Women Leaders Summit 2022

Agenda

Day 1 | 2 November 2022
  • 09:00 - 10:00

    REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

  • 10:00 - 10:05

    OPENING NOTE BY THE CHAIRPERSON

  • 10:05 - 10:15

    WELCOME ADDRESS BY GUEST OF HONOUR

  • 10:15 - 10:45

    IN CONVERSATION WITH: Dignitary from Ministry or the Royal Family.

  • 10:45 - 11:05

    THE EMERGENCE OF THE WOMEN BUSINESS LEADER IN THE MENA REGION
    • Showcasing a more Inclusive economic growth and international competitiveness.
    • Contribute value to each link of the business value chain
    • Building economic opportunity for women in their supply chains

  • 11:05 - 11:35

    Tea/ Coffee and Networking Session

  • 11:35 – 11:55

    UPSKILLING: CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN IN MENA REGION
    • The importance of upskilling in these times.
    • Countering the issue of gender-based pay parity.
    • Creating a supporting and exciting environment encouraging women to return to work.

  • 11:55- 12:40

    PANEL DISCUSSION: UNLOCKING WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE MENA REGION
    • Is entrepreneurship key to unlocking women’s potential in the Middle East?
    • Addressing policy constraints alongside support programs for women entrepreneurs.
    • How do societal relationships impact the business journey?

  • 12:40 - 13:00

    WOMEN'S FINANCIAL INCLUSION: A PATHWAY TO ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
    • Will digital inclusion be a critical catalyst for boosting female participation?
    • Creating a framework to encourage more women to invest in their financial journey.
    • Will financial literacy programs benefit women in making financial decisions?

  • 13:00 – 14:00

    Prayers, Lunch, and Networking Break

  • 14:00 - 14:45

    PANEL DISCUSSION: CHANGING THE NARRATIVE, WOMEN IN DECISION MAKING ROLES
    • Will representation of women at the Political, Social, and Economical levels accelerate growth?
    • Does women’s economic participation play a crucial role in the growth and stability of the country?
    • Can promotion of a structural and behavioral change bring in a revolution/acceptance?

  • 14:45 - 15:15

    FIRESIDE CHAT: ACCELERATING CHANGES TOGETHER
    • Importance of tackling the negative perceptions of women in society.
    • Breaking gender norms and deep-rooted biases.
    • Promote partnerships between the private, public, and third sectors.

  • 15:15 - 15:35

    EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: A LEADER'S SECRET WEAPON.
    • Do women leaders rank highest in Emotional Intelligence.
    • Will concrete actions and commitments achieve participation in leadership and more women leading the way?
    • Creating a ripple effect of change across all sectors.

  • 15:35 - 16:10

    PANEL DISCUSSION: THE EVOLUTION OF THE WOMEN INFLUENCER IN THE MENA REGION
    • Women leading the way ahead in FemTech Revolution.
    • Rethink the positioning of Women’s Health Products and Services.
    • Will this new digital health initiative reform the women’s health industry?

  • 16:10 - 17:00

    Tea/ Coffee and Networking Break

  • 17:00 – 18:00

    ME WOMEN LEADER AWARDS CEREMONY

  • 09:00 - 10:00

    REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

  • 10:00 - 10:05

    OPENING NOTE BY THE CHAIRPERSON

  • 10:05 - 10:15

    WELCOME ADDRESS BY GUEST OF HONOUR

  • 10:15 - 10:35

    FUTURE OF WORK: WOMEN LEADERS TRANSFORMING THE WORKPLACE
    • The Paradigm shift to welcome more women Leaders.
    • Nurturing the right talent to move up the ladder.
    • Building a strong connection between the brand and the consumer.

  • 10:35- 11:10

    PANEL DISCUSSION: WOMEN START-UP - TACKLING FOUNDER’S CHALLENGES
    • Is Venture Capital still a Men’s playground?
    • Can women’s leadership impact business performance and overall growth?
    • Beyond leading, are women particularly successful in creating a positive company culture?

  • 11:10 - 11:40

    Tea/ Coffee and Networking Session

  • 11:40 – 12:00

    COMBATING THE STEREOTYPES AND GENDER PARITY
    • Addressing the age-old issues of roles of gender-specific roles
    • Collaborating with others to create more opportunities
    • Women Supporting Women

  • 12:00 - 12:45

    PANEL DISCUSSION: LEVERAGING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION FOR ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE
    • Can fostering inclusivity spur innovation, retain valuable talent, and reduce attrition rates?
    • Questioning and combating the stereotypes that women take on.
    • Creating a diversity and inclusion training program to encourage your employees to move from awareness to action.

  • 12:45 - 13:05

    HOW TO USE TECHNOLOGY TO SCALE YOUR BUSINESS?
    • Empowering the next generation of leaders
    • Concrete actions and commitments are needed to achieve equal participation in leadership and more women in power.
    • Creating a ripple effect of change across all sectors.

  • 13:05 – 14:05

    Prayers, Lunch, and Networking Break

  • 14:05 – 14:50

    PANEL DISCUSSION: WHAT’S NEXT FOR WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY?
    • What are the necessary steps taken to encourage young women to pursue careers in this filed
    • Will creating a new system of mentorship programs lead the way?
    • Accelerating women’s involvement in creating a new digital future.

  • 14:50 - 15:10

    THE FEMTECH REVOLUTION: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN TECHNOLOGY AND HEALTH
    • Women leading the way ahead in FemTech Revolution
    • Rethink the positioning of Women’s Health Products and Services
    • Will this new digital health initiative reform the women’s health industry?

  • 15:10 – 16:00

    Tea/ Coffee and Networking Break