The conference will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities of women in business with special focus on Global 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. 

The future is waiting for your vision, your ideas, your action, and your leadership. The future is listening. The future is now. Gathering with a global community of change-driven, growth-minded, hope-filled people like you, discover how to voice your vision for a better future.

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 – 9:30 AM (UAE Time) 

 

9:30 AM – 9:35 AM (UAE Time) 

Berkeleyme Investors Club
Berkeleyme Investors Club is a patent gold standard signature business club. We focus on both creating a global investors community and building a bridge to the skills and ideas of high level professionals with the aim to serve the international investment industry, in order to create value for the society. Read More..

OPENING REMARKS & INTRODUCTION

9:35 AM – 9:50 AM (UAE Time) 

EVENT HOST:

Dr. Musa Shaikh

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

EVENT CO-HOST:

Maitha Alblooshi

  • CTO – Scrum Master at ENBD
  • First UAE hospitality ambassador in Switzerland under HTMI
  • Ras Al-Kahimah City Chair – UAE of G100 ONENESS & WISDOM
  • Ambassador in Emirates club
  • Founder Body of the 4th Club G1000 – Global business leaders
  • Member in NextGen Global Movement
  • Award-winning youth leadership

 Speaker:

9:50 AM – 10:05 AM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “Emirati 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

 

10:05 AM – 10:10 AM (UAE Time) 

Berkeleyme & MS (Voice of Global Women) – A Social Enterprise
Berkeleyme & MS (Voice of Global Women) – A Social Enterprise, support women to get their basic rights from parliament, ensuring women have access to FREE education and Healthcare, Justice at the doorstep, physical protection & mental health, child care benefits, along with generating employment opportunities and developing as entrepreneurs. Read More..

 Speaker:

10:10 AM – 10:25 AM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “To Be Announced”

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.

 Speaker:

10:25 AM – 10:40 AM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “To Be Announced”

Alanoud Alhashmi

  • CEO and Founder – The Futurist Company

Al Anoud Al Hashmi is an Emirati (UAE National) Thought Leader and serial entrepreneur with a digital, technology transformation futuristic focus. Over the past 15 years she held an array of strategic leadership positions that drastically contributed to Dubai’s and the UAE media, business and creative production scene. She built her extensive leadership portfolio and experience through various roles in institutions affiliated with the business, entrepreneurship and media scene in the UAE. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Futurist Company, an SME she founded in 2020 to contribute to the UAE advancement as a hub of latest technologies and disrupt its applications in human life developing and managing future facing projects including AgriTech, Renewable Energy and AR/VR. Al Hashmi latest entrepreneurial milestone ‘The Futurist’ is fueled by a story that always amazed her since childhood: It’s the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan achievement of an environmental miracle, when he transformed the desert into a green haven. She is committed to the transformation of agriculture through technology or AgriTech, which she believes is a true enabler of food security for the mankind. Alanoud has just launched GAIA, GAIA is anAgriculture Technology (Agri-tech) solutionfarming fruits and vegetables that is kind to the environment. It aims to achieve many environmental goals whilst producing good quality affordable food. Alanoud is a YAL (Young Arab Leaders) member. Alanoud is an active mentor of leadership and entrepreneurship, dedicating time and effort to young UAE women to realize their potential while also providing them with hands-on experience to achieve their career aspirations.

 Speaker:

10:40 AM – 10:55 AM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “To Be Announced”

Dr. Amna Al Nakhi

  • Former Director General at the Government of Sharjah, Emirate of Sharjah.
  • Author of youth empowerment and the future of UAE

With over 20 years of experience in Strategic Leadership, Startups, International Organisations, Human Capital Development, & knowledge Management & Transfer. A prominent Emirati woman who has worked diligently towards business transformation and integration of private and public partnerships and appointed into four government positions on Amiri decree of HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan AlQassimi.

 

10:55 AM – 11:00 AM (UAE Time) 

Berkeleyme School of Management & Sciences
The World’s Largest Collection of Training Courses. We rephrase the world by educating people who make a difference in the world. Read More..

 Speaker:

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “Women leadership in the UAE”

H.E. Hind Mubarak Al Zaabi

  • Executive Director Healthcare Facilities Sector – Department of Health Abu Dhabi

H.E. Hind Al Zaabi is the Executive Director of Healthcare Facilities at the Department of Health-Abu Dhabi, she also served as Acting Director of International Patient Care. She has more than 17 years of experience working in the healthcare sector starting from Al Jazeera Hospital, Central Hospital, Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and DoH. Al Zaabi has collaborated with leading hospitals and universities in order to provide top care for IPC patients and improve healthcare services. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Information Management from the Higher College of Technology in Abu Dhabi with Distinction with Honors.
Ms. Al Zaabi also managed the Visiting Doctors Programme and headed delegations for field visits in multiple countries to build strategic relations, a few of them came in high importance, such as heading a technical delegation to start relations with South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. She also led the project of establishing a command operations center abroad and transferring the responsibility of supervising patients sent for treatment.

 Speaker:

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “The Art of Self Leadership”

Dr. Abeer Naajem AlRasbi

  • Founder & CEO – LEAD for Training and Consultation
  • Leadership Development Expert
  • Personal and Career Growth Certified Trainer/Coach
  • Director, Student Leadership – Zayed University

Dynamic and self-motivated professional with a proven record of generating and building relationships, managing projects from concept to completion, and coaching individuals to success. Skilled in building cross-functional teams, demonstrating exceptional communication skills, and making critical decisions during challenges. Adaptable and
transformational leader with an ability to work independently, creating effective presentations, and developing opportunities that further establish organizational goals.

 Sponsor:

11:30 AM – 11:45 AM (UAE Time) 

Ellen Joncheere

  • CEO of HRD Antwerp

Ellen Joncheere is CEO of HRD Antwerp, a diamond and jewellery certification company located in Antwerp, Belgium; with worldwide offices and grading laboratories in Belgium (Antwerp), India (Mumbai , Surat), UAE (Dubai), Spain (Madrid) .

During a career that spans 25 years, Ellen has established her reputation for turning companies around – both in terms of the strategy and organizational structures. There has been a common, guiding thread throughout her career as an executive and leader, which is working in disruptive environments for companies undergoing great transformations. 

Ellen’s number one priority is, and always has been, to grow business. She has consistently transformed companies by identifying under-utilized skillsets, elevating people and thereby strengthening market positions in the face of rapid change.

AWARDS

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM (UAE Time) 

LUNCH & PRAYER

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM (UAE Time) 

 Speaker:

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “To Be Announced”

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.

 Panel Discussion:

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”

Mona Sulaiman Tajarbi

* Founder of Blink
* Social Media Influencer (Tajaarbi)
* Ambassador (hope at Saud Bin Saqr Foundation – Awareness at Smart Cells – Emirates Football Club Chairwoman of Ladies in Business Magazine UAE Chapter)

Nada Ahmed El Gazzar

* Business Excellence & Personal Development Expert -Rabdan Academy

* Certified NLP & Positive Mindset Coach & Master NLP Practitioner

She is the founder of the programs “Renew You” & “raising emotionally intelligent children” and recently “Let us Excel together” initiative, conducts several workshops and TV talks in UAE.

Nousheen Mukhtar
* CEO NMI PR agency, YesGulf & Stylfemina
* Branding Strategist
* Business Consultant & Mentor

Nousheen is the CEO of Nousheen Mukhtar International a PR and marketing company, YesGulf a business networking community and Stylfemina a women’s magazine. She is a business mentor, a visionary leader and a staunch promoter of diplomacy in global business.

Sandi Saksena
* Multiple International awardee for Women Empowerment, Leadership and Entrepreneurship
* President of Ladies in Business Global
* Brand Ambassador for Women’s Choice by Mayshad Global
* Advisor to the board of Mrs. India Globe to name a few

 

2:30 PM – 2:35 PM (UAE Time) 

Berkeley & Lords
Berkeley & Lords is a multinational professional services network of firms, operating as partnerships under the BERKELEY & LORDS brand. B&L ranks as the one of largest professional services networks in the world and is considered one of the finest accounting & consultancy firms. Over the years, we are providing impeccable services to valued clients related to business solutions, related to audit, financing, accounting, tax, technology, consulting and advisory services. We have a complete range of products capable to manage all your business requirements and delivering by meeting the world standards with great customer feedback. We identify your business needs and give you ultimate comfort in your business operations. Read More..

 Speaker:

2:35 PM – 2:50 PM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “Leadership in the Era of Exponential Technologies”

Dr. Sana Farid

  • MENA President – VRAR Association
  • Lecturer and Consultant – Digital Health

A celebrated pioneer in Extended Reality (XR) and Ai in Healthcare, Dr. Sana Farid has been named one of the top 100 voices in XR worldwide. She pioneered the establishment of Immersive Technology-based programs for pediatrics, the critically ill, and special needs.

When she’s not pushing the boundaries of innovation as a surgeon, author, and public speaker, Dr. Sana is making waves in the field of immersive technologies. Her instrumental contribution includes creating guidelines for the XR industry and designing implementation strategies, while also defining standards for the safe use of XR.

She’s one of those rare folks who can talk future and technology while also being a master of empathy and compassion. Dr. Sana is always prepared to dazzle and delight you with creative insights.

 Speaker:

2:50 PM – 3:05 PM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “Fearless Emirati”

Fatima Dhawi Alharthi

  • Professional Horse Rider
  • Horse Riding Instructor & Horse Trainer

Fatima Alharthi is a multi talented Emirati woman enthusiastic in advanced scuba diving, mountains hike, traveling and life style subjects. Al harthi known as an Endurance equestrian professional rider as it’s her passion. She works to achieve her goals and shares stories that inspire riders to consider their relationship with horses.
Through social media, Fatima strives her vision of understanding the body language, sensory handling and leading the horses. Prospectively, her visionary has earned her opportunities to lead a group of riders in some races, train a group of horses as well as being an instructor teaching the new generation horse riding in one.of equestrian centers.

 

3:05 PM – 3:10 PM (UAE Time) 

Berkeley Architecture & Interior design & fit-outs
is a well-established and leading provider of turnkey fit out solutions, architectural finishes & engineering products solutions. Our dedicated teams from production, assembly, design, and installation to cater for any projects. We provide interior design and refurbishment services helping clients to bring out the best out of their property. Our expertise include architectural consultation starting from design to construction and execution of projects.

 Speaker:

3:10 PM – 3:25 PM (UAE Time) 

Topic: “Keep a positive attitude”

Asma Al Mansoori

  • Acting Branch Manager – United Arab Bank

Asma is a banker for almost 18 years. Growth is her true passion & getting life challenges. Her dream to held high position and develop people around.

 Speaker:

3:25 PM – 3:30 PM (UAE Time) 

Closing remarks

Khulood Shaban

Chief Executive Officer (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’s career is diversified over several roles including CEO, Director Finance, Financial Controller, & Chief Financial Officer based on decade of experience. Khulood’s 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.

CLOSING

3:30 PM (UAE Time) 


VENUE

DUSIT THANI DUBAI, Sheikh Zyed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


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.


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

This is your chance to get your brand noticed, enhance your company image, increase your network and, of course, grow your business at this unique conference. The benefit will be getting great promotions and receiving some free tickets to the conference as part of the deal. We will have an excellent range of sponsorship opportunities available. If you are interested in discussing specific sponsorship opportunities, get in contact with us.


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