International Mothers Day 2024

Sunday - May 12, 2024 (5:00 PM - 6:45 PM UAE Time)
(Live Online)

International Mother’s Day is a day dedicated to honoring and celebrating mothers and motherhood around the world. Mother’s Day is a time to recognize the broader contributions that mothers make to their families, communities, and societies. It’s a day to reflect on the sacrifices, love, and care that mothers provide and to express gratitude for everything they do. International Mother’s Day serves as an opportunity to celebrate the special bond between mothers and their children, as well as to acknowledge the universal significance of motherhood across cultures and borders.


Global Perspective

The conference provides a platform to understand motherhood from a global perspective, recognizing the diverse challenges, experiences, and cultural contexts that mothers around the world face.

Awareness and Advocacy

It raises awareness about the issues affecting mothers, including maternal health, childcare, gender equality, and maternal rights. Participants are equipped with knowledge and resources to advocate for policies and initiatives that support mothers and families.

Knowledge Sharing

The conference facilitates the exchange of knowledge, best practices, and innovative solutions for addressing the needs of mothers. Participants learn from experts, practitioners, and peers about effective strategies for improving maternal well-being and empowerment.

Networking and Collaboration

Attendees have the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, organizations, and stakeholders working towards similar goals. This fosters collaboration, partnership building, and the sharing of resources and expertise to better support mothers and families.

Empowerment and Skill Building

Workshops and training sessions equip participants with practical skills and resources to support mothers in various aspects of their lives, including parenting, maternal health, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and advocacy.

Cultural Celebration

The conference celebrates motherhood from diverse cultural perspectives, highlighting the richness and importance of maternal traditions and customs around the world. This fosters appreciation and understanding of the cultural diversity of motherhood.

Action Planning and Implementation

Participants leave the conference with concrete action plans and strategies for driving positive change in their communities and beyond. They are inspired and empowered to take meaningful action to support mothers and promote their well-being and rights.


International Mother’s Day Conference serves as a catalyst for raising awareness, fostering collaboration, and mobilizing action to advance the rights, well-being, and empowerment of mothers worldwide.


This is an initiative of Berkeley Middle East which aims at learning and development; so they can create a difference in the world and contribute towards society by utilizing their skills with a lot of networking and relationship-building opportunities.


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Voice of Global Women

5:00 PM - 5:05 PM (UAE Time):


Musa Shaikh

Musa Shaikh
Berkeley Middle East Holding

Group CFO & CEO

  • Royal Family Investment Advisor
  • Berkeleyme & MS Voice of Global Women – Founding Director

Shaikh is a Certified Public Accountant, a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK, and a CGMA from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, an Associate member of the Institute of Financial Accountants, a fellow member of International Accountants. He is a Certified Internal Auditor from the Institue of Internal Audit, Florida, USA, a Certified Information System Auditor, and a Fellow Member of Securities and Investments from CISI, United Kingdom. He is a double graduate in law and business, 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, He is a Certified Project Management Professional from PMI, USA. He has amazing capabilities to innovate, equipped with deep knowledge of Artificial intelligence, system architecture, and data sciences. He is a certified Amazon AWS Data Analytics and certified Solutions Architecture Professional. He has more than 20 years of experience in leading financial strategies, planning & budgeting, corporate governance, FP&A, VC, Corporate finance, strategies for turnaround, Risk and compliance management, acquisitions for startups & large projects, financial modeling, due diligence, and advise on leading key business complex matters on a global scale.

5:05 PM – 5:15 PM (UAE Time):


Salma Al Qubaisi
Al Qubaisi Holding Abu Dhabi


  • Berkeleyme & MS Voice of Global Women Abu Dhabi – President
  • The Investors Club – Board Member
  • Government of Abu Dhabi – IT Planning & Strategy

Salma Al Qubaisi born in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is an Emirati Technology women leader, serving the Government of Abu Dhabi, the largest government organization in the oil & gas sector She is an innovative and inspiring personality in the field of Business, 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, Robotics, Advanced machine learning, and Platforms of various types. She is having leadership skills, Project Management, Budget Planning and Control, Team Development, Business Plan development, Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning, Strategic Acquisition, and Negotiation.

5:15 PM – 5:25 PM (UAE Time):


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.

5:25 PM – 5:35 PM (UAE Time):


Dr. Deena Elsori
Rabdan Academy

Associate Professor and Academic Advisor to the Dean

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.

5:35 PM – 5:45 PM (UAE Time):


Salwa Afraoui - Next Level Real Estate

Salwa Arfaoui
Next Level Real Estate Dubai

Senior Regional Director

  • Certified International Property Specialist Member at National Association of Realtors New Jersey Washington USA
  • Rera Certificate, Dubai Land Department
  • FIABCI “Fédération Internationale des Administrateurs de Bien-Conselis Immobiliers”
  • Membership certificate At International Real Estate Federation (France) (US chapter)
  • Bachelor of English Civilization & Literature
  • MBA at Oxnard California University

A self-motivated, passionate, and high-energy multi-lingual professional, with years of progressive experience in the real estate industry and sales skills within the market property. Hardworking, reliable, and honest possessing a passion for delivering high-quality customer service, in addition to prove a good dealing with international members. Always seek a challenging and varied position that will enable me to raise my sales and management experience with opportunities for personal and professional growth. Salwa Arfaoui was awarded Best Women Leadership in real estate 2024 by untimatereality award and Best Women Expert 2024 on Women Achievers Award 2024.

5:45 PM – 5:55 PM (UAE Time):



Mona Sulaiman
Public Speaker / Podcaster

Founder of Blink beauty

Fast growing influencer, involved in Red Crescent community that helps people and children. She has been an Ambassador of Emirates Football Club 2022, As an Ambassador of the Emirates Football Club, here efforts are directed towards mothers to encourage them to be part of the club, share their challenges, scout for solutions, create awareness about social issues such as breast cancer, navigating career and motherhood, etc. Being a board member with the Ladies in Business Magazine, UAE, provides her a platform to encourage more Emirati women to connect with women in developing countries to inspire and give them the push and required support to help them move out of their comfort zones.

5:55 PM – 6:05 PM (UAE Time):


Farah Huseynli

Farah Huseynli
Founder of AWiP

Azerbaijani Women in Procurement

  • Procurement and Supply Chain Professional
  • Founder of Azerbaijani Women in Procurement ( AWiP)
  • Texas A&M , MBA
  • Harvard Business School

6:05 PM – 6:15 PM (UAE Time):


Iman Hasan
Life Coach

  • Professional training ،teaching، coaching and consulting.
  • Over 14 years of experience.
  • NLP, Enneagram, Law of attraction, hypnotherapy, timeline, and life coaching and training.
  • Certified ICF mentor coach and trainer.
  • Feng shui consulting.
  • Alternative medicine.

My mission is to assist people in discovering their true potential and aligning themselves with it for the purpose of mastering their life aspects whether in business or personal life using unique, scientific and simple tools and techniques. I envision a world where individuals are able to create a mind clarity, passion and self understanding and move in this state to create peace, success, wealth and happiness.

6:15 PM – 6:25 PM (UAE Time):


Nada El Gazzar
UpskillX Advisory & Coaching


Nada El Gazzar is Quality & Excellence Advisor, Certified Professional Coach (Neuro-linguistic Programming) – & Trainer. She is the founder and CEO of UpskillX Advisory & Coaching, a firm that provides advisory & coaching services in 4 pillars: Corporates, Women, Youth and Community building in UAE and Middle East. Nada holds Executive MBA in International Business from Swiss Business School Switzerland with distinction. Nada has more than 15 years experience in Innovation & excellence. Nada has started her journey in 2013 as certified Quality & Excellence Assessor for 10 awards in UAE. She worked with many government entities in UAE and Egypt leading Pioneering Excellence program in diverse sectors including oil and gas, transportation, water and electricity, shipping, and education. Nada has used her vast experience in Excellence and Coaching to work on developing and facilitating many training programs, facilitated and lead more than 70 empowerment workshops for organizations and individuals in the areas of Strategy, Innovation, Quality and Excellence, Coaching and Positive mindset and frequently called on international conferences and media as keynote speaker to share her experience and story. Nada has received 12 international awards in leadership and among them was the Global Woman in Leadership awards among 150 women from 70 countries around the world , Golden Bridge Awards , Stevie Awards – Social change maker of the year for her societal and professional initiatives. As thought leader she has received recently 2 silver awards in MENA Stevie Awards for her Excellence and Empowerment initiatives. She was recently selected as Asia’s Top 100 Women Power leaders 2023. In 2022, she launched her book “My Africa my identity” in cooperation with 17 other women of African origin sharing her success story as Female Leader, She was invited to donate 3 copies to the Mohammed bin Rashid Library – the largest library in the United Arab Emirates

6:25 PM – 6:35 PM (UAE Time):


Basma Rashad

Basma Rashad
Berkeley Middle East Holding

Relationship Manager

Basma is an accomplished marketing professional with a proven track record of success. With years of experience in the field, she possesses a deep understanding of consumer behavior and market trends. Basma is skilled in crafting innovative marketing strategies that drive brand awareness and engagement. Her expertise spans various digital and traditional marketing channels, making her adept at creating impactful campaigns that resonate with target audiences. Her studies are into Master’s in Business Administration, Bachelor’s in Commerce, Diploma in Business Administration, and Diploma in Psychology.

6:35 PM – 6:45 PM (UAE Time):


Sumaiya Muhammad

Sumaiya Muhammad
Mitel Networks

Field Marketing Manager – MENA & ASEAN

A quick learner and self-starter with a strong entrepreneurial attitude combined with sound knowledge of the Market Research, including analyzing and interpreting data to aid in decision-making efforts. Proficient in digital marketing tools & technologies and align business strategies into achievable outcome and strongly believe in the passion of results driven marketing. Always excited to leverage upon innovative strategies to drive business growth and brand awareness and keen to develop and execute marketing initiatives that resonate with target audiences and deliver measurable results.

6:45 PM (UAE Time)







Khulood Shaban

Khulood Shaban

Group CFO & CEO

Imthiyas Hameed

Group Director Operations

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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