• March 3, 2023
  • House of Lords, London, UK

International Women's Day Speaker Showcase 2023


The purpose of our International Women’s Day (IWD) Speaker Showcase is to highlight the voices of a diverse group of individuals who are pioneering change for women in order to inspire, educate and to motivate and drive change. A change in thinking, a change in behaviour and ultimately changes in policy and outcomes. Hosted by Lord and Lady Popat for the past six years, it is our privilege (OW Forum) to be able to curate the showcase. Speakers include grassroots changemakers to established leaders. Themes cover finance, education, sports, childcare, female investment, child marriage and menopause.

Video highlights
  • Rupa Ganatra Popat, Founder and Managing Partner, Araya
  • Rupal Schdev Kantara, Partner and Head of UK, Oliver Wyman Forum
  • Baroness D'Souza, House of Lords
  • Joeli Brearley, Founder and Director, Pregnant Then Screwed
  • Ellie Downie, GB Gymnast
  • Dame Alison Rose, CEO, Natwest Group Plc
  • Payzee Mahmod, Child Marriage Survivor/Campaigner, IKWRO - Women's Rights Organization
  • Kerry Dryburgh, Executive Vice President and CPO, BP
  • Pavita Cooper, Founder and Equality Campaigner, More Difference
  • Simran Kaur, Director and Founder, Girls That Invest
  • Michelle Griffith Robinson, Michelle Griffith Robinson OLY
  • Sajida Bijle, Managing Director, Hersmere Borough Council
  • Kaushal Modha, Beauty and Lifestyle Content Creator and Co-founder, The Rising Circle
  • Emile Heskey, Chairman and Founder, Zotus Group
  • Mrs. Yashmin Harun BEM, Chair and Founder, Muslimah Sports Association
  • Shermeen Kazmi, Qualified Accountant and Partner, Grant Thorton UK LLP
  • Cllr Ameet Jogia, Political Advisor, Conservative Party
  • Lord Dolar Popat, Conservative Peer and former Minister of the Crown, House of Lords