The Global Women Conference 2021 is back again with its new theme “KNOWLEDGE IS POWER” – “If you educate a woman, you educate a nation”. This Conference is the largest women entrepreneurial gathering in the United Arab Emirates. The empowerment and autonomy of women and the improvement of their social, economic, and health status is highly important. In addition, it is essential for the achievement of sustainable development. Education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skills, and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process.

In this conference, we will work together to highlight the essential role of educating women in improving their status and enhancing their decision-making capacity at all levels and in all spheres of life. The experience proves that development programs are most effective when the steps have simultaneously been taken to improve the status of women. We facilitate connections, provide innovatively, and we are a resource for growth to clients and stakeholders. This event is designed to accelerate the growth of women-owned businesses through access to information, contacts, and capital. It is suitable for anyone in any stage of business. For those who just got started, and for those already in business for decades. Here you will find resources and opportunities to grow and learn.

WHY TO ATTEND?

MEET:
global corporate experts from diverse industry and cultural landscapes

LISTEN:
from leading international businesswomen about their experiences within the corporate world and gain the latest market intelligence across the industry

NETWORK & COLLABORATE:
face to face with your peers and make valuable connections across industry and the globe in both informal and business-focused environments

SHARE:
your own industry experiences, expertise and know-how during interactive panel discussions and Q&A sessions

ENGAGE:
women across business and industry


HOW YOU BENEFIT

» Gain more insights:
Through real case studies and explorations, your assumptions are challenged and you gain new perspectives.

» Sustain actionable knowledge:
Harness information you already have into workable action plans.

» Managing for value:
Develop a keen understanding of how to manage the creation of value, using the Berkeley-developed Blue Line Management concept.

» Enhanced leadership skills:
Achieve increased confidence and managerial impact through our integrated Leadership Development Process, which includes powerful 360° feedback and coaching from our highly regarded Berkeley Global Leadership Centre.

» Grounding in the key business disciplines:
Essential to effective general-management decision-making, you will gain an integrated view of business by discovering key linkages across disciplines.


OBJECTIVES

FOCUS ON WOMEN DEVELOPMENT:
Identify appropriate metrics for the WOMEN CEO’s performance evaluation – resources &value additions alone or authenticity and how to grow into the future. Discuss challenges facing WOMEN CEO’s as it supports ways to overcome.

WOMEN INNOVATION:
Identify solutions for women based on innovations that will support success as entrepreneurs.

CREATING WOMEN OPPORTUNITIES:
We bring opportunities in the market for Women to give them business ideas and practical business plans required to get success.

WOMEN TRAINING, CONSULTING AND ADVISORY FOR START-UPS:
Recognize women skills, identify area of improvements, learning opportunities to provide Women with comprehensive solutions.

WOMEN START-UPS & INCUBATORS:
Providing support and assistance to Women for doing start up.

WOMEN DIALOGUE AND CONNECTIVITY:
Facilitate dialogue between Women technology innovators, Consultants and regulators to unlock the keys to widespread adoption. Facilitate a two-way interaction to map out future needs and areas where technology has yet to offer a solution. Over the years, we’ve assisted thousands of women by educating and training financial and entrepreneur leadership skills for future contribution to a healthy economy and society.


AGENDA

06:00 PM – 06:15 PM (UAE Time)      INTRODUCTION & OPENING REMARKS
Moderator:
Dr. Musa Shaikh
* Group CEO – Berkeley Middle East Holding
* President – Berkeleyme Global Holding
* Royal Family Investment Advisor to His Excellency Khalifa Al Hamid
06:15 PM – 06:30 PM (UAE Time)     
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06:30 PM – 07:30 PM (UAE Time)        PANEL 1: INVEST IN WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP INCUBATION & START-UPS
Khulood Sha’ban
* Co-chair – Berkeley Middle East Investors Club
* Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Berkeley Middle East Holding
H. E. Samata Gifty Bukari
* The Consul General of Ghana in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sana Bagersh
* Founder – Tamakkan
* Government & Institutional Advisor in Strategic Communication, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Sehar Hafeez
* Managing Director – Al Safa Global Trade
* Berkeley advisor committee member
Lynn Fernando Mulvihill
* Head of Partnerships and Promotions – Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
* Co-Founder – Ujobi
* Co-Founder & Co-CEO – Ross EMBA Ventures (REV)
Melanie Goel
* Owner & Brand Strategist – MG Brand Consulting
07:30 PM – 07:45 PM (UAE Time)      Leadership
Maitha Alblooshi
* Program For Accelerated Learning (PAL) Trainee – IT Group – Scrum Master at Emirates NBD
07:45 PM – 08:45 PM (UAE Time)        PANEL 2: HEALTHCARE FOR WOMEN
Dr. Muhammad Tayyab
* Laparoscopic Surgeon
* Executive Director – Berkeleyme Healthcare Solutions
Dr. Saira Bano
* Entrepreneur and a passionate social activist
* Qualified/practicing Homeopathic Doctor
* Chair and Advisor of Women Entrepreneur Sub-Committee of Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Elena Vatutina
* Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Pharma Global Mena Ltd
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08:45 PM – 09:00 PM (UAE Time)     
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09:00 PM – 10:00 PM (UAE Time)        PANEL 3: EDUCATION FOR WOMEN
Dr. Aliza Ayaz
* Social Enterprises Vice President
* Chairperson & Founder – University College London / Climate Action Society (CAS)
Fatima Mohammed
* Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Better Ever After
* Happiness Life Coach – TEDx Speaker – Amazon best-selling Author
Dr. Amna Mahmood
* Professor/Chairperson – Department of Politics & International Relations
* Post-doc: University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA.
Ph.D: University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
Nada Elgazzar
* Business Excellence & Personal Development Expert -Rabdan Academy
Sharifa Al Sagaaf
* Talent Development Manager – Ex Emaar
Naeima Mohamed Al Menhali
* Founder and Chairperson – Alnazaha Association
10:00 PM – 10:15 PM (UAE Time)     
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10:15 PM – 11:15 PM (UAE Time)        PANEL 4: BALANCE FOR LIFE
Kirsten Westholter
* Managing Director – Rising Phoenix Consultancy
Ethar ElTinay
* Regional Director, MENA – International Youth Federation (IYF)
* Director of Innovation – AlMahdan
Jelena D Topic
* Flight Attendant – Emirates Airline
Dr.Eng. Suaad Sultan Al Shamsi
* Senior Manager in Abu Dhabi New Terminal (ORAT leader) – Etihad Aviation Group Wing K, ADAC CP&C (P&D) office, MTC Construction Site
Aamna Alshehhi
* Emiratization & Talent Management Dept Manager – Human Resource Department
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11:15 PM (UAE Time)      CLOSING REMARKS
Khulood Sha’ban
* Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Berkeley Middle East Holding

AWARDS

We acknowledge the dynamic individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the nation as well as to the business community over the past year. We seek to appreciate the invaluable individuals who work in such high-pressure positions and deliver the best value, and make it prominent how you give the benefit to your enterprise. To assist us in our search for the top minds, we invite you to make your voice heard via a nomination, so we can showcase those who strive to promote the growth and deserve to be commended.


CONFERENCE SPONSORS


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

This is your chance to get your brand noticed, enhance your company image, increase your network and, of course, grow your business at this unique conference. The benefit will be getting great promotions and receiving some free tickets to the conference as part of the deal. We will have an excellent range of sponsorship opportunities available. If you are interested in discussing specific sponsorship opportunities, get in contact with us.


PARTNERS

We partner with a number of institutions to ensure we provide the best solutions and services to investors. Our unique platform and services complemented by our expert local and global partners. Our in-kind partners support our communications and efforts and help us spread the word about the work we do both locally and globally.


INDUSTRIES

• AGRICULTURE & FOOD INDUSTRY
• HEALTHCARE, MEDICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
• CONSTRUCTION & MATERIAL INDUSTRY
• INSURANCE INDUSTRY

• ENERGY INDUSTRY
• HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
• ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
• AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY


EVENT ORGANIZED BY


INVESTMENT ADVISORY BOARD

Investment advisory board consists of high ranking experts that work together to coordinate Berkeley Middle East Investors Club, in order to ensure efficiency and fruit-ability and investment activity.


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