The Women Entrepreneurship Conference & Awards 2020 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 innovative, 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 business women about their experiences within the corporate world and gain the latest market intelligence across 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

09:00 AM – 09:30 AM
Registration
09:30 AM – 09:45 AM
Topic: “Welcome Note & Opening Remarks”
Speaker: Dr. Musa Shaikh
* Group CEO – Berkeley Middle East Holding,
* Royal Family Business Advisor
* Government Policy Advisor for Smart Country
09:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Topic: “To Be Announced”
Speaker: Khulood Sha’ban
* Co-chair – Berkeley Middle East Investors Club
* Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Berkeley Middle East Holding
10:00 AM – 10:10 AM
Topic: “To Be Announced”
Speaker: H. E. Samata Gifty Bukari
* The Consul General of Ghana in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
10:10 AM – 10:20 AM
Topic: “The role of personal branding in women empowerment: changing the narrative”
Speaker: Chiara Palieri
* Head of Events, Middle East – Big Innovation Centre Middle East – Al-Riyadh Governorate, Saudi Arabia
* “TED X show speaker”
10:20 AM – 10:30 AM
Topic: “Achieving Gender Equality”
Speaker: 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
10:30 AM – 10:40 AM
Topic: “Leadership Confidence to Achieve Ambitious Entrepreneur or Career Goals”
Speaker: Lt. Col Wendi Brown PMP,Sec plus,ITIL Army Reserve
* HQ U.S. European Command
* Managing Director – Isupportyou LLC, USA
10:40 AM – 10:50 AM
Topic: “How to Find Inner Power”
Speaker: Olga Sapozhnikova
* The first Russian woman diplomat in Japan
* Member of the Board of Directors – Aster Auto
* The Film Director & Producer
10:50 AM – 11:00 AM
Topic: “Connecting Nations, Linking People and Resources”
Speaker: Stefan Hofer
* Chairman – Berkeley Middle East Investors Club,
* Partner & International Business Relations – Berkeley Middle East Holding
11:00 AM – 11:10 AM
Coffee Break
11:10 AM – 11:20 AM
Topic: “What is a ‘Woman of Substance’ and why female leadership development is so relevant right now”
Speaker: Farzana Kazemi Chartered FCIPD, MANLP, ICF Coach
* Founder & CEO/ NLP Master Coach/ HR Consultant – Trailblazer Consulting
* Multiple Women Awards Winner
11:20 AM – 11:30 AM
Topic: “Why women come into business? Do they really need it?”
Speaker: Elena Vatutina
* Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Pharma Global Mena Ltd
11:30 AM – 11:40 AM
Topic: “Rephrase the world by educating people who make a difference in the world”
Speaker: Tamer Mitwally
* Partner – Berkeley Middle East Training
11:40 AM – 11:50 AM
Topic: “Escaping your comfort zone”
Speaker: Kirsten Westholter
* Managing Director – Rising Phoenix Consultancy
11:50 AM – 12:00 PM
Topic: “Global Entrepreneurship”
Speaker: Djamila Youcef Khodja
* Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – SBS
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM
Award Ceremony
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
Prayer, Lunch & Networking Break
1:00 PM – 1:10 PM
Topic: “Wealth begins with building the creativity skills of human minds”
Speaker: Elizabeth Percy
* Co-Founder & Chief Trainer – Smart Inspiration UAE Training
* Multiple Women Awards Winner
1:10 PM – 1:20 PM
Topic: “How to Achieve Professional Renaissance”
Speaker: Najia Mahboob
* Finance Head – Al Tayer Real Estate
1:20 PM – 1:30 PM
Topic: “Shaping Strategies in constant changing world”
Speaker: Abdulla Aljunaibi
* Partner – Berkeley Middle East Consultants
1:30 PM – 1:40 PM
Topic: “Be a better version of yourself!”
Speaker: Syeda Zainab Bukhari
* Director Marketing & PR – Karamdad Constructions Pvt Ltd
* Director General – Women Welfare Wing Punjab (Pakistan International Human Rights Organization)
* TV Anchor & Radio Jockey
1:40 PM – 1:50 PM
Topic: “Read the Fine Print”
To safe guard your rights, know your obligations specially when it comes to financial documents and commitments.

Speaker: Sandi Saksena
* Empowerment Mentor – Echelon Advisors & Management Consultants
* Multiple Women Awards Winner, Regular Contributor to Media and TV/Radio Guest Speaker
1:50 PM – 2:00 PM
Topic: “A perspective to Settlement and naturalization”
Speaker: Celemet Yener
* Partner – Berkeley Middle East Immigration Division
2:00 PM – 2:10 PM
Topic: “To Be Announced”
Speaker: Priscilla Khambatta
* Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Certified Leadership & Executive Coach
* Senior HR Professional
* Business Coach, Executive Coach, Leadership Coach & Thought Leader
2:10 PM – 2:20 PM
Topic: “To Be Announced”
Speaker: To Be Announced
2:20 PM
Topic: “Closing Remarks”
Speaker: Khulood Shaban
* Co-chair – Berkeley Middle East Investors Club,
* Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Berkeley Middle East Holding

AWARDS

ABOUT THE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS

We acknowledge the dynamic individual’s who has made outstanding contribution to nation as well as to 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 benefit of 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.


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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 the 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.


INDUSTRIES

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

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


EXPERT COMMITTEES

Expert Committees consist of high ranking experts that work together to coordinate Berkeley Middle East Investors Club, in order to ensure efficiency and and investment activity.


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.


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