Arab Women in Leadership and Business Summit

4th Edition

Date: 25th-26th April 2018

Venue: Dusit Thani, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Event Overview

Building on the progressive popularity and importance that the conference has gained over the last three years, This Edition of The Arab Women in Leadership and Business Summit is weaved under the Theme: “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” and the spotlight areas being


STEMinism – STEM workforce is crucial to UAE’s innovative capacity and global competitiveness. Hence, it is very imperative for UAE organizations to support women and maintain a robust network of female professionals. There are numerous opportunities for women in STEM, hence the gathering will bring together eminent women to inspire aspiring women and capitalize on the wealth of experience gained through the setbacks and achievements throughout their career. These industry icons will enlighten progressive path of career in STEM as they have already proved their metal and our future generation look upto them. The exclusive gathering will help advance current gender-focused initiatives, including encouraging training and hiring for employee diversity, and continue to give back to the community through STEMinism.

Feminization – Only in a workplace where Men and Women meld their unique styles of leadership, can a strong leadership team be formed which is fierce enough to compete in today’s marketplace as by combining the leadership styles, the organization can maximize the opportunities and minimize the threats. The rise of women into positions of power has created “feminization” of leadership which is reflected in the increasing importance of emotional intelligence, people skills and flexibility. The demand of today’s generation is aligned to the skill-set of female leadership styles. The gathering would encourage women to be visionaries, be visible, be vocal and add value, to move beyond their comfort zones and reinvent themselves.

Entrepreuershipism – At a time of great reshaping, optimism and hope in the Arab World, entrepreneurs, especially the youth, have found new avenues in leading innovation. Large-scale transformations in some countries, combined with social dynamism particularly among the youth, have clearly put the employment challenge on the top of the regional agenda, with entrepreneurship being a key imperative. With nations already trying to diversify and evolve their economies, the Arab women have caught on to the need of the hour and have begun driving efforts towards innovation and entrepreneurship. The gathering will have a specific and deep focus on the rise of innovation, tech driven women entrepreneurial ventures and the challenges and lessons learned from Arab women entrepreneurial achievers.

The 4th Edition of The Arab Women in Leadership and Business Summit will bring together an unparalleled speakers panel along with participative delegates from across the region to deliberate on the strategies that need to be developed to further advance women’s participation in the public and private sector along with power packed discussions, networking sessions, interactive panels and business lunches.

Who Will You Meet?

The 4th Edition of The Arab Women in Leadership and Business is for emerging leader, emerging executive and executive from the public and private sector along with associations, companies, organizations and government bodies who are working towards supporting them.


Interactive Format

  • Question and Answer Sessions
  • Interactive Panel Discussions
  • Collaborative Roundtables


  • Optional One on One Meetings
  • Dedicated Networking during breaks, luncheon and receptions
  • In-Conference “Power Networking”


  • Senior Level Attendees
  • Connect with thought leaders, industry veterans, and women’s organizations from around the region
  • Optional Reserved Seating

The post show report of the previous edition is available on request. Please write to us at to receive a copy of the report.

Her Excellency Dr. Maryam Matar

Chairman & Founder

UAE Genetic Diseases Association

Her Excellency Maryam Eid AlMheiri

Chief Executive Officer  Abu Dhabi’s Media Zone Authority 

Chief Executive Officer  twofour54


Khawla Al Serkal

Her Excellency Khawla Al Serkal

Director General

Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC)

H.E Amna Al Nakhi

Her Excellency Amna Al-Nakhi

Director General

Government of Sharjah

Sheikha Dr. Alia Humaid Al Qassimi

Social Expert at Community Development Authority

Specialist Obstetric & Gynaecology at Al Garhoud Private Hospital

Ambareen Musa

Founder & CEO


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Dana Salloum

Communications Director, Mid East and Sub-Saharan Africa


Ismahane Elouafi

Dr. Ismahane Elouafi

Director General

International Center for Biosaline Agriculture – ICBA

Dr. Nashwa Al Ruwaini

CEO & Board Member


Dr. Tariq Ahmed Nizami

CEO & Founder

CEO CLUBS Network worldwide

Fatima Alkaabi

Youngest Emirati Inventor


Femke Kruiderink

FNX Company

Ghada Al Rousi

First Female Pilot

Air Arabia

Hussein Al Sayed


CNBC Arabia


Kifaya Abu Thallam

Group Advisor – Organisation Design Human Resources



Kindah Sais

Global Diversity & Inclusion, Middle East & Africa

Boeing International

Laila Hareb

Assistant Director General – Aviation Strategies and International Affairs

General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)

Mahmoud AlBurai

Chief Executive Officer

DREI the Educational Arm of Dubai Land Department


Nita Wink

FNX Company

Rana Askoul

Gender Equality Expert, Development Professional, Writer, Founder

Changing Pink

Rana Ghandour Salhab

Partner – ME Regional Talent & Communications Partner

Deloitte & Touche Middle East (M.E)

Roula Droubi photo

Roula Droubi

Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa, Government, Industrial and Community Engagement

Boeing International

Naila Al Moosawi

Naila Al Moosawi

Director HR – Eastern Gulf

Director L&D- GCC Lafarge Holcim

Nisreen Shocair


Virgin Megastore – Middle East


Qabas Shaer

Founder/ Lead Consultant

Riforma Consulting

Salma AlBaloushi

First Emirati Female Pilot

Etihad Airways

Souaad Al Shamsi

Suaad Al Shamsi

First Female Emirati Aircraft Engineer – Etihad Airways

Chief Executive Officer – L2L Consultation Company


Souad Mohamed Al Hosani

Souad al Hosani


Nexus Business Services

Zahra AlAnsari

Senior Manager, Strategy & Policy, Strategy and policy Department


Zeina El Kaissi

Head of Emerging Technology and Global Partnerships


Pre Event Registration Pricing (USD) Valid for the next 20 Registrations

Public and Private Entity $599 + 5% VAT
Students $299 + 5% VAT

Standard Pricing (USD)

Public and Private Entity $1399 + 5% VAT
Students $699 + 5%  VAT

To find out more about the group bookings discounts of if you choose to register to attend please write to us at

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