Women In Leadership Forum

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The WIL Forum is an invitation-only event, dedicated to women and their development in the community. It will unite an acclaimed line-up of women across the world, to discuss and celebrate their emerging role in today’s competitive society.

The agenda is built on the four support pillars driving effective women’s leadership: Knowledge, Government, Society and Personality.

Keynote presentations will be made by influential women leaders from around the world sharing their knowledge and offering advice on how to succeed in a tough business environment. Interactive conference sessions and panel discussions will feature knowledge sharing, advice giving and innovative approaches to life and business.  Interactive discussions will be conducted in a ‘talk show’ setting to encourage audience participation.

The prestigious WIL Awards recognise the achievements and admirable performance of women and businesses. The line-up of 25 World-renowned speakers includes Dr. Kiran Bedi - Former Officer, Indian Police Service; Dr. Annabel Beerel – Founder, New Hampshire Women Leadership Institute; Gülser Corat - Director for division of Gender Equality, UNESCO; Christine Lagarde – French Minister of Economy, Industry and Employment; Muna Abu Sulayman - Secretary General, Alwaleed bin Talal Kingdom Foundation; Afnan Rashid Al Zayani – President, Al Zayani Commercial Services; and  Aarti Surendranath - Co-owner, Producer, Creative Consultant, Kailash Picture Company, Former Bollywood actress.

Those from the UAE include Najla Al Awadhi – Member, Federal National Council, CEO - Dubai Media Inc. Channels; Fatima Al Jaber - Chief Operating Officer, Al Jaber Group; Prof. Philip Anderson - Alumni Fund Professor of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD; Mouza Saeed Ahmed Khalaf Al Otaiba, Member Board of Trustees - Family Development Foundation, Board Member UAE Corporate Social Responsibility Group; Lamiaa Fakhry - Associate Research Director – Qualitative, YouGov; Jill Nealon - Senior Vice President HR and Service Development, Dubai Airports; Salma Ali Saif Saeed bin Hareb - Chief Executive Officer, Jafza; Chief Executive Officer, Economic Zones World; Farida Abdulla  Kamber Al Awadhi – President, Association for Professional Interior Designers; Founder and Managing Director - Cinmar Design; Carole Spiers – CEO, Carole Spiers Group; and Suzanne Al Houby - Founder and CEO, Rahhalah Explorers.