SEEMA SUMMIT Speaker: Sadia Halim

We are thrilled that Sadia Halim will be one of our speakers at the SEEMA SUMMIT, on Sunday March 8 in New York City. The event gives center stage to influential South Asian women for remarks and panel discussions of their professional and personal experiences. We also will announce exclusive findings from SEEMA about how cultural expectations impact the lives of South Asian women. 

Sadia Halim is the Global Head of Digital Innovation and Transformation, Financial Institutions Coverage Group (FIC) at BNP Paribas, a leading bank in the Eurozone and a prominent international banking institution. Formerly, she served as the Head of Innovation CIB Americas, where she managed a team responsible for the collaboration, acceleration and execution of activities to foster and promote an innovative culture across the platform. This entailed researching and developing capabilities in emerging technologies, such as blockchain and AI, in addition to building and maintaining external relationships with the fintech ecosystem. Halim has 19 years of experience in the financial industry across research, asset management, and banking. She joined BNP Paribas in 2011, as a Senior Banker in FIC in New York with responsibility for a portfolio of banks and finance companies. In this role, Halim focused on origination, relationship management, client strategies, industry issues, and product development. She looked across regions and products, delivering the full BNP Paribas platform to U.S. financial institutions. She is a CFA charterholder and a member of NYSSA, as well as a member of the New York Academy of Sciences. Additionally, she is board member of Biobus, a 501(c)(3) non-profit  organization.

Join us to hear from Sadia and other speakers such as:

  • Aziz Ahmad, CEO of UTC Associates, Inc., and Co-FOunder Coders Trust
  • Ishveen Anand, Founder and CEO of OpenSponsorship
  • Rachana Bhide, Broadcaster and Founder of The Corner in the Court Project (Moderator)
  • Nilanjana Bhowmik, Founder and General Partner of Converge
  • Nayantara Dutta, Creator of Defining Desi
  • Dr. Anita Goel, Chairman and Scientific Director of Nanobiosym
  • Sadia Halim, Managing DIrector of BNP Paribas 
  • Rachna Hukmani, Founder and CEO of Whiskey Stories LLC
  • Viveka Hulyalkar, Co-Founder and CEO of Beam
  • Dr. Malvika Iyer, award-winning disability rights activist, motivational speaker
  • Sarina Jain, Founder of Masala Bhangra Workout
  • Raman Kapur, President of The Indus Entrepreneurs New Jersey Chapter
  • Surabhi Lal, Chief Impact Officer of Luminary
  • Hetal Parikh, President of Rangam Consultants, Inc.
  • Palak Patel, Chef and Food Network Personality
  • Smita Pillai, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer of Dow Jones
  • Dr. Amrit Ray, Global President of R&D and Medical at Pfizer
  • Raashi Rosenberger, Global Brand Strategy at Google
  • Trisha Sakhuja-Walia, Founder of Browngirl
  • Aneri Shah, Founder and CEO of Sightworthy
  • Deepti Sharma, Founder and CEO of FoodtoEat
  • Shwetha Shetty, Vice President, Corporate Strategy of SAP
  • Roopa Unnikrishnan, Vice President Strategy of Harman
  • Sweta Vikram, best-selling author, coach

The SEEMA Summit begins with Brunch and ends with networking as well as mingling among pop-up shops with cocktails.

9:30 AM Registration and Brunch
10:00 AM Welcome with Meditation
10:50 AM Keynote – Chef Palak Patel
11:15 AM Pane: Balancing it all in the corporate world
11:45 AM Panel: Beyond STEM – a discussion on Coronavirus
12:15 PM Panel: Leaders changing the world through entrepreneurship
1:00 PM Discussion breakouts
1:40 PM Pop-up shops, cocktails
  

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