01 - 02 October, 2018
Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai

Next-Gen Women Leaders Day: Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration, refreshments and networking

9:00 am - 9:05 am Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks

Nurturing the next-generation of women leaders in the GCC

9:15 am - 9:40 am VIP Keynote: Leading in a multi-faceted global environment

Manal AlBayat - Senior Vice President, Business Development and Integration, Expo 2020 Dubai
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Manal AlBayat

Senior Vice President, Business Development and Integration
Expo 2020 Dubai

9:40 am - 10:00 am VIP KEYNOTE Presentation: Leading a change in culture

10:00 am - 10:30 am Female Entrepreneurs - The next wave of business success

10:30 am - 11:00 am Rewire, Reinvent, and Reinspire—Don’t Retire

Syeda Fatma - Chief Knowledge Officer, SEWA

Syeda Fatma

Chief Knowledge Officer
SEWA

11:00 am - 11:30 am Coffee break and speed networking

Gender parity: key enabler to economic growth

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Dismantling gender stereotypes: the role played by men in elevating working women

Alia Al Serkal, - Senior Director Talent Development, DU

  • UAE’s Vision 2021: improving gender balance as a mean to achieving the empowerment and equal participation of both men and women 
  • Supporting and nurturing women leaders: key accelerators for the economy growth

Alia Al Serkal,

Senior Director Talent Development
DU

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm No laughing matter! Creating equal opportunities for a happy workplace

Nora Adel Metawia - ME Workplace Manager, LinkedIn
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Nora Adel Metawia

ME Workplace Manager
LinkedIn


Engineering the future of women in leadership


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Shaikha Ibrahim Azzam

Architectural Engineer - Buildings Team Leader
Dubai Land Department

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Olivia Duncan

Lecturer
Paris Sorbonne University

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Holley Chant

Executive Director of Corporate Sustainability
KEO International Consultants

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Mi Sun Lim

Principal
5+ Designs

  • Educating a woman, educating the world: The importance of gender balance in sustainability
  • A showcase of current energy efficiency initiatives led by women across SEWA and Taqati
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Afra Alowais

Chief Efficienology Officer
Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority

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Titia De Mes

Leader - Water for Industry
Arcadis

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Amrita Ramona Shabla

Co-Founder
SET

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Nora Adel Metawia

ME Workplace Manager
LinkedIn

1:50 pm - 1:55 pm Chairman’s closing remarks

2:00 pm - 2:55 pm End of conference and lunch

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.