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The 3rd International Women’s Conference was held at the Art of Living Foundation’s International Center in Bangalore, India from 6-8th February, 2009. The theme, “The Light of Leadership: Integrating Global Perspectives,” sparked lively discussions, thoughtful self-reflection and celebration amongst 723 delegates from 70 countries. Women from every walk of life participated and united easily on the common bonds of spirituality, compassion, integrity, resilience, grace and determination.

The issues of the global economic crisis, conflict resolution, the media portrayal of women, challenges of leadership due to geo-political considerations and ethical leadership formed the core of participant discussion. While delegates deliberated about and resolved to effect positive transformation, speakers repeatedly reinforced the impact of women leadership and women’s potential act at, both, individual and collective levels.

World- renowned female entertainers graced the stage and through their passion for their art, captivated the audience. Additionally, women leaders were honored for their selfless commitment to improve the world. In a nutshell, the gathering fostered an atmosphere of festivity and commitment in which delegates shared wisdom and life’s experiences, forging friendships for life and resolving to carry with them the light of leadership.

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Every piece of action we do today is powered by technology. But only 30% of women in India have access to technology.There is a huge disparity, a huge paradox – there's phenomenal advancement in technology in one hand, but on the other side, there's no good clean drinking water for many..
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It is a tremendous experience to be amongst such distinguished women from more than 55 countries around the globe, to share and discuss how technology can be an aid in ensuring the empowerment of women. The beauty of the theme is actually embedded in how to connect Spirituality and Technology and that is what one aspires to learn in this 3 day-long conference.
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She represents the women of South Africa but most importantly has come to India to learn from the country that is rich in history, rich in tradition and indigenous technologies that one needs to learn from..
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Mr. Shantanu Prakash runs an education company that works with about 15 million students across the world, mostly of them in India, and roughly about 8 million of them are young women who in 3-5 years will be ready to assume very important roles in society.
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In Egypt, the Egyptian youth made a revolution through an event in Facebook. She discovered the power of Facebook in 2008, when a friend, a journalist was arrested.They didn't have any access to the traditional media. So she organised an event for journalist, and an event on Facebook. Many journalists came, even the youth.
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About 4 years ago they ran in the Council of Europe a campaign to stop racism in football, The manager of the Arsenal football team, in London, is a lovely man called Arson Wenger who said in English, in French and in German and Alsatian, that football was a beautiful game and that there should be no racism and that he supported the Council of Europe campaign against racism.
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Spiritual Connection. is about how to find our mind. Our body is a very high tech system. It uses the six senses to perceive the outside world, but what is the connection between our body and the six senses? Its the mind, but where's the mind and what does it look for in life? So far, no scientific machine can find it.
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