"The role of women in the development of society is of utmost importance. In fact, it is the only thing that determines whether a society is strong and harmonious, or otherwise. Women are the backbone of society."
His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder, International Association for Human Values
"Women can be leading peacemakers and work together towards creating a stress-free, violence-free society. This conference is a message of peace and unity"
Srimathi Bhanu Narasimhan, Chairperson, International Women’s Conference (IWC)
The International Women’s Conference (IWC)’s unique two-tier model - individual development and collective action - facilitates partnership-building and leadership development among.
While major segments of society remain marginalized in the movement toward socio-economic and political development , increasing numbers of women emerged as strong and predominant leaders in multiple fields. The IWC builds on this trend, working with women leaders to enhance their individual impact, while establishing collective goals for the advancement of women globally.
To achieve its vision, the IWC’s agenda integrates unique leadership development modules based on the principles of the personal development programs offered by the Art of Living Foundation.
Conference Highlight: – The IWC’s panel discussion showcases women’s unique contributions in fostering human values, and in sustaining peace and development. The Conference also provides a global platform for women, often-key policy and decision makers, to engage in dialogue and exchange best practices. The IWC agenda focuses on two key initiatives: advancing the status of women in fragile and post-conflict states, and promoting girl child education.