Rahul Puranik was a commercial pilot but decided to pursue entrepreneurship instead. Now, he is the founder of businesses in varied sectors across the globe. He was successful in the oil sector and then the wine sector. Today, he is Chairman of Sapphire Global Airways, an international long haul cargo airline, based out of Kathmandu, Nepal. He is President of PARSS Pte. Ltd., a Singapore based company focused on trading infrastructure and development equipment to Nepal and Bhutan. This includes supplying various range of products from POS systems to defense equipment to UN Projects worldwide. He is also Founder and President of Maison D’ Puranique, a globally acclaimed beverage brand which is manufactured in French distilleries using hand selected barrels of cognac, 9 times distilled Vodka for Smoother and Crispier taste, Fresh Alphonso Mango Mixers and Liquer products. The brand won a Silver medal in the 2013 NY International Spirit Competition. Other signature products sold in global markets are “Puranique” Vodka, “Jus d’ Manguier” Mixer, & “Dreamgirl” Vodka.
Jennifer Moss – Co-Founder of Plasticity Labs and Author of Unlocking Happiness at Work: How a Data-driven Happiness Strategy Fuels Purpose, Passion and Performance
Jennifer Moss is the co-founder of Plasticity Labs, a tech startup that produces software to measure organizational culture. It then can inform leaders of their current and ongoing business emotional state, and improve employee happiness at work. Jennifer contributes to Harvard Business Review and Huffington Post and delivers talks globally on the subject of happiness and gratitude at work. She has recently appearanced at SXSW, TEDXWomen and the Chatelaine’s W100. She was a Finalist in the 11th annual Female Entrepreneur of the Year Stevie® Awards for Women ,part of the American Business Awards. Her new book, “Unlocking Happiness at Work” teaches you why and how leaders should become compassionate capitalists while ensuring that their teams thrive. The book debunks the myth that happiness at work is a waste of time. She demonstrates how happiness can deliver a more productive and engaged workforce, and can help the bottom line.
Charelle Lans – Author of Leading with Feet: “Making Intentional Steps to Live Out Your Best”
Charelle Lans is an Industrial Engineering Manager for Mars, Inc. where she leads Supply Lead operations for a $2 Billion pet care brand. She is responsible for driving segment performance, leading long term strategy, and solidifying funds. Charelle is also the Founder and Executive Director of Leading with Feet, a non-profit organization that inspires action through movement. She seeks to inspire the highest potential in all. She believes that every individual is blessed with the ability to provide a solution to the current and future generations. Charelle works to develop total woman wellness as the Director of Phenomenal Women’s Health. The organization focuses on empowering and equipping women with resources and tools for any walk in life. Charelle is a member of the Phenomenal Women’s Health,Inc., Network of Executive Women (NEW), Black Triathletes Association (BTA), and USA Triathlon Association. She served on boards of the National Society of Black Engineers, and Inroads, Inc.