Ananke To Host First Ever Digital Girl Summit in the Middle East & Subcontinent

The ‘For-Women-By-Women’ Girl Summit showcases some of the most eminent names in Sustainability, Technology, Education, Innovation, Gender Equality and Global Economy.
Ananke, UAE-based Digital Platform, To Host First Ever Digital Girl Summit in the Middle East & Subcontinent

October 20th, 2020. Dubai (UAE): The youth is an unstoppable force leading positive social change globally. Making up half of this population, girls are amazing agents of change within their communities and beyond. Observing #DayOfTheGirl in the month of October, Ananke is organizing a digital event  The Girl Summit on October 29th, 2020 with the theme #RealizingAnInclusiveFuture.

The summit focuses on topics including #Education #GenderEquality #Sustainability #Innovation & #EmergingTech #ModernEconomy and will showcase three main live segments including Fireside Chat, Panel Discussions, and Workshops as well as a recorded Keynote sessions. This is first-ever Digital Summit with female empowerment at its center across the MENA region and the sub-continent.

Ananke’s Girl Summit features a stellar array of speakers, panelists and workshop facilitators from all over the world. “It is such an honor for Ananke to showcase female trailblazers at the Summit. The event is a must-attend for women and girls of all ages because they get to listen, watch and even network with brilliant women in almost every profession and belonging to every sphere of society. They will learn the importance, role and impact of women and girls, why it is critical to leave no one behind and most importantly the fundamental need of diversity,” says Ananke’s Executive Editor and Founder, Sabin Muzaffar.

Adding, she said: “I am so proud of my entire team at Ananke as well as the volunteers who joined us. We have such a diverse group and have truly become a global family. Our youngest volunteer is aged 13 and she will also be moderating a session. We believe in inclusion, regardless of age, ethnicity, race, religion etc. and that’s why we have been so successful. Ananke is built on the fundamentals of mutual respect and tolerance.”

Harnessing the immense potential of #girls by enabling them through capacity building activities, the Girl Summit aims to create value through female leadership development and inclusive dialogue.

Collaborating with Ananke in organizing a memorable Summit, event partners include some of the most prominent names regionally as well as globally, including: IBM, Centre for Business and Society- LUMS, The Fred Hollows Foundation, Connected Women Pakistan, Women Engineers Pakistan, CIRCLE, International Women Empowerment Events, Beautiful Soul Lounge, PWiC Global, Evolution360, Twittistaan, Women In Law – An Initiative by LEARN, Acorn Aspirations, Lahore Education & Research Network – LEARN, The Gender Security Project, CodeGirls by ConsulNet Corporation and TeensInAi.

Talking about the event, one of Ananke’s volunteers, Simrah Akbar, based in Saudi Arabia, remarked: “This event comprises thought-provoking panel discussions, captivating fireside chats, intriguing keynote speeches and exciting workshop sessions, which focus on and encourage the female youth to engage in areas such as education, sustainability, gender equality and innovation etc. By attending this event, young women have much to gain as they would attain insightful knowledge from successful women in various fields who bring their vast amount of wisdom and experience to offer to the new generation of aspiring women.

Faiza Yousuf, technologist, Founder of WomeninTechPK and Co-founder CodeGirls Pakistan, One of Ananke’s key partners commented: “I am elated to be partnering with Ananke for The Girl Summit from both WomenInTechPK and CodeGirls. Virtual events like these give access to a lot more people so that they can also be part of the conversation. Dialogue is what creates space for new and rational ideas and also makes people connect with each other. I am honored to be invited as a panelist and a facilitator and wish Sabin and her all the luck for their wonderful work. Thank you for all you.”

Ananke, UAE-based Digital Platform, To Host First Ever Digital Girl Summit in the Middle East & Subcontinent Moderating one of the panels at the Summit, former Intern and Contributor, Garnett Achieng also remarked: “ With the few number of  young women winning awards like the Nobel Peace Prize, you would think that young women were hardly making significant contributions to society. Yet, Young women lead so much change in our communities and their work goes underfunded, unrecognized and unappreciated. Ananke’s Girl Summit is an opportunity for us to recognize some change young women are doing, and motivate them to continue the amazing work. I look forward to seeing you at The Girl Summit.”

The event will be accompanied with the publication of Ananke’s special edition focusing women especially the girl child. This will include features, interviews and articles as well as a showcase of organizations and speakers taking part in the event.

This event is brought to you free of charge but registration is mandatory as the guest list is being curated by Ananke. Join The Girl Summit on October 29th, 2020, by registering for free:\

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About Ananke

Ananke is a digital platform empowering women through awareness, advocacy and education. It was launched in 2014 as a digital media entity documenting women’s achievements, showcasing them as role models for aspiring women and girls to emulate. Ananke is a forum that aims to highlight global issues and topics with a gender lens.

The platform also publishes special editions on special occasions, our previous works have focused topics including: Day of the Girl, Women’s Day and Women’s Economic Empowerment. These digital editions can be viewed on the ISSUU platform.

Ananke’s flagship program, Empower, is a digital internship initiative launched in 2016. The program has trained and mentored more than 40 girls from all over the world including Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Malawi, Cameroon, Morocco, Pakistan, India, the UAE, Bangladesh, Belarus, China, Russia, Australia, Bahamas and more.

The platform has been nominated twice by the World Summit on Information Society Prizes (2019 & 2020) for its digitally inclusive work on gender.

Apart from the official website ( and digital editions published on ISSUU, Ananke has also launched its VIMEO channel.

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