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Sophie Le Ray, CEO of Naseba

Top female leaders, entrepreneurs to attend Dubai forum

DUBAI, October 3, 2018

Female leaders and young female entrepreneurs, representing the next generation of pioneers and global leaders, will take part in the Global Women In Leadership (WIL) Economic Forum, to be held next month, in Dubai, UAE.

The forum, taking place on November 14 and 15, will be held under the patronage of Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy. It will be organised by Naseba, and will convene a diverse group of leaders in the worlds of business, politics, arts and media to share strategies and insights in an aim to shape tomorrow’s economy, said a statement.

The meeting’s theme ‘Stretch: Aspiring for more’, highlights the key role that today’s women aim to play, for the economy to realize its full potential, it said.

This year’s agenda boasts yet another impressive line-up of speakers across a wide range of industries and career accomplishments, such as Hind Alowais, vice president, International Participants, Expo2020; Osman Sultan, CEO, Du; Sylvia Metayer, CEO, Corporate Services Worldwide Sodexo; Sheikh Hussein Al-Banawi, chairman and CEO, Banawi Industrial Group (BIG); and Mariah Idrissi, the first hijab wearing model in an international fashion campaign, to name a few. All of who will address topics such as diversity and inclusion, innovation, arts and culture, CSR, and creating a social impact through investment and entrepreneurship.

Additionally, the forum agenda includes a range of sessions, inspiring keynotes, and interactive panel discussions centred around women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (Stem), female tech entrepreneurs, creating sustainable workplaces, hiring and retaining diverse talent.

Sophie Le Ray, chief executive officer, Naseba, said: “In an economic landscape that is ever-changing, it is important that leadership reflects the diversity of the modern world.”

“Therefore, at Global WIL Economic Forum, we aim to address the challenges that women often might face in the workplace, and initiate ground-breaking transformational and innovative strategies to ensure that talented and dynamic women leaders rise in all business sectors to inspire new generations, and help create an inclusive and sustainable economy, to which all society members contribute,” she added.

In its 10th edition, Global WIL Economic Forum will provide attendees with a wealth of knowledge, inspiration, and motivation, while allowing them to connect with like-minded individuals from public and private sectors across the region.

Earlier this year, Naseba successfully organised, the Women Economic Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A first of its kind event that brought together over 1,300 participants, among them were business leaders, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, NGOs, artists and students, to discuss the transformative role that companies, foundations and individuals can play to support the achievement of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 economic goals. The meeting also called for a collaborative initiative to catalyse positive change, facilitate discussions and foster cross-sector partnerships.

Le Ray added: “At the forum, we believe that diversity and inclusion of women in the workforce is the single greatest enabler of human development and economic growth. I invite everyone to imagine what a truly inclusive economy can look like in the future, and aspire to reach it. This is why we engage with representatives from all sectors of life, both men and women to benefit our societies and our economies.”

The forum is supported by Pfizer, Sodexo, Aster and Medcare Hospitals & Clinics, FedEx, Engie, Thales, Mundipharma and IE Business School, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service




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