Shine and Rise Live London 2024

Saturday 3rd FEBRUARY 2024

"Great things never came from comfort zones"

We are super excited to announce Shine and Rise London, 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: 3rd February 2024
TIME: 8am – 5pm
VENUE: The Marriot Canary Wharf, 22 Hertsmere Road, Canary Wharf
London, E14 4ED.




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

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!

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! 

Meet the speakers

Shivani Pau - Speaker

Shivani Pau is a former management consultant, TEDx Speaker, and Host of the top-rated podcast “A Millennial Mind” where she shares conversations focused on entrepreneurship, mental health, and maximizing overall performance. 

Leading workshops centered around increasing performance and productivity at McKinsey & Co, TSB, PayUk & several other corporations Shivani is now bringing her expertise to you at our annual Shine and Rise London event. 

Shivani has a social media following of close to 200,000 and she is a living and breathing example that anything is possible for you too. 

She will also be hosting a Q&A session at the end of her session so you can get your burning questions answered by Shivani herself. 

A MASSIVE congratulations to you on your incredible London 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 London event. It was an incredible day with so many inspiring Asian female entrepreneurs sharing their stories. You are such an incredible kind genuine soul. 


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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

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

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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...


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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


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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. 

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