Upcoming GLOW Webinar

20th June 2020

Why Kindness is Key to Resilience

7:00 PM IST / 9:30 AM ET / 2:30 PM London time

Audrey Lin

Webinar Details

Upcoming GLOW Webinar

4th July 2020

Adaptability to New Changes

7:00 PM IST / 9:30 AM ET / 2:30 PM London time

Dr Elizabeth Denley

Webinar Details

GLOW stands for ‘Genuine Loving Outstanding Women’, an initiative by the Heartfulness Institute, is a series of monthly webinars for women, who can login from any corner of the world and participate, learn and benefit from its offerings.

Every webinar focuses on a topic of interest where expert speakers, chosen from women, who are outstanding in their fields, or are influencers and change makers, share their views and perspectives. The loving guidance and nudges received in the positive direction helps women achieve their best in personal, professional lives, with a deep sense of fulfilment and contentment in all aspects of life.

We have had distinguished speakers like Miss World Africa, Senior Director of Communications from The United Nations Foundation, Venture Capitalists, Life Coaches, Artists, Published Authors, Directors from United Nations School, Eminent Mindfulness Coaches, Parenting Coaches, Neurologists, Paediatricians, Physiotherapists, Olympic Gold Medallists, Paediatric speech therapists, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, Psychiatrists, Dieticians, etc. speak on this program.

These webinars also cater to certain SDGs of the UN like Mental Wellness, Physical Well Being, Women’s Equality, Education, and Economic Freedom (SDG #3, #4, #5, #10, #16, #17).

Each webinar also offers an introduction to Heartfulness relaxation and meditation with follow on instructions, if the participants were interested in continuing to learn the system of Heartfulness meditation. For those women who prefer personal interaction, they can get in touch with a Heartfulness Trainer on request.

Please write to for more information.

Our Hosts

Purnima Ramakrishnan

Purnima is a UN award winning writer and blogger. She is the editor of World Moms Network, a website for women featuring writers from 30 countries. She is a practitioner and trainer of Heartfulness Meditation, and through this has found balance, peace and contentment in her everyday life.


“Drawing on Generational Wisdom for Emotional Wellness” by Chrysula Winegar, Senior Director, United Nations Foundations, New York, USA. #SDG3

Drawing on Generational Wisdom for Emotional Wellness

Globally, more than 300 million people suffer from depression, according to the World Health Organization. Depression is the world’s leading cause of disability and it contributes to 800,000 suicides per year, the majority of which occur in developing countries.

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“Self-Love: A Foundation for Your Career, Relationships, and Service” by Dr. Marilyn Cornelius, Founder – Alchemus Prime, Suva, Fiji. #SDG3 #SDG5

Self-Love: A Foundation for Your Career, Relationships, and Service

Most of us, women especially, are conditioned to take care of others first. Whether as a mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, aunt, or even as a professional, we often put others’ needs before our own. We are not taught about self-love as children, teenagers, or even adults.

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“Inner Transformation and Service” by Meghna Banker, Filmmaker, Visionary, ServiceSpace, Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad (India). #SDG17

Inner Transformation and Service

Each one’s journey of transformation is very personal and contextual. However, the process of transformation is inevitable. I continue to find myself expanding with its wisdom every waking moment. With that in mind, this topic on inner transformation and service is a very humble and sincere effort of sharing from my own personal experiences and limited understanding around the same.

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“Effective Communication for Heartful Parenting” by Jody Johnston Pawel, LSW, CFLE, Parenting Expert, Ohio, USA. #SDG4

Effective Communication for Heartful Parenting

What you say and how you say it are important in parenting. Miscommunications can easily occur through unintentional hidden, conflicting, or unclear messages. It’s common to assume you are understanding others clearly and they are understanding you, but actually aren’t, which then causes problems.

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“#BalanceforBetter on #InternationalWomensDay” by Dr. Nivedita Shreyans, Director of Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Pillai Group of Institutions, University of Mumbai, India. #SDG5

#BalanceforBetter on #InternationalWomensDay

Webinar will guide woman on how to optimize the ‘all-in-one’, god-gifted extraordinary qualities in her day-to-day life: personally, professionally and socially, so that she can achieve bigger and better things in life with ease. Nivedita hopes to kindle a spark within women, so that they attain the perfect balance of the inner and outer self.

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“Coping with depression, anxiety and stress that comes with the pursuit of higher education #worldmentalhealthday” by Dr. Swati Kannan, M.D.,Kaiser Permanente, Califronia, USA. #SDG3 #SDG4

Coping with depression, anxiety and stress that comes with the pursuit of higher education #worldmentalhealthday

Learn to recognize the signs/symptoms of depression, anxiety or stress as graduate students more than 6x as likely to experience depression and anxiety as compared to general population

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“First Five – Best Five (Early Years of Childhood Development)” by Ibtisam Al Wardi, Speech Therapist & Lecturer, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. #SDG4

First Five – Best Five

Ibtisam would discuss the importance of the first five years of a child’s life in shaping all his life. Her favorite question during such sessions is – “When discussing another person’s life, we generally say – He had a tough childhood but you see, it never affected him. Is that true?”

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“Achieve Total Fitness and Maximum Health” by Dr.Ruth Heidrich, Ph.D., One of the Ten Fittest Women in North America, 8 times gold medal winner, Senior Olympics, Hawaii, USA. #SDG5 #SDG3

Achieve Total Fitness and Maximum Health

Dr. Ruth reversed a shocking diagnosis of Stage 4 breast cancer, changed her diet and went on to win hundreds of gold medals in races ranging from the Ironman Triathlon, dozens of marathons, to eight gold medals in the Senior Olympics. She will cover the benefits of daily exercise, how it helps the heart, lungs, muscles, bones, and even the brain.

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“The Psychology of Happiness” by Ruby Jane Carmen, Member of the British Psychology Society, London, USA. #SDG3

The Psychology of Happiness

In this webinar, Ruby will share some insights on the psychological aspects of happiness, exploring some of the research conducted in the area. The nature and definition of happiness will be examined along with the universal nature of this emotion. The question of whether happiness is an emotion or a state of being will be considered, along with the hypothesis that happiness can be a ‘choice’.

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“Heart Based Learning Outcomes for the Modern Youth” by Nancy Sumari, former Miss Tanzania and Miss World Africa, MD, Bongo5 Media Group, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. #SDG4

Heart Based Learning Outcomes for the Modern Youth

In this webinar, Nancy would share how she creates and manages educational programs to greatly enhance the learning outcomes for youth and children. In this context she would explore the use of literature, technology and agriculture as educative initiatives. She would also emphasize on the role of mentoring children in providing a superior quality of education.

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“Neuroscientific Perspective to Parenting” By Dr. Meghna Manocha, Pediatrician, Bangalore, India. #SDG3 #SDG4

Neuroscientific Perspective to Parenting

In this webinar Dr. Meghna Manocha would explain how the ability to learn doesn’t just depend on the genetic download from parents but also on the enriched learning environment provided to the child. She would elaborate on how the most crucial aspect is the willingness of the child to learn, without which the smartest parents and the best learning environments may yet fail to produce the smartest kid.
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“Motherhood in Modern Age” by Chrysula Winegar, Senior Director, United Nations Foundations, New York, USA.

Motherhood in Modern Age

In today’s modern world, as parents, we face a lot of trials and hardships, as we balance our work, home, relationships and parenting. At this juncture, this webinar would focus on enthusiastic parenting in the modern age.
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“Importance of an Alkaline Diet” by Simonne Holm, Alkaline coach and plant-based cook, Silkeborg, Denmark. #SDG1 #SDG2

Importance of an Alkaline Diet

In this webinar, Simonne Holm would share the benefits of an Alkaline Lifestyle through an alkaline diet.

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“Nourishment for the Autism Family” by Kirsten Doyle, Toronto’s top thirty parenting bloggers, Toronto, Canada. #SDG3 #SDG10

Nourishment for the Autism Family

In the webinar Nourishment for the Autism Family, Kirsten will be talking about how families of children with autism can create an environment in which everyone can thrive.
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