Drishti Awards: Global Women’s Forum 2019

Almas Meherally (former journalist and Communications Advisor, Metro Vancouver Transit Police) and Tasleem Somji (Co-Founder and Managing Partner, The Melonade Co) were among seven Canadian women who were honoured with Awards of Excellence at the Women Economic Forum in New Delhi, India last week.


The Canadians on the panel, who all have their roots in India, represented different industries and their talks were among one of the most diverse panels at the forum.

Almas Meherally highlighted how authentic journalism is more about recording our history and less about intruding in people’s lives.

Tasleem Somji told a beautiful allegory that explored ideas around why we do what we do, questioning the nature of existence and how we define our lives.


The forum is a celebration of women’s empowerment and provides a platform for women from all walks of life — enabling connections with inspiring women entrepreneurs and thought leaders from around the world. The theme for the 2019 conference was “Reimagining Societies: Reclaiming Humanity with Gender Equality”, and marked a milestone for WEF, as the 25th global edition.



Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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