Helen McEachern

CEO, The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
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Paul Asinor

Executive Director, eCommerce Association of Ghana

Sudha Gooty

Programme Manager, Catalyzing Women’s Entrepreneurship, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Sudha Gooty leads United Nations ESCAP’s Catalyzing Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE) Programme, an initiative to advance women’s entrepreneurship in the Asia and Pacific. The CWE programme works with a range of partners including Governments, Private Sector, Banks and Civil Society to promote an environment where women entrepreneurs can thrive. Prior to joining ESCAP, Sudha has worked for more than 15 years with various UN agencies such as UNDP and International Organization for Migration in different countries in Asia. Her expertise includes Governance and Human Rights, Women’s Economic Empowerment and Climate Finance.

IniOluwa Odekunle

Founder/Director, The Identity Project

Dr.Bismah Nayyer

Project Manager GHWN GEH, Women in Global Health



Jonah is a young social entrepreneur, philanthropist, a researcher and a business analyst. He spends most of his time in research and humanitarian work. Jonah first served at Muteesa 1 Royal University (of Buganda Kingdom-Uganda) as an Assistant Lecturer and later joined Ndejje University (Uganda). He is the Founder of Gateway Research Centre Uganda-a think tank for which he is the Managing Director since 2019 to date.

His research is evidence-based and aimed at informing policy and contributing to social-economic development.  He sits on Kyaddondo CBS PEWOSA SACCO with over 8,000 members where he is the Board Secretary. He envisages a Uganda free from socio-economic development deficiencies. 

He is the founder of Tuwangule Women's Forum located at Wakiso Uganda. The forum aims at empowering women to ensure self -sustaining families. 

Jonah is also an Evangelist Pastor at Word of Faith Christian Ministries Namagoma-Uganda. 

Indrani Das Schmid

CEO, GFGZ (Gesell.z.Förderung d. grenzüberschreitenden Zusammenarbeit)