Cecilia Thembi Silundika

When I first attended a WEF conference I felt like a kid in a candy store! So pleasantly overwhelmed by the abundance of amazing women I wanted to network with! I had been used to hard nosed - cold - bereaucratic conferences where people say what the don’t mean in the name of professionalism ; pass you their business cards but really have no time to follow up. At WEF people bring their hearts; head and mat as it were. To sit and listen to you; and to hold you up.  You feel the warmth and then truly understand the utility of woman love in building a sustainable world.


Cecilia Thembi Silundika Entrepreneur, Canada
Beena Unnikrishnan

ALL is such an amazing organisation which makes you grow within, brings beautiful souls together, teaches you the power of womanhood, and makes you believe that soul sisters exist. It gives you great friends, opens an array of opportunities and all the more makes you believe in yourself. 

Beena Unnikrishnan Artist ,India
Anuradha Kapoor

The positivity, the inspiration and the motivation that was lacking in my life, I am lucky to have found it all in the company of my dear soul sisters.  

Anuradha Kapoor Author, India
Mapulane Phohleli Tsikoane

Words will not do justice to convey what’s in my heart right now for what you helped me with.
I am really humbled and from the bottom of my heart and on behalf of all women involved with Mot’seeo F.C. I wish to say Thank you for your support. 

Mapulane Phohleli Tsikoane Ambassadress, Lesotho
Madhavi Advani

As chapter chair and member at ALL, I can say that by simply connecting people or Soul Sisters as we say, in trust and faith, everything starts working like magic and falling into place. Courtesy the positive connections, we have developed incredible networks, locally and globally; so, everyone can have wings to fly.

Madhavi Advani Art & Luxury Consultant, India
Shipra Davar

I am proud to tie you a virtual thread of Shakti Bandhan. This is a very empowering festival. It goes much beyond symbolism into evoking beliefs in women that they are worthy, able and capable of protecting their sisters. It’s a paradigm shift and it makes a difference to the mental model of women. I am honored that I know someone who is bringing so much positive change to the cause of women.

Shipra Davar CEO, ePsyClinic
Sonia Golani

Dr Harbeen, thanks for all the positivity and super energising approach of ALL. Women have amazing potential that normally remains latent. What a wonderful platform you have created and infused it with ALL empowering simple and brilliant philosophy! May this become the single most powerful movement to bring about revolutionary transformation amongst women and through them in the whole society, nation and the world! You are doing a marvellous job of mobilising and channelising right the tremendous power of the nation that lies in its women force. Best wishes and greater success to ALL

Sonia Golani Author, India

Thanks Harbeen, your energy and enthusiasm is inspiring. I never knew connecting with such loving, powerful ALL encompassing souls is just a click away. It feels good to get such acceptance and positivityfor your thoughts which till now looked like tough to execute but then I remember God’s words and promise ‘Take the first step, I’ll take thousand steps.' Your enthusiasm feels like God’s thousand steps. I am touched.

Kanupriya Media and Creative Workshops Advisor, India
Dominique de Beckendorff

 Yes ! I have been able to create a connection with almost every Indian I meet because of ALL. I am connecting a digital company here with a couple of VC from the forum that I had dinner with…2 of the speakers. India apparently doesn’t have the in depth cyber security companies we have and I have good friends who are CEO and owners of a couple of the biggest in the country. 

Dominique de Beckendorff Baroness & Entrepreneur, Arizona, USA
Mridula Sharma

You have shrunk the distance and brought so many women from across the world together. A great and unique initiative. 

Mridula Sharma Author and Expert on Health, Bangalore
Priya Vishwanathan

I have to tell you, the session in May was first of its kind for me. To be in an environment which was so positive and enthralling and meet so many amazing human beings in a few days was just fabulous. Am sure you got lots of thanks and blessings for the amazing forum.
Thank you again for creating this platform and my prayers to keep you strong and motivated to continue to do this great work. 

Priya Vishwanathan CSR & Employability Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, Bangalore
Reeta Passi

 I am so overwhelmed and charged with emotion reading your such an inspirational and touching mail. I must thank you at the outset for making me a part of ALL and awakening my latent passion of working for women empowerment. I loved every moment of my presence at the Forum in Goa and what I brought back from there is huge motivation, hope, optimism and enthusiasm that we women,united, can make a massive difference in the world. I have always had a strong desire that, in my humble way, I could do something to transform the attitudes and mind-set of people and interchange it with love, care and compassion. I did have a lot to say but never had a medium or platform like ALL offers to voice and share your inner-most thoughts, ideas and beliefs.
Women Empowerment is my passion and dream. Thanks for giving me an opportunity to live it.
Love and Fond Regards.   Love and Fond Regards. 

Reeta Passi Educationist and Parenting Expert Kuwait
Denise O’Brien

 Yes! We are family! Sisters are we, from around the world! An incredible group of LADIES, with a few good men intermingled. A treasure to expand our networks and have connections in multiple countries with women of like-mind and purpose. Thank you to each woman who shared her heart, mission and soul with me. Thank you to our hosts Vinay Rai and Dr. Harbeen Arora for your generosity! 

Denise O’Brien CEO, Dome Entertainment California, USA.
Magdalena Sieradzka

 Got my own copy of Dr. Harbeen Arora book “Creative living”. Have been reading it for my entire journey back home to Warsaw and have to say got very inspired by it. Participating in Women Economic Forum ALL never have I thought that ALL, Dr. Arora and the trip to India will inspire me that much and change my perspective on many things. I am very grateful for being part of ALL and part of the Forum. The book and its author definitely empower creative, positive, colorful change that leads to happiness and love. Thank You Harbeen for being such an inspiration to me and all the women that met this year in Goa. Thank you for making ALL happen. 

Magdalena Sieradzka PR expert, Poland ALL Chapter Chair, Warsaw, Poland
Ms. Neena Thakker

Thank you harbeen
It was extra ordinary to see so many women from different walks of life connect and empower each other and spread so much possible energy I really must applaud you for the way you conducted the whole forum with so much grace and dignity, it was by chance that I came for this forum and I’m glad I came as I got a lot of clarity of what I want to do now.
I wish you all the very very best for your future endeavours and hope to see you again soon.  -Lots of love

Ms. Neena Thakker Mumbai, India
Ms. Kathleen S. Riguer (Kaye)

 My sincerest gratitude for everything! I don’t even know how or where to start. I am still so overwhelmed with the event, that I feel like I still have a WEF hangover. I did not just learn a lot, the friendships and connections made with the other ladies are priceless. It’s like I have broadened my horizon career-wise and made new friends along the way. And not just ordinary friends. We all already have those in our countries and our own circles. The ALL ladies empower each other and are achievers in their own rights. There was a good mix of personalities, backgrounds, cultures and professions, that itself made an impact on my outlook in life. I may have been one of those who have lesser experience age-wise and career-wise compared to most of the delegates, but talking to them, hearing them talk, knowing and spending time with them motivates me and makes me realize the choices that I have made. That even though some of my previous choices in life were made half-heartedly, they brought me to the choices that led me to where I am now. I couldn’t see and understand why things happened before, but everything now just make me realize that all the things in past were bound to happen exactly how they happened. Otherwise, the rest wouldn’t turn out this way. And right now, I am just really grateful. Wouldn’t have it any other way.
You and Pita inspire me because of your generous heart, your wise words and incessant will to do more and reach out to others. You may not realize it but I am sure it’s not just me, but other people get inspired by you as well. You both have shown me a level of kindness, generosity and hospitality that not too many people are willing to show others. I don’t even know how to repay you, but just to pay it forward. Let others be inspired and motivated in any way I can as well. Do something, little things, to make a difference around me. There’s a lot of ways, I know. Us, ourselves, we can make the kind of opportunities that we’ve been looking for all our lives. Being around you and those women made me realize how truly blessed we are to be given the opportunity to interact with people we didn’t know before but ended up leaving a mark in our lives that somehow changed us and broadened our mindset, our perception, our outlook, or our thinking; people whose deeds or words or lives have touched us that we’re sure our own lives will never be the same again; people who connected with our hearts and minds.
Being around that bunch of ladies is like a forceful push to do better, not just for myself, but for those I love and other people who may need me too. I don’t have all the answers and explanations to everything; I still ask how and how soon. But at least now I don’t have the ‘what ifs’ and if onlys’. I know things that I want and want to do. I am certain of what I want and want to do. All because I have met you ALL. I couldn’t be more grateful. I can’t explain it either.
I am catching up with everything that I missed back here, work and events, and I want to launch our chapter here officially. I know some women, probably the first batch I’m inviting to join, who are fitting to be with me as I try to do more for this country. I have tons of ideas, I could plan for more, but like most in life, I’m gonna take it step by step. ALL WEF insisted that my conviction was right. Once we set our heart and mind into something, eventually we’ll have it too.   And thank you for making ALL WEF happen. I know both of you will always be there to guide us as well.
Once again, I thank you, Dr. Harbeen, for simply being such a wonderful inspiration, for having not just a beautiful face and a beautiful mind, but also a beautiful personality and a beautiful heart that you so generously share with us. Looking forward to seeing you ALL on our next event. 

Ms. Kathleen S. Riguer (Kaye) Global Digital Marketing Associate Intel Continental Hotels Group
Dipti Shah

Don’t know what is appropriate – whom do I address first – I heard about Harbeen first and I came with stars in my eyes to experience her, but I actually met Vinay who greeted me as I stepped into this WEF womb of ALL for the first time.
When Rohini shared about the same I didn’t give it much heed for my personal self except to check when she will be in Mumbai before goa or after goa !! so that I could reschedule some stuff on my calendar to make room to hug her, and know more about the Harbeen she gushed about over the phone !!! and then comes a mail from smita shah (IMC member but my cousin too) with a strong message – dipti you must go, this is for you !!!And I landed into this huge melting pot which is cooking a meal whose time has come to serve ….And to top that was meeting so many many women from ALL across the globe who think like me feel like me and cry like me … Especially for the care and trust that is so missing these days !!!I am speechless and still numb from the experience and aura created in every space of Marriot be it round table and plenary’s and interactions and over lunch and even washrooms and … In that we wholesomely drowned ourselves in.
Thank you – to you
(when I say you I can’t separate Vinay from Harbeen, so I mean you for both of you ) and to the source of your thoughts and the way you have transmitted the thoughts into action, The thinking that went behind bringing the mix, truly extraordinary !!! Right from selecting the delegates, the speakers the celebrities the approach the round table and the topics, yes as i always say that “we are, but a series of improvement …” so we will evolve even better in the next one, but this in its purpose and attempt was not only divine but awesome!!But it’s not just about creating a great event but actioning and channelising the energy and spirit that was cooked and giving birth and shape to reach it out to touch the masses…I am a mix of all emotions inspired envious motivated exhilarated amazed delighted hopeful and in anticipation of the impact that ALL will created and I wish that ALL succeed in ALL its endeavours.

Dipti Shah Co-Founder, Neoteric Mumbai,India
Ms. Jigna Shah

 I must say candidly, Harbeen..that your forum has got some change in me..One reputed designer was in a ‘cold war’ with me..& I was also treating her dry in return..But after coming from Goa,..I realized that I shouldn’t be a cribbing, complaining woman & should try to break ice..& I praised her for her work publicly, & that’s what she was waiting & now, she has become a support to me -:).. 

Ms. Jigna Shah CEO. REVE’ fashions Ahmedabad, India
Kiran Sharma

 The Forum was a Mega Success!!!!!.CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!It was a very good gathering and very good speakers and very well planned programmes.Thank you for including me as part of this prestigious event .The photographs shows your efforts.Please convey my congratulations to Harbeen n Vinayji and of course the whole team,who had put such hard work to make it happen perfectly. 

Kiran Sharma CEO, ITE Exhibitions Noida, India
Carmel Clark

 I attended a women’s networking luncheon on taking our work/businesses global and met Ann Webb who is the All Ladies League Chair for Utah. She offered the opportunity to go to India to the conference and participate. Easy choice! I chose to extend and travel for a month beyond that. This was the inaugural year for the WEF Women’s Economic Forum based out of India and promoting dialogues, collaboration and solutions for women’s concerns locally, nationally and globally. I learned more in 4 days of being there than I could in a year of working at it from the U.S. I will be there next year! 

Carmel Clark Life Artist Utah,USA
Mossarat Qadeem

 Congratulations for organizing this historic forum in Goa. This was really a Herculean task of gathering distinguished professional, experts and leaders from across the Globe. It is most impressive that you were able to get together such an illustrious group of renowned people from the different continents. The discussions were rich, informative, thought-provoking and worth more than endless hours of reading. History was made in those short three days and I don’t know if it would be possible to wait for another one that can come close to the breadth and depth of this forum and the excitement generated from it. I was so elated with all the discussions, heart to heart talks with some new found Indian friends that I felt I could sit through more days of such impressive discussions and deliberations. The beauty of the forum was that everyone wanted to work with each other and was eager to work for building trust and understanding.
Thank you so much for organizing the most exciting, stimulating and memorable historic event. I must thank both of you for making the impossible possible. You not only connected people but hearts and minds and you truly deserve our appreciation and applaud for trying to make this world a better place to live by bringing women together. We shared, we learned and we coalesce and this makes the basis of building bridges and overcoming prejudices. I have no words to describe the great service you did for women’s emancipation and projection. Thank you for taking pain of organizing such a memorable event. 

Mossarat Qadeem Executive Director,PAIMAN Alumni Trust Islamabad, Pakistan