Shine and Rise Live Birmingham 2023

Saturday 16th September 2023

"Great things never came from comfort zones"

We are super excited to announce Shine and Rise Birmingham, an annual one-day event bringing ambitious Asian women together, to inspire, connect and motivate you into taking yourself and your beautiful business to the next level. It’s a celebration of ourselves and our culture and it’s going to be EPIC!

It will be a day of dramatic, transformational shifts, lightbulb moments, smashing mindset blocks, fun and empowerment. You will leave feeling like a new woman full of inspiration and actionable strategies. That is our promise to you.

So, what exactly is it? It’s a seriously not to be missed one-day business, mindset and empowerment event dedicated to revealing the best version of YOU, whilst giving you the practical mindset and business strategies to propel your business to the next level!

Event Details

DATE: 16th September 2023
TIME: 8.00am – 5pm
VENUE: Park Regis Birmingham
160 Broad Street, Five Ways,
Birmingham B15 1DT

Sharn Khaira - Your Host

Hello there! I am thrilled you have found us. I’m Sharn and I am a mindset and marketing mentor as well as an international motivational speaker. Having built two successful business from the ground up I know exactly what tools and strategies you need to succeed. My mission is to inspire and motivate Asian women globally to break down cultural and economic barriers so that women can be the best versions of themselves unapologetically. 

My goal and purpose of this event is for you to leaving super confident and ready to step into the highest version of yourself – unapologetically!


Birmingham-based presenter, creator & entrepreneur; Serena has always had a natural flair & passion within the media sector. Her journey began over 10 years ago when she started building her social media following which now stands at 180k+ across platforms.

During this time Serena delved into many different areas such as modelling & singing. She joined Punjabi music collective Team PBN in 2015 & performed across stages around the world including Singapore & Kenya.

Following this, Serena joined the BBC Asian Network in March 2021 as a brand- new presenter. Fast forward to today, Serena now has her own show on the station called AN Chill and regularly stands in for other well-established presenters on the station such as Noreen Khan. 

Serena has also hosted events such as stadium announcer for the Common Wealth Games 2022, Big Johns, Mela, and speaking engagements for Asian Women in Business.

Serena is passionate about inspiring others to become the best version of themselves and co-host a podcast with her fiancé and business partner DEEBEE called Booksmart Streetsmart. The podcast aims at providing entertainment & value to their audience through interviewing high achieving & credible guests who share their journey.

Meet the speakers

SHARN Khaira - Speaker 

Sharn Khaira is an ex-luxury wedding planner in Asian and Fusion weddings at Desi Bride Dreams. She is an advocate for Asian Female Entrepreneurs and has set up the AFEC (Asian Female Entrepreneurs Collective) to help others be successful in business. 
She loves helping female entrepreneurs step into their purpose, and she views it as an honor to watch as they discover the best versions of themselves while creating the impact and income they crave. She believes you can build the life you desire because anything is possible. Why? She has walked the same path.

She grew up on the roughest streets of Swindon surrounded by drugs and prostitutes. Then she became a bullied corporate employee where she felt stuck, unfulfilled, and miserable. Through every phase of my life, she never failed to realise she held the power to change my own course. So, I decided to leave my high-flying marketing agency role with a firm belief that I was meant for more than days spent working 9-5 with a mere 4 weeks of holiday per year. She was laughed at but she knew I had it in her. 
Sharn left university and started work just as the recession in 2009 began to bite. Long hours and a culture of workplace bullying didn’t beat Sharn entirely but her job certainly wasn’t making her happy. Sharn left her high-flying agency marketing role to follow her heart and found a very different style of business in the wedding planning world when she launched Desi Bride Dreams in September 2015. 
Desi Bride Dreams has been featured in some of the biggest UK wedding titles including You & Your Wedding magazine and Perfect Wedding magazine. The power bloggers behind the likes of B.Loved, Nu-Bride, and Secret Wedding Blog have also supported Desi Bride Dreams, a rarity for a new business.
Sharn has also spoken out about the Asian wedding market and her role for titles such as Asian Today and Asian Leader as well as being featured on the BBC Breakfast show as a guest expert and the BBC Asian Network. She’s fast becoming the go-to commentator for anything and everything related to Asian weddings.
Apart from having a successful wedding planning business, she knew she had a deeper and more meaningful calling. In 2017 she set up a community for Asian Female Entrepreneurs so they could come together to talk about business, cultural challenges, Taboo topics, and more! The group now has over 1600 members.  

Now Sharn is on a global mission to support, empower, and educate as many Asian female entrepreneurs as possible to smash down cultural blocks and live the lives they deserve. She started by sharing all she had learned with other female entrepreneurs, and now she serves as a business and mindset mentor, offers one to one mentoring, masterminds. 

She is now also the host of the biggest Asian female entrepreneur events in the UK. 

She likes to lead by example because if she can do it so can you! 

Meeta Darji - SPEAKER

Meeta Darji is a Certified Health Coach & EFT (Tapping) Practitioner, specialising in Stress and Burnout.

Using her unique approach that combines EFT Tapping and her extensive training in holistic practices, Meeta transforms the physical and emotional well-being of her clients, empowering them to feel happier, healthier and thrive in life.

Her 1:1 client base spans the UK, Canada, and USA. Meeta also works with corporate organizations offering tools and well-being strategies to manage stress and overwhelm in the workplace.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or ‘Tapping’, is a scientifically proven, mind-body technique that releases stress and anxiety in minutes and switches off the ‘fight or flight’ response in the body.

Meeta will be leading a powerful energy healing experience to: 

  • RELEASE the limiting beliefs that are holding you back
  • HEAL your money traumas and mindset blocks 
  • TRANSFORM your self-worth to tap into your true potential 

Harpz Kaur - Speaker

Harpz Kaur is a Huddersfield-born broadcaster and DJ who most recently fronted CBBC's Saturday Mash-up for two years and BBC Asian Network’s Breakfast Show for five years where she holds record-breaking listening figures

Harpz has hosted a range of TV programmes for the BBC's Red Button such as 'Radio 1's Big Weekend' and 'Asian Network Live' as well as featuring as a reporter for Football Focus.

Harpz is one of the most loved faces in south-asian culture and is highly respected by the south-Asian music scene both in the UK and internationally having interviewed, opened as a DJ for, and hosted tours, for some of the biggest names in the industry including Gurdas Mann, Diljit Dosanjh and Karan Aulja.

With her continuously growing platform and love for fitness and dance, Harpz is often seen working with various sports organisations such as ECB and The FA to encourage more diversity in sports and is an official ambassador for the ‘Dream Big Desi Women’ campaign. In 2022 Harpz executed a sold-out dance tour across the UK bringing along friends from the UK music scene to give live performances at the classes.

Harpz will be sharing her journey and also providing tools and strategies for growth and success in both business and mindset. The audience will also have an opportunity to get their questions answered from Harpz. 

Ravita Pannu

Discover the power of thriving as a mother and a successful Asian businesswoman in our upcoming panel discussion! Our esteemed panelists delve into the captivating world of balancing motherhood with entrepreneurship, turning challenges into triumphs.

Unveiling their personal journeys of triumph, our panelists will inspire you with tales of resilience and achievements, proving that it's not just about surviving, but thriving! Gain invaluable insights and strategies as they reveal their secrets to managing a thriving business while being an incredible mother.

Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to elevate your motherhood and business game simultaneously! 

Business and Asian Motherhood Panel

Sunnie Delilah

With over 20 years of experience, Ravita is more than your average makeup artist. While she is passionate about making women look their best, her true talent lies in her ability to help build their confidence and feel at ease. 

Starting off as a henna artist, Ravita was just 13 when she created her first bridal look. Since then, she has honed her talents and developed a stunning portfolio of work. Her journey has been captured across social media channels, and she has built a huge platform of followers and a widely recognised brand. 

Ravita’s down-to-earth yet professional style is all about female empowerment and is reflected across her organically grown social media presence. She started a campaign entitled #morethanjustmakeup which is all about embracing multi-talented women, female-run businesses, and women who need support. 
Ravita prides herself on being a businesswoman, a mother, a friend, an advocate for disadvantaged women and a force to be reckoned with. Are you following? 
Based in Birmingham, Ravita has traveled all over the country (and globally) to showcase her work. She has been recognised by major brands such as Illamasqua,MAC, Selfridges, and Inglot and offers one-to-one training, masterclasses and more to help other MUAs and small businesses thrive. 
Happiest when she’s busy, Ravita has recently opened The Diva by RP, a beauty lounge offering a variety of beauty treatments by female-owned businesses. This new venture ties in with her #morethanjustmakeup campaign and has been recognised as a safe place for both men and women experiencing hardship.
An ambassador for Sikh Women’s Aid, Ravita is dedicated to promoting this charity’s work and fighting for the rights of women. 

Sunnie Delilah is the female founder of Delilah's Dressing Room, a luxury Wedding accessories brand, coordinating Brides, Grooms, and families with bespoke accessories to make memorable moments extra special and personal. The business didn't start this way back in 2015 but as Sunnie matured, so did the brand and what it stood for. There have been lots of changes over the years and new directions which have led Sunnie to where she is now. 

Sunnie was also globally recognised as an inclusive designer throughout the pandemic, creating the first face covering to fit those with beards and/or turbans, which gained massive exposure across the world and amongst our communities, serving minorities. Her design was praised and commended by Museums in the UK and in Europe and is now in collections as part of history across 7 museums.

Sunnie not only focuses on bettering herself and her own work but is also an advocate for helping other female business owners on their business journeys and aids them where needed. She runs a small business collective of female founders across different niches.

Where possible Sunnie tries to give back and is currently working on a campaign to help Women for Women International. A nonprofit organisation that provides educational resources, training, skills workshops, and victim support services to women across the world affected by conflict. The organisation also educates women on their voting rights, sexual and reproductive health, mental well-being and other issues that help empower them within their communities beyond war.

Having run a small business since 2015, Sunnie Delilah has been through a tremendous business journey and does so whilst now being an independent mother. 

A MASSIVE congratulations to you on your incredible event. You should be so proud of yourself. What you’re doing is amazing and genuinely life changing for Asian female entrepreneurs. It was an amazing day!

Sharn, thank you so much for having me. The event was amazing! So much incredible energy, and so much positivity. The speakers you had were incredible.

Can I just say a huge thank you! You don’t know what this event meant to me and I’m utterly grateful for you and the speakers and everyone that was there. So powerful that my energy shift is like keeping me awake! Bloody brilliant! Keep doing more events like this! Love it!

You bought the most incredible Asian women together at youR event. It was an incredible day with so many inspiring Asian female entrepreneurs sharing their stories. You are such an incredible kind genuine soul. 


Serena takhar

Anjli's Look Book


Harps KAUR - Baby Brain Memoirs

What will you learn on the day?

How to grow and scale your business through impactful social media strategies which you can easily implement in your business without the overwhelm!

Know exactly what is new in the world of social media trends so you can capitalise on these and grow your business to the next level. 

Release the limiting beliefs that are holding you back in your business so you can become unstoppable.

Prepare to be blown away by our exceptional business and motherhood panel. Gain invaluable tools and strategies to build an incredible business while being an amazing mother.

Immerse yourself in a beautiful healing session designed to boost your self-worth so you can step into your true power and feel unsupportable for the final part of the year. 

Throughout the day, seize the opportunity to network with like-minded Asian women. Finding your soul tribe is essential in building your business, and this event is precisely where you'll discover them. Expect zero bitchy vibes, just genuine and warm connections.


Get your ticket now




AN Intimate dinner and drinks after the event with Sharn and other attendees





AN Intimate dinner and drinks after the event with Sharn and other attendees

(Excluding dinner and drinks)

Are you an inspired, success-focused Asian business woman?

Are you looking for focus, growth and clarity in your life and business which is going to help you get to the next level?

Are you stuck between where you are and where you want to be?

Do you need to build your confidence and overcome your fears around your business?

Are you ready to make your business be visible and get more sales using social media?

Do you want to be able to share your frustrations and successes with like-minded women and get real time solutions?

Shine and Rise Live

"Thanks again for hosting such an amazing day. I laughed, I cried (happy tears during the meditation), I danced, I learnt, I was inspired and I felt motivated. It was THE best event I've ever been to. To be in a room full of amazing women who were all on similar journeys and listening to the journeys of the speakers was hugely inspiring. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!"

"This was such an amazing event. I honestly feel if you are still thinking about a ticket for next year don't. Just go buy it. Every single woman I met was lovely. Also so many amazing speakers. I have been to so many events. It was such loving warm energy in the room. With amazing takeaways."

"So grateful to you for your generosity of giving us ample knowledge and first-hand experiences that can be applied to enrich and empower our lives.

You created this platform and because of this, I was able to spend a day soaking up knowledge, ask questions and all in the company of incredible like minded women that all have so much to offer and share - which was truly amazing!"

"Can't thank you enough Sharn for the amazing time and experience I had meeting YOU and all the lovely ladies. It was just FAB!"


Pam Shergill

Soma GHosh

Sabrina Basra-Dhanda

Soniya SingH

You will feel inspired, motivated and ready to take on the world!

You are over the initial step and you’re ready to move forward fearlessly.

However, you are aware that it’s not easy doing it alone, and seriously we can’t! How do I know? Because I tried and failed.

Join me and the other fabulous speakers on this one-day transformational event to take the next step in your business.

What you will learn


How to overcome your fears and build your confidence in your business. No more hiding and being scared.

Ideal clients

How to attract your ideal clients so they pay your worth and you are targeting the right clients for your business as well as having a brand that stands out online.

Increase your visibility

How to get paying clients, increase your visibility and leads with Facebook and Instagram.

Success mindset

How to have an unshakable success mindset. You will learn tried and tested tools on how to master your mindset.

Network and connect

Network and connect with like-minded Asian female entrepreneurs!

And so much more...


Get your ticket now




AN Intimate dinner and drinks after the event with Sharn and other attendees





AN Intimate dinner and drinks after the event with Sharn and other attendees

(Excluding dinner and drinks)


Yes you can contact Sharn on

Tickets are NON-transferable and NON-refundable under any circumstance.

Your entry to the event is all included including all talks from the guest speakers as well as the panel discussions/ Lunch is not included but you can purchase lunch off the premises. 

Terms & Conditions

We reserve the right to refund your ticket if we deem you to be disruptive towards our event. We also reserve the right to remove you from our event if you are aggressive or disruptive. No refunds will be provided if this takes place on the day. 

We reserve the right to change the speakers and panelists on the day of the event. We will communicate this with you on the day of the event not prior to the event. If such circumstances arise where this is out of our control, no refunds will be provided and a suitable replacement will be offered on the day or online.

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