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Designers Meeting 2016

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13:30 – 15:00

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13:30 – 15:00

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13:30 – 15:00

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11:30 – 13:00

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11:30 – 13:00

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11:30 – 13:00

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8:00 – 11:00

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8:00 – 11:00

Welcome & Registration

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Democracy transform shift working alongside organization, evolution volunteer UNHCR. International development; policy detection.

8:00 – 11:00

Welcome & Registration

Our grantees and partners partnership, social analysis healthcare developing altruism shifting landscape. Smart cities global health, social responsibility small-scale farmers open source. Democracy transform shift working alongside organization, evolution volunteer UNHCR. International development; policy detection.
Democracy transform shift working alongside organization, evolution volunteer UNHCR. International development; policy detection.

11:30 – 13:00

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Smart cities global health, social responsibility small-scale farmers open source. Democracy transform working alongside organization, evolution volunteer UNHCR. International development; policy detection. Transform shift working alongside organization, evolution responsibility small-scale farmers open source.

11:30 – 13:00

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11:30 – 13:00

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Speakers

ZAKIR HUSSAIN

ZAKIR HUSSAIN

When life gives you, lemons… make lemonade! It is easier for most of us to give up in face of troubles and hardly anyone feels comfortable swimming against the tide. We have with us today Mr. Zakir whose life is the best example of “turning calamities into opportunities”. He started working as a teen, when he was in his 7th standard to be precise, Mr. Zakir faced several difficulties to rise through the ranks and make a success story of his life. He went on to complete his B.A. from Lucknow university.

Balancing work and studies came naturally to him. After completing his higher secondary, he opted for the advertising industry in keeping with his penchant for creativity and his artistic talents. Even though he had established himself as the Creative Head in Pharma Advertising business, it did not stop him from attempting various other ventures at the same time. He has worked with several companies, including Alkem Laboratries, in the IT business. Today he is a Commissioner to India of World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF). WBAF is an organisation that believes participation of members, both individuals and institutions, from all sections of society is important for progress. It appoints commissioners from various countries across the globe. These commissioners use their contributions and experience to help others by sharing their learning and experience.

A successful person is one who falls seven times and gets up eight times. His multiple failures did not dishearten Mr. Zakir. In fact, these were very failures that spurred him on to put in more efforts and emerge a winner! He truly proved that failures were indeed stepping-stones to success.

Anyone can steer a boat in calm waters but it takes an extraordinary oarsman to steer the boat to safety in turbulent waters. Having received almost no support from family, friends and being neck deep in debts, Mr. Zakir proved that he is an excellent oarsman by steering his boat through troubled waters in an immensely self-confident manner. Today, he runs an IT company called Usense Innovative Solutions. It deals with designing, developing and marketing of products, services, applications and softwares.

A true leader is one who helps others climb up the ladder of success and in that sense; Mr. Zakir is a real leader. He has helped numerous people who failed in life and brought all of them together on a single platform. He runs Humans United Mission (HUM) which is a social initiative to empower Indian through education, jobs and entrepreneurship. HUM educates, funds, mentors and markets business opportunities and creates a network to empower and enhance a self-sufficient society.

The collective efforts of these people, with the able guidance of Mr. Zakir, have helped the company grow by leaps and bounds, and continue its march up the success ladder. Here is a leader whose life in itself is an example worth emulating.

DR EMILY LETRAN

DR EMILY LETRAN

Dr. Emily Letran is a general dentist who owns two multi-specialty group practices in Southern California. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from UC Riverside (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). She is a graduate of UCLA School of Dentistry (Dean’s Apollonian Scholarship) and received her Master of Science in Oral Biology from UCLA at the same time.

As a mother of three, Dr. Letran creatively balances work, family life, after-school life and her personal life as a growing entrepreneur. She continuously takes courses in clinical dentistry, practice management and marketing, attending multiple business forums every year, striving to improve her skills to better serve patients.

Her favorite activities include reading, writing, and “hanging out” with her three children – whether playing tennis, watching Netflix or window-shopping at the mall.

Dr. Letran is an author of several books: “From Refugee to Renaissance Woman,” On the Inside Press “From Zero to Hero in Ninety Days,” On the Inside Press “Out Front – Business Building Strategies from Frontline Entrepreneur,” Celebrity Press “The Ultimate Guide to Having A Beautiful Smile That Transforms Your Life,” Perfect Publishing “Commit: Embracing the Big Life, Celebrating the Entrepreneur’s Family, Business, Passion, and Fun” Perfect Publishing

Pedro Pimenta

Pedro Pimenta

Pedro Pimenta is a 25 year-old international speaker, best-selling author, and mentor to other amputees. He has inspired people all around the world with his keynote talks in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

A typical teenager in Brazil, Pedro studied and participated in sports with his friends.

He enjoyed an extensive social life and healthy lifestyle until, suddenly, he began to feel sick on September 11, 2009. No one will forget where they witnessed the tragic events of September 11th, but this day is particularly emotional for Pedro and his loved ones as he was admitted to the hospital to fight for his life.

Pedro had contracted a fatal form of meningitis that soared through his bloodstream. With slim chances that he would survive, nearly one hundred of his closest friends and family took turns saying their goodbyes. Miraculously, Pedro left the hospital alive six months and two comas later, but in exchange, had all of his limbs amputated above the elbows and knees.

People destined him to a life in the wheelchair, saying that no other amputee in his situation had successfully lived a life on prosthetics. Although frightened by this discouragement, Pedro knew that he did not want to spend the rest of his life with a wheelchair by his side.

He sought advice and guidance wherever it was available, determined to live independently. Just ten months after leaving the hospital, the strength he never knew he had emerged and he gave up the wheelchair never to sit in one again. He also managed to finish a 5k Triathlon race, go back to one of his old passions, snowboarding, and drive an unadapted vehicle.

Today, Pedro Pimenta, 25, lives independently in Florida while he finishes his bachelor’s in Economics at the University of South Florida. An international speaker, best-selling author, and a mentor to other amputees, he has inspired people all around the world with his keynote talks in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. Some of Pedro’s previous clients are: TED, Google, Novartis, Ronald McDonald House, Hanger Clinic, Valmont, and more.

CHERIE MATHEWS

CHERIE MATHEWS

Cherie’s background has deep roots and focus on “failure analysis”, developing products and cutting edge technologies for IBM and NASA.

As an innovator Cherie knows how to truly rethink just about anything and everything you could possible imagine. Cherie will teach you how to throw out the box and rethink with no limits.

Cherie started her career in the field of Computer Engineering specializing in Research and Development for IBM in Burlington Vermont. As a manager, her area of focus also included Failure Analysis which determined chip reliability under stress testing before the product went to market.

She determined final discoveries and decision-making authority to release the product to manufacturing for cutting edge technologies for NASA. After her career with IBM, Cherie followed her passion of education and taught Physical Education for 14 years while raising their two children.

While teaching, Cherie proudly co-pioneered The First Tee National School Program which started with 48 students and has been instrumental in reaching over 10 million young people for The First Tee organization throughout the USA.

Cherie is the Founder and CEO of an Austin, Texas-based company that has won many Innovative Awards and has been nationally recognized. The name of her company is named Healincomfort, appropriately named because from personal experience it was the last thing that occurred.

Healincomfort is dedicated to helping women heal in comfort and dignity after mastectomy surgery in their battle against breast cancer with her patented and innovative post-operative garment. Cherie chose to bootstrap her business as a social experiment to learn if people still believed in a good product and whether it was possible to grow a business organically and by word of mouth.

Healincomfort recovery garment holds two US Patents and four US Trademarks and has 76 thousand Twitter followers. Healincomfort was first created to help 100 local Austin, Texas patients, which has turned into helping over 10,000 patients throughout the USA.

Recent awards and recognition include the 2016 Austin Woman Magazine Woman’s Way Award for Product Innovation and listed among the 2106 EBW2020 100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide.

Healincomfort was one of the 15 SBA National Finalist for the 2015 InnovateHER business competition in Washington, DC, winner of the 2015 Texas Women In Business Philanthropy and winner of the 2014 Award and Austin Woman Chamber of Commerce Blazing Star Award.

Cherie was a panelist for RISE on “how to bootstrap your business,” and a 2013 RISE finalist for Roy Spence “Don’t Do Mild Award for socially responsible businesses”. Healincomfort is a Certified Woman Owned Business with WBENC, WOSB, and HUB status, and was nationally recognized as a Lillie Knox Foundation Award recipient.

Cherie is an active member of EBW2020, Amazing Women Alliance, Women’s Leadership Live, Texas Women in Business, and The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Cherie is a Global Ambassador and Chief Idea Officer for EBW2020 who is empowering 1 Billion Women by 2020, and an Advisor and Certified National Trainer for NSP who is training Physical Education teachers across the United States to implement The First Tee National School Program and its 9 Core Values and 9 Healthy Habits.

Cherie also proudly serves on the board of The First Tee of Greater Austin, which provides a safe and educational place for children to get them off the streets and onto green grass and is often heard saying “we are more than a game!” In her spare time (hah!), Cherie enjoys playing golf and riding BMW motorcycles such as her BMW S1000RR on COTA -Formula One track with her husband Adam.

She and her husband who is the Division Vice President for Waste Connections is a three- time Ironman and four-time Boston Marathon qualifier. Cherie and Adam have two amazing children, Ashley and Adam, who also live in Austin TX. Cherie and Adam have two rescue dogs, Abby and Bear. ”

Cherie B. Mathews was voted as one of The EBW100 List of Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide http://ebw2020.com/ebw-100/

As the focus on women as leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and job creators continues to grow, the global movement of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 has officially released “The EBW100 List of Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide.”

Taking nominations from their 23 EBW2020 Global Ambassadors, with input from the EBW2020 Advisory Board, The EBW100 list followed 10 criteria for being nominated and ultimately selected. “We know the future of our global economy is happening through a new set of eyes, the eyes of women,” says EBW2020 Founder and CEO, Ingrid Vanderveldt. “Policy makers, investors, big business and more are seeking to keep a pulse on the women’s marketplace and participating in where the trends with women are happening.

With the EBW100 list, we wanted to both celebrate the 100 Most Influential Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide while also providing a “playbook,” if you will, to those people who are seeking to know and watch the most impactful leaders enabling women around the world.”

Peter Allton

Peter Allton

Peter Allton is the clinical director of Circle Podiatry, the UK’s only multi-award-winning private podiatry ‘brand’.

As a podiatrist his life’s work has been fixing people’s feet and lower limbs. He is also the founder of Undefeeted, a global campaign, powered by Circle Podiatry, which aims to reduce the number of avoidable diabetes-related lower limb amputations.

Undefeeted was first launched in Los Angeles in October 2014 and then in the UK in June 2015. Within five months of the UK launch, it scooped the prestigious award of ‘Best Not for Profit Organisation of the Year 2015’and again in 2016. (UK Federation of Small business. Surrey) and a year after its launch in june 2016, it had gained an impressive 6.7 million global reach!

Peter was also awarded the Key Person of influence of the year 2015 by Dent Global, which he jointly won with his wife Tina.

In 2016, he was runner-up for Entrepreneur of the year at the FSB Business awards

In May 2017 he was awarded The Society of Podiatrists in the UK’s Meritorious Award for Services to the profession of Podiatry in the UK.

After spending 13 years working in community and hospital clinics for the NHS in the UK, Peter set up his private practice in 2001: Circle Podiatry. He qualified as a podiatrist in 1988 and has treated more than 200,000 feet.

Peter has always been aware of the importance of diabetes when treating feet, especially since he was diagnosed with Type 2 in 2010. But it was his daughter’s diagnosis with Type 1 at the age of 11 that changed the emphasis of his career forever.

He realised that he was probably the only podiatrist in the world with Type 2 and a daughter with Type 1 and he has since made it his mission to do something about the horrific diabetes statistics. Every 20 seconds, somewhere in the world, a person with diabetes is undergoing a lower limb amputation. It is estimated that 85% of these could be avoided. It is Peter’s vision that by 2035 the Undefeeted campaign will help to cut that number by two thirds to one per minute.

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