Waves of Beauty

The fourth International Women’s Conference, organized by the International Association for Human Values, the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia, Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth and The Art of Living was held at Bali, Indonesia in March 2010. The Conference, titled “Waves of Beauty,” was attended by over 350 delegates from 43 countries. The Conference saw women leaders of various ethnicities and countries and from different spheres of life come together to discuss and share their experiences and concerns on issues that mattered to them – education, leadership, economy, family, governance and the media.

The three themes of the fourth International Women’s Conference – “Aishwarya” (Wealth), “Madhurya” (Harmony), and “Saundarya” (Beauty) – engaged the delegates in lively discussions on the challenges that women encounter in the modern world. They also emphasized and demonstrated the importance of realizing one’s inner strength and potential. The sessions provided a platform for a network of women leaders to share their stories.

This inspired the participants, or delegates to develop an action plan for the empowerment of women across the world. The delegates pledged to effect social transformation through active support for the causes of women empowerment, social entrepreneurship, ethical education and environmental care. Speakers and delegates emphasized the need to understand the world we live in and to contribute to it harmoniously.

The warm and receptive atmosphere of the Conference fostered a strong bond amongst all the participants. Commitment met celebration as renowned international artistes enthralled the audiences with performances showcasing world culture.

Reflection 2010