InterContinental Dubai - Festival City
InterContinental Dubai - Festival City, Dubai Festival City - Dubai - UAE

What is Qwoted?

Qwoted is a free expert network: we help reporters connect with experts & we help those same experts build relationships with top reporters.

Event Date Wed Nov 14 GMT - Thu Nov 15 GMT (about 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Wed Nov 14 12:00am - Thu Nov 15 12:00am
Location InterContinental Dubai - Festival City
Dubai Festival City - Dubai - UAE
Region EMEA

In 2009, the first Global WIL Economic Forum broke new ground in the Middle East by giving a platform for women leaders to gather and advance gender diversity.

Since then, the forum has traveled across continents and evolved much.

While staying committed to its initial objective to champion gender diversity, the Global WIL Economic Forum now shines a light on other economic imperatives such as the inclusion of all and social impact.

Endorsed and opened by the UAE Minister of Economy for the past five years, the forum is bringing together 1,000 like-minded individuals from around the world, to shape the economy of tomorrow.

This year, the program digs into impact investing, social entrepreneurship, STEM, and arts & culture – addressed by regional and global leading organisations, policy makers and story-tellers.


2018 Speakers

Bin Saeed Al Mansoori
Minister, Ministry of Economy, UAE

Sylvia Metayer
CEO Corporate Services Worldwide, Sodexo

Alisha Moopen
Executive Director and CEO, Aster & Medcare Hospitals & Clinics, GCC

Osman Sultan
CEO, DU Telecom

Dr. B. R. Shetty
Chairman, Founder and Chairman of NMC Healthcare, Finablr, Neopharma and BRS Ventures

Hind Alowais
Vice President of International Participants for International Organizations and Non Official Participants, EXPO2020

HE Eng. Mohammed Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi
Undersecretary for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Economy, UAE

Peter Fisk
Professor, IE Business School, Founder & CEO, GeniusWorks, Author "Gamechangers", Thinkers50 Global Director

Inès Ligron
National Director, Miss World Singapore Organization

Mariah Idrissi
First hijab wearing model in an international fashion campaign

Michelle Wu
VP Digital Technology & Chief Information Officer – Africa, India, Middle East, APAC, & China, GE Power Services

Arwa Al Banawi
Designer, Arwa Al Banawi

Sheikh Hussein A. Al-Banawi
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Industrial Group

Omaira Farooq Al Olama
Managing Director, ALF Administration

Roxanne Davies
Managing Partner, Parly Singapore

Rana Nawas
President Ellevate - Dubai, Creator & Host - When Women Win

Ariel Wengroff
Executive Producer, Executive Producer of the Emmy nominated VICELAND show WOMAN

Laure Parise
Founding Partner & Managing Director, Antidote Art & Design

Rozan Ahmed
Artist and Philanthropist

Megane Quashie
Singer, songwriter, producer and DJ

Layla Kardan
Singer and songwriter

Amelia Lopez Huix
Founder & Managing Director, MOH International Consulting Group

Aradhana Khowala
CEO & Founder, Aptamind Partners

Maysoun Odeh Gangat
Founder of Nisaa FM - the first all-women radio station in the MENA region

Omar Al Busaidy
Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum, Best Selling author, Entrepreneur and Member of the US and UAE Public Affairs Committee

Sandrine Murcia
CEO and co-founder, Cosmian

Katia Adams
Director, Frequentsee

Lia Beltrami
Award-winning filmmaker, Aurora Vision

Baroness Usha Prashar
Independent member of the House of Lords and Vice Chair of the Commonwealth All Party Parliamentary Group

Florence Fontani
EVP Strategy, Communications & ESR – Middle East, South & Central Asia & Turkey, ENGIE

Cordelia Henry
Founder, Pearlesence

Menassie Taddese
Africa Middle East Regional President, Pfizer

Naida Kardas
Co-Founder and Chief Pedagogical Officer, Ed4.0

Jos Dirkx
Managing Director

Dr. Maliha Hashmi
Executive director, strategic partnerships , NEOM Project, Public Investment Fund

Dr. Rita Lustgarten
CEO & Founder , Women on the Leading Edge and Global Visionaries Inc.

Briar Prestidge
Founder & CEO, Briar Prestidge International

Ida Beerhalter

Sonya Richardson
President, PWN Global

Hermoine Macura - Noble
TV Anchor & CEO, Straight Street Media

Anna Roberts
Award winning broadcaster and Entrepreneur

Sylvie Freund Pickavance
Group Director of Strategy and Business Development, Value Retail

Beth Doane
Managing Partner, Main & Rose

Nicola Bettio
Managing Director - Naseba Capital

Anjum Malik
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Alhambra-US Chamber of Commerce

Irina Heaver
Partner and Head of Commercial, Fichte & Co.

Dr. Hoda A.Alkhzaimi
Director, Centre for Cyber Security, New York University-Abu Dhabi - UAE

H.E Dr. Evelyn Anita Stokes - Hayford
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ghana

Sponsors & Partners

2018 Sponsors

• Pfizer

• FedEx

• Engie
• Sodexo

• Aster
• Hospitals & Medical Centres

• ie

• Mundi Pharma


• Khaleej Times