Date & Time
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Described as a piece of dynamite, a tornado and a cosmic networker, Zerbanoo Gifford has lead a life of breaking boundaries, facing life and death situations and impacting positive change for those whose voices go unheard. Zerbanoo is not one to sit by and hope for the best. A human rights advocate and one of the first ethnic women to enter British politics, Zerbanoo decided to do something for the poor children of India when she was only seven years old. Since then she has been quietly but effectively championing unpopular causes that address women’s empowerment, human trafficking and human rights in India, Africa and the UK.
Come meet Zerbanoo Gifford and hear her story of inspired and unbridled leadership. Joining her is Farida Master, journalist and author of Zerbanoo Gifford: An Uncensored Life. In an engaging program Zerbanoo will be interviewed by Leslie Grossman,Vice-Chair of the Global Advisory Council and Chief Advisor for Impact Leadership 21, a global platform providing leadership solutions that drive change creating inclusive and sustainable economies.
An Evening with Zerbanoo Gifford is the first in an Open Center series to highlight people who are quietly changing the world for the better.
About the series: The political landscape has changed dramatically since November leaving millions concerned, frustrated and fearful. Some have chosen activism and resistance as an antidote to the election, while others choose to ignore the results and hope things turn out okay. And then there are the silent heroes, working tirelessly in the communities. They are our brightest hope.
An Evening Event & Booksigning
Monday, May 22, 7pm – 9:30pm
Members attend free and can purchase a copy of the book for $10.
Nonmembers: $20 – includes a copy of the book.
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Location: New York Open Center, 22 E. 30th Street, NY, NY 10016
New York Open Center
Author, human rights campaigner and founder of the ASHA Foundation and Centre, Zerbanoo Gifford holds the International Woman of the Year Award 2006 for her humanitarian work, which spans over forty five years of grassroots and global activism. In 1989, Zerbanoo was presented with the Nehru Centenary Award for her work championing the rights of women, children and minorities. In 1982 she was elected as a councillor in Harrow, England and was the first women to stand for parliament. There she was a member of the advisory group on Race Relations to the former British Home Secretary. Zerbanoo is the author of seven books. Her biography An Uncensored Life by Farida Master is published by Harper Collins.
Farida Master is a senior journalist, editor and author of The Making of a Legend
biography of Dr. K.B. Grant and Zerbanoo Gifford: An Uncensored Life. For more than 30 years, Farida has been editing and contributing to magazines and journals from Mumbai, India, to her current home in Auckland, New Zealand.
Leslie Grossman is the chair for Vistage International, the largest global CEO peer advisory board organization. As such, Leslie facilitates groups and coaches leaders. She also coaches senior women executives for Columbia Leadership Group. Previously Leslie created Women’s Leadership Exchange, a national conference program producing over 85 conferences attended by over 65,000 women and was CEO of an integrated marketing agency. Leslie has written two books: Link Out: How to Turn Your Network into a Chain of Lasting Connections (Wiley) and Sellsation! How Companies Can Capture Today’s Hottest Market: Women Business Owners and Executives (WPE Press). Among the many organizations Leslie has served as a board member and president, she is most devoted to supporting the breakthroughs being made by Impact Leadership 21 in her role as vice-chair of the Global Advisory Board.