President advisory members

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati  

Welcoming Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati ji. Sadhvi ji is a renowned spiritual leader and motivational speaker, based in Rishikesh, India. Originally from Los Angeles, California, and a graduate of Stanford University, Sadhvi ji has lived on the banks of the sacred Ganga river, in the lap of the Himalayas for 25 years engaged in spiritual service, wisdom teaching, sacred action, and deep spiritual practice. 

At Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, where she lives most of the year, she gives daily spiritual discourses (Satsang), teaches meditation, provides spiritual counseling and mentoring, and oversees myriad charitable and humanitarian projects and activities. Sadhvi ji Serves As: Secretary-General Of The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, An International Interfaith Organization Dedicated To Clean Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH). President Of Divine Shakti Foundation.

 A Foundation Which Runs Free Schools, Vocational Training Programs And Empowerment Programs. Director Of The World-Famous International Yoga Festival At Parmarth Which Has Been Covered In Time Magazine, CNN, New York Times And Other

Dr. Haifa Al Kaylani  

She is the President and Founder of Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF), she is a Fellow of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative (2017) and served as a Commissioner on the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work (2017-2019). The Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF) is recognised in Arab and international government, private sector and NGO circles as a high-impact change agent focussed on women’s leadership and youth empowerment, working for progress, inclusion, peace and prosperity in the Arab region and internationally.

Haifa is a development economist, an alumna of the American University of Beirut and read for a Diploma in Economic Development at Oxford University, a Fellow of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative 2017, and a Commissioner of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work (2017-2019). She brings a wide range of skills and experience to her personal mission of encouraging greater cultural understanding and sustainable economic growth and reform, supporting a strong role for women and young leaders at the heart of that process.

Anca Dragu  

Anca Dragu. Romanian economist and politician, she was the Minister of Public Finance (November 2015 – January 2017) and was the President of the Senate of Romania from December 2020 until November 2021. She is the first woman in the history of the Senate to hold this position. Dragu graduated from the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies in 1996. 

From 1999 to 2000 she studied at Georgetown University and George Washington University. She obtained an MA degree in public administration from the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in 2007 and a PhD in economics from the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies in 2010.