Join ICSB in celebrating Womenpreneurs Worldwide as we celebrate International Women’s Day!
Two ways to celebrate:(details below)
1. Attend live conference on march 8th
2. Become part of the First ever ICSB 24 hour film festival.
March 8, 2021 – Venue: Everywhere through ZOOM
GW School of Business: Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Impact Conference|USA |9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. EST
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This year on March 8, International Women’s Day, the GW Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Impact Conference will focus on solutions and, specifically, those created by women. In a unique and challenging time in our world, this conference is about learning HOW women have persevered and succeeded.
From student entrepreneurs to multi-million dollar corporations, women are creating innovative solutions with impact. From managing micro-businesses to directing nations, women are proving their ability to create inclusive solutions with impact. As our world changes from the effects of climate change, political unrest, and poverty, women entrepreneurs are leading the way by exemplifying how we might use innovative tactics to create real and tangible solutions.
Woman of Stature |South Africa |7:00 A.M. EST
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Woman of Stature is a proudly South African Training, Networking and Development organisation established in 2013, that has developed an ethos of inclusivity, purposeful intent and professional integrity.
Through the organisation and collaborate effort of all members and strategic partners, we endeavor to play a significant role in supporting women to development their skills and apply these in business.
Cemented in the core values of our business and work flow process is the quest to unify and harness the power of women across the nation, with long-term ambitions that span across the globe.
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Forgotten Women of COVID19
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Charlotte du Plessis
Charlotte is an accomplished entrepreneur with over 40 years of experience in building strategic business relationships and has Speer-headed the formation of life changing programmes.
She is now planning the seventh Woman of Stature Awards in South Africa and the first global Woman of Stature Awards in Dubai in 2021.
The Woman of Stature Awards which has become one of the most prestigious events in the South African calendar recognizes the achievements of women in community and business including an ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award.
Women in the Global Legal Profession|Kuwait |8:00 A.M. EST
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Learn about Areej Abdul Rahman Hamadah
– 21 years experience
– Founder of the Legal Challenges Group, legal consulting since (2017)
– Vice-Chairs of Cross-border Investments Committee of The Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) international association of business and commercial lawyers – Japan.
– Editor – in- chief of Legal challenges Magazine, Global of law & economic since (2019)
– CEO of Shanghai Kuwaiti Management Co. for economic and legal consultations (2021)
– Categorized as a prominent commercial lawyer for 2020/2021 and Top Lawyers List of IFLR1000 platform, Euromoney Co.
– X Banker ( Ahli united bank ) 13 years experience
Initiatives in Kuwait :
Establishment of stock exchange market specialized for small and medium businesses
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Television Director with experience of 10 years
1-Boutiq law firm specials in commercial case, contract, M&A, Banking, Small Business, Franchise, Corporate, Trade Mark.
2- Digital Magazine – Legal Challenges is an international online magazine specialized in the law and economic field. It is launched from the State of Kuwait and it is the first of its kind in the Kuwaiti media market.
The Legal Challenges Magazine was established in 2019 to keep abreast of the developments in the law and economic sector. It is owned by the Lawyer/ Areej Abdulrahman Hamadah who is the Editor-in-Chief and the founder of Legal challenges groups for law and legal advice.
Legal Challenges is an international magazine published every three months in Arabic and English. It aims to assisted readers, lawyers, investors, companies and those who are interested in international trade, cross borders investment, contracts and international arbitration. It is a good resource to remain informed of all latest laws and economic issues worldwide. It offers you everything from action-oriented and implementable insights on the latest deals, cases and international business developments to legal and economic analysis and conducting interviews with lawyers, consultants and economists worldwide to help readers to gain an earlier understanding of the international trading market.
Legal Challenges Magazine focuses on investment, banking, oil, real estate, commercial, insurance, sports investment, fashion, trademarks, bankruptcy, restructuring and financing.
Legal challenges has a modern vison to transfer legal coulter cross borders.
3- Economic Feasibility Study Investment in china, Contract, Foreign Investment
Setting-up Foreign Investment Enterprises ,Legal Counsel for Daily operation, Financing, Merger and Acquisition, Supplier Validation
Drafting and Reviewing Contracts
Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
FCJE UFRO | Chile | 9:30 AM EST
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The video tells a story of four indigenous women, two Māori and two Mapuche, strong indigenous women entrepreneurs and leaders. Many other indigenous and non-indigenous women supported them throughout the project which is summed up in the film. The project was organized by the Faculty of Law and Business of the Universidad de La Frontera, Wallmapu, La Araucanía, Chile. Many local and international organizations sponsored this collective journey which began on in 2018 and continues to this day in an ever-expanding manner.
So, the delegation Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa (Cape Latin America) in September 2019 that was composed for 15 Maori students from different New Zealand universities and two Maori leaders. The Māori delegation arrived in La Araucanía with the purpose of joining 15 Mapuche students and their allies, through a program organized by Universidad de La Frontera and University of Waikato that aimed at leveraging the values and experiences of both cultures to help indigenous businesses of La Araucanía. A total of 30 Māori and Mapuche young people, linked to auditing, accounting, business, administration, law, education and cultural or indigenous studies programs had the opportunity to visit and work with different ventures with the purpose of supporting the best practices of indigenous women in business, and developing new joint (Māori-Mapuche) indigenous business models driven by indigenous values and youth action.
Proyecto Maorí-Mapuche |Vinculación con el territorio FCJE-UFRO
Ieva Zebryte: Ieva Zebryte is an academic at the Faculty of Law and Business (FCJE) of the Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO), Chile. She teaches Entrepreneurship and Development, Emerging Economy MSME Resilience and Sustainability on undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests include: Entrepreneurship and Local Development, Entrepreneurship, Small Business and Community Resilience, Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Globalization and its local impacts. Between 2017 and 2020 she served as the Director for Community Engagement of FCJE-UFRO (http://fcje.ufro.cl/). Currently, Ieva Zebryte is a PhD in Management student at the ISM – University of Management and Economics (Lithuania). She holds a Master of Law degree in International and European Community Law from Vilnius University (2005, Lithuania) for which she developed her master’s thesis on the EU’s Emissions Trading System at the Ghent University (Belgium). In 2015 she obtained her Master’s in Local and Regional Human Development at UFRO (Temuco, Chile) by way of thesis focused on entrepreneurial experiences of lifestyle migrants. Finally, in 2016 Ieva obtained a specialty diploma in “Innovation and Territory” from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain, through the Chilean SUBDERE scholarship.
ASQIT | Pakistan | (FILM UNAVAILABLE)
ASQIT is a training, consulting, coaching institute, dedicated to providing services to an individual or group of people who are looking for a meaningful, purposeful, productive & healthy life. A revolutionary platform to rediscover your hidden potential, unravel your passion, understand the purpose of life, rekindle your inner strength, and reconnect you with the true, authentic, and absolute values of life.
ASQIT helps to develop the growth mindset in order to transform self, surroundings, and society, framing up the world in a better place to live. We nurture the soul for a fruitful tomorrow. We offer 360○ extensive training, consultancy, and coaching program that effects the essential core of an individual through mindset development, skills building, self-identification (khudi) and a healthy lifestyle.
Our programs help individuals or groups of people in achieving their right potential, finding purpose, improving productivity, enhancing learning ability, developing harmony among mind-body-soul, connecting with a healthy lifestyle, and strengthening physical ability to become a better human being.
MalamaDoe | USA | 11:00 AM EST
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Learn about Sheila Long’s unique story about how she created her company MalamaDoe, building an incubator model, and now publishing a book.
Our Unique Story
What is MalamaDoe
Sheila Long used her experience facilitating local panels and sitting on boards, being trained on Project Management and Six Sigma, and working for over eleven years at Motorola in high-tech sales, quality, and service management to organize my business, MalamaDoe- A Coworking Community for Women. She has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA in Strategy and Finance and is the author of the book Surrounded by Awesome Women: Unlocking a New Model of Women’s Success in Business and Entrepreneurship for the Next Decade. She has three grade school aged children who are bilingual. She enjoys attending sporting events on weekends with them.
Le Voltaire | USA | 11:30 AM EST
The session starts with a discussion on how restaurants have been affected by the COVID-19. Can they survive? What are they doing during the lockdown? What is the future post, Corona?
Then, Master Chef Fisepain and Dr. Desarae Mueller-Fichepain will lead us on how to cook Coq Au Vin!
Cedric Fichepain was born in France, lived in Italy, and finally moved to the US in 1997 after marrying Fremont native Desarae Mueller in 1995. He started his career as Executive Chef of Farucci’s, and after just six months, the restaurant was selected as one of the 10 best restaurants in 2000. Cedric finally opened his own place in April 2001 and once again immediately placed on the Omaha World-Herald top 10 list.
After more than fifteen years in Omaha, “the little corner of France in West Omaha” has become one of the finest dining establishments in town. The restaurant features French classic cuisine in a romantic south of France’s atmosphere. The menu covers all the regions of France and offers the most extensive French Wine list in Nebraska.
Le Voltaire received the Wine Spectator Award for its outstanding varieties of French Wine for the past sixteen years. A beautiful private room with a direct view of the wine cellar was opened in October 2004 and can seat up to 40 people. It can be used for private parties, business meetings, and rehearsal dinners.
Dr. Desarae Mueller-Fichepain, is a successful business management professional and business owner with an MIM/MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and BA in International Studies/Business (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She has been a part of the Creighton family in many capacities including Director of the Intellectual Resource Management (IRM) office, consultant for the Halo Institute, and most recently overseeing the accreditation for the DBA.
Desarae has also taught courses in International Business and Marketing as well as Entrepreneurship. She has consulted numerous businesses in start-up, growth, and exit phases and is a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) through the National Development Council. Finally she gave her dissertation on Female Post-secondary Entrepreneurship Education and was presented at the USASBE conference this past January.
Moderated by: Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy, Deputy Chair of Department of Management GW School of Business and ICSB President/ CEO
READI CONSULTING, LLC | USA | 2:00 PM EST
An introduction to Elissa Russell and why Jiana Zapata started READI Consulting, what we do and what problem innovated my business.
Elissa Russell is a graduate of Spelman College and has a M.A. of Education from Georgia State University. She lived and worked in SE Asia for nearly ten years then returned to the U.S. where she began a more focused career in the adult education sector; she felt READI to take the next step and be the change for those struggling to achieve skills to improve their lives, thus she launched READI Consulting. Elissa is a social entrepreneur, creating and delivering workforce trainings to advance the professional skills of adults in entry level roles such as culinary support or janitorial positions. Elissa’s motto is “we rise by lifting others.” I believe that we are all responsible for reaching back and lifting someone else up. I believe that if you can, you should. With READI, I purpose to bridge the gaps of access to workforce training that leads to actionable success: salaried jobs, benefits, savings: Economic Independence. She is READI.
Readi Consulting Video
Jiana Zapata is a second year undergraduate student at Georgia State University. She is majoring in Computer Information Systems and Marketing with future goals of working in the Tech Industry. While enrolled as a full-time student, she builds her minority, woman -owned business in the space of Digital Creativity. Her platform No Name Creative is a space for up and coming Creatives who are talented but have not yet but a reputation or ‘name’ for themselves. NNC purposes to serve start-ups that need skilled technical support, graphics, and social media optimization but don’t yet have the budget to invest in large firms. NNC connects the creatives with the new businesses. No Name Creative sets itself apart by partnering with only enrolled college students and recent graduates, thus keeping the cost for the small business reasonable whilst allowing the service provider (student) a means of gaining experience, building a reputation and earning financial resources. Her business is Your Brand.
Interview with Richa Batra | USA | 3:30 PM EST
A brief interview with Mrs. Richa Batra of Blackboard. Blackboard Leader, Manager and VP Mrs. Richa Batra reflects on her early beginnings and the road to Blackboard, her client management role and her idea of servant leadership, as well as some important lessons she’s learned along the way.
Negeen is a GWSB MBA candidate focusing on Digital Marketing and Management. She specializes in technical writing and editing, program management, community outreach and engagement, branding, and social media marketing management.
Sarah's Acts of Kindness and the Vaccine Hunter | USA | 6:00 PM EST
Sarah’s Acts of Kindness