The Global Women Forum, Singapore is a Non-Profit Interactive Forum of accomplished women from different streams and different countries coming together to work for 'Women in Difficult Circumstances' and create a just and equitable society. We have been actively working in Singapore for the last 2 years and have been supported by several Institutions of repute such as Impact Exchange, Spice, etc.
In India, we are connected to several non - profit organisation and HelpAge India ( India's leading age care charity ) is our inspirational partner, READ INDIA is supporting us alongwith several other leading age-care organisations, pan India. Large Educational institutions such as SP Jain School of Management are our research partners.
We are taking up the issues of the Aged, particularly the Cause of Ageing Women through a Conference with representations from 8 Countries from the SAARC and ASEAN region i.e. India, Bangladesh, Sri lanka, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia & Indonesia.
To create a collective voice for women "We must all strive together to create a
new Asia, where everyone has equal respect and an equal opportunity to live a fulfilled
Rekha Mody - Advisor
Rekha Mody, social worker and activist is committed to Women Empowerment, working
actively in SAARC & ASEAN Countries. A networking expert, she believes that collective
thought and action can move mountains. A firm believer in the fact that the role
and contribution of women will get even stronger in the future, she provides them
with knowledge, information and skills to overcome all challenges.
Apart from her social work, she is a connoisseur of art, a writer and social entrepreneur
with the experience of starting a FM Radio station in 1994 in Kolkata.
She is the founder of Divya Chaya Trust established in 1984, Habiart Foundation
1987, Stree Shakti - The Parallel Force 1998. She feels that women all over the
world are interconnected on various underlying gender issues. With this thought
she started the Global Women Forum in Singapore in 2010 aiming to network with women
from SAARC & ASEAN nations. Collectively all her efforts are aimed at Self Reliance,
Equity, Equality and dignity for women.
She has edited ‘A Quest for Roots’, a book of more than 300 posthumous biographies
of women from India significant in South-Asian history. It is an attempt to rediscover
and recount women’s histories that are inspirational and relevant even today.
Rekha Mody has also served on the Board of United Way, New Delhi from 2008 and Women
Founders Collective USA, 2006. She is also Trustee of Women International Trust.
Currently she holds the position of Vice President, Mahabodhi Society of India and
is actively highlighting the role and contribution of Women in Buddhism with a photographic
exhibition in national and international forums.
Deepa Chatrath - Director
Deepa is passionate about women empowerment, social enterprises and public policy.
In her pursuit of inclusive growth and solutions to some pressing social and economic
challenges in this part of the world, she believes gender empowerment, equal economic
opportunity and education are all critical. To this end she is Co-founder of “100
Women Forum” a Singapore based Not-for-Profit company that focuses on gender empowerment
and eaquality across Asia Pacific region. Deepa is also member of “Stree Shakti
The Parallel Force”.
Deepa has 18 years of experience in building brands in consumer lifestyle products
industry in emerging and mature markets in Asia Pacific Region. Deepa has the ability
to work across cultures and establish brands and create business. She has worked
in the areas of marketing, launching and managing brands, product management, pricing
and brand management. She excels in start-up opportunities to build new businesses
in Asia Pacific region. She has moved to General management role and is at present
Regional Managing Director of a leading consumer lifestyle brand.
Deepa holds a BA English Honors & an MBA with specialization in Marketing from India
and an EMBA from Insead, France. Deepa has worked and lived in the Asia-Pacific
region for the past fifteen years. She is now based in Singapore, where she lives
with her husband and son.
Shweta Mahesh - Director
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