A focus on making change happen
The Women In Leadership (WIL) Series is focused on making change happen by uniting global influential business and thought leaders to discuss key issues on women in leadership.
Promote economic development through female entrepreneurship
Champion gender diversity at a business and corporate level
Discuss potential business and investment opportunities
Government-Private sector partnerships for advancing women’s economic opportunities
Our next chapter
Global WIL Economic Forum 2016
October 24 – 25 2016, Ritz Carlton Hotel Dubai, UAE
The 2016 edition focuses on advancing women’s participation in the workforce and increasing their business opportunities in the economy. During the forum, business experts are sharing their knowledge and expertise through dynamic conference sessions and commercially focused networking activities.
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His Excellency Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori
Minister of Economy for the United Arab Emirates
Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
Founder, Lean In
Chief Operating Officer, Facebook Inc
Her Royal Highness Sheikha Hissah Saad Abdulah Salem Al-Sabah
Chairperson, Council of Arab Businesswomen
Our clients and partners
I left the Women in Leadership Economic Forum feeling inspired and energized. While we have certainly come a long way, there is much more work to be done to support and foster equality for women in every segment of our economy. Onwards and upwards!
Elizabeth McCormick – VP, Talent Planning & Inclusion, Pfizer
Gender diversity makes good business sense and everyday women are making positive changes to workplace culture by driving service excellence and enabling a balanced economic growth.
Nathalie Amiel-Ferrault – VP, EMEA Customer Experience, MEIA Marketing
& Communications, FedEx Express
Women are typically adept at managing complexity, coping with ambiguity and bringing clarity to situations. Conferences like WIL give women the chance to pause, reflect and recharge their batteries by creating new global networks.
Wendy Alexander – Associate Dean, Global Business, London Business School
Businesses cannot be successful without diverse thinking styles and approaches to leadership. The Women in Leadership Economic Forum provides an important opportunity to listen and share how to integrate these differences into the everyday processes, projects and values of the organizations in which we work.
Walter Hurdle – Global Chief Diversity Officer, AIG
WIL Economic Forum is a unique opportunity to find yourself absolutely surrounded by powerful, strong women–the resulting inspiration, knowledge and connections will be life changing.
Kristen Pressner – VP, Head of HR Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, Diagnostics Division, Roche
I was very impressed with the comprehensive agenda and broad mix of high quality speakers at this 16th WIL Economic Forum in Dubai. It was time worth spent and another big step forward on the important topic of D&I in this part of the world.
Assaf AlQuraishi – VP , Human Resources, Unilever MENA
The 16th edition of the WIL Economic Forum was an amazing learning and networking event. I am honored to have been selected as a panelist. The event venue and organization were outstanding.
Tamara Abdel-Jaber – Co-Founder and Executive Board Member, Palma Consulting
naseba’s Women In Leadership Forum is an interactive gathering of some of the most active, stellar thought leaders from government, non-profit, business, education and media. The calibre of speakers is compelling and their commitments to drive change for women in leadership makes a strong case.
Edie Fraser – CEO, STEMconnector and Million Women Mentors (MWM)
There was so much positive energy in this forum. It was informational, inspirational, phenomenal. I am personally re-energized in my efforts to increase diversity and opportunities for women in STEM because of this forum.
Dr Talmesha Richards – Director of Project Partnerships, STEMconnector and Million Women Mentors (MWM)
Women are increasingly moving into roles as decision-makers and leaders in both private and professional spheres. It is important that they now step up and engage in the change process.
Jennifer O’Lear – Head of Corporate HR Development & Engagement, and Chief Diversity Officer, Merck