GLOBAL WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP ROUNDTABLE CONFERENCE & AWARDS 2023

Saturday - Aug 26, 2023 (9AM - 5PM UAE Time)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
(Physical in-Person)

Emirati Womens Day

The “Global Women Entrepreneurship Roundtable Conference and Awards 2023” is the largest women entrepreneurial gathering in Dubai on the occasion of Emirati Women’s day. The theme of the event is “Embrace Equity“. The conference will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities of women in business with a special focus on Business Women Leaders. It is a gathering of global women from all over the world and a signature event in the United Arab Emirates which everyone remains excited to join, connect and share.

Theme: "Embrace Equity"

PREMIUM BREAKOUTS

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.

TOPICS YOU WANT TO HEAR ABOUT, ISSUES AND CHALLENGES, & UNFORGETTABLE TAKEAWAYS.

The Women Entrepreneurship Conference is Berkeley Middle East’s signature event and is the largest entrepreneurial business learning in the region. We are striving to facilitate connections, provide innovative education, and be a resource for growth to clients and stakeholders. This training program 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, there are resources and opportunities to grow and learn.

Keynotes

Our keynotes will provide you access to the most impactful and powerful thought leaders on the program. Hear from high-profile thought leaders and Business Executives as they cover key business trends that are driving the future of work.

Breakfast Briefings

Our breakfast briefings are sessions which give you a chance to get a deeper perspective on a topic and also get the chance to get into debate on the topic. We’ve designed them to provide the chance for open and frank discussions about the current trends and challenges impacting the profession whilst enjoying delicious food in the company of industry colleagues.

Workshops

Choose from workshops; Transform which are carefully designed to provide tangible takeaways and practical toolkits that deliver value and impact in the post-pandemic world.

CoLabs

Our CoLabs focus on a key business challenge. You will be guided through the process in small peer groups using design thinking or agile learning methods. Get to the heart of the issue and develop deeper insights, reach conclusions and formulate recommendations for the future. Our CoLabs give you tangible takeaways to be able to implement immediately into your organisation.

Lightning Talks

Illuminate us but make it quick! True to its name a lightning talk is a very short presentation on a current topic in a quick, insightful and clear manner.

Thought Exchange Roundtables

Sharing experiences and knowledge are key elements. These roundtable discussions with small groups of peers give you the chance to share perspectives on hot topics and key challenges facing the profession. Have your say on the topics you want to discuss on the day!

InFocus Panels

Our expert panel made up of business thought leaders and executives will share their insights and pioneering research around the future of women. This interactive session looks beyond re-imaging how things are and towards innovating the endless possibilities of what they could be.

Exclusive Masterclass

A masterclass is a means to present a real-world account on a particular topic, situation or event. Led by a speaker with expert knowledge or skills in a particular area these sessions often provide best-practice advice or insight into new or innovative solutions that are forging new paths.

Awards, Certificates & Digital Badges

An exclusive, glamorous affair, where the winner will be recognised for their outstanding contributions.

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HOSTED BY

Voice of Global Women

WE CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR THE CONFERENCE & AWARDS

H.E. Salma Al Qubaisi

  • President Al Qubaisi Holding Abu Dhabi
  • Berkeleyme & MS Voice of Global Women President- Abu Dhabi
  • Board Member- The Investors Club
  • IT Planning & Strategy at ADNOC Logistics & Service
Aarefa Saleh AL Falahi

H.E. Aarefa 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​
Musa Shaikh 2022 2

Musa Shaikh

  • Group CFO & CEO – Berkeley Middle East Holding
  • Investment Advisor to Royal Family
  • Founding Director Berkeleyme & MS Voice of Global Women
Khulood Shaban

Khulood Shaban

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Berkeley Middle East Holding

SPEAKERS

Musa Shaikh 2022 2
Host:

Musa Shaikh

  • Group CFO & CEO – Berkeley Middle East Holding
  • Investment Advisor to Royal Family
  • Founding Director Berkeleyme & MS Voice of Global Women
Maya Al Qubaisi
Co-Host:

Maya Al Qubaisi

  • Emirati Youth Leader
Khulood Shaban
Speaker:

Khulood Shaban

  • Group CFO & CEO – Berkeley Middle East Holding
Salma Al Qubaisi
Speaker

H.E. Salma Al Qubaisi

  • President Al Qubaisi Holding Abu Dhabi
  • Berkeleyme & MS Voice of Global Women President- Abu Dhabi
  • Board Member- The Investors Club
  • IT Planning & Strategy at ADNOC Logistics & Service
Heba Al Shehhi
Speaker:

Heba Al Shehhi

  • Head Of Project Management Office – Dubai Municipality
  • President of PMOGA UAE hub – PMO Global Alliance
  • Associate – Bayt Al Fann
  • Owner – Hands art studio
  • Owner – Challenge Chambers Bahrain
  • Asia- Pacific PMO leader of the year 2023
Jamila Juma Omar Al Maazmi
Speaker:

Dr. Eng. Jamila Juma Al Maazmi

  • Manager – Transmission Power Projects (400Kv) at Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) (PJSC), United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • Member of DBWC Dubai Business Women Council (2021)-Dubai (UAE)
  • Member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer)-USA
  • Member of PMI (Project Management Institute)-USA
  • Member of Society of Engineers – UAE
  • Member of Sharjah Center for Voluntary Work
  • Member of EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) – Belgium
  • Member of AIQOM (Artificial Intelligence)
Suhaila Alwali
Speaker:

Suhaila Alwali

    • Project Manager in Telecom Sector
    • Board members in social media pioneers Council
    • Youth Advisor
    • Ambassador of UAE National Identity
SheikhaAbdullaAlNuaimi
Speaker:

Sheikha Abdulla Al Nuaimi

  • An Emirati Entrepreneur
  • She is an experienced assessor across a number of government and private awards in UAE.
Bashayer Al Ali
Speaker:

Eng. Bashayer Al Ali

  • Industrial & Management Engineer
  • Founder of Al Mubtakerah Company
  • Certified Innovation & Strategy from Harvard University
  • Certified Innovation Professional from (GInI)
  • Content Creator in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Sumaya AbdulAziz AlHosani
Speaker:

Sumaya AbdulAziz AlHosani

  • Vice President, Strategy and Future – Higher Colleges of Technology
Naser Al Riyami
Speaker:

Naser Al Riyami

  • Founding Partner – ChangeWorks HRC
  • Psychologist and Mental Health Consultant
  • An Emirati Mental Health Expert
  • In addition to providing individual and group psychotherapy, he has introduced the UAE to laughter yoga
Ayesha Sultan
Speaker:

Ayesha Sultan

  • Board Member – GCC Board of Directors (GCC BDI), GCC BDI UAE Advisory Board
  • Board Director – Alliance Francaise Institute Dubai, UAE
  • Strategy and Investment Professional.
  • Fellow and Chartered Director IOD UK & GCC BDI. ACIArb and CEDR Accredited Mediator.
Layla Al Marzouqi
Speaker:

Dr. Layla Al Marzouqi

  • Preventive clinical cardiologist
  • Aeromedical examiner
  • Associate adjunct professor of cardiology
Zainab AlMatroushi
Speaker:

Zainab AlMatroushi

  • Informative Program presenter on Fujairah TV
Muneer
Speaker:

Muneer Al Busaidi

  • Global Impact Coach: Educated over 100 nationalities in 17 countries.
  • Best-selling Author of “Power Persuasion.”
  • Media Presence: Featured on Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC.
  • Expertise: Emcee, Coach, Hypnotherapist, NLP Trainer.
  • Collaborations: Worked with Google, Mindvalley, PWC.
  • NLP Affiliation: Trained under Dr. Richard Bandler.
Mariam Ketait
Speaker:

Dr. Mariam Ketait

  • Global Accelerators and Innovation Lead – Boeing
  • Emirati Executive with extensive experience across Government, Healthcare, and the Private Sector
Amna Alnuaimi
Speaker:

Amna Alnuaimi

  • Training analyst at Teleperformance GCC
  • Writer of a science fiction book at MBRF
Nahla Wahid
Speaker:

Dr. Nahla Wahid

  • Cofounder of Polyblooms
  • Specialized in clinical pathology and women’s care

PANELISTS

Deena Elsori
Panelist:

Dr. Deena Elsori

  • Associate Professor and Academic Advisor to the Dean – Rabdan Academy
Fiona Oster
Panelist:

Fiona Oster

  • Assistant Professor – University of Birmingham Dubai
  • Visiting Professor – Heilbronn University Germany
Rahaf Ajaj
Panelist:

Dr. Rahaf Ajaj

  • Assistant Professor of Environment, Health & Safety – Abu Dhabi University
  • Chapter Leader for U.A.E – Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE)
  • Research Cluster Leader, Climate Change and Public Health – Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
Angela
Panelist:

Angela Hamouda

  • Entrepreneurship Educator and Researcher at United Arab Emirates University
  • Educator, Mentor, and Coach for Women Entrepreneurs
Panelist:

Najam Sheikh

  • Director, Healthcare – Berkeley Middle East & Salma Al Qubaisi Holding
  • Strategy advisor, Focused on access of care, and Driving quality outcomes

AGENDA

GLOBAL WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP ROUNDTABLE CONFERENCE & AWARDS 2023
Saturday - Aug 26, 2023 (9AM - 5PM UAE Time)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM (UAE Time)

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

10:00 AM – 10:05 AM (UAE Time)

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10:05 AM – 10:20 AM (UAE Time)

OPENING REMARKS & INTRODUCTION

Musa Shaikh 2022 2

HOST:

Dr. Musa Shaikh

  • Group CFO & CEO – Berkeley Middle East Holding
  • Investment Advisor to Royal Family
  • Founding Director Berkeleyme & MS Voice of Global Women

He is an LLB (Hons) from Buckinghamshire New University UK, a Master in Law from Kings College London, a Master in Business Administration from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, a Master in Public Administration from Chichester University, a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of management accountant, UK, and CGMA from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Certified Chartered Accountant, a Certified Information System Auditor, and a Fellow Member of Securities and Investments. He is a Certified Project Management Professional and Prince2 Agile.

Maya Al Qubaisi

CO-HOST:

Maya Al Qubaisi

  • Emirati Youth Leader

Maya is a Emirati youth leader who has an exceptional co-host abilities and character traits that enable her to deliver exceptional event experiences. Her effective communication, organizational prowess, creativity, adaptability, and professionalism make her a valuable asset in the event industry.

10:20 AM – 10:35 AM (UAE Time)

“EMBRACING POSSIBILITIES”

Mariam Ketait

SPEAKER:

Dr. Mariam Ketait

  • Global Accelerators and Innovation Lead – Boeing
  • Emirati Executive with extensive experience across Government, Healthcare, and the Private Sector

Dr. Mariam Ketait is an accomplished Emirati Executive with extensive experience across Government, Healthcare, and the Private Sector. With a strong focus on health and wellbeing, digital exploration, and new frontiers, Mariam has made remarkable contributions in her field. Throughout her career, Mariam has been dedicated to establishing private-public partnerships, developing innovative health and wellbeing strategies, and driving digital transformation initiatives. Her work has been instrumental in advancing the integration of technology and healthcare, fostering inclusive leadership, and promoting sustainable development. She has worked closely with government accelerators and led government exchange programs locally and globally, contributing to the development of collaborative frameworks and knowledge-sharing initiatives. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Mariam is deeply committed to philanthropy. She has served as the CEO of the National MS Society, where she led initiatives to support individuals living with multiple sclerosis and their families. Currently, as the Global Accelerators and Innovation Lead at Boeing, Mariam continues to drive advancements in aerospace technology, while also championing initiatives that prioritize health and wellbeing. Mariam’s passion for creating a positive impact is evident in her involvement in various philanthropic endeavors. Her dedication to driving change, combined with her strategic vision and leadership acumen, positions her as a trailblazer in the fields of healthcare, technology, and social impact. Overall, Mariam Ketait’s extensive experience, including her roles as a founder of Ebb & Flow global, CEO of the National MS Society in the UAE and her current position at Boeing, showcases her exceptional leadership abilities and her unwavering commitment to improving lives, fostering innovation, and driving positive change in society.

10:35 AM – 10:50 AM (UAE Time)

LAUGHTER YOGA, HYPNOSIS AND MENTAL HEALTH

Naser Al Riyami

SPEAKER:

Naser Al Riyami

  • Founding Partner – ChangeWorks HRC
  • Psychologist and Mental Health Consultant
  • An Emirati Mental Health Expert
  • In addition to providing individual and group psychotherapy, he has introduced the UAE to laughter yoga

I am a licensed psychotherapist and a professional hypnotherapist in practice since 2013. I am also an expert in Neurolinguistic Programming and I’m a Laughter Yoga teacher. I make therapy a safe and collaborative space to support children and adults facing different obstacles in their lives. I bring life skills into common households and spread awareness about how people can understand, survive and thrive. I’ve been involved in the UNICEF’s “Zero Bullying” project as well as the National Program for Happiness and Positivity in the UAE. I’ve also taken part in the brainstorming of Wadeema’s Law, the Public Health Ambassadors project and the International Day of Yoga. I love sharing my extensive experience in the Mental Health field in order to build up public awareness and skill sets to deal with the problems of the mind, behavior, emotions, relationships, productivity and healing. I am also the co- founder of Changeworks Abu Dhabi where I work with several like-minded hypnotists, coaches, speakers and wellness experts. Changeworks provides workshops in Hypnosis, NLP coaching, Reiki, Qigong, Laughter Yoga, and EFT.

10:50 AM – 10:55 AM (UAE Time)

Sponsor

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10:55 AM – 11:10 AM (UAE Time)

“A SYMPHONY OF COLLECTIVE STRENGTH”

Heba Al Shehhi

SPEAKER:

Heba Al Shehhi

  • Head Of Project Management Office – Dubai Municipality
  • President of PMOGA UAE hub – PMO Global Alliance
  • Associate – Bayt Al Fann
  • Owner – Hands art studio
  • Owner – Challenge Chambers Bahrain
  • Asia- Pacific PMO leader of the year 2023

Heba AlShehhi, an experienced leader in the Government and Technology Sectors, specifically in PMO establishment, PMO operation, portfolio and project management, municipal business development, strategy developement, enterprise architecture, IT service management and enterprise agile leadership. Heba holds a Master’s degree in Project Management, and is professional certifications such as CAL, PMP, ACP, TOGAF, ITIL, PMO-Certified Practitioner, PMO-Certified Consultant and Business Agility Assessor Certified. Heba successfully established the Enterprise PMO at Dubai Municipality, leading to significant organizational maturity and consecutive Best PMO in the world awards in 2021 from PMOGA and 2022 from PMI. Additionally, she serves as the President of the PMO UAE hub by PMOGA, showcasing her dedication to the PMO community.

11:10 AM – 11:25 AM (UAE Time)

“TOWARD SUCCESS SOCIETY: CATCH UP WITH EXPERTS”

Jamila Juma Omar Al Maazmi

SPEAKER:

Dr. Eng. Jamila Juma Al Maazmi

  • Manager – Transmission Power Projects (400Kv) at Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) (PJSC), United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • Member of DBWC Dubai Business Women Council (2021)-Dubai (UAE)
  • Member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer)-USA
  • Member of PMI (Project Management Institute)-USA
  • Member of Society of Engineers – UAE
  • Member of Sharjah Center for Voluntary Work
  • Member of EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) – Belgium
  • Member of AIQOM (Artificial Intelligence)

11:25 AM – 11:40 AM (UAE Time)

“BREAKING BARRIERS – EMPOWERING THROUGH LIFELONG LEARNING”

Sumaya AbdulAziz AlHosani

SPEAKER:

Sumaya AbdulAziz AlHosani

  • Vice President, Strategy and Future – Higher Colleges of Technology

Ms. Sumaya is a strategist leader with more than seventeen years of experience in various aspects of organizational excellence. She holds a Master Degree in Information Technology, specialized in Cyber Security. Other education achievements include postgraduate Diploma in Organizational Leadership attained from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Bachelor in Information Systems from Zayed University. Sumaya is currently the Vice President – Strategy and Future at Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), where she is driving the strategic transformation of HCT into Applied Education Leader in UAE. Prior to joining HCT, she held the position of Dean at Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG), as well as Acting Senior Director for Capabilities Development and Innovation, and Strategic Planning Director at Rabdan Academy to support national future capabilities readiness.

11:40 AM – 11:55 AM (UAE Time)

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Salma Al Qubaisi

SPEAKER:

H.E. Salma Al Qubaisi

  • President Al Qubaisi Holding Abu Dhabi
  • Berkeleyme & MS Voice of Global Women President- Abu Dhabi
  • Board Member- The Investors Club
  • IT Planning & Strategy at ADNOC Logistics & Service

Salma Al Qubaisi born in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is an Emirati Technology women leader, serving the largest government organization in the oil & gas sector “ADNOC”. She is an innovative and inspiring personality in the field of Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain. She is instrumental in delivering value to IT professionals with her creative thoughts and leadership skills. Salma Al Qubaisi is a keen investor in Tech Projects, whether it’s a pre-seed, seed, Stage A, or B venture. She is an expert in Tech acquisition including projects based on SaaS, Consumer-based websites, E-Commerce, and Platforms of various types. She is having leadership skills, Project Management, Budget Planning and Control, Team Development, Business Plan development, Business Continuity Planning & Disaster Recovery Planning, Strategic Acquisition, and Negotiation.

11:55 AM – 12:00 PM (UAE Time)

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12:00 PM – 12:15 PM (UAE Time)

“ËMBRACING EQUITY”

Ayesha Sultan

SPEAKER:

Ayesha Sultan

  • Board Member – GCC Board of Directors (GCC BDI), GCC BDI UAE Advisory Board
  • Board Director – Alliance Francaise Institute Dubai, UAE
  • Strategy and Investment Professional.
  • Fellow and Chartered Director IOD UK & GCC BDI. ACIArb and CEDR Accredited Mediator.

Ayesha Sultan is a highly effective strategy and investment professional, with over 20 years of experience across the industries of Transport and Logistics, Real Estate, Consulting and Government Outsourcing. She has an array of skills in strategic vision development and implementation, mergers and acquisitions, business and financial acumen, leadership, communication, corporate governance and in driving business growth and implementing change. Ayesha has served as a Board Director since 2012 in the positions of Independent Non-Executive Director (INED), Executive Director, as well as on committees including Audit and Risk and Human Capital, Remuneration. She is a Fellow and a Chartered Director of the UK Institute of Directors and the GCC Board Directors Institute (CDir, FIoD, F.GCCBDI), and she was a mentor on the pilot programme for ‘European Women on Boards’ in Brussels, Belgium. Ayesha is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb) and CEDR Accredited Mediator. Ayesha has completed an MA in Law (Conversion) from the University of Law, UK, as well as an MSc. in Operational Research and a BSc. in Mathematics and French, from the University of Southampton, UK (MA, MSc, BSc).

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM (UAE Time)

TEA BREAK

12:30 PM – 12:45 PM (UAE Time)

“WE COLLABORATE FOR TOMORROW”

SheikhaAbdullaAlNuaimi

SPEAKER:

Sheikha Abdulla Al Nuaimi

  • An Emirati Entrepreneur
  • She is an experienced assessor across a number of government and private awards in UAE.

Sheikha Abdulla Saeed AlNuaimi is an expert in services and organizations development. She has led various departments in different fields, over a 15 years period , Sheikha has been credited with a wealth of awards, at the top of it a Gold medal of Projects Managers from HH Shk Humaid bin Rashed AlNuaimi Ajman Ruler “. Beside that she had an experience being an assessor in number of awards locally and internationally. Sheikha is a graduate of Ajman Leadership Program, and holds MBA degree with major of HR and Development from The Canadian University of Dubai .She is a Member of the PMI , and was a Member of the Board of Directors of PMI UAE. Sheikha is an Entrepreneur since 2014 in F&B industry , She own the first international branch of Smallcakes the famous American Cupcakery .

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM (UAE Time)

“CULTURAL IMPACT ON INNOVATION IN UAE ENTREPRENEURSHIP”

Bashayer Al Ali

SPEAKER:

Eng. Bashayer Al Ali

  • Industrial & Management Engineer
  • Founder of Al Mubtakerah Company
  • Certified Innovation & Strategy from Harvard University
  • Certified Innovation Professional from (GInI)
  • Content Creator in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Eng. Bashayer Al Ali is a dynamic professional in the field of Industrial & Management Engineering, known for her innovative mindset and strategic prowess. As the founder of Al Mubtakerah Company, she has successfully carved a path in the world of business. Her credentials include certifications in Innovation & Strategy from Harvard University and as a Certified Innovation Professional from GInI. Bashayer’s passion for sharing knowledge is evident through her role as a content creator, where she imparts valuable insights in the realms of innovation and entrepreneurship.

1:00 PM – 1:05 PM (UAE Time)

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1:05 PM – 1:20 PM (UAE Time)

“A WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR’S HEART”

Layla Al Marzouqi

SPEAKER:

Dr. Layla Al Marzouqi

  • Preventive clinical cardiologist
  • Aeromedical examiner
  • Associate adjunct professor of cardiology

Dr. Layla Al Marzooqi, a female UAE national cardiologist, with over twenty years of international and local experience in hospital and clinical setting. She trained in Ireland and UK. She is a preventive clinical cardiologist, aeromedical examiner and associate adjunct professor of cardiology in sharjah university and Dubai medical college . She holds a diploma , two masters degree , a PhD degree and fellow of American college of cardiology. She studied in Ireland and UK. She is a Board member in few organization and has her own business. She was a director of health tourism council and health regulation department in Dubai health authority and president of Global healthcare travel council. Dr. Layla’s excellent communication and public speaking skills have allowed her to be a frequent speaker in many radio and TV channels and national and international conferences. She was one of the key figures in unifying licensing requirement in the whole UAE and helped in devolving Dubai health strategic plan and many medical policies, and guidelines related to licensing process and quality of healthcare services. She established medical tourism project for the emirates of Dubai. She obtained more than twenty national and international awards.

1:20 PM – 1:35 PM (UAE Time)

“THE ART OF INVISIBLE INFLUENCE: MASTERING SUBTLE PERSUASION TECHNIQUES”

Muneer

SPEAKER:

Muneer Al Busaidi

  • Global Impact Coach: Muneer has edutained people from over 100 nationalities across 17 countries.
  • Best-selling Author: Authored the international best-seller, “Power Persuasion.”
  • Media Recognition: Featured on prominent channels like Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC.
  • Diverse Expertise: Renowned as an Emcee, Impact coach, hypnotherapist, and NLP trainer.
  • Mind Mastery: Empowers audiences with unconventional mind hacks for powerful presentations and persuasion.
  • High-Profile Collaborations: Partnered with global organizations like Google, Mindvalley, PWC, and Etihad Airways.
  • NLP Affiliation: Trained with Dr. Richard Bandler, co-creator of NLP, and served on his team of training assistants.

1:35 PM – 1:50 PM (UAE Time)

“THE POWER OF THE WOMEN IN MEDIA FIELD”

Zainab AlMatroushi

SPEAKER:

Zainab AlMatroushi

  • Informative Program presenter on Fujairah TV

Media and broadcaster as a multi-talented and multi-disciplinary personality. She offers a social family morning program that focuses on various important topics related to the individual and society. It hosts specialized guests in various fields to discuss issues such as education, health, and social relations. In addition to her work on television, this personality has a great influence as a influencer in the field of advertising and publicity. It cooperates with many brands to promote its products and services through social media platforms and various media. This personality provides workshops and lectures in various fields. She shares her experiences and knowledge with the public through these events, whether it is practical training or awareness lectures. In sum, this personality combines the profession of broadcaster and media personality, working as an influencer in the field of advertising and publicity, as well as providing workshops and lectures to transfer her knowledge and experience to the public.

1:50 PM – 2:05 PM (UAE Time)

“STORY OF EMPOWERMENT”

Suhaila Alwali

SPEAKER:

Suhaila Alwali

  • Project Manager in Telecom Sector
  • Board members in social media pioneers Council
  • Youth Advisor
  • Ambassador of UAE National Identity

She is a Board members in Social Media Pioneers Council and Project Manager on Telecom sector. Also, she is First Youth advisor on the UAE and Ambassador of UAE National Identity. She graduated from Canadian University of Dubai with a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Higher Colleges of Technology. Also she is holding a Diploma in Future Parliamentarians Empowerment from Cambridge Technical College, London. Suhaila is a media person and content creator on the social media. She participated with in many forums and activities cross countries that related to youth like; Youth Philanthropy Summit and .At the Arab level, she participated in the UNESCO 2017 NGO Forum in Saudi Arabia and the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, in Marrakech, Morocco. Also,she represented the UAE in the official delegation for the Arab Youth Parliament Simulation program under the Arab League in Jordan.

2:05 PM – 2:10 PM (UAE Time)

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2:10 PM – 2:55 PM (UAE Time)

PANEL TOPIC: “EMPOWERING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS: CHALLENGES, SUCCESS STORIES, AND OPPORTUNITIES”

MODERATOR:

Deena Elsori

Dr. Deena Elsori

Dr. Deena Elsori holds the position of Associate Professor and serves as the Academic Advisor for the Dean of Faculty at Rabdan Academy. Prior to joining Rabdan Academy, she held the role of Associate Dean of Student Affairs for the College of Health Sciences at Abu Dhabi University. Dr. Elsori has achieved notable accomplishments throughout her career and has been recognized as an exceptional professor, demonstrating exemplary leadership skills while imparting a wealth of knowledge to her students. Her exceptional contributions have been acknowledged through multiple distinguished faculty awards in the field of higher education. Dr. Elsori encompasses various roles, including that of an academician, researcher, mother, educator, and community builder. She played a pivotal part in establishing the public health program and the college of Health Sciences at Abu Dhabi University.

PANELIST:

Fiona Oster

Fiona Oster

  • Assistant Professor – University of Birmingham Dubai
  • Visiting Professor – Heilbronn University Germany

Fiona is an academic at the University of Birmingham Dubai, having previously lectured in both Germany and Ireland. Her specialist areas include Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Business Strategy. She has a first-class honours Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship and Marketing and her doctoral research is in the field of open innovation in SMEs. Prior to her academic career she enjoyed a career in an international business environment based in Switzerland. She is passionate about all thing’s ‘entrepreneurship’! She is currently championing the entrepreneurship agenda at the University of Birmingham Dubai supporting the university’s ambition to make a genuine contribution in the region.

PANELIST:

Angela

Angela Hamouda

  • Entrepreneurship Educator and Researcher at United Arab Emirates University
  • Involved in international research projects on Women Entrepreneurship
  • Educator, Mentor and Coach for Women Entrepreneurs across both developed and developing nations
  • Her main focus is driving forward the female entrepreneurship agenda

PANELIST:

Najam Sheikh

  • Director, Healthcare – Berkeley Middle East & Salma Al Qubaisi Holding
  • Strategy advisor, Focused on access of care, and Driving quality outcomesNajam Sheikh is a dynamic and accomplished healthcare business executive who specializes in public private partnerships, strategic programs, growth initiatives, and corporate strategic advice focused on delivering and showcasing the best of the healthcare industry to its shareholders, stakeholders, patients and the community as a whole. He brings a unique blend of US and MENA healthcare experience that spans over 25 years. His recent accomplishments include opening Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, delivering the first multi-organ transplant program in UAE and more recently the opening of the Fatima Bint Mubarak Cancer Center. He serves as a strategic advisor for a number of international companies. He has just been appointed the Head of Health at Edelman for the MENA region. He has a rich pedigree of experience with international gold standard companies such as Johns Hopkins University, Booz Allen Hamilton, Sinai Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, and Mubadala Health to name a few.

2:55 PM – 3:10 PM (UAE Time)

“STRONG IS THE NEW PRETTY”

Amna Alnuaimi

SPEAKER:

Amna Alnuaimi

  • Training analyst at Teleperformance GCC
  • Writer of a science fiction book at MBRF

A young Emirati woman. Always eager and passionate to do more. I Seek to influence others by being a great guidance for the upcoming youth generations. Holding a bachelor degree in business administration in Quality and strategic management, and a nano degree in digital marketing. A writer of a science fiction book. A trainer in Teleperformance GCC. 6-years experience of leading, training and supporting services.

3:10 PM - 3:25 PM (UAE Time)

“WOMEN MAKE OVER. BRUSH OF PERFECTION.”

Nahla Wahid

SPEAKER:

Dr. Nahla Wahid

  • Co-founder – Polyblooms

Medical Doctor with over 10 years of experience specializing in clinical pathology and women’s care. Dr Nahla is also the cofounder of Polyblooms, a brush of perfection from the inside out focused at bringing the most beautiful elements in each woman with the simplest, least and best researched interventions.

3:25 PM – 4:10 PM (UAE Time)

AWARDS CEREMONY

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4:10 PM - 4:15 PM (UAE Time)

CLOSING REMARKS

Khulood Shaban

SPEAKER:

Khulood Shaban

  • Group CFO & CEO – Berkeley Middle East Holding

Khulood is a philanthropist, a business leader, successful business entrepreneur, and the most influence Arabic women in Gulf region. She is the CEO of Berkeley Middle East holding an American Emirati Joint venture conglomerate with a diversified portfolio. Khulood career is diversified over several roles including CEO, Director Finance, Financial Controller, & Chief Financial Officer based on decade of experience. Khulood core expertise to manage financial transactions for the whole group and in ongoing projects, arises through Merger or acquisitions, study the fundamental and technical feasibility, evaluate the investment risks by applying high level financial management tools for stakeholders keeping ERP, budgeting, variance reporting aligns with financial strategy of the shareholders. Her strengths are innovative & creativity toward a particular business venture, preparation of business plan, coordination with external auditors, lenders, regulatory authorities, compliances, meeting with investors for arranging of Funds, building a capital Structuring simple and complex, IPO’s securities, active management, & financial decision making.

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM (UAE Time)

LUNCH & NETWORKING

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WHY PARTICIPATE IN THE AWARDS?

We acknowledge the dynamic individual’s who has made outstanding contribution to nation as well as to 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 benefit of 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.

RECOGNISE & MOTIVATE YOUR TEAMS

  • Entering the Awards is a way to thank and honour valued employees and to show you care about the future of women development.
  • Your award application helps reflect on the achievements, challenges and areas of improvement which is vital for any developing business.
  • Being nominated, shortlisted or winning an award can help boost staff morale and improve motivation.

CELEBRATE IN STYLE

  • The awards are an excellent opportunity to network virtually with hundreds of professionals, showcase your work and learn from others.
  • Celebrate all the hard work and successes of the industry with awards.

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

As Berkeleyme Investors Club, caters to VIP level professionals, as a partner for the event, you have the opportunity to take advantage of the boutique, lounge style exhibition set up.

WHY EXHIBIT?

Generate new business

you can meet new customers and develop relationships with existing clients to further business opportunities in the region.

Increase brand exposure

you will get significant digital and printed brand exposure before, during, and after the event through our year-round marketing activities.

Network with industry leaders & potential buyers

Connect with potential clients and partners – dealers and distributors.

Stay up-to-date & competitive

Use the opportunity to stay current with the industry’s latest trends, and advancements and keep ahead of your competition.

Launch new products & services

The largest transport and mobility business platform and a perfect avenue for you to showcase your latest products and services to an engaged audience that is looking for new business opportunities.

Understand your product in the market

Many exhibitors benefit from the product and market testing that they carry out while exhibiting to gain general and industry opinion about their offerings.

WHAT OUR EXHIBITORS SAY ABOUT US

90%

Attendees said attending our events was beneficial to their job as a result of the knowledge and networking at the event.

85%

Exhibitors stated that event helped them to establish new business contacts.

95%

Attendees said that event is run in a sustainable and responsible way by adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals.

EVENT TEAM

Imthiyas Hameed

Group Director Operations

Khulood Shaban

Khulood Shaban

Group CFO & CEO

Brendon

Brendon Marques

Coordinator

Alifiya Bohra

Director – Business Development

Maria Malykh

Director – Business Development

Office: Berkeley Middle East, 26th floor, Sheikh Rashid Tower, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Email: club@berkeleyme.com