The “Global Women Entrepreneurship Conference and Awards 2022” is the largest women entrepreneurial gathering in Dubai, UAE. Theme of the event is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow“. The conference will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities of women in business with special focus on Business Women Leaders. It is a gathering of global women from all over the world and a signature event in United Arab Emirates which everyone remains excited to join, connect and share.

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

REGISTRATION

AND BREAKFAST

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM (UAE Time) 

 

10:00 AM – 10:05 AM (UAE Time) 

Berkeleyme Investors Club
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OPENING REMARKS & INTRODUCTION

10:05 AM – 10:20 AM (UAE Time) 

Moderator:

Dr. Musa Shaikh

  • Group CEO – Berkeley Middle East Holding
  • President – Berkeleyme Holding
  • Royal Family Investment Advisor

 

10:20 AM – 10:25 AM (UAE Time) 

Berkeleyme & MS (Voice of Global Women) – A Social Enterprise
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 Speaker:

10:25 AM – 10:40 AM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “Role of education in women entrepreneurship development”

Dr. Nahla Al Qassimi

  • Nahla Alqassimi, Ph.D Town Planning
  • Graduated from the UAE Government Leaders Program of the Prime Minister’s Office in the category of Executive Leaders.
  • Dean Of Students at Ajman university.
  • Vice President of Board of Governance of UAE Society of Engineers.
  • Member of Board of Governance of Rashid Bin Humaid award for culture and Science.
  • Chair of Women empowerment council at Ajman university
  • Chair of Women Engineers committee at Society of Engineers .

 Speaker:

10:40 AM – 10:55 AM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “Emarati Women Evolvement in the UAE”

H.E. Aarefa Saleh Al Falahi

  • Board Member, RAK Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member of RAK Insurance Company
  • Board Member of Emirates Sports & Cultrual club
  • Member of Board of RAK SME Association
  • Chairman, RAK Chamber of Commerce Exhibition Committee​
  • Member of Business Industrial Academic Council Committee – HCT – UAE
  • Member of Computer Information Sciences Industrial Advisory Committee in HCT, RAK
  • Member of Women on Board Circle (2020) formed by Sh Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan
  • Vice President -Senior Branch Manager in one of the leading banks in UAE  with total 20 years experience in 3 main leading banks
  • Master degree Graduate  with  Distinction from higher Colleagues of Technology in Business Administration and Strategic Management
  • First UAE national in RAK to lead Branch Manager position in one of the banks in RAK city
  • Had so many rewards and recognitions for her outstanding performance in her banking career and for her Social activities

 Speaker:

10:55 AM – 11:10 AM (UAE Time)

Topic: “Building the Future Silicon Valleys -Valuation of Critical Assets”

Dr. Hoda Alkhzaimi

  • President at Emirates Digital Association for Women
  • Director of Center for Cyber Security and Interdisplinary Studies – New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Director of Research and Development in Science & Defense – Governmental Entity, Abu Dhabi

Hoda has 17 years of experience in industrialization and economic development projects. She has led and motivated several tech-based industrial investments in the UAE and internationally. She worked on several turnaround projects that were aimed to achieve strategic, financial and operational synergies of industrial and business prospects. She has a specific interest in SDG based investments as well as her current background.Hoda A. Alkhzaimi is currently the Director of Center of Cyber Security in New York University AD and a research assistant professor in New York University. She served in different posts for research and development in the Technology development sector for the past years, she also played a vital role in developing Cyber Security and Cryptology research and development ecosystems. She headed the Department of Research and Development for Cyber Security and Cryptology in different national initiatives in the United Arab Emirates along with her associations to different security initiatives nationally and internationally. She consults for special projects with national and international technology development initiatives. Alkhzaimi has specific expertise in cryptology; cryptanalysis, constructing and validating security hardware and software components, constructing trusted security architectures for different environments in different products for the respective industries. Hoda. Alkhzaimi obtained her Ph.D. in Cryptanalysis from Denmark Technical University. Her current research interests include Space, Aerospace, and UAV and autonomous systems security, constructing and analyzing cryptographic primitives, validating, and investigating links between different cryptanalytic approaches and utilizing cryptographic primitives in different cybersecurity architectures as in Internet of Things and big data analysis among others. Her research includes analysis of the effect of AI and machine learning techniques on improving security analytics. She is as well leading several AI based initiatives globally.

 Product Launch

11:10 AM – 11:15 AM (UAE Time) 

DIVA HOMES by marium waqas

Diva Home is a design brand which has multiple customization in solutions with diverse range of furnitures casegoods, upholstery, lighting and softgoods using nature’s material hence providing clients with real sensory experience.

Diva homes provide interior design and refurbishment services helping clients to bring out the best out of their property. Diva Homes expertise include architectural consultation starting from design to construction and execution of projects.

Diva homes has been appreciated and recognised at various renowned platforms for their versatile and creative designs and product range and now entering into UAE market making Diva Homes an international brand.

 Speaker:

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “Women in interior”

Marium Waqas

  • Founder and CEO – DIVA HOMES

Marium Waqas is an international interior and furniture designer based in Pakistan and Dubai. she was born in Pakistan. Marium completed her education at the best and most renowned Kinnaird College University in Lahore. She always had an acute aesthetic sense and a flair for design and art. Immediate after her studies, she got married and started a family but remained passionate about her creative dreams . It was hard to manage her family and children with work at the same time, however pursuing her dreams she started her business with hopes to change the lifestyles with design and art.

Marium started her business Diva Homes from her house with a vision to transform living spaces by creating value and sustainability. In a very short time, Diva Homes became a successful venture and clients noticed the great value of her services.Her designs and concepts got huge appreciation, and in time a complete furniture manufacturing facility was established to make sure of quality and design value of the brand ,implementing her design and ideas, into a reliable, sustainable, durable, and tangible asset. A showroom was also established in time.

She is a woman on a mission. Her mission is to make aesthetically pleasing spaces and to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Her focus is on now on residential and commercial projects, her values are eco-friendly, creative, style, and sustainable designs. When a customer thinks of Diva Homes, Marium’s sense of creativity, style, and value comes in the mind. Marium strives for perfection and excellence. Her projects aim to add more style to her client’s lifestyles. Read More..

 Speaker:

11:30 AM – 11:45 AM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “Preparing Women for Leadership”

Sana Bagersh

  • Founder – Tamakkan
  • Government & Institutional Advisor in Strategic Communication, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

 Speaker:

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “How to succeed in life”

Dr. Ghadah Al Murshidi

  • Associate Professor – United Arab Emirates University
  • Multiple Awards Winner

Dr Ghadah Al Murshidi, is Associate Professor in language and literacy at the College of Education, UAE University. She is an experienced researcher who has published and presented extensively in the area of language and literacy. She is a passionate advocate for parent and community engagement, and recently delivered a workshop on parental involvement in kindergarten children’s learning at home at the World Teachers’ Day celebration. Dr Murshidi presented at many local and international conferences. Her recent publications focus on such topics as: collaborative learning, sense of community, and social presence of university students in the UAE, English as a foreign language learning, diversifying the teaching methods, STEM education in the UAE. Dr Al Murshidi has published more than 25 articles since 2014.She received award for her book “The Guide of Creativity and Innovation in the UAE” book, by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, the Ruler of the emirate Fujairah and a member of the Supreme Council in the UAE. She led a national, multidisciplinary research project “A Comparative Study of Emirati students’ Academic Experiences at UAE University, Zayed University and Higher College of Technology ” which was funded by United Arab Emirates University- National Research Foundation . She was the Emirati expert in international research project t “A Comparative Study of global citizenship in Arabic Countries Education” which was funded by Regional Centre of Quality and Excellence in Education , KSA. She received the Young Emirati Researcher Prize and the best Young researcher award. For her community service, she received Emirati women award. Dr. Al Murshidi has been a host, a guest, and a speaker on many television programs. This year, she graduated from the 50’s leaders program.

 Product Launch

12:00 PM – 12:05 PM (UAE Time) 

FAST COMMERCE

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 Speaker:

12:05 PM – 12:20 PM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “Fast Commerce”

Ahmad Khan

  • Founder and CEO – Fast Commerce International

Ahmad Khan is the founder of Fast Commerce International, a renowned E-Commerce platform. He is one of the top-rated eCommerce mentors in Pakistan. Ahmad has an MBA degree from London, UK. Rather than working in the UK, he decided to move back to his motherland and serve the community. With a mission of creating a million jobs in the next five years, in 2018, Ahmad founded Fast Commerce International, an international eCommerce and digital marketing consultancy. Today, Fast Commerce International is one of the few Pakistani-based eCommerce agencies which is helping the people of Pakistan build their own eCommerce business in international market.

 Speaker:

12:20 PM – 12:35 PM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “Women Empowerment”

Dr. Eng. Suaad Sultan Al Shamsi

  • Senior Program Manager in Abu Dhabi New Terminal (ORAT leader) – Etihad Aviation Group Wing K, ADAC CP&C (P&D) office, MTC Construction Site
  • Executive Director – L2L consultation

She graduated with DBA in aviation management from American academy for specialized studies as well as he she is holding MBA  from Coventry University in aviation management as well as she is holding degree in Aerospace Engineering from Hertfordshire University along with Bachelor’s degree in aviation management from Coventry University in UK. She has honored an honorary Doctorate for the role of women in leadership in aeronautical engineering from the American Academy of specialized studies in Egypt.  She embarked on this journey in the aviation industry when she joined many leading companies involved in aviation as a part of her training in aircraft engineering field such as Messier Bugatti, Honeywell, Kunz, Airbus and Boeing. She joined emirates airlines as first aircraft engineer in UAE and been working in maintenance field for more than 10 years and continue her growth in the aviation and now she is working as senior manager and technical advisor for one of the biggest aviation project in UAE [midfield terminal project] which is Abudhabi new airport with Etihad airways. She is one alumni members of the emirates association in the UK, one of members of IEEE, as well as one of the founders of woman in aviation organization Middle East chapter. Also she is the chief executive officer of L2L [learn to live] consultation company. She is the Ambassador of the international union for technical education in UAE. Awarded many award and appreciate during her young journey as she been involved and privileged of her involvement in Dubai Recruitment exhibition, rewarded Najm Gold award from Emirates group as a role of Emarati lady engineer, beside her awarded of fast track award from Emirates airline, Emaratia shield privilege in Abu Dhabi and creative women in aviation engineering by shiekha fatima bint khalid alqasimi. The latest award she awared is the Oscars accomplished Arabs and the women award for arab creativity.

AWARDS

12:35 PM – 1:00 PM (UAE Time) 

LUNCH & PRAYER

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM (UAE Time) 

 Panel Discussion:

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM (UAE Time) 

“Break the Bias”

How men can become better allies to women

Pegah Gol
* Author of 8 times Amazon #1 best selling book “The Formula” 
* International Partner & member of Global Women Leaders Committee of World Business Angels Investment Forum 
* Founder & CEO of Glasswing Consulting 
* C-Suite Executive Branding Advisor 
* Podcast & Talk Show Host 
Dima Najim
* Managing Director – UAE, Education For Employment

Dima Najim is the Managing Director of EFE in the UAE. She has over 17 years of experience working in the MENA region in senior NGO roles. Prior to joining EFE, Dima served as part of the Emirates Nature-WWF fundraising team. Before moving to the UAE, she held the position of Chief Operations Officer of Relief International/MSME in Iraq, and in 2010 was part of the team assigned by AGFUND to establish the first microfinance bank in Syria, where she assumed the role of Operations Manager. Also, she was part of UNRWA’s Microfinance Department management team. Dima has significant professional experience in women and youth empowerment and financial inclusion, in addition to her experience in partnership management, fundraising and operations management of NGOs. Dima holds a BA in economy a Master degree in finance.

Asma Jan Muhammad
* Finance Director – Local conglomerate, Dubai, UAE.
* Co-author of the book “SHE DARES”

Asma Jan Muhammad is a Chartered Accountant from Pakistan / England & Wales and currently works as Finance Director at a local conglomerate in UAE. In her 20 years of professional career, she has created her name and added value to leading multinational and local groups. Throughout her school and college life she endeavored to achieve top positions, securing two gold-medals in CA exams and also became the first overseas recipient of the “CA Woman of the Year 2019” award conferred by the President of Pakistan in recognition of her services for the UAE Chapter of ICAP members. Despite continuing a challenging profession and family life in terms of time and efforts, she is also giving back to the community by volunteering editorial services for PAD’s monthly periodical “Pehchaan”. She has been speaking for women related causes and is also a mentor for community women seeking professional advice for business startups facing financial challenges. She is also a co-author in MENA Speakers’ “She Dares” which is a collaborative book of powerful stories from 36 inspiring women from across the globe. Asma believes in enabling others and in promoting tolerance, diversity and equality through her writings.

Sheikha Abdulla Al Nuaimi
* Executive Director Commercial
* Operations – Ajman Free Zone & An Entrepreneur

Sheikha Abdulla Al Nuaimi has worked across various department within the Ajman Free Zone over the last years, prior to assuming her current position as Executive Director of Commercial Operations. Under her leadership, Sheikha is in charge of four key departments–Marketing & Communications; Sales; Customer Happiness and Developmental Services. Sheikha is responsible for defining and managing the Ajman Free Zone’s brand. She is tasked with targeting potential customers and attracting them to be part of the free zone ecosystem. Sheikha ensures that that business service standards are met while AFZ community are given the required guidance and support. Lastly, Sheikha oversees the day-to-day affairs of the developmental services, which is tasked with collaborating with both the private and public sector to ensure customer happiness. Sheikha has received many awards and recognition for her with the Ajman Free Zone. This includes the Project Manager Award (AJEP), which was awarded to her by H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, last 2013. She has also been awarded with the Middle East Awards ‘Future Leader in Free Zone Industry 2020. She is also an experienced assessor across a number of government and private awards in UAE. Sheikha holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Ajman University and Master’s in Business Administration in HR and Development from The Canadian University of Dubai. She is also a graduate of the 2018 Ajman Leadership Program.

 

2:45 PM – 2:50 PM (UAE Time) 

Berkeleyme School of Management & Sciences
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 Speaker:

2:50 PM – 3:05 PM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “Women challenge in leadership”

H. E. Laila Rahhal El Atfani

  • Goodwill Ambassador
  • President & Founder Business Gate and I AM AFRICA platform
  • Vice President of The Voice Magazine
  • International Ambassador of Peace and Tolerance
  • Global Ambassador of EARP
  • Vice President and Founder of REFAI organization in Switzerland
  • Vice President and Founder of Youth Gate Cambodia
  • Director of International Diplomacy Relationship AACID
  • Head of Protocol and Diplomacy AACID and WPC
  • President women empowerment anouar association
  • Special Advisor to the President of the Arab African Council for Integration and Development AACID
  • Global Inspirational Women Award 2022 receipient

 

3:05 PM – 3:10 PM (UAE Time) 

Berkeley & Lords
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 Speaker:

3:10 PM – 3:25 PM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “Your Name is Your Brand!”

Mona Abdulla AlHebsi

  • CEO & Managing Director – Mona AlHebsi Co.
  • People & Culture Expert, Thought Leader, Success Coach, Content Creator, Author & Speaker (DBA Candidate)
  • Author of the Career Guidebook “Beat The Odds” and Co-Author of: Fired Up! A Transformational Anthology written by 10 Women Change Makers & Visionaries

Mona AlHebsi is An Emirati Leader who originally hails from the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. She is an Influencer, Content Creator, Multi Award-Winning Hospitality HR Expert, Success Coach, Renowned Author and Speaker. She has recently been conferred with “Brainz CREA Awards 2021” by Brainz Magazine as well as “Excellence In Hospitality Award 2020” by Mice Quotient Women in Leadership & Excellence Awards beside many other awards and accolades due to her eminent contributions in the fields of Hospitality Human Capital, Business, Career Success, Emiratization, Coaching and Leadership.
Mona is also the CEO and Managing Director of Mona AlHebsi Co. that specializes in original and innovative Content Creation, Success & Career Coaching and Consulting through which Mona has successfully built her own personal and professional brand by contributing to the community in various forms (be it individual or group unique coaching sessions, sharing thought leadership via original content, or speaking in relevant events or webinars).
Mona has also been hosted in various podcasts to share insights on personal branding, career success or impactful leadership as well as spoke in different business conferences and forums on topics of Human Capital, Hospitality, Leadership and Social Media. She has also been featured in various online and offline media (both Arabic & English) as highlighted in her website and social media channels.
Mona is also a holder of several reputed business degrees and qualifications like Dual MBA, FCIPD, PMP, CPCC, etc. and currently pursuing her DBA from Westford University College. She is a recipient of several local and international awards like Brainz CREA Global Awards, Hotelier Middle East Awards, Hospitality Excellence Awards, Women In Leadership Awards, Global 100, CV Magazine’s Annual Corporate Excellence Awards and the like.

 

3:25 PM – 3:30 PM (UAE Time) 

Berkeleyme Immigration Services
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 Speaker:

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “Women in Power”

Hadeel Al Masri

  • Founder & Managing Director – Merit Consulting
  • Public Policy Consultant
  • Multiple Awards Winner

Ms. Hadeel Al Masri is a Public Policy Consultant, who has an extensive and progressive consultancy experience within different Government and Private sector institutions both locally and internationally. Her formal education was done in United States. Ms. Almasri is a High member in different International Honor Society for outstanding academic achievers. Laden with 23 years of practical work experience with excellent leadership skills, her proven ability to motivate and interact effectively with all levels has enabled her to be the main lead and founder of various government entities and overseeing mega project. Since Ms. Almasri’s humble beginnings as a career woman she always had the agenda of working towards increasing women participation in the business industries. The versatility of Ms. Almasri’ professional endeavors and extensive knowledge can be gauged by her aptitude to participate in the formulation and development of government strategies, setting public policies, Business planning, Merger and Acquisitions, Financial Due Diligence, Financial Strategies, and others.

 Speaker:

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “With ambition nothing impossible”

Amal Abdulla AlMessabi

  • Bank Manager-Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)
  • Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from United Arab Emirates University
  • Graduate of the UAE Government Leadership Program Executive Leaders by Ministry of Cabinet affairs
  • Graduate from the first batch in Digital and Social Media Professional Program by New Media Academy Dubai
  • Member in International Coaching  Federation ICF
  • Certification of The Agile Leadership Program for executive Leaders from  DUKE University
  • Member in Emirates Public Relations Association
  • Member in UAE Volunteer
  • Member in Expo 2020 Volunteer
  • Member in Social Hubb volunteering program
  • Received many Awards including: Number one Branch Manager in Sales Retail Banking ADCB, Excellent Service Award, You have been notice and the employee of the Quarter
  • Outstanding Performance Appraisal

 Speaker:

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “Why passion is essential to entrepreneur building business”

Aamna Alshehhi

  • Emiratization and Talent Dept Manager – Department of Human Resource – RAK Government
  • President of American University of Ras Al-Khaimah Alumni Club  
  • Member of committees at the level of the UAE in the field of education and human resources
  • Graduate of the UAE Government Leadership Program, Executive Leadership .  
  • Human Resource Expert for Emirates Youth Career Consulting – Federal Youth Authority
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Ras Al Khaimah Social Center 
  • Master Degree Graduate with Distinguish of Honor from American University of Ras Al-Khaimah in Educational Leadership
  • Currently Completing Doctorate of Business Administration at United Arab Emirates University
  • Received many appreciation awards including the Ras al-Khaimah Government Excellence Award as an outstanding initiative leader and the outstanding performance appraisal and others.  

 Speaker:

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “Be strong; Be positive!”

Maitha Alblooshi

  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO) – Scrum Master at ENBD
  • Emarati Youth leader

NETWORKING &

CLOSING REMARKS

4:30 PM (UAE Time) 


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AWARDS

We acknowledge the dynamic individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the nation as well as to the 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 the benefit to 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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