Executive Director

Sandra (Sandi) Saksena

"I love pushing boundaries A good collaboration pushes the boundaries of both partners.
Being She and Aparna resonate with me and my philosophy on life"

‘Each of us has experienced a sense of possibility - moments where we imagine things as they could be, and yet we hold back. Concerned with circumstance, what others might think, or lack of interest; we don't act on our vision. Express yourself fully, make a difference, be a leader.’

A long-time resident of the Gulf, Sandi has lived in Kuwait, Bahrain and now in Dubai for the last 47 years. Circumstances pushed her to find a job, A late entrant into the work force, with no previous work experience she could not even prepare a CV!

Sandi devotes her time and energies to her job in personal financial planning.She leads an all female team of financial counsellors at Nexus Insurance Brokers.She heads the division ‘Family Matters’ at Echelon Advisors and Management Consultants her family firm. Her focus is Financial Empowerment of Women.

Sandi believes that building trust, and loyalty, sharing and giving, dealing with integrity and honesty are essential ingredients to success in both the personal and professional arena. Personal experiences and insurmountable challenges are your best teachers! They make your stronger and more resilient.

Health and Wellness are an essential to a happy and fruitful existence. Openness to new ideas is the key to growing your life.

Sandi is a regular contributor to the media on topics related to personal finance, is a regular guest speaker on radio and TV and is frequently quoted in the business pages of the of local and international publications.

She is a sought-after speaker at conferences conventions and corporate events. She is a mentor, her Her focus is Leadership,Relationships, Value of self, going with flow Stay Relevant, and core focus - Financial Independence &Empowerment of Women.

Awards

  • The Best Woman Entrepreneur Life time Achievement award 2019 Berkeley Middle East
  • Most Empowering CEO club member 2018 by CEO Clubs International
  • Most Inspiring Woman of Substance Dubai Women’s Run 2018
  • Excellence is Corporate Leadership Award by International Sheroes Forum 2018
  • Women Super Achiever Award 2018 - 5th women in Leadership Congress award
  • Burj CEO Award 2017 CEO Clubs International
  • Women Super Achiever Award 2017 - 4th women in Leadership Congress award
  • CEO Clubs Network (www.ceoclubsuae.com) Platinum Award in Corporate Leadership UNASCO and WILTME for supporting Women’s Initiatives and Women Empowerment in an Outstanding and Professional manner over the years
  • 2016 Personality of the year World of Women Film Fare Middle East in recognition for valuable contribution to women in the UAE and beyond among others.

Professional Certifications

  • Chartered Insurance Institute CII UK by examination www.cii.co.uk
  • Level 3 (Financial planning, Insurances and Financial Services General Insurance)

Other positions in the community

  • Founder - Laksh-ME a Trust in India focused on Financial Independence of Women
  • Permanent Trustee and Partner Manzil Centre for individuals with special needs www.manzil.ae
  • Forum leader Gender Equality Indian Business and Professional Counsel
  • Founding and Permanent board member Woman of Substance
  • Executive Director Being She a Platform for Empowering Married Women
  • Board member Business Women’s Division CEO Clubs
  • Advisory Board Member CSR UAE Actionaid
  • Task force Lead on WEPSUAE Sustainable goal 5 of UNGC
  • Life member Worldwide Association of Female Professionals USA
  • Life member Athena International USA

Community Service

Health camps in association with Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists of India (www.fogsi.org) Pan India
Financial Literacy for women and Tribalsin Central India in association with the NGO Mahashakti

Adventure and Spiritual seeker

Arctic Circle, Peru Macchu Picchu Bolivia Lake Titicaca, Bhutan, Shaolin temple China, Ulluru Australia, Shambhala Mongolia, Mount Kailash Tibet. Himachal Prdesh/Rajashtan/Karnataka/7 states of North East/ Uttrakhand India
Sky Diving, Rappelling, White Water Rafting, Bungee jumping, Horse riding, Mushing with the huskiesSome

Some of the events where I have spoken

SME WORLD SUMMIT  2015 2016 2017 2018 WOMEN ENTREPENUERS 
Facing challenges Overcoming Obstacles
Health and Wellness for SME Owners

SUPER WOMEN ACHIEVERS FEMINA MUMBAI 2018  
Health And Wellness  Work Life Balance

INTERNATIONAL SHEROES FORUM  2016 2017 2018 , 2019 KEYNOTE
Work Life Balance
Belief And Intent
Tune Into your Internal GPS

OFFICIAL MENTOR MRS INDIA GLOBE 2019 IN DUBAI
MODERATOR AND MENTOR DUBAI FASHION LEAGUE
MODERATOR BOLD TALKS WOMEN
HOST AND CHAIR OF LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE LEAD 2017
HOST AND CHAIR OF ARAB WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP AND BUSINNESS CONFERNCE 2018

“We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
Dr. Seuss

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Lara Tabet

Award winning Lara Tabet has a multifaceted career as a Television Producer and Presenter, Brand Ambassador in the world of fashion and tourism,with over 400,000 followers on social media she combines her high profile assignments with CSR activities which resonate with her using her celebrity status to bring support to her chosen causes namely Friends of Emirates Red Crescent Society and Rashid Centre for the Disabled.

Among her many activities she is a

Board member of the Arab Fashion Council official spokesperson and brand ambassador on the board of Arab Fashion Week

Board member  Responsible for organizing four charity events every year as part of the Friends of Emirates Red Crescent (CHF Board) where all funds raised go to Emirates red Crescent, Rashid Centre for the Disabled and other charitable institutions.

Brand Ambassador

Manages her brand, ‘luxury with lara’, Brand ambassador for Michael Bruggler watches from Switzerland, Margy’s Monte Marco from Monaco, William Wagner Clocks from Genera, Dany by Daniel K Jewelry from New York, House of Geneva Jewelry from Switzerland to name a few

She is also associated top fashion designers from all over the world such as Amato, Michael Cinco, Walid Atallah, Diana Maharach, Couture and Mirna Al Haj.

Senior Producer & TV Presenter with extensive experience in television news programming, entertainment and variety programming, live network sports and awards shows including

Produced and Presented TV shows  for City 7 TV (formerly called InTV) on NileSat via showtime, Orbit and independent satellite receivers.

Conducted over 1000 interviews with VIPs including

 Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Ivanka Trump, H.H. Shaikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Mahktoum, H.H Sh. Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, H.H Sh. Saeed Hareb, , Mr. Amitabh Bacchan, Mr. Yash Chopra, Mr. Abupam Kher, Mr. Bob Geldorf, Mr. OliverStone, Mr. Lawrence Fishburn, Mr. Richard Gere, Miss Elham Shaheen, Miss Yosra, Miss Hala Sarhan, Miss Mirvat Ameen, Mr. Hani Salama, Mr. Sherif Munir, Miss Haifa Wehbe, Mr. Wael Kfouri, Miss Nawal Zoghbi, Miss Nicole Saba, Mr. TamerHagras, Ms. Elissa and many international prominent names in government, Business and in the entertainment industry.

Awards and Achievements

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Pooja Kanwal
Pooja Kanwal has been quite a household face having been a part of many films. Including regional films and serials on major GEC channels.  
She is also an established anchor/ host for tv shows as well as live events. She has been in the hosting space for the last 7 years. Has handled many shows on different platforms as a host.  
Be it in entertainment, News, Business channels, And GEC channels. Having hosted entertainment shows as a presenter and an interviewer, she is at complete ease with bringing out the best in film and television celebrities.
 
Achievements – 
  • She has hosted a season of Comedy Circus on Sony
  • The Gold Awards Red Carpet and function episodes with Manish Paul 
  • Hosting an entertainment show on AajTak daily
  • Interviewed film celebrities for many shows on Tata Sky active fitness channel
  • Has interviewed many personalities from different walks of life for platforms like India today, Et now, CNBC 
  • She is completely comfortable in improvising and making her own scripts in Hindi and English 
  • Being a dubbing artist and having given her voice to films like Avengers (voice of Captain Marvel)
  • Social Media Influencer as a working mother
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She Talks October 2019

BEING SHE
IN ASSOCIATION WITH ORBRIX Dubai facilitated by HAWA CHARFARAY HOST AND FACILITATOR  CEO AND FOUNDER OF TRAINING EXCELLENCE, CEO ORBIX TECHNICAL, AND OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING
SOLUTIONS UAE  INVITES YOU TO THE EXCLUSIVE BOOK LAUNCH OF
 MALA NAIDOO’S “A FLAMING CHALLENGE”. AND GIVES THE RARE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET IN PERSON AND LISTEN TO THIS INCREDIBLE
WOMAN
  
According to medical science Author Mala Naidoo should be in a wheelchair.
She defied these limiting beliefs. 

“The human body and mind have the most astounding ability to find balance and harmony. I have fallen many times and yet again I am back on my feet”  
This book is an inspiration to heal from the inside out!
My story will take you the reader through my turbulent fires of hell only to rise from the ashes like the phoenix. Just when all seems to be in balance again, the reader’s emotional state is engaged as my journey to healing from Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Fibromyalgia, and Depression, draws many similarities to all that want to heal, yet feel so helpless.

The book highlights everything she did to bring about relief for conditions medical science has few answers. 

Her ‘wellness kit’ includes Sound, Colour, Light, Breathing, movement, Visualization, Food, Nature, and Nurture. Her healing journey has given birth to a Wellness Formula for chronic disease. A self-help book that allows the reader to draw many healing techniques from her personal experiences.

A powerful way for the reader to be motivated and to start their healing journey emotionally mentally and physically. A medical research scientist, Resonance Repatterning practitioner and motivational speaker!

Added value; Personally autographed book included in your registration fee. A workshop by Mala Naidoo facilitated by Hawa Charfaray

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