Judges | Women in Business

Women World Awards


Sehul Patel

Project Wastewater Engineer | Arcadis US, Inc. | Richmond, Texas, United States Sehul Patel is an Environmental/Wastewater Engineer with over 13 years of experience in water-wastewater engineering field. He has received a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Lamar University. He is a registered professional engineer with the State of Texas and National Council of […]

Emilio José Di Marco

CEO & Founder at | Aument | Miami, Florida, United States Every day, I aim to:• Democratize access to data-driven decisions, for companies of any size. Throughout my career, I’ve been:• Building companies, from a marketplace for bands to a corporate gifts company.• Leading brands, including WeWork, Corona, Stella Artois, and SAP.• Promoting great companies, […]

Saiteja Chatrati

Salesforce Consultant | Slalom | San Jose, California, United States I am currently working as a Salesforce Consultant at Slalom, in San Francisco Bay Area. With more than 5 years of experience, I am helping clients reach their Software goals. As a Salesforce consultant, I help teams build their Customer Service, Marketing, and Sales. I […]

Hemanth Atluri

Software Engineer, MTS | Salesforce Inc. | Dallas, Texas, United States I’m Hemanth Atluri, currently working as Software Engineer for Salesforce Inc, mainly focusing on building software products for non profits organizations and workplaces. Products I develop has business side and importantly it has social impact to help people. Before Salesforce I developed software for […]

Roman Ivanov

Senior Software Engineer | Trevor.io | Berlin, Germany I have almost ten years of experience in it. During this time, I was able to work both on massive projects with more than 100 people in the team and on small ones. My last project had only two people in the team, but that did not […]

Ambika Sashidhar Tirupathi

Senior Global Exports Product Manager | Amazon | Austin, Texas, United States Well-versed Product leader focused on Commercial eCommerce platforms with 12+ years of experience in Product management & Software Development.• Experienced in implementing Processes, leading multiple outcome driven initiatives with global multi-cultural teams, developing Product, Program, Test & Release strategies, and presenting Metrics to […]

Galla Pupel

Business Intelligence Expert – Data Analyst | Pure.metrics | San Francisco, California, United States Galla Pupel is a certified Business Intelligence Expert and Data Analyst. Throughout her professional career, she worked for the most eminent companies in the field of Business Intelligence in France, Canada, and the U.S., where she held extremely significant positions of Business […]

Mohan Krishna Mangamuri

Sr. Application Architect | Health Care Service Corporation | Chicago, Illinois, United States I am Mohan Krishna Mangamuri, working as Sr.Application Architect in Health Care Information Technology domain in the United States. I have a masters degree in information technology management from UT Dallas and a bachelors degree in Computer Science Engineering. I have 13 […]

Kumar Abhishek

Machine Learning Engineer | Expedia | Seattle, Washington, United States Kumar Abhishek works as a Machine Learning Engineer for Expedia, leading efforts on fraud detection, and prevention. He uses machine learning and Natural Language Processing models for risk analysis and fraud detection for various Expedia brands.He has worked as a Software Engineer for Microsoft on […]

Navneet Gupta

Co-Founder & CTO | Verita Software, LLC | Middletown, New York City Metropolitan Area, United States Navneet Gupta is a proven IT leader with over two decades of industry experience. He is working currently as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at a leading medical practice in New York spread across 22 locations for providing healthcare […]

Poonam Garg

Vice President – Director Of Engineering | U.S. Bank | Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States Poonam Garg is a technologist seasoned leader, working as Director of Engineer – Vice President at U.S. Bank. Poonam has spearheaded cultural transformation around DevOps at U.S. Bank through an agile and collaborative approach to digital transformation and software development. Poonam […]

Prasanna Venkatesh

Co-founder & CEO | Metricsbird | San Francisco, California, United States In 2002, I was restless seeing how technology was changing the world around us. I started my first business in my hostel room back in 2002. If someone had to buy a branded computer, they had to pay the premium price. So me and […]

Artem Gogin

Data Engineer | GridDynamics | San Ramon, California, United States I have 6 years of experience working in largest companies of Russia and USA. I’m an expert in big data, data science and artificial intelligence. I’ve led a number of projects involved analysis of terabytes of clients’ activity data per day. Besides from that, I’ve […]

Divyaansh Anuj

Co-founder | Introbot | Palo Alto, California, United States I’m working on Introbot – a BOT that makes INTROs. It’s a WhatsApp chatbot that understands your professional interests and accordingly introduces you to relevant people. We’ve raised preseed and are working with ~100 startup communities with 3500 founders, investors, and talent between whom we make […]

Ashok Kumar Gujju

Founding Lead Engineer | Metricsbird Inc. | Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Started my career as a Software Intern at Idea Bubbles, I was one of their first hires. Over the next 3.5 years I have built their two products from scratch. Next I joined ChatPay(Pitstop), rewrote all their existing apps from scratch for better performance and […]

Sandeep Singh

Data Scientist | Amazon Web Services | Seattle, Washington, United States An adept Data Scientist and Computer Science Engineer, with exceptional leadership qualities, passionate about AI/ML systems design, Cloud Enablement, and helping businesses innovate by building cutting-edge AI/ML production-readysolutions. I have 15+ years of a strong background in R&D, mission-critical system design, end-to-end solutiondevelopment, and […]

Stepanov Dmitrii

Software Architect | ABC Solutions | Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk, Russia 10+ years of experience in full software development life cycle including architecture, design, prototyping, implementation, and maintenance. Mostly using Java and Python. Skilled in building of scalable systems and microservices. Have experience in data analysis and data science, R&D department management and project management.

Deepak Dasaratha Rao

Consultant | Infosys Ltd. | Plano, Texas, United States Deepak Dasaratha Rao is a technologist with 25 years experience in software R&D and worked for large product companies. He has experience in software R&D and developed for Embedded Systems, Smartphone platforms, Data Wireless Communication, IoT, Connected Vehicle Telematics, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Connected Healthcare, Bio-medical, Wearable […]

Menghan Ding

Senior Data Scientist | Abbott Laboratories | Lake Forest, Illinois, United States Menghan Ding has been a senior data scientist at Abbott since 2019, working in the Software R&D division under the Core Diagnostics business. Prior to Abbott, she worked as a data scientist at AIG and accumulated more than 5 years of experience in […]

Mohsin Ali Khan

Principal Database Administrator | UnitedHealth Group – WellMed | San Antonio, Texas, United States Mohsin is a database expert with a decade of professional experience as a database administrator and architect. He works as a principal database administrator for one of the world’s most prominent healthcare organizations. In addition, he has a master’s degree in […]

Sudipta Kumar Ghosh

Director, Software Engineering | Capital One | Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States Experienced leader and technology business partner adept in implementing solutions aligned with digital and mobile first growth strategies. Leading fast-paced, dynamic teams of engineers and product managers to design next generation card originations that drive efficiency, profitability and exceptional customer experiences. Leveraging […]

James Sykes

Head of Engineering Division (former) | Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (former) | Nagoya, Aichi, Japan James Sykes is an experienced Aerospace Engineering Executive with more than 25 years of experience in new aircraft product development, Business Jets and Commercial Aircraft. He is looking to volunteer his time to help mentor the next generation. James Sykes was […]

Mindy Eardley

Director of Communications | ARIIX | Salt Lake City, Utah, United States With a diverse background in creative copywriting, project management, curriculum development, and training, I’m an award-winning marketing junkie who loves connecting people with their passions through words. Taking an idea from a creative concept to a larger-than-life reality is my jam.The bulk of […]

Chiranjeevi Aradhya

Sr Software Engineer | Collins Aerospace | Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States Sr Software Engineer (Avionics), SAFe SM, SAFe POPM, SAE / IEEE Member | Collins Aerospace, Iowa, United States Software professional with over 16 years of experience in analysis, software design, coding, integration, verification and validation of real-time embedded systems in Avionics domain. Results-driven […]

Sharada Tyagi

Data Governance Analyst II | Republic Services Inc. | Scottsdale, Arizona, United States My name is Sharada Tyagi and I am a Sr. Cloud Data Engineer with over thirteen plus years of experience in building, maintaining and supporting data frameworks for enterprise data activities.  I have in-depth knowledge and experience working in the role of Sr Cloud […]

Lakshmana Rao Koppada

Sr Software Engineer | TeqTron Inc. Client: Google LLC | Livermore, California, United States Served as an VP Education in Toastmasters. Reported to Executive Directors @ Intarcia Therapitics organization.10 + Years solid experience in CMMS/Enterprise Asset Management and worked in Maximo 6.x,7.1,7.5,7.6 versions.Responsible for gathering Requirements, solution Design and developing Industry standard business process workflow […]

Prashant Tyagi

Technical Project Manager (Cloud Enthusiast), IEEE Member, SAFe SM, SAFe Agilist, PSM-1 | Intraedge Inc. | Scottsdale, Arizona, United States — Over 20 years of Strong IT industry experience in designing and delivering of cost – effective, high-performance information technology infrastructures and applications to address complex business problems by assessing current capabilities and designing future […]

Astha Bhatia Reddy

Clinical Research Scientist | Bristol Myers Squibb | Summit, New Jersey, United States I am a dentist (4 years patient care experience in India), and have a Master in public health from a reputed US school. I work as a clinical research scientist on clinical trials for hematology-oncology indications. A clinical study that I was […]

Amr Heikal

Operation Coordinator | Baker Hughes | Al Ahmadi, Kuwait I am, a fellow at the Royal society of Chemistry in UK and full member at Sigma Xi Scientific Society in USA. I have many awards and publications. I enjoy to be part of successful team. During my past 27 years working with SLB / Halliburton […]

Subin Thayyile Kandy

Senior Product Security Engineer | Salesforce | Bear, Delaware, United States Security professional with over a decade of experience in roles as Builders (secure application developer), Breakers (penetration tester) and Defenders (application security) in the banking and finance security industry. Application Security and Penetration testing – Application security– Penetration Testing– Vulnerability assessment– Secure code reviews, […]

Paramaguru Prakash

IT Manager | Boeing Distribution Services Inc. (parent company The Boeing Company) | Miami, Florida, USA 17 years of IT Services and IT Consulting experience with focus on leading Customer facing applications. As a thought leader with strong IT experience I had leveraged technology to enable Customer-centric innovation. Embraced Agile operating model to Capture more […]

Sunil Tanuku

Vice President of Delivery, Technology and Business Services | GalaxE Solutions Inc. | Somerset, New Jersey, USA Accomplished Senior Executive with 15+ years of experience driving strategic business processes, technology transformation, and change management across LATAM, ASPAC, EMEA and NA. Leader of integration of unique business requirements and IT solutions to drive business tactical and […]

Himanshukumar V Patel

Senior Process Engineer | Bechtel Corporation (Oil, Gas and Chemicals) | Houston, Texas, USA Himanshu Patel is an experienced Process Engineer working in the oil & energy industry. Skilled in Pro II, Gas, Petroleum, Gas Processing, and Process Engineering, he is an engineering professional with a Master’s degree in Engineering focused on Chemical Engineering from […]

Sudheer Reddy

Director, Local Safety Management | Bayer | Whippany, New Jersey, United States I am a Pharmacist with a Master of Public Health. In addition, I am also a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and an Innovation Coach. As a Director at Bayer Healthcare, I am responsible for ensuring patient safety of the pharmaceuticals and over […]

Sanjeev Kumar

SAP Lead Consultant – Solution Architect | GyanSys Inc. | Carmel, Indiana, USA Sanjeev is a senior SAP professional with 15+ years of rich experience in the implementation, operation, and support of business technology. He has lead multi-cultured project teams in different roles providing SAP technology solution expertise and strategic direction. A proven ability in […]

Megha Gupta

Senior Systems Analyst | Starbucks Coffee Company | Seattle, Washington, USA Megha Gupta has 12+ years of IT experience in Oracle E-Business Suite ERP, Payment Systems & Indirect Procurement Systems. Excels at collaborating in a matrixed, cross-functional environment with fluid priorities and building consensus as a thought leader and recognized subject matter expert (SME). Outstanding […]

Brenda Christensen

CEO | Stellar Public Relations, Inc. | Cape Coral, Florida, USA Brenda Christensen is CEO of Stellar Public Relations, a world leader in public relations, investor relations, branding, funding and corporate guidance with direct attributable growth worth over millions of dollars. Ms. Christensen currently serves as an adviser on private boards in North America, and […]

Haitham Ahmed

CEO | Life and Success Magazine | London, United Kingdom Haitham is CEO Of London Academy Of Online Education, CEO European Alliance Of Certified Academies, , CEO Of Life And Success Magazine , Founder Of Oscar Magazine , CMO at WESTWORLD AWARDS, Public Speaker, Journalist, Awards Judge, Career Coach, Executive Coach, Time Management Coach, NLP […]

2020 Judges | Women World Awards
Christine Ziske | CEO | Kikusema AB | Mariestad, , Sweden | |
Neha Goel | SVP, Marketing & Strategy | Simplify Workforce | Jersey City, New Jersey, United States | |
Keshn Lipi | Chief of What | Sikka | Yes, Long, Vanuatu | |
Sanjay Jain | Director | International Star Wealth Management | Green Park Main, Delhi, India | |
Lindsay Smith | Sr. Director | Coalfire | Westminster, Colorado, United States | |
Stefanie Nastou | VP Marketing | OpenText | Richmond Hill, Ontario, Ontario, Canada | |
Poonam Jain | Director | International Star Overseas Services | Gurgaon, Haryana, India | |
Satishkumar Boguda | Software Engineer | Applexus Technologies | Sandiego, California, United States | |
Srinivas Guptha Dubba | Vice President | Global Strategic Development and Operations | Roswell, Georgia, United States | |
Katherine Maiorana | SVP, Strategy and Business Development | Sachs Media Group | Tallahassee, Florida, United States | |
Judy Shelton | Vice President | Samson | , California, United States | |
Roselene Thomas | Director & Founder | Thomas UK Consulting Services | Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom | |
Allison Plattsmier | | Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, Tennessee, United States | |
Yulia Tribrat | Global Strategy Director | Finn Partners | London, , United States | |
Praveen Kotturu | Director | KPMG | Montvale, New Jersey, United States | |
Belinda-Jane Dolan | CEO | Clariti Group | Brisbane. CBD, Queensland, Australia | |
Priyank Rastogi | Senior Sales Engineer | Google | , , United States | |
Kristi Martindale | CMO | Sarcos Robotics | Salt Lake City, Utah, United States | |
Kanchan Amatya | Founder and CEO/ Global Board | Sustainable Fish Farming Initiative(SFFI)/ UNICEF Generation Unlimited | , New York, United States | Non-Profit or Government Organizations | Kanchan Amatya is an award-winning Nepalese social entrepreneur, gender specialist and business leader. Global Board of UNICEF Generation Unlimited, she is also the Founder and Chief Executive Director of Sustainable Fish Farming Initiative, a social enterprise combating extreme hunger and poverty in South Asia. Amatya is the UN Women’s Global Champion for Women’s Economic Empowerment, Global Citizen Advocate, Ambassador of Women Protection Center. Her efforts have been recognized by the United Nations, World Bank, Clinton Foundation – President Bill Clinton, Women Economic Forum, Legacy Award. She is listed on Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list, “100 leaders under 25” by Impact Squared and Global Aquaculture Alliance’s 2018 30 under 30 List.
Haitham Ahmed | Teacher and CEO | London Academy Of Online Education | London , London, United Kingdom | Media & Entertainment | Haitham Ahmed is a CEO, Youtuber, Author, Certified NLP Trainer, Certified Business Coach, Certified Career Coach, Certified Life Coach, Certified Time Management Coach, Lecturer, and Instructor. Haitham is a member of 8 juries for different awards, such as Stevie Awards, The Global Undergraduate Awards, Excel Awards, CEO Awards, and the Jackson Wild Media Awards. Haitham Ahmed has got a Bachelor of Bio-Chemistry from Ain Shams University in Egypt, M.I.B. (Master of International Business ) from the University of Vaasa in Finland and more than 70 diplomas and certificates from global Institutes all over the world such: Coursera, Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI-U.S.A), American Management Association (AMA), Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) (The UK), Centre of Excellence (The UK), Shaw Academy (Ireland), ALISON (Ireland), EduPower Nordic Institute (Finland), Gulf Innovation Academy (Kuwait), TafeSA(Australia), International Business Management Institute (IBMI) Germany and others. Furthermore, Haitham is a founder and CEO of London Academy of Online Education, a founder and CEO of European Alliance of Certified Academies. He is also a founder and CEO of Life and Success Magazine.
Elizabeth Anon Makur | Executive Director | Girls’ Empowerment and Orphan Care Organization | Juba, Lakes State , South Sudan | Non-Profit or Government Organizations | I am been working with Girls Empowerment and Orphan Care organization (GEOCO) for over for years now as an Executive Director and co. founder. Our aim is to mentor and empower young girls to complete school and fight early and force marriages in South Sudan were the girls are seen as a source of wealth through dowry, we also protect orphans and children without care who are left on street. My experience as the executive director of GEOCO was a tough one especially with the fact that am a girl in Dinka land where girls and women are not listened to, and yet fighting child and force marriages which the culture encourages, i got a lot of negative reactions mostly from men and women as well as i had and still have some great encouragement and support from the communities in Lakes who feel the need of girl child education. However, there is a lot of lessons learnt and am ready on move to continue the fight of child marriage and promote girl child education in my country.
Megha Sharma | Director | Toogle Travel Pvt Ltd | Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance | Nishant S Mehta, is a highly successful serial entrepreneur, Chartered Accountant and mentor. He is also a prolific speaker, traveler and an active leader in nation building projects. Nishant has a unique educational background of possessing a bachelors and Master’s degree in Law, while also being a Chartered Accountant (CPA of India) & MBA in Finance. He has a rich and varied work experience including Audit & Tax Consulting assignments and Legal Advisory Services in Corporate Law. He brings to the table his rich experience and forte as a financial and legal advisor and heads Toogle as the Director- Finance, Legal and Administration. He started his journey in the year 1995 as an Intern with Chokshi & Chokshi for two years and one year with Citibank as an industrial trainee in the Corporate Banking Division. In the year 1999, he qualified as Chartered Accountant with being in top 100 students in India. During his tenure of internship with Citibank, he was responsible for CMA (Credit Monitoring Analysis) for top corporates like Aditya Birla Group, Tata Group, Godrej Group, Philips, Videocon and many more and also for the SSI Clients of the Top Corporates. After 2 years of freelancing, finally in the year 2001, he decided to start his own practice under the brand name “M/s Nishant S Mehta & Co” (NSM). Within 20 years, NSM has spread its wings not only in India but also in various parts across the globe. While on his quest of expansion, Nishant S Mehta had parallelly completed his LLB and Masters in Law from Mumbai University specializing in IPR. His hunger for learning and education did not stop there and he moved ahead in completing his MBA in Finance from Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research in the year 2008. Starting with a small office of 100 square feet and having now established a 2,100 square feet office in South Mumbai, Mumbai. NSM did not stop at this but moved forward to spread its presence in Pune, Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida in India and have offices in Singapore, Australia and Dubai globally. It also has associates in London & USA.
Aakash Chhablani | Associate Director/Manager | Deloitte | San Jose, California, United States | Consulting | I am Aakash Chhablani. I have been a judge at other categories for Stevie Awards – Consumer Awards, Emerging Startup etc. and have extensive experience in judging different categories. Also contributed scholarly articles at leading publications such as International Journal of Management and Engineering. American Journal of Computer Architecture. I am a Management Consultant with Deloitte Consulting and have an extensive experience of 10+ years working with CxOs across various TMT and FSI clients. I am well rounded professional with an advocate of diversity in workplace and can bring diverse perspectives from international experience working with various women leaders across the globe.
Charley Phillips | Operations Support | Concentrix | Cincinnati, Ohio, United States | Business Products and Services | I joined our team in January 2008 at entry level, as an agent on the phones. I worked through SME, Specialist, Team Leader, Administrative Assistant, and now Ops Support to VP.
Cyrill Wiget | Executive Director | cyrill.wiget@tegiw.com | Bayonne, New Jersey, United States | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance | INVESTMENT & WEALTH MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE with more than 25 years of extensive experience leading business growth and development around the world, establishing key relationships with ultra-high net-worth clients and Family Offices in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Proven track record of spearheading financial management offerings for clients, identifying opportunities within the market to provide value for clients. Adaptable leader leveraging strong interpersonal and communication skills to drive engagement with clients and internal teams, establishing and cultivating positive relationships globally.
Sunil Tanuku | Vice President of Delivery, Technology & Business Services | GalaxE Solutions Inc. | Somerset, New Jersey, United States | Engineering and Technology | Accomplished Senior Executive with 15+ years of experience driving strategic business processes, technology transformation, and change management across LATAM, ASPAC, EMEA and NA. Leader of integration of unique business requirements and IT solutions to drive business tactical and strategy roadmap that raise an organization’s market value. Successfully led cross-functional offshore/onshore project teams to deliver enterprise software solutions. Managed multiple key work streams of multi-million-dollar international portfolios for Fortune 100 clients catering to healthcare, insurance, PBM, real estate franchising, property and travel, e-commerce business processes, financial services, and high-tech domains. Deep understanding of PM best practices from both Scrum, Agile and Waterfall methodologies. Ability to combine strong business acumen, extensive technical experience and effective communication skills at all levels to partner with the business on aligning people, process and technology with corporate goals to deliver cost effective solutions. Brings a global mindset with extensive experience of working internationally and building integrated, high performing global teams.
Shyamala Soundari Kuppusamy | Senior Director, Product Management | Lowe’s companies inc | mooresville, North Carolina, United States | Retail | Shyamala is an experienced Product Management and Strategy leader with an entrepreneurial spirit. She has an extensive experience in E-Commerce, Marketplace strategy, Digital Marketing and Mobility. Led various strategic initiatives in major retailers such as Macy’s , Bloomingdale’s, Toys ‘R’Us, Sears & Kmart, Alfuttaim Retail, Sainsbury’s across multiple geographies – USA, UK, UAE & India. Some of her recent recognitions for her work include Stevie Award for Women in Business 2016 https://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/11/prweb13868981.htm Recognized as Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen 2019 Invited to be a notebook mentor and mentored students from Girls Inc in the Fortune MPW Invited to be a mentor in U.S Department of State- Fortune Global Women’s Mentorship program Received Macy’s Make Magic Award by the CEO of Macy’s Inc. Jeff Gennette
Margaret Mba | Pipeline Project Engineer | Shell Nigeria | Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria | Engineering and Technology | I graduated as a Civil Engineer and I now work as a Project Engineer in the Oil and Gas Industry. I have worked for 17 years. I enjoy supporting the development of small scale businesses.
Claudia Maher | Lecturer in Human Resources Management | Middlesex University Dubai | Dubai, , United Arab Emirates | Education and Training | I am a faculty member of Middlesex University Dubai teaching business and human resources management to undergraduate and postgraduate students. I have worked for Middlesex University Dubai for 6 years. I also am a consultant in Human Resources Management. I have lived in the UAE for 11 years working in HR for organisations in education, medical, and legal industries. I was born in London in the UK. My hobbies include yoga, travelling, cooking, research and socialising.
Sanjeev Kumar | SAP Lead Consultant / Solution Architect | GyanSys Inc | Carmel, Indiana, United States | Consulting | Sanjeev is a senior SAP professional with 15+ years of rich experience in the implementation, operation, and support of business technology. He has lead multi-cultured project teams in different roles providing SAP technology solution expertise and strategic direction. A proven ability in managing and delivering large scale complex Greenfield and Brownfield Implementations, Support and Upgrade SAP projects across multiple industries – Automotive, Energy, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, and Facilities Management Services. Expertise in designing and delivering SAP technology solutions – SAP Data Analytics, BPC, Data Integration and Migration from SAP/Non-SAP systems( BW7.5onHANA, BW4HANA), SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Lumira, SAP BO, S4 Embedded Analytics and ABAP across multi-functional domains – SAP PM, SD, FI, MM, and HR.
Leonor Stjepic | CEO | Montessori St Nicholas | London, London, United Kingdom | Education and Training | Leonor Stjepic is an award-winning social enterprise entrepreneur, CEO and mentor. She has spent a third of her professional life in the private sector and two thirds working with NGOs. Leonor’s first part of her career was spent in the private sector including running her own consultancy company in the UK and Spain. She was also a partner in an art gallery in London. During the Balkans war, she volunteered in a refugee camp, which inspired Leonor, on her return to London, to move to the NFP sector. Her first role was with NPFA. Following that she worked for Index on Censorship before becoming the first Executive Director of the Galapagos Conservation Trust. Her next CEO role was as Chief Executive of medical research charity, RAFT. During her time at RAFT, she created a life sciences company, Smart Matrix Ltd, and was its CEO for five years, whilst concurrently serving as CEO of RAFT. Under her leadership both organisations won a number of international awards. In June 2018, Leonor became CEO of the Montessori Group. Leonor is also a firm believer in mentoring and mentors a number of young women at different stages of their careers.
Astha Bhatia | Clinical Research Scientist | Bristol Myers Squibb | Summit , New Jersey, United States | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Health Products & Services | I am a dentist (4 years patient care experience in India), and have a Master in public health from a reputed US school. I work as a clinical research scientist on clinical trials for hematology-oncology indications specifically Lymphoma. At present, I am the lead scientist a clinical trial for a novel compound being developed for patients with relapsed Lymphoma. Also, I recently featured on an international podcast for COVID 19 which was a global hit with multiple viewer reviews. I also worked in a county health department (Bloomfield health department) during my internship while pursuing my MPH, and I worked with the health educator on a childhood obesity project for the community (an area of concern facing the country at this time). I am the marketing head (volunteer position) of an Indian- American cultural society based in NJ. I am interested in being a judge for the 13th Annual 2020 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards, and I am confident that based on my vast experience and expertise, I will be able to do great justice to the judgement process.
Sudheer Reddy | Director, Local Safety Management | Bayer | Whippany, New Jersey, United States | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Health Products & Services | I am a Pharmacist with a Master of Public Health. In addition, I am also a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and an Innovation Coach. As a Director at Bayer Healthcare, I am responsible for ensuring patient safety of the pharmaceuticals and over the counter products marketed by the company. In this role, I also lead research and safety assessments of new products the company wishes to bring to the market. In the past few years, I have brought many innovations to our processes at Bayer that were game changers using technology. I am interested in judging 13th Annual 2020 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards. With the above mentioned background, I can certainly help providing my expert opinion in many areas of business such as healthcare, leadership, management, innovation and new technologies.
Katherine Jeschke | Director of Marketing Communications | Tasktop Technologies US Inc. | Austin, Texas, United States | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet | Senior marketing, communications, change management and event executive with significant accomplishments demonstrated in both corporate and nonprofit organizations.
Megha Gupta | Senior Systems Analyst | Starbucks Coffee Company | , , United States | Information Technology Services | 12+ years of IT experience in Oracle E-Business Suite ERP, Payment Systems & Indirect Procurement Systems. Excels at collaborating in a matrixed, cross-functional environment with fluid priorities and building consensus as a thought leader and recognized subject matter expert (SME). Outstanding communication skills, leadership ability & business acumen. Solution Designing | Customizations | Configurations | Scalable Solution | Critical Thinking | Business Onboarding Innovative | Continuous Improvement | Performance Management | Integrations
Yosr Hamza | Director, Legal Affairs – Middle East | Gartner | Dubai, , United Arab Emirates | Information Technology Services | Yosr is a bilingual multi-award winning experienced legal counsel with both a private practice and in-house background. She is admitted to the Egyptian Bar. During her career, Yosr held various positions in global international law firms in the region allowing her to gain significant regional experience in contracts, commercial, corporate, compliance, employment and a wide range of general legal areas. She is currently leading and managing the legal and compliance matters across the Middle East in Gartner. Embracing Gartner’s Principles of Independence and Objectivity, Yosr also supports the Gartner Office of the Ombudsman in the Middle East, a team that is established to openly and assertively address issues of analytical independence, accuracy and integrity. Yosr was the first locally based legal counsel in the region and has played a key part in establishing and developing Gartner’s legal team in the Middle East. With such experience, she also has broad experience in risk management, corporate governance and compliance. Yosr is passionate about the empowerment of women and further the advancement of women rights to achieve gender equity.
Kriti gupta | CEO | TEX Technology Exchange | Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India | Information Technology Software | I’m Kriti Gupta  founder of TEX Technology  Exchange and discoveruttarpradesh, I started  in Lucknow in December 2015 with a motive of providing IT opportunity and facilities to youth and clients in my own city. I believe in the  concept of “beti padhaao and beti employ  karo” as girls are very much able to give their best in every tasks assign to them and has an  inborn quality of being a great multi- tasking  and creativity. With a Quote of “GIRLS IN TECHNOLOGY”, i have talent female team mates at my office.   I started with an intiative  #discoveruttarpradesh where we promote the hidden gems of our state.
Paramaguru Prakash | IT Manager | Boeing Distribution Services Inc. parent company “The Boeing Company” | Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States | Information Technology Services | Paramaguru Prakash, IT Manager | Boeing Distribution Services Inc. parent company “The Boeing Company” | Miami, Florida, United States | Information Technology | Industry: Aerospace and Experience: 17 years of IT Services and IT Consulting experience with focus on leading Customer facing applications. As a thought leader with strong IT experience I had leveraged technology to enable Customer-centric innovation. Embraced Agile operating model to Capture more Value and had Improved Positive Customer Experience. Used Data-Driven insights to collaborate with Stakeholders and Cross-Functional teams to drive business growth. Adopted Continuous improvement mindset, improved product quality and reduced Total Cost of Ownership. Enabled Digital Transformation, Business process automation at basic levels to increase seamless integration. Created Value by understanding existing business models, identifying gaps and proposing breakthrough ideas. If you would like to connect with me, go to https://www.linkedin.com/in/paramaguruprakash/
Nishant Ranka | Senior Product Manager | Google Inc | Mountain View, California, United States | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet | Nishant Ranka is a senior product manager at Google. Nishant specializes in building products that bring together AI and ML based techniques with classic information retrieval & personalization techniques to provide user understanding and control. Over the last 5 years, Nishant has spearheaded large improvements at Google in personalization and information retrieval systems across Google Ads and Google Search, including the launch of Google Events, and Google Discover – a new content curation app used by over 800 Million users across the world. Nishant has been regularly featured for his product work. Nishant holds an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.
Renee Rossi | CEO and Co-founder | Relativity Ventures | New York City, New York, United States | Media & Entertainment | Renee Rossi is the founder and CEO of Relativity Ventures (RV), a New York City-based communications consultancy, and the co-founder of Women in Entertainment, a 501c3 organization dedicated to the advancement of women and girls working in and aspiring to work in the entertainment industry. Renee offers distinct value and experience in executive positioning, corporate brand positioning and storytelling, creative campaign development, and global media strategy. Over the past 20 years, she has guided companies and entrepreneurs on how to effectively communicate business insights and priorities to key internal and external stakeholders, resulting in business partnerships, media placements, speaking opportunities and awards for clients in numerous industries. Renee has served in senior roles at Allison+Partners and Weber Shandwick, and has worked on behalf of clients including DreamWorks Animation, ArcLight Cinemas, Flipboard, Intel Media, Honeywell, Samsung, HP, Fast Company magazine, PepsiCo and many others. Renee earned a B.A. in Communications from New York University. She is a member of PRSA, Ellevate, Women in Film (WIF), Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and New York Women in Film and Television (NYWiFT).
Rita Mounir | Founder and COO | Allthenticate | Santa Barbara, California, United States | Security Software | Rita is the Founder and Chief Operating officer of Allthenticate, a cyber security company replacing keys and passwords with a smartphone app. She graduated with a degree in Financial Mathematics and Statistics (Data Science) from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her experience in product management and internationalization at her previous job at Carpe Data, in addition to her deep knowledge of startups and a knack for marketing make her a perfect fit for the founding team. Previously, she helped found “The Center of Academic Achievement”, a Spanish-Moroccan startup where she promoted partnerships and sponsorships in 6+ countries.
Aparna Mahajan | President, WICCI CSR State Council | WICCI | , , India | Others… | An experienced management professional, thought leader, and development expert having worked with industry, development sector and United Nations in India and abroad, Aparna is the President of Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI) CSR sector state council with focus on women empowerment. She has served as UNDP International Technical Expert (Private Sector), UNDP Somalia, Kenya; UNDP India Country Specialist and UNDP India Consultant on Private Sector/CSR; Advisor, Corporate Communications, TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) India, besides her leadership roles with apex business chambers -Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), India and Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, UAE. She has been an author of various national and international publications and a speaker/chair at several conferences/ forum events. She has been conferred with various awards for her leadership and contribution to CSR ecosystem, women/gender and social development, including *Indian Achievers Award for Woman of Excellence 2020*, *India’s top 25 Impactful CSR Leaders Award*, *Exceptional Woman of Excellence Award* and *Global Goodwill Ambassador Award, India*. She has served as Grand Jury member for eNGO Challenge Awards for Asia-Pacific 2014. She has been a Judge/Jury Member of Young Citizen Award on Innovation and Social Impact, by United Nations Global Compact and IILM, 2018.
Nishant Srivastava | IAM Architect – Sr. Manager | Cognizant | College Station, Texas, United States | Consulting | Hi – I am a Sr. Manager and cyber security expert/architect with a decade plus work experience with boutique consulting firms. I live in New Jersey and work in NYC, born in India and lived in Australia in past and proudly call Australia my home. I also hold a masters degree in Information Technology. I also have passion in fashion and is a proud owner and designer for high end women’s fashion line. I launched my brand during SS2018 New York Fashion Week and subsequently in SS2019. This is a new brand in making infused with technology and have successfully garnered interests from consumers media worldwide, however we are keeping our brand etho as upmost important. My cyber security linkedin profile is. https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-srivastava-52bb46121. And my fashion brand is called “House of Stans” and its Instagram link is https://www.instagram.com/p/B5LHMN4pk5G/?igshid=kjdc3cuulxwg
Misti Rice | Executive Director of Government Affairs | Magna International Inc. | Troy, Michigan, United States | Automotive, Transportation, Storage, and Logistics | Misti M. Rice joined Magna in October 2016 and holds the position of Executive Director of Government Affairs. In this role she is responsible for the strategic management of Magna’s government affairs initiatives, and she provides effective economic and workforce development, education and advocacy services to all of Magna. She also serves as the company’s voice with global public policy makers, government officials, industry organizations and community leaders to promote the mission, business objectives and strategic goals of Magna. In 2020, Rice was appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Women’s Commission. She also serves on the boards of directors for Women in Manufacturing, the Public Affairs Council and the Michigan Manufacturers Association and is a member of the Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation, the Southern Automotive Women’s Forum and the State Government Affairs Council. Rice serves on Data Advocacy and State Advocacy committees for the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) which is an organization that provides policymakers from around the world with the information and technical assistance to formulate and execute innovative, regional, job-creating economic strategies. Prior to joining Magna, Rice worked for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US. She has more than 25 years of legal, government and consumer affairs experience and has advanced policy areas including automotive, transportation, consumer privacy, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, finance, non-profit, consumer credit, education, retail sales, insurance, real estate and health care law. Rice also managed political campaigns for a variety of issues, organizations and candidates and has been an adjunct professor of history, public relations, political science and public administration. Rice holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Tulsa, a master’s in public administration from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelor of arts from Northeastern State University.
Lisa Jones | Chief EyeMail Officer | EyeMail Inc. | Atlanta, Georgia, United States | Others… | For more than 16 years, Lisa has been a digital innovator and disruptor for marketing communications. As CEO and founder of EyeMail Inc. she has developed multiple, patent-pending technologies within the digital video-in-email marketing space. The EyeMail technology enables true instant play of any video (any size), delivered in 15K in size across all email and webmail. This allows her customers to carry through the excitement felt during a real-world experience, into an email delivered directly to an individual. In 2004, with a vision to make her own path, Lisa took her concept and began to make it a reality. Through relationships, networking, and determination, she started strong achieving recognition in 2007 from Catalyst Magazine as the Top 300 Companies to Watch and in 2008, the Top 40 Innovative Companies from Georgia’s Technology Association. Since then, Lisa has been able to carry EyeMail Inc. forward, into the present bootstrapping along the way, and collaborating with Fortune 100 brands such as Warner Media, Coca-Cola, and Porche; enabling them to bring personal experiences direct to the consumer’s email inbox. In 2018, Delta awarded Lisa with the ‘Catalyst of Year’ award in recognition of her impact to Delta’s marketing strategy. Under Lisa’s leadership, she has evolved EyeMail Inc. to include the EyeCon product line and expand outside of the Unites States into Canada, United Kingdom, and India. She is a board member of the Technology Association of Georgia Diversity & Inclusion and volunteers at the local chapter of the Women in Technology Association in the ‘Girls Initiative’ program. A native to Alabama, Lisa has an MBA from Alabama A&M, an executive degree from the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth and is currently enrolled at Harvard Business School. She is a considered a trailblazer for women in technology, frequently speaks at national and international conferences, and is recognized as an industry thought leader. To date, Lisa has been honored with 18 awards and counting.
Gaurav Nisar | CEO | Tangelo | Dublin, California, United States | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet | Gaurav was an early engineer and leader at Glassdoor. Gaurav helped scale Glassdoor and led core, mobile, engagement and search teams during his 5 year tenure. Gaurav then joined Oh My Green, a YC 2019 top 100 company as their CTO. Gaurav then started Tangelo.ai to build software for field services team and is currently serving as their CEO.