Women in eCommerce
a Daraz Summit
22nd September 2022
Shangri-La Colombo, Sri Lanka

Uniting women innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders, with the aim of uplifting communities through commerce, creating equal opportunities and bridging
urban-rural divides.

About Daraz

Founded in 2015, Daraz is South Asia’s leading e-commerce platform in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and, Myanmar. It empowers more than 200,000 active sellers with world-class marketplace technology to reach the fast-growing consumer class in a region of 500 million people. Through Daraz Express and Daraz Pay, it operates the most efficient and digitalised logistics and payments infrastructure in its markets. Daraz’s vision is to be a champion of South Asia serving 100 million customers and businesses by 2030.

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Purpose
The 2022 Women in eCommerce Conference will unite a diverse group of women who are redefining the contours of commerce in the digital era. ​Through networking sessions, example-driven discussions, and  problem-solving workshops, some of the biggest disruptors, creative thinkers, and innovators in e-commerce and related industries will come together to share their experiences and expertise. Every conversation will aim to help stakeholders navigate the dynamic spheres of technology, digital economy and commerce and help women find their own niche and success in this catalytic industry.

Women from all over the Asia-Pacific region will come together to learn and leverage a variety of resources, tools and strategies to help their partners, peers and colleagues achieve business success, elevate their careers and drive the development of a conscious e-commerce industry. 

Join us and be part of building a more inclusive and diverse e-commerce community. 
Agenda
9:00 AM
Welcome
Anishka De Zylva, Head of Corporate Affairs, Public Policy and ESG, Daraz, Sri Lanka
9:10 AM
Women and Technology: Trends and the Future
Shabana Badami, Head of Performance Solutions for South East Asia, Google, Singapore
9:30 AM
PANEL
Shaping a Fearless Future for Women in eCommerce
Bindiya Bhatt, Senior Director, Myntra, India
Sujata Biswas, Co-founder, Suta, India
Taniya Biswas, Co-founder, Suta, India
Myra Quershi Jahangir, Founder, CoNatural, Pakistan
Roshini Galappatti, Managing Director, Vitawell, Sri Lanka
11:00 AM
Coffee Break
11:15 AM
PANEL
Strategies and Policies for a More Inclusive Labour Market
Simrin Singh, Country Director, International Labour Organization, Sri Lanka and the Maldives
Anoji De Silva, Chairperson, Women's Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Sri Lanka
Sanjini Munaweera, Country Director, ADA, Sri Lanka
Zornica Zafirova, Chief Operating Officer, Daraz Group, Singapore
12:45 PM
Soundbite
Sabrina Esufally, Director Business Development and Innovation, Hemas, Sri Lanka
1:00 PM
Lunch
2:00 PM
PANEL
Role of Platforms and Collective Action in Enabling Women in eCommerce
Aanchal Kunwar, Managing Director, Daraz, Nepal
Brindha Selvadurai, CEO, Hatch, Sri Lanka
Bhavna Dadlani, General Manager, UberEats, Sri Lanka
Rachel Bartholomeusz, Senior Strategic Partnerships Manager, Airbnb, APAC, Australia
Yuki Aizawa, Country Director Malaysia Chapter, Women in Tech, Malaysia
3:30 PM
Soundbite
Saira Nanji, Managing Director, Barressential, Sri Lanka
3:45 PM
Closing remarks
Maria Akbarally, Public Policy Programmes Manager, Daraz, Sri Lanka
4:00 PM
WORKSHOPS
How Powerful Women Find Balance
Zornica Zafirova, COO, Daraz Group, Singapore
Impactful Storytelling: How to Develop Compelling Marketing for Your Brand
Sanjini Munaweera, Country Director, ADA, Sri Lanka
How to Own Your Story & Build Your Brand
Mimi Nicklin, Author and Brand Strategist, USA
5:30 PM
Reconvene and Networking