The Torch Bearers
Award-Winning Journalist | Senior Assistant Editor | Author | Ex-Economic Times | Ex-Business Today
Fred Katz, Chief Mentor
Board of Advisors
Senior Professional Faculty, Graduate Business/Marketing at Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School
Prof. Katz is a senior faculty at Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University, USA. Prof. Katz teaches Entrepreneurship and marketing at JHU. Experienced Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in Marketing Management, Business Planning, Analytical Skills, and Consumer Products. Strong consulting professional with an MBA focused in Marketing and Management from University of Maryland – Robert H. Smith School of Business
Campaign Manager | Outreach Co-ordinator
Michelle Damone has joined the WeForShe team with a
She received an award from Project Lifesaver International and from the magazine Caregiver for her accomplishments within her community. Michelle became an elected official at the age of 29. During her tenure she served as the Board Chair and was one of the founders of a Florida House bill that requires children under the age of 16 to wear equestrian safety helmets when riding horses in public areas.
Marketing Associate | Millenial Ambassador of Buzz
Patanjali is a successful young entrepreneur who spearheads the online lifestyle e-magazine and web blog, ‘The fashion Identity’. A Passionate Learner with dedicated professionalism in the domain of Economics, Statistics, Business Management, and Digital Marketing. Strongly believe in investing my leisure time productively by venturing into the world of creative thinking to give & share with the society in my own ways and be the change-maker in the society whenever & wherever needed!
Smita Majumder is a TEDx speaker and a United Nations Global Goals Advocate. Presently she works for the Global Business Alliances team of London based, Unmanned Life, the world’s first AI driven Autonomy-as-a-Service platform. She is a strategic marketer, passionate about people, trends and change.
A successful entrepreneur, Smita co-founded Headup! based in Washington DC and saw it through to incubation. Smith holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Johns Hopkins University.
Champions of Change
Lisa (Seacat) DeLuca
#LinkedInTopVoices. Inventor. TED Speaker. Author
Lisa Seacat DeLuca is a Director of Offering Management and Distinguished Engineer for IBM Watson Internet of Things. In 2017, Lisa was inducted into the WITI Hall of Fame, was named #2 in LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Technology List, named as a Top Women in Tech IoT Influencer by Onalytica, and received an honorary Ph.D. from Claremont University. In 2016, Lisa was named one of the Most Influential Women in IoT. She was named one of MIT’s 35 Innovators Under 35 in 2015, as well as, LinkedIn’s NextWave of 10 Enterprise Technologists Under 35, one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, and IBM’s Working Mother of the Year for Working Mother Magazine. In 2014, she was named one of Network World’s 50 Most Fascinating People in the World of Technology.
Devika, happy to help however I can. What a great cause! I just participated in the #SheCanSTEM campaign to show young girls that if they can see it, they can be it. The same is true for entrepreneurs and obtaining VC funding. We need success stories and organizations like yours will help to highlight those women for future generations.
Ankur Warikoo is an Internet entrepreneur, motivational speaker and Angel Investor based in India.
He is currently the co-founder and CEO of Nearbuy. Warikoo was previously the MD of at Rocket Internet India, Co-founder at Accentium Web, Management Consultant at A.T. Kearney.
As a dad to a beautiful daughter, I want to ensure that I do my bit so she gets the same opportunities as my son. A truly equal world is a better world. All my support to WEFORSHE FUND. A great step towards closing the gender gap.
Founder & CEO of Voice Your Vibe™ | Forbes Featured Entrepreneur | Advisor | Board Member | Speaker | LinkedIn Video Creator | Co-Host #LinkedInLocal San Diego | #VoiceYourVibe | #YouGotThis
WEFORSHE FUND takes a giant step in addressing gender inequity. All my support to such initiatives that are vital to meeting millennium development goals by breaking down barriers for women entrepreneurs. Empowering women makes a better world. Absolutely #weforshe! 👍 … A stronger economic future for all.
55+ MILLION AskVishwas views | CEO-GoodWorkLabs | Bestselling Author | Motivational Speaker | Lean In India Exec Member
“WEFORSHE fund is a disruptor in a true sense. Women are grossly under-represented in the entrepreneurial space and it’s the need of the hour to create a focused VC fund to propel women-led businesses. Kudos to WeforShe Foundation for taking this pioneering step!”