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Jam is for Girls, Girls get Jam | Shagufta Iqbal

‘A jam is for girls, girls get jam’ – Dedicated to the poet’s sisters and daughter, it is an examination of gender inequality on a global scale . Shagufta draws on her own experiences and upbringing and how this relates across all cultures where men have traditionally always been given the meat/ filling meals despite both sexes having to work equally hard in the fields.

Shagufta is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and workshop facilitator. Described by Gal Dem as a poet whose work ‘leaves you validated but aching – her narratives are important, heart-wrenching and relatable’ She is also Founder of The YoniVerse Poetry Collective and Kiota Bristol. Her poetry collection ‘Jam Is For Girls, Girls Get Jam’ has been recommended by Nikesh Shukla as ‘a social political masterclass.’ Her poetry film ‘Borders’ has won several awards and has been screened across international film festivals. She currently works in the poetry publishing industry, and is working on her second poetry collection, and a debut novel.

Another Version of Bravery | Shagufta Iqbal

This poem is dedicated to the poet’s brother and son, inspired by the story of Prophet Adam, the poem explores the state of mental health and masculinity.

Shagufta is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and workshop facilitator. Described by Gal Dem as a poet whose work ‘leaves you validated but aching – her narratives are important, heart-wrenching and relatable’ She is also Founder of The YoniVerse Poetry Collective and Kiota Bristol. Her poetry collection ‘Jam Is For Girls, Girls Get Jam’ has been recommended by Nikesh Shukla as ‘a social political masterclass.’ Her poetry film ‘Borders’ has won several awards and has been screened across international film festivals. She currently works in the poetry publishing industry, and is working on her second poetry collection, and a debut novel.

Capitalism is dead. Long live Capitalism | Amber Ghaddar

Amber’s talk focuses on the how the future of capitalism will evolve through the adoption of artificial intelligence and blockchain by disruption the exchange of value by collapsing the money pyramid leading to democratization of the access to capital. In her talk she introduces how calibobracy might  applied to voting in the future. Amber is an ex- investment banker turned entrepreneur. She is co-founder AllianceBlock, an award -winning start-up, aiming to simplify capital markets.  AllianceBlock has constantly ranked in the best early stage fintechs in Europe.

Amber is co-founder of AllianceBlock. The startup simplifies capital markets by providing innovative modules for financial institutions. The solution includes a complete range of capabilities including primary issuance, security lifecycle management and governance. The end goal of AllianceBlock is to create an end to end infrastructure to build a digital investment bank. AllianceBlock was formed in August 2018 and has constantly ranked in the best early stage fintechs in Europe (Accenture selection top fintechs 2018, Finlab 2nd batch of innovative companies, 4th fintech at Money2020)

Amber holds a B.Sc in Science & Technology, 3 Masters (Neurosciences, Microelectronics & Nanotechnologies, and International Business) and a PhD in Molecular Medicine. 

Stop chasing the Magic Security Box | Chani Simms

In this heartfelt and emotional talk, Chani shares the reasons why we need to be human centric when designing artificial intelligence- enabled cybersecurity, where emotional intelligence and human values must be a primary consideration. Chani is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur in cybersecurity. She advises organisations to manage information security and privacy requirements. Chani is also the founder of the SHe CISO Exec which provides a bootcamps and mentoring platform for women in cybersecurity.

Chani’s enthusiasm for technology started at an early age when travelling to school as she was influenced by an IBM billboard.  She went on to graduate from the Kingston University, London with a BSc (hons) in Computer Science.

After several years at IBM UK as an infrastructure virtualisation consultant, Chani advanced her career in IT infrastructure security as an independent consultant.  She co-founded Meta Defence Labs in 2015, an award-winning boutique information security and infrastructure service provider in UK and Sri Lanka.

The Power of not Belonging | Susan Oh

Susan shares her journey as a global citizen with a futuristic view as she introduces her travel companion: an artificial intelligence- enabled robotic cat. 

Susan is a multi-award-winning journalist, marketeer, and technologist working at the intersection of AI and blockchain on start-ups, non-profits, and NGOs around the world which serve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. She is – Founder & CEO of MKR AI, Co-Chair of Blockchain For Impact UN General Assembly .

This is why I Resist | Shola Mos- Shogbamimu

In this powerful talk, Shola makes a bold statement about why she will not be defined by the colour of her skin , gender or religion. Watch this talk to see how she engages the audience to join her revolution.

Dr Shola is a renowned lawyer, Founder of Women in Leadership Publication; Political and Women’s rights activist. Her areas of expertise include the financial services industry, publication, public speaker and political commentator.Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu is a New York Attorney and Solicitor of England & Wales with broad expertise in the financial services industry, an author, public speaker and political commentator featured in mainstream and online media. A political & women’s rights activist, she also teaches intersectional feminism to female refugees and asylum seekers; scrutinizes government policies from a gender and diversity inclusion perspective; and co-organises women’s marches and social campaigns. She founded the Women in Leadership publication as a platform to drive positive change on issues that impact women globally through inspiring personal leadership journeys; and established She@LawTalks to promote women & BAME leadership in the legal profession.

How to survive the Music Industry as a Woman | Charlotte Carpenter

Charlotte shares her top tips for women in the music industry having set up her own record label. Learn more about her ideas on how to build a community that supports women in the music industry. Charlotte Carpenter is a widely acclaimed singer/songwriter and founder of Babywoman Records; an artist led community, collective and record label for independent artists to feel less alone, more empowered. She has been described as “a storyteller, a young artist capable of applying an enormous impact” by Clash Magazine. 

With a growing number of EP’s and singles under her wing and alongside heavy touring of UK and Europe with the likes of Marika Hackman, George Ezra, Hunter Hayes, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Charlotte has brought herself to the forefront of alternative singer/ songwriters.

Single releases, Shelter” and “Fire” turned the ears of Total Guitar Magazine, claiming her as a “Guitarist to Watch” in 2017, catching the attention of Sky TV and picking up the promo ad for crime drama ‘Shades of Blue’ starring Jo-Lo.

How Space can save the World | Kierann Shah

We can learn so much from the information we glean from satellites launched in space. The data analysed can be used to predict anything from our health to potential earthquakes.  

Kierann is a physicist and has been awarded a doctorate in nanotechnology. Kierann leads the education and skills development for the UK Space Sector. She is also a member of the Institute of Physics’ Outreach and Public Engagement Advisory Group.

Being more Bonobo - Why I run a Zoo | Sharon Redrobe OBE

Bonobos live in peaceful, matriarchal communities where they use complex vocal sounds to communicate with each other, and when they get stressed, bonobos tend to go for hugs rather than the jugular. Sharon’s talk provides insights on how we can all make a small change to save our planet and protect all the animals who live on earth.  

Dr Sharon Redrobe OBE – CEO of Twycross Zoo –  is an award-winning vet and businesswoman now running the one of the largest ape conservation centres in the world, who is combining the two career paths to save our closest cousins from extinction.

Sharon has had a life‐long fascination with wildlife and a belief in the role modern zoos must play in conservation, whilst remaining relevant and supported by the public. In a rapidly changing world, Sharon believes science‐led solutions to saving wildlife whilst engaging the public are essential to the success of a ‘One World’ future. Since appointment as CEO of Twycross Zoo in 2013, Sharon invigorated this traditional business by positioning as a conversation charity that runs a zoo and launching an ambitious 20-year £55M development plan. The Twycross Zoo 20-year vision as an International Centre of Excellence for ape conservation and science is well on the way.

What if your struggle was your super power? | Ghida Ibrahim

Having  grown up in post- civil war Lebanon, Ghida shares insights on how she has been able to channel her perceived disadvantage and imposter syndrome and turned them into a solution oriented opportunity. 

She is a data scientist , tech entrepreneur , advisor on quantum computing for the World Economic Forum. Ghida is a global citizen with many hats: a computer engineer, data scientist, tech for good entrepreneur, community builder, technical trainer, lecturer, World Economic Forum-appointed domain expert and, when the occasion allows, a stand-up comedian.  She currently works as a quantitative engineer  at Facebook London, where she builds data driven tools and models, and performs in depth analysis to drive the expansion and optimize the operation of Facebook last-mile network.  

She holds a PhD and Masters in ICT Engineering from Institut Polytechnique de Paris in France. In her spare time, Ghida built Rafiqi, a platform that leverages artificial intelligence  for connecting refugees to opportunities, that has been recognized by TechCrunch as one of the most innovative new projects . She was appointed for two terms as a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Councils on (quantum) computing. She is a member of the WEF Global Shaper.