19th Global Women In Leadership Economic Forum

Event Details

Date: 25 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017

 Special discount for DBWC members. Contact us on info@dbwc.ae to receive promo code!



Mark your calendars for October!

The 19th Global Women In Leadership (WIL) Economic Forum, endorsed by the Ministry of Economy in the UAE, is bringing together over 600 men and women leaders from both the public and private sectors from around the world.

They’re gathering to dissect the challenge of diversity, share experiences and produce actionable strategies to strive for women’s economic empowerment.


We're gearing up to talk about:


And we've got the experts sorted!


HE Dr. Raja Easa Al Gurg

Managing Director, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group

President, Dubai Business Women Council

President of the Dubai Business Women Council and first Emirati woman on the board of HSBC Bank Middle East, Dr. Al Gurg is a pioneer for women's economic empowerment in the region. She is at the head of numerous organisations, including the Dubai Healthcare City Authority and the Dubai Chamber Of Commerce & Industry (DCCI). Across the years, she was listed by Forbes amongst the most powerful women in the Middle East.


Haben Girma

Global inclusion advocate, White House Champion of Change

Honoured by Obama at the White House, Haben is the first deafblind person to have graduated from Harvard Law School. A true believer that inclusion is only a choice, she actively advocates for equal access to information for people with disabilities.


H.E. Dr. Shaikha Al Maskari

Chairperson, Al Maskari Holding

Business leader, philanthropist and a humanitarian, Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Al Maskari is one of the most successful and inspiring women of the Arab world. She is the Chairperson of Al Maskari Holding (AMH), Emirates & Al Maskari Holdings and Tricon Energy Operations and leads numerous non-profit organisations. In 2015, she was recognised in Forbes Middle East’s list of 100 Most Powerful Arab Business Women.


Iris Epple-Righi

CEO, Escada

Iris has considerable experience in international apparel brands. For the past 13 years she has worked for Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, both owned by PVH Corp., most recently as President Brand Management for Calvin Klein Europe.


Kristina Kuzmic

Mum-centric Youtuber

Energetic, funny and obsessed with creativity, Kristina is the "mum-centric" American YouTube sensation and winner of Oprah's Your OWN Show. With her "witty charm", uninhibited humour and fresh perspective on parenting, she has seduced a global audience - reaching 300 million wiews worldwide.


To shake things up!

With stimulating content delivered through:


TED-style talks

Prepare to get goosebumps as experts break down their success stories, share key turning points and practical advice they wish they knew.

Hands-on workshops

Limited to 15-20 attendees, each workshop allows you to work in groups, interact with experts one-on-one, and walk away with actionable tools.

Oxford-style debates

Witness debates the way they were meant to be as experts go head-to-head over hot button issues from the agenda. Your vote decides the winner!

Movie screenings

Stop by the movie screening counter and choose from a variety of short 15 minute documentaries that are sure to zone you out into another dimension.

Art project

Squiggle and splatter your imagination out as you embrace art as a medium of expression. But this time, your challenger is an 8-12 year old!

Mentoring sessions

You’ve got questions? We’ve got the mentors with answers. Time slots for each mentor are limited, so remember: the early bird gets the worm!


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Natalie Adams
Marketing Manager
Global WIL Economic Forum 2017
natalie@naseba.com | +971 44 55 79 21



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