer,
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
BUSINESS WOMEN FORUM
PANELIST

Gowri Rajan

Director
Sun Match Company
Samadani-Kiriwandeniya-Women-Entrepreneurship
PANELIST

Ms. Samadani Kiriwandeniya

Chairperson
SANASA Development Bank

Indrani Fernando
PANELIST

Indrani Fernando

Chairperson/Managing Director
New Philip Hospitals (Pvt) ltd

Shehara-de-Silva
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.

Gayani De Alwis Woman CEO Forum 2019
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
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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

WOMEN CEO FORUM 2019
PANELIST
Ms. L. Chiranthi Cooray
Chief Human Resource Officer
Hatton National Bank
Sri Lanka

PUBLICATION IN PROGRESS

Crossref_TIIKM conferencesAll 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 publications >>


Journal of International Women’s Studies

ISSN: 1539-8706
Editor in Chief: Prof. Diana Fox & Prof. Cami Sanderson
Publisher: Carley Taylor, Bridgewater State University, USA
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Indexed in EBSCO, Elsevier Bibliographic Databases, ProQuest, DOAJ and many more.



International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship

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


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
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • Spain
  • Bangladesh
  • Ethiopia
  • Georgia
  • Israel
  • Oman
  • Senegal
  • Sudan
  • Turkey
  • UK

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

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. Faizullah Jan, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
Dr. Ayub Jan, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
Dr. Talat Allahyari, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran
Dr. Hamideh Addelyan Rasi, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran
Dr.Patcharin Lapanun, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Dr. Verena Tandrayen-Ragoobur, University of Mauritius, Mauritius
Dr. Abha Chatterjee, IIM Indore, India
Dr.Orathai Peeryura, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Dr. Asha Bajpai, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India
Dr. K. Vijaya, Quaid-E-Millath Government College for Women, India
Dr. Aramesh Shahbazi, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran
Dr Seema Mehra Parihar, University of Delhi, India
Dr Mini S, The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, India
Dr. Shirin Ahmadnia, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran
Dr Syed Tanveer Nasreen, The University of Burdwan, India
Dr. Bigi Thomas
Dr. Barnali Chetia, IIIT Vadodara, India
Dr. Vinita Priyedarshi, Patna Women’s College, India
Dr. Jagriti Upadhyaya
Dr. Afroz Ahmad Bisati

FUTURE OF WOMEN ’19 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

Tour & Accommodation Partner

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The International Institute of
Knowledge Management – Sri Lanka

Events Partner

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