Dr. Harbeen Arora Rai
Women‟s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI) |
Thought Leader, Global Icon & Visionary for Women, Businesswoman, Philanthropist Author, Humanitarian, Spiritual Seeker and Compelling Speaker, Dr. Harbeen Arora manifests multifaceted leadership with strength & simplicity.
ALL Ladies League (ALL), Women Economic Forum (WEF), Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (WICCI), SHEconomy, G100 Club
Dr. Harbeen is the Founder of five free platforms viz. G100, ALL, WEF, SHEconomy and WICCI, ensuring women’s advancement in all walks of life with an integrated vision and inclusive values. With a powerful network of 500,000 women across 150 countries, and growing toward Mission Million 2023, these empowering ecosystems and sister platforms are among the largest global communities of women worldwide.
In order of their creation since 2011, ALL Ladies League (ALL) is a global sisterhood movement in She-for-She spirit uniting women as “sisters beyond borders”; Women Economic Forum (WEF) is a conference platform for women’s greater visibility, voice, recognition and networking for pursuing “business beyond borders”; WICCI is the industry and business chamber for advocating “policies beyond borders”; SHEconomy is an e-commerce platform and app for both goods and services by women entrepreneurs for strengthening “commerce beyond borders”; and G100 is a global platform for joint action empowering “gender equality beyond borders.”
In particular, G100 is an empowered club of 100 global women leaders from across the globe leading 100 areas of expertise with global vision and inclusive outreach in another 100 countries. Comprising a league of luminaries of eminence and excellence including Nobel Laureates, Heads of States, Ministers, Businesswomen, Corporate and Community Leaders – G100 is a powerful Group of women who wish to give back and move us all forward as architects of the future. G100 is also supported by The Denim Club : Group of G100 He-for-She Champions globally in support of gender equality across the 100 domains. G100 has pioneered the ELLEGOSSSE framework, as an acronym encapsulating common themes globally as levers of gender equality and empowerment, viz. Education, Legislation, Leadership, Empowerment, Governance, Ownership, Security, Sustainability, Solidarity, Equality. Each of these 10 principles further have 10 recommendations, thus 100 recommendations overall, which are being presented from the G100 to G20 leaders, as also to governments worldwide, including inter-governmental entities and multilateral fora such as across the UN, EU, AU, G7, ASEAN, SAARC, QUAD, as also Universities, Foundations, Corporates, Institutions, Think Tanks, Civil Society, Networks, NGO, International Organisations, et al.
Dr. Harbeen has business ventures in sectors of health and wellness for a wide range of products such as spices, dry fruits, natural skincare and supplements. She has investments in ecommerce, startups, real estate, hi-tech agriculture, skill development, and renewable energy.
PHILANTHROPY & COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP
All the platforms for women empowerment viz. ALL, WEF, WICCI, SHEconomy, G100 are free and philanthropic, and are dedicated to empowering local and global ecosystems of sisterhood, support and success for women’s greater engagement, entrepreneurship and leadership in all walks of economy and society. Dr. Harbeen is also the Chancellor of Rai Technology University in Bangalore and Jharkhand Rai University in Ranchi, India. These non-profit universities focus on educating youth from underserved sections of society especially in fields of farming and agriculture toward empowering local livelihoods and capacity building.
CULTURE & PEACE
A business leader with great affinity for philanthropy, culture and peace, Dr. Harbeen is passionate about promoting: ancient heritage and timeless wisdom; traditional handlooms and crafts; arts and culture; wellness and spirituality; international trade, tourism & ties, business collaborations and partnerships; conflict resolution and peace building.
She is the author of three books on the respective subjects of creative living, human values and higher education viz. Creative Living: Discovering your Beautiful Path and Lifestyle toward Happiness and Well-being ; The Seven Sacred Sai Values Innate in Every Human Being: How to Apply Them in Our Daily Lives for Happiness, Peace and Well-being; and Dawn of a New Vibrant India.
SPIRITUALITY & BELIEFS
Dr. Harbeen is a humanitarian who believes in the sacred oneness and interconnectedness of ALL, with a vision of “Vasudeva Kutumkam,” the ancient Indian ethos of the World as One Family. An ardent devotee of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, she seeks and strives to follow the guiding mantra of Love All, Serve All.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Recognised and lauded for her work in India and Internationally, Dr. Harbeen has received many accolades for her relentless and selfless leadership and exalted vision of women empowerment with peace, parity and prosperity for All. She was listed among the top 100 Most Reputable People on Earth by Reputation Poll in 2019. The list also featured Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, Queen Elizabeth and Oprah Winfrey. She was honored by the Evolutionary Business Council, USA as a Global Impact Leader wherein nominees included the Dalai Lama. She was honored by the President of Egypt at the World Youth Forum 2018. She was felicitated for Excellence in Women Empowerment by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, and received the National Award for Social Entrepreneurship and Education by Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry in India.
Dr. Harbeen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Delhi University, Masters from King’s College, London University and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), and PhD from Sorbonne Nouvelle, University of Paris III.
With a flair for languages, Dr. Harbeen is fluent in four: English, Hindi, Punjabi, French, and it is her constant endeavour to keep learning more.
Twitter: @harbeenarora ; @creativeliving
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