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By Manorama S. Gupta of Global Peace Foundation

Los Angeles, April 27, 2018
Dilip Butani// A.Gary Singh Grewal

Global Peace Foundation, Inc. organizes Women Leadership Summit Saturday, April 21, 2018 - Westminster, California

Under the banner of Global Peace Foundation, professional men and women from various cultures, races, religions and professions came together under one roof, and celebrated Women Leadership Summit at Seafood Palace Restaurant, Westminster, California on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

The list of invited guests included: Mayor of Westminster M Tii Ta, Mayor of Artesia Sally Flowers, Cerritos Councilman Naresh Solanki ,  Former Assemblywoman Young Kim and former Mayor of Cypress Dr Prakash Narain.


The crowd looked like a true International event, audiences from more than ten countries coming together, to learn leadership skills, helping young girls and women succeed in their respective fields, helping each other.

They all had one voice: How to Empower women in our community so that the victims from Drug Abuses, Human Trafficking, Discrimination, Domestic Violence, HIV Aids will be saved and created a new society free of all these bad elements.

Leadership is an influence and women are showing their influence in every sector of the society. Whether it be the speech by Kieu Chinh, famous Hollywood actress; Rupa Dash, Co-Founder & CEO of World Woman Foundation and Dash Global Media; Smita Bagla, President, TiE SoCal; Veera Mahajan, a mediator, communication facilitator and a Peacemaker and Dr Madhu Gupta.

The speakers shed lights on the problems faced by women in today’s society and showed the way how it could be eliminated. Dr. Madhu S Gupta highlighted on the topics women face in Gender Equality and how they could be overcome by encouraging, respected and motivating young girls and women in the community.

The program started with beautiful Drum play by young artists from Thien An Drum. Savithri Arts Academy had talented artists to perform their Indian classical and other dances. Kalaimamani Dr. Sinduri Jayashinghe, Founder and Director of Savithri Arts Academy explained the meaning of the dances to the audience.



Manorama S. Gupta, MD, Alan Ford, Dilip Butani and Prem Guragain were honored by City of Cerritos, City of Artesia and City of Westminster for their Community Services.

Musician, Peace Activist, Stephen Day spoke about the powerful medium of music with the deep healing quality of meditation to create inspirational journey for the audiences. The program was emceed by Kim Yen Huyhn and Dr. Sinduri  Jayasinghe.

Maya Vishwakarma, known in India as a Padwoman drove from San Francisco to attend this program and talked about the importance of education to women in rural parts of India. Indira Tripathi, woman coordinator of NRN NCC of USA, represented Nepalese women at the event.

There were raffles, auctions, great food and DJ which made the program memorable and participants seemed to enjoy a lot. The conveners Alan Vo Ford and  Manorama Gupta, MD thanked the volunteers, donors, supporters, artists and all the participants and requested everybody to promote next upcoming event in September, 2018: World Peace Day Celebration.