Women In Leadership Forum to take place mid November

Global WIL Economic Forum 2018, to take place in Dubai Under the Theme “Stretch, Aspiring for More.”

Global Women In Leadership Economic Forum to welcome business leaders, policy-makers, entrepreneurs and artists over two days in Dubai, UAE

Meeting to highlight the women’s’ key role, for economies to realize their full potential

Female leaders and young female entrepreneurs especially encouraged to register

Oct 2nd, 2018, Dubai (UAE): Building on its success in the past 9 years, the Global Women In Leadership (WIL) Economic Forum announced that its 2018 edition will be taking place on November 14th – 15th in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The forum which will be held under the patronage of H.E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, and organized by Naseba, 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. 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.

This year’s agenda boasts yet another impressive lineup 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 (B.I.G), 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 & 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 centered 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, CEO of Naseba.

“In an economic landscape that is everchanging, 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 groundbreaking 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,” said Sophie Le Ray, CEO of Naseba.

In its tenth 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. Female leaders and young female entrepreneurs, who represent the next generation of pioneers and global leaders, are especially encouraged to register.

Earlier this year, Naseba successfully organized, 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 KSA’s Vision 2030 economic goals. The meeting also called for a collaborative initiative to catalyze positive change, facilitate discussions and foster cross-sector partnerships.

At Global WIL Economic 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,” added Le Ray.

The Forum is supported by Pfizer, Sodexo, Aster and Medcare Hospitals & Clinics, FedEx, Engie, Thales, Mundipharma and IE Business School.

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