WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE AND AWARDS 2019 is an initiative of Berkeley Middle East Forums which aims at the women learning and development so they can create difference in the world and contribute towards the society by utilizing their skills with the slogan of “Be Your Own Boss”.

The WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE AND AWARDS is the largest entrepreneurial business gathering in the region. We facilitate connections, provide innovative, and be 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. This is suitable for anyone in any stage of business. For those just getting started to those in business for decades, and for those working individual who want to explore their potential as entrepreneurship there are 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 – 09:40 AM Reading from the Holy Quran
09:40 AM – 10:00 AM

Speaker
Dr. Musa Shaikh
Group CEO
Berkeley Middle East Holding
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Welcome Note & Opening Remarks
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Speaker
Omaira Farooq Al Olama
Managing Director – ALF Administration, The O show.
“TedTalk speaker 2017, Building bridges Dubai”
Multiple Women Awards Winner

Topic Title
Be a Voice & not an Echo
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Speaker
Stevi Lowmass
Owner and Founder
The Camel Soap Factory LLC

Topic Title
My Journey into Manufacturing
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Speaker
Fatima Bin Mousa Alloghani
Head of Expo Academy and Emiratization, Expo2020, and PhD Researcher.

Topic Title
The Balance Within
10:45 AM – 10:55 AM

Gold Sponsor Speaker
Eng. Hassan Omar
Chief Operating Officer in Ducab & Chairman of Dubai Quality Group

Gold Sponsor Speaker
Dr. Rita Younes
Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP), EFQM assessor, Innovation Award assessor and Taqdeer award assessor
Dubai Quality Group

Sponsor Presentation
Introduction about Dubai quality Group & Emirates Women Award
10:55 AM – 11:40 AM Panel Discussion
Women Health and Wellness

Moderator
Lisa Durante
Chief Editor, WELLNESSworld
“Shedding light on how to live our best lives.”

Panelist 1
Catherine Hanson Farid
Operations Director – Register of Exercise Professionals, UK certified Personal Trainer

Panelist 2
Suzan Terzian
Clinical Nutritionist & Holistic Health Coach

Panelist 3
Dr Leila Soudah
Specialist Obs/Gynecologist | Gynecology (OBGYN)

Panelist 4
Nancy Zabaneh Cordahi
Founder at The Red Chair

11:40 AM – 11:50 AM

Speaker
Sana Bagersh
CEO & Managing Director
BrandMoxie
Institutional Innovation and Communication Consultant

Topic Title
Unlock the Power of You
11:50 AM – 12:00 PM

Speaker
Roxana Jaffer
CEO, Sovereign Hotels Group & Founder of NGO ‘an Advent for Building human Capital’
“Indian SUPER 100 Women Achievers in the Middle East & Africa”

Topic Title
Staying on the Top
12:00 PM – 12:10 PM

Speaker
Hadeel AlMasri
Founder & Managing Director – Merit Consulting
Public Policy Consultant
Multiple Awards Winner

Topic Title
Women in Power
12:10 PM – 12:20 PM

Speaker
Sarah Dong
Executive Director
CEO Clubs Network

Topic Title
Transformation into an Entrepreneur
12:20 PM – 12:30 PM

Speaker
Zeina Kabbara
Founder & Managing Director of Zee Ateliers,
Pilates instructor and Personal Trainer & Dancer

Topic Title
Balance Passions with Reasons
12:30 PM – 01:20 PM Prayer, Lunch & Networking Break
01:20 PM – 01:30 PM

Speaker
Sian Rowlands
Founder and CEO of RETOLD
Chief Storyteller at RETOLD
“Award Winner Creative Business Women”
Multiple Women Awards Winner

Topic Title
My Rollercoaster Ride
01:30 PM – 01:40 PM

Speaker
Sandi Saksena
CEO – Empowerment Officer
Multiple Women Awards Winner, Regular Contributor to Media & TV/ Radio Guest Speaker

Topic Title
Your Relation with Money
01:40 PM – 01:50 PM

Speaker
Lara Cattan
Founder and CEO of Sparks of One
International High Performance Coach

Topic Title
Scale Your Business with Your Life
01:50 PM – 02:00 PM

Speaker
Jennifer Randive
CEO – Focus Direct
“Be the Change That Transforms You and Your Results”

Topic Title
Ready To Be The CEO-U of Your Life & Living
02:00 PM – 02:45 PM Panel Discussion
Women & Money

Moderator
Neity Maddock
Commentator & Moderator
Business, Legal & Government Events
Humanitarian Enthusiast

Panelist 1
Asma Jan Muhammad
Chairman of the UAE Chapter of Members of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan in UAE.

Panelist 2
Alexandra Timotheadi
Director
Private Banker at UBP

Panelist 3
Zoe Cousens, MCSI
Founder & Director
IG & FB: womensinvestment

Panelist 4
Anastasia Romanenko
CFO
Inkas Group of Companies

02:45 PM – 02:55 PM

Speaker
Jane Northcote
World Trade Club Sales Executive and Event Organiser
Events & Memberships Executive at Dubai world Trade Center Club

Topic Title
Enjoying Life Through Work, Rest & Play
02:55 PM – 03:05 PM

Speaker
Helene Gaubert
Group Recruitment Manager
Saudi German Hospitals KSA

Topic Title
Balancing Work Life with Mental Wellbeing
03:05 PM – 03:15 PM

Speaker
Kanaka Banerjee
Creative Head & Managing Director – Communique Avertising
Managing Director – Commubiz General Trading

Topic Title
Staying in Business Through Challenging Economic Times
03:15 PM – 03:25 PM

Speaker
Samar Al-Hasan
Founder and CEO Arab Executives For Human Resources Development
Talent Consultant and Happiness Coach

Topic Title
The Shortcut to Happiness
03:25 PM – 03:35 PM

Speaker
Khulood Sha’ban
CEO
Berkeley Middle East Holding
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Closing Remarks of the Day & Opening Awards Ceremony
03:35 PM – 04:15 PM Awards Ceremony

AWARDS

WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR AWARD TITLES:

• Woman Entrepreneur of the year
• Woman Executive of the Year
• Woman Professional of the Year
• Woman of the Year | Lifetime Achievement
• Women Helping Women
• Woman Innovator of the Year

• Excellence in Business Woman of the Year
• The Most Active Woman Entrepreneur
• The Most Influential Woman Entrepreneur
• The Most Supportive Woman Entrepreneur
• The Most Networked Woman Entrepreneur
• The Most Creative Woman Entrepreneur

• The Most successful Woman Entrepreneur in her industry (Multiple Awards)
• The Biggest Achiever Woman Entrepreneur
• The Most Engaging Woman Entrepreneur
• The most Empowering Woman Entrepreneur
• The Most Inspiring Woman Entrepreneur


SPONSORS

Gold Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor


INDUSTRIES

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

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


EXECUTIVE TEAM

An Executive Management Team consists of high ranking employees that work together to manage the Berkeley Middle East Investors Club. These individuals oversee the operations of the organization to ensure efficiency. Executive Management is vital to the functioning because the Management Team implements the strategy, sets company goals, and oversees the general success of the Club.


PARTNERS

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