28 Dec 2016, Kolkata. The world's largest hotel chain, JW Marriott, that now has a signature luxury and lifestyle hotel in Kolkata, has come forward in supporting the international Women Economic Forum to offer a compelling platform for women empowerment and inspiration, bringing together a rich confluence of inspiring women leaders and achievers from All walks of life from India and abroad to be part of the Women Economic Forum in Kolkata. WEF-Kolkata 2017 is from 2nd Jan to 3rd Jan on the theme “Shakti Unleashed: Awakening the Power Within."
Over 400 women and supportive men will be joining in what promises to be magical confluence of enlightened leaders coming together to individually and collectively be the change we wish to see. There are over 50+ sessions spread over the two days with over 150+speakers. Chief Minister Mamta Bannerjee will be inaugurating the forum, along speakers and awardees like industry stalwarts Hemant Kanoria, Rajive Kaul, Alka Bangur, Sanjay Jhunjhunwala; bankers like Anuradha Roy of SBI Mutual; leaders in art and culture like Bickram Ghosh, Shamlu Dudeja; social leaders like Madhu Neotia, Preeti Goenka, Minu Budhia, Threety Irani, Nilanjana Chakraborty; Ruchika and Vivek Gupta (MP) of Sanmarg; Urmi Rahman of Network of Women in Media, NRIs and speakers from abroad, and Ambassadors, Diplomats, Judges, Lawyers, Police, Bureaucrats, Artists, Actors, and Young Entrepreneurs and Students, and women from the grassroots.
Speaking for the the Women Economic Forum, Dr. Harbeen Arora, founder and Global Chairperson said that WEF is an international conference brought by the ALL Ladies League to foster empowering conversations and seamless connections among women, along with supportive men, from ALL walks of life so that we feel connected as One family and can thus build lasting bonds at professional and personal levels with strength and purpose; bringing progress to self and society. She expressed gratefulness for the empowering support given by JW Marriott Kolkata which is globally known for its very proactive commitment to the cause of women empowerment and inclusiveness.
General Manager, JW Marriott Kolkata and Multi-Property Vice President Marriott East, Ms. Ranju Alex said she was delighted in bringing the international WEF to Kolkata. She added that she personally had experienced their unique energy of fostering sisterhood beyond borders, biases and boundaries that so truly unleashed the Shakti within each woman. She said that the Marriott Group worldwide is deeply committed to empowering women and that can be seen in the many women-centric initiatives that the Marriott hotels have led across the world.
Women Economic Forum events take place throughout the year and across the globe empowering women to expand their business opportunities and increase their global influence through peer exchange, networking across borders while being inspired by some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, authors, speakers, leaders, and celebrities. Regional events are held throughout the year in different parts of the world, like the one coming up in the Hague, followed by London in Jan-Feb. The Annual event is held in New Delhi, India in May. Post May, more events are coming in the US, Canada, Maldives, South Africa, Iceland , New Zealand and Morocco.
About Women Economic Forum (WEF) and ALL Ladies League (ALL)
An associate of ALL Ladies League, the Women Economic Forum (WEF) events are mega enablers of peer-exchange and learning in a diverse and interdisciplinary context, and are a powerhouse for massive connections and networking across the globe. WEF events take place throughout the year and across the world, empowering women to expand their business opportunities and increase their global influence. WEF also welcomes men who support the cause of women's leadership in ALL walks of life. Its vision remains philanthropic, our spirit non-profit and our mode collaborative. We are here to unleash the power of each One through the power of our Oneness.
ALL Ladies League (ALL) is the world’s largest All-inclusive international women’s chamber and a movement for the Welfare, Wealth, and Wellbeing of ALL. As a superhighway of 'Internet of women', ALL is a worldwide web of women's leadership, friendship and entrepreneurship. The acronym ALL stands for its positive spirit and culture of helpfulness toward empowering one and ALL. It is the only such network to offer completely free membership for women and the only criteria is to bring in great positive energy and spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood, and not allow any room for divisive or discriminatory discourse. ALL is non-political and non-religious.
With over 500+ chapters and over 50,000 members across 150 countries (and ever growing by referral), ALL & WEF are the fastest growing global network of women where women as also men who support them are coming together to discover their individual and collective strengths and leadership in unprecedented ways.
About JW Marriott Kolkata
A New Landmark of Luxury and Lifestyle in the East, Towering over JBS Haldane Avenue, the hotel offers one of the city’s largest meeting & conference facilities and bespoke services for the discerning customer. Launched by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, Kumari Mamta Banerjee, JW Marriott is a committed part of the community of the City of Joy. Marriott is the largest luxury international hotel brand with 5,700 hotels and 85 million Marriott members.