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Dr. Harbeen Arora Rai


2022 Global Business & Interfaith Peace Award

The Gold medal in Advocacy goes to Dr. Harbeen Arora Rai, founder of the G100.

Harbeen is a passionate supporter of interfaith and intercultural collaboration and partnerships, inspired by the Indian guru Sri Sathya Sai Baba. She is devoted to working with people of all faiths and beliefs for the empowerment of girls and women worldwide.

In addition to being Chancellor of Rai University, Dr. Harbeen Arora Rai has founded numerous first-of-their-kind organizations for women, including the G 100, the ALL Ladies League, and the Women’s Economic Forum, all of which are freely available for women across the globe.

The mission of each of these organizations is to build a strong networking platform for women leaders, professionals, artists, homemakers and more, to collaborate for a better future for all and to build leadership qualities.

This is now a Global Movement — including he-for-she allies — present on every continent and in scores of countries.

Nominated by:

Lakshmy Shankar, CEO & Founder Kaizen Consult/ Global Chair Business Networking G 100/ ALL Ladies League/ National President WICCI Diversity & Inclusion/ Kaizen Consult Business Advisory & Training University of Mumbai, Madras University Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

About the Award

The 2022 Award will be given on the evening May 24, 2022, at Dare to Overcome, the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation’s annual allyship conference and business for peace symposium.

The Global Business & Intercultural Peace Awards have been given in tandem with the Paralympic Games as part of former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s UN Global Compact Business for Peace initiative in Rio de Janeiro (2016), Seoul (2018) and Tokyo (2021). In 2022 they will be given in Washington DC and then move onward to New Delhi in 2023 in tandem with the G20 Meetings hosted by India.

In 2021, the Awards were held in Tokyo in August and were keynoted by former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. Awardees included the CEOs of Intel and Tyson Foods, both Fortune 100 companies. Previous CEO recipients come from companies as diverse as Ernst & Young, Hyundai, Kimberly Clark, and Berkshire Capital, and countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mozambique, Myanmar, Netherlands, the Palestinian territories, South Korea, UAE, Uganda, the United Kingdom and the United States.


Dr. Harbeen Arora Rai
Founder G100 | ALL Ladies League (ALL) | Women Economic Forum (WEF)
Women‟sIndian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI) |
Chancellor, Rai University, INDIA

Among 100 Most Reputable People on Earth (Reputation Poll 2019)
Thought Leader, Global Icon & Visionary for Women, Businesswoman, PhilanthropistAuthor, Humanitarian, Spiritual Seeker and Compelling Speaker, Dr. Harbeen Arora Rai manifests multifaceted leadership with strength & simplicity.

G100, ALL Ladies League (ALL), Women Economic Forum (WEF), SHEconomy, Women‟ sIndian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (WICCI). Dr. Harbeen is the Founder of the free and all-inclusive platforms of G100, ALL, WEF, SHEconomy and WICCI. With a powerful network of 250,000 women across 120 countries, and growing toward Mission Million 2022, via the eminent G100, these empowering ecosystems are among the largest global communities of women entrepreneurs and leaders, organising and on- boarding women worldwide on various platforms for maximum inclusion, inspiration, innovation and impact.

G100 is an eminent and empowered club of top 100 women leaders in the world with a vision for the future. G100 is an action + think tank comprising a league of luminaries of eminence and excellence including Nobel Laureates, former Heads of States, Ministers, Businesswomen, Philanthropists, Investors, Entrepreneurs, Corporate and Community Leaders – a powerful Group of women leaders and achievers from all walks of life who wish to give back and move us all forward as architects of the future.

G100 is also supported by The Denim Club: Group of 100 He-for-She Champions globally, comprising leaders and luminaries in support of gender parity and equality. By the glorious global leadership of the G100 Global Chairs, along with their denim partners, and the
inclusive insights fostered from the cross-continental and intersectional networks enabled by their country, state and city chairs in their respective wings/sectors, the far-reaching impact will energise a million women by 2022, and 5 million by 2025.

Dr. Harbeen has investments in sectors of health and wellness, agriculture, skill development, real estate, and renewable energy. Her company Arganshe owns the world famous BIOAYURVEDA brand in organic and Ayurvedic health, healing,wellness & wellbeing.

All the platforms for women empowerment viz. ALL, WEF, WICCI, SHEconomy are free and philanthropic, and are dedicated to empowering local and global ecosystems of sisterhood, support and success for women‟s greater engagement, entrepreneurship and leadership in all walks of economy and society.

Dr. Harbeen is also the Chancellor of Rai University in Ahmedabad, Rai Technology University in Bangalore and Jharkhand Rai University in Ranchi, India. These non-profit universities focus on educating youth from underserved sections of society, especially in fields of farming and agriculture toward empowering local livelihoods and capacity building.

A business leader with great affinity for philanthropy, culture and peace, Dr. Harbeen is passionate about promoting: ancient heritage and timeless wisdom; traditional handlooms and crafts; arts and culture; wellness and spirituality; international trade, tourism & ties, business collaborations and partnerships; conflict resolution and peace building.

She is the author of three books on the respective subjects of creative living, human values and higher education viz.

  • *Creative Living: Discovering your Beautiful Path and Lifestyle toward Happiness and Well-being;
  • *The Seven Sacred Sai Values Innate in Every Human Being: How to Apply Them in Our Daily Lives for Happiness, Peace and Well-being; and
  • *Dawn of a New Vibrant India.