Director of Program
Clara Rufai is an Award-winning Speaker, Writer, Podcaster, Author, Coach, Compliance Professional, Entrepreneur and Corporate Lawyer. She holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with 3 decades of experience under her belt, mainly within the financial services sector.
She expresses her brilliance in diverse ways, including as a Book Consultant, Storyteller, and Mentor. Clara is the Founder and President of The SHINE Zone, a social enterprise specialising in leadership, and personal development. She is also the Editor-In-Chief of SHINE Magazine, the Host of the Shine Capsules Podcast, the Convener of the annual Leap And Shine Conference, and the Creator of the annual Shine Legacy Awards.
Clara is an experienced network marketing professional leading a team of over 3000 business partners and counting. She partners with thought leaders and Influencers, leveraging the extensive relationships she has built, to deliver valuable content that serves individuals, businesses and organisations. Popularly known as ‘The Shine Strategist’, Clara uses her SHINE Philosophy and platforms to empower people to (S)tart (H)arness (I)dentify (N)etwork and (E)xpress their brilliance.
She is a multiple awards recipient, some of which include the Iconic Woman Award at the Annual Global Women Economic Forum (WEF) in India, a Humanity Award and a Motivational Award from Powerhouse Global. She was inducted into The World Book of Greatness 2020 as a ‘Creator of Greatness’, and received the Prestigious ‘CEO's Award for Excellence’ in the course of her banking career.
Clara Rufai is also the author of the BEFFTA Award Nominated book 'PRISON BREAK: The 9 to 5 Escape Agenda - Taking the Leap from Limitation to Liberation. She has also co-authored two other books: a 3-time bestselling anthology titled ‘The Journey to Purpose’ (published 2016) and ’40 Pearls of Wisdom’ (published 2019).