Webinar: The Role of Tech in Empowering Women in Business Worldwide

23 Sep 2019

Venue: Brinc Batelco IoT Hub, Manama
Timing: 6 - 8 pm

Ingrid Vanderveldt (iV) is the Chairman and CEO of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (EBW2020) and MintHERTM. Previously, she was the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence (“EIR”) for Dell Inc. where she oversaw entrepreneurial initiatives worldwide helping to build a $250 million business segment and founded the $125M Dell Innovators Credit Fund, Dell Founders Club, and the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs during her 3-year term. 


iV is an Emeritus member of United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, is a Managing Partner of Vanderveldt Global Investments, founding organizer of the GLASS Forum (Global Leadership & Sustainable Success), and co-founder of The Billionaire Girls Club. She also created and hosted CNBC’s first original primetime series, “American Made,” reaching over 1M viewers around the globe and is a Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Member.  She is the 2018 Recipient of the Global Empowerment Award by the Global Business and Interfaith Peace Awards in partnership with the UN.

iV has been featured on outlets including NBC, CNBC, FOX, ABC, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN Money, Fortune Magazine, Fast Company, Inc Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine. In 2016 she was named one of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 Global Leaders.  She was ranked #1 Super Connector by Fast Company, is the recipient of the Forbes and Northwestern Mutual Global “Entrepreneur in Excellence Award” and was just named the 100th Champion Celebration for the HearStrong Foundation.  She holds a Masters in Architecture at the Savannah College of Art & Design and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from UT at Austin.

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Prof. Robert S. Langer

American Scientist, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Chemical Engineer and David H. Koch Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


Miguel Gamiño Jr.

Executive Vice President, Head of Global Cities at Mastercard, Civil Technologist and Entrepreneur

Jeff Hoffman

Founder of Priceline.com, Entrepreneur, Hollywood film producer, producer of a Grammy winning jazz album, executive producer of an Emmy Award winning TV show, author and speaker

Dr Hala Hatoum

 Entrepreneurship and leadership researcher and advocate with a focus on female, youth and social entrepreneurship and a Faculty Member at the University of Bahrain 

Hamed Fakhro

Businessman, Property Developer, Writer, Inventor and Speaker. Founder of The Startup Factory and Hack Arabia

Khalil A. Al-Shafei

CEO and Managing Director of Aramco's Entrepreneurship Venture "Wa'ed"

Ali Murtaza

Director of Real Estate Development - Tourism and Leisure at Bahrain Economic Development Board (EBD)

Dr Mazen Ali

Chairman of the Department of IS at University of Bahrain and President of ISACA Bahrain Chapter

B Chandrasekhar

Chief Executive Officer at Arab Financial Services (AFS) 

Sinan Khatib

Founder of Burrito Loco, Noodle Wok and Sandwich Guys

Dr Bijan Majidi

President and CEO of Dinamica International and consultant in business innovation, digital transformation and Industry 4.0 deployment

Shaima Almeer

Robotics programmer and Google Developer Group Manama co-organizer