Dr. Maja (Maya) Zelihic is a Fulbright Specialist, Full Professor, and a Department Chair of the Advanced Management Studies at the Forbes School of Business and Technology. Dr. Zelihic is a Global Dialogue Partner at NAFSA, the world’s largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education. Dr. Zelihic serves on the Board of Advisors of the International Fellowship Program in Arbitration and Scientific Assessment, the comprehensive global academic review platform. She also serves as an industry advisory member at the Amity University Novel Communication Lab (AUNCL). She is an expert in e-learning development and implementation in the developing world. Dr. Zelihc is a Board member at the Center for Women’s Leadership at the Forbes School of Business and Technology, launched in June of 2020.
Vash Naidoo is the Founder & CEO of The Wonder Women Club, a global community that believes in community over competition. She coaches and mentors women in business, helping them overcome challenges so that they can move forward with inspired action, and live their most joyous life. Her time spans between her business ventures, as Financial regulatory consultant and her passion for merging technology with human experience as a Scrum Certified Product Owner and Agile Business Analyst.
Since 2010, Ms. Sâadia Lakehal’s mission has been to propel and promote Canadian industries on the international scene.
Strong experience in industrial networking and knowledge of the sector, she improves the competitive positioning and the level of
competitiveness of the manufacturers it supports.
Interesseted by the place and impact of women in the industrial sector, she initiated the Global Women in Manufacturing Summit and the
magazine to promote diversity and inclusion in the connected industry.
Wan Fara Ayu is a Venture Capital (“VC’) entrepreneur who focuses on shariah compliant investments and developing start-up companies. She has 15 years experiences of which 9 years in VC and 6 years in entrepreneurship. She has screened over 1,500 companies from diverse sectors and stages. She has
acquired the end to end experience of the Venture Capital Value Chain, from working with General Partner (Fund Management), Limited Partner level (Fund) fund of funds to being an entrepreneur herself. She is currently the Co-founder for Kanzun Ventures Management Sdn Bhd, a Venture Capital Fund Management Company also involved in nurturing and developing promising SMEs/start-ups
I am an experienced creative Italian business woman. Having held high-ranking positions within European leading entertainment, media, telecom and fashion firms, launching a high-end brand of my own was the next logical step. The current sanitary crisis also pushed me to think thank other initiatives for the community linked to entrepreneurship, mentoring, learning, sharing, women empowerment. Thus I created Willow Thrive an initiative which gathers entrepreneurs from different backgrounds to promote diversity and encourage resilience.
Bianca Tudor, Founder & CEO Elite Business Women & Elite Business Women Investment Fund. I started my career at 19, working for a multinational company. My interest in leadership, young leaders, and female leadership started to take shape around the age of 22, when I joined the global organisation – Junior Chamber International. My drive and commitment have allowed me to become the Training and Personal Development Manager/Director of the organisation and later, one of its board members.