2012-11-18 05:49:58 - ‘Young Arab Women Leaders – the Voice of the Future’ conference provides opportunity for young professionals to interact with successful role models
November 17, 2012 - Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) has announced that it will serve as host and Institutional Partner of the Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF) Conference titled “Young Arab Women Leaders – the Voice of the Future” to be held at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce on December 10, 2012. The AIWF Conference, being organized in collaboration with PwC, seeks to identify and build a network for young professional Arab women, focusing on providing motivation and encouragement and developing their knowledge and leadership skills for positions of increased responsibility.
DBWC further revealed that its President Raja Al Gurg will serve as keynote guest speaker in a plenary session on the topic “Beyond The Glass Ceiling: Transforming Barriers into Opportunities”.
The various activities under the conference are designed to give keynote speakers and potential mentors the opportunity to help the delegates understand more about personal accountability, leadership and building confidence, while inspiring the younger generation through the experiences of successful businesswomen.
Raja Al Gurg said: “The AIWF Conference serves as an excellent platform to support the growing number of women in the UAE who are aspiring to be successful leaders in business, politics and other fields of expertise. It is also a great privilege to be among the distinguished keynote speaker of the conference as I look forward to sharing my own experiences to inspire and motivate other women leaders. The initiatives of the AIWF strongly complement our own efforts to empower Emirati women through various professional training and education programs. We will continue to work hand in hand to jointly organize similar initiatives that will drive more women to become successful leaders in our society.”
Mrs. Haifa AlKaylani, Founder and Chairman of AIWF, said: “Dubai Business Women Council has achieved major inroads in cultivating the potential of Emirati women to become future leaders through the advancement of education and training. The AIWF is therefore pleased to partner with DBWC in organizing the ‘Young Arab Women Leaders – the Voice of the Future’ conference. Moreover, we are delighted to confirm the participation of Mrs. Raja Al Gurg, the DBWC President, as one of the high level speakers in the program as her inputs and advice will definitely serve as an inspiration for all delegates. This conference will be an important step for Emirati women to expand their horizon and seize opportunities for personal and professional development.”
The AIWF Conference will bring together up-and-coming businesswomen from the UAE, younger members from all AIWF Global Partners, other selected emerging leaders and members of the Dubai Business Women Forum. It will features table groups and panel sessions presenting an opportunity for all young professionals to interact with peers and network with successful role models.
Founded in 2002, DBWC motivates women to be productive members of the society, while encouraging role models to rise up from the ranks and inspire other women around the world, especially in the Arab region, to discover their true potential. DBWC organises the high-profile monthly event ‘Network Majlis’ to provide information about the latest knowledge, skills and best practices for women entrepreneurs and leaders.
The Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF) is a non-profit organisation that has members and contacts in more than 45 countries and links Arab business leaders with each other and their counterparts in the international community to exchange knowledge, experience and develop their business potential. AIWF has been an agent for change for women in the Arab region encouraging their potential and has received international recognition in the Arab world and internationally as a powerful advocate for women in business and their empowerment. International conferences have been held in London, Dubai, Paris, Damascus, Washington DC, Madrid, Brussels, Sharjah and Cairo, examining strategies for job creation, inclusive sustainable growth, economic competitiveness, development of human capital, increased innovation and collaboration through public-private partnership.