Women Leaders Summit 2023

DAY 1 | 24th October, 2023
  • 09:00 - 10:00

    REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE | MAJLIS / GATHERING

  • 10:00 - 10:05

    OPENING ADDRESS

  • 10:05 - 10:10

    OPENING NOTE BY THE CHAIRPERSON

  • 10:10 - 10:20

    WELCOME NOTE BY THE LEAD SPONSOR

  • 10:20 - 10:25

    A DAY OF INSPIRATION AND DISCOVERY: BY TEDX SPEAKER

  • 10:25 - 10:35

    WOMEN LEADERS OF MENA: A STRONG CONTRIBUTOR TO STRENGTHENING THE ECONOMY
    • Factors that will Increase women’s participation and increase GDP across the MENA region?
    • How will this fuel economic growth to a broad consumer movement supporting women-led initiatives?
    • Will advancing diversity and inclusion within the workplace create a new tribe of women leaders?

  • 10:35 - 10:45

    EMPOWERING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS FOR A THRIVING GLOBAL FUTURE
    • What drives the need to empower women in entrepreneurship?
    • What concrete steps can be taken to provide women with tangible opportunities in entrepreneurship
    • What are the advantages of fostering global collaborations among women entrepreneurs?

  • 10:45 -11:05

    DIVERGING AWAY FROM EQUALITY AND MOVING INTO A NEW PARADIGM OF EQUITY
    • Recognizing each individual for their caliber and their ability to perform
    • Allocating the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome
    • Creating an environment of treating everyone equitably promoting diversity and opportunity.

  • 11:05 – 11:50

    PANEL DISCUSSION | CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE: WOMEN REVOLUTIONIZING MALE-DOMINATED WORKSPACES
    • Encouraging more women in industries that were traditionally considered a man’s playground.
    • Crossing the stereotype and choosing to lead in male-dominated sectors
    • Will accelerating efforts to recruit diverse talent and sensitize everyone towards an inclusive culture create an impact?

  • 11:50 -12:20

    NETWORKING & COFFEE BREAK

  • 12:20 – 12:40

    UNCONSCIOUS BIAS: COMBATING THE PREJUDICES AND STEREOTYPES AT A WORKPLACE
    • How do you counter stereotypical challenges in a workplace
    • Will a personal training approach assist in consciously reducing the bias against women?
    • Acknowledging women for their contributions and being treated as an equal.

  • 12:40 – 12:55

    THE ROLE OF WORK-LIFE BALANCE IN PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
    • How will changing the conversation and culture at work provide the resources to enable the best performances at work?
    • Building emotional and social growth opportunities for the employee to collaborate better
    • Will making well-being a priority for everyone create a more sustainable way to collaborate at work?

  • 12:55 – 13:05

    EMPOWERING VOICES: WOMEN, PHILANTHROPY, AND INCLUSION
    • Global Imperative for Women Empowerment
    • The significance of inclusive education and philanthropy to advancing youth education
    • Transformative Power of Education

  • 13:05 – 13:50

    PANEL DISCUSSION |FUNDING THE FUTURE: WOMEN-LED STARTUPS CLOSING THE GENDER GAP IN VENTURE CAPITAL
    • Being the Change, Changing the ecosystem, one woman at a time
    • Advocate for more inclusive funding practices.
    • The role of incubators, accelerators, and funding organizations that focus on supporting women-led startups

  • 13: 50 -14:00

    FIRESIDE CHAT | BRIDGING BORDERS AND BUILDING STRONG TEAM CULTURE
    • The Role of Embracing Diversity and Breaking Down Borders
    • Strategies for Effective Team Building Across International Lines
    • Nurturing Strong Team Culture in the events industry

  • 14:00 - 14:05

    CLOSING REMARKS BY THE CHAIRPERSON

  • 14:05 – 15:00

    NETWORKING LUNCHEON

  • 15:00 - 16:00

    PART 2 ROUND TABLE CONFERENCE

    1. ROUND TABLE 1 – WOMEN LEADERS LEADING WITH EQ MORE THAN IQ
    2. ROUND TABLE 2 - WHEN WOMEN WORK, DO CHILDREN SUFFER?
    3. ROUND TABLE 3 – WOMEN AND INVESTMENT, THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY INVESTING
    4. ROUND TABLE 4 – EMPOWERING WOMEN: REDEFINING CULTURAL MINDSETS AND PRIORITIZING SUPPORT AT HOME FOR PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS

  • 09:00 - 10:00

    REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

  • 10:00 - 10:05

    OPENING NOTE BY THE CHAIRPERSON

  • 10:05 – 10:25

    THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF A WELL-EXECUTED DEI STRATEGY
    • Understanding the Importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, It is not women versus men.
    • Do companies with a good diversity strategy experience an increase in performance?
    • Does DEI in the workplace place a crucial factor when evaluating a job offer or looking for new career opportunities?

  • 10:25 -10:45

    THE EQ EDGE: IGNITING LEADERSHIP BRILLIANCE THROUGH EMOTIONAL QUOTIENT
    • Does emotional intelligence give leaders the ability to motivate employees to give their best as they feel valued?
    • Do empathetic pay attention to the energy of the person’s emotions and have better conversations
    • Does EQ help leaders communicate their vision and strategy better?

  • 10:45 – 11:30

    PANEL DISCUSSION | THE POWER PLAY: WOMEN LEADERS REDEFINING SUCCESS AND CREATING AN IMPACT
    • Leading through crisis, empathy, and weighted rational thinking
    • The importance of being a role model for your team and creating a positive environment?
    • Will make firm decisions to lead your business to the next level

  • 11:30 – 11:50

    UNVEILING THE HIDDEN HEALTH DISPARITIES: THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF 'WOMANIZING' WELLNESS FOR WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT
    • Gender disparities in health profoundly affect women's well-being, requiring attention
    • Womanizing' wellness can transform women's empowerment and overall life quality
    • Tackling the disparities can empower women for more equitable healthcare outcomes.

  • 11:50 – 12:20

    NETWORKING & COFFEE BREAK

  • 12:20 – 13:05

    PANEL DISCUSSION | CHANGING THE GAME: WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS LEADING THE CHARGE FOR ECONOMIC CHANGE
    • The power of collaboration, networking, and building supportive communities among women entrepreneurs
    • Building a robust ecosystem system that enable women entrepreneurs to thrive
    • Importance of breaking the age-old stereotypes of women leading businesses

  • 13:05 – 13:25

    FIRESIDE CHAT | BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE DE&I MOVEMENT
    • The vital role of leadership buy-in in sustaining DE&I efforts.
    • How employee-led groups contributes to cultural transformation and diversity?
    • What specific support and accountability mechanisms are in place for these groups to maximize their impact?

  • 13:25 – 13:55

    FIRESIDE CHAT|WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY BUILDING A WORLD THAT EMBRACES DIVERSITY
    • How have women-led technology initiatives that have made a positive impact on society?
    • The role of inclusive leadership and how fostering allyship
    • Discussing initiatives that aim to increase the representation of women in technology leadership roles.

  • 13:55 – 14:15

    THE RISE OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN MIDDLE EAST: A NEW ERA OF ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
    • How are women entrepreneurs shaping economic empowerment by generating employment opportunities, nurturing innovation, and fueling economic growth?
    • How women entrepreneurs in the region overcome unique challenges through resilience, mentorship, and robust support network
    • How does technology and innovation empower women-led businesses to access global markets and reshape traditional industries?

  • 14:15 – 14:20

    CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF SUMIT

  • 14:20 – 15:20

    NETWORKING LUNCHEON