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

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

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

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

Nora Adel Metawia - ME Workplace Manager, LinkedIn

Nora Adel Metawia

ME Workplace Manager

Engineering the future of women in leadership


Shaikha Ibrahim Azzam

Architectural Engineer - Buildings Team Leader
Dubai Land Department


Olivia Duncan

Paris Sorbonne University


Holley Chant

Executive Director of Corporate Sustainability
KEO International Consultants


Mi Sun Lim

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

Afra Alowais

Chief Efficienology Officer
Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority


Titia De Mes

Leader - Water for Industry


Amrita Ramona Shabla



Nora Adel Metawia

ME Workplace Manager

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.