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Why it doesn’t pay to underestimate the economic power of women “Who run the world?” If you’re a fan of Beyoncé, it’s ‘girls’, but while we’re nowhere near achieving global gender parity, the potential influence and impact of women on the world economy is undeniable. Women’s participation in the global economy could add as much…

A chat with #WILKSA speaker Wafa Al Obaidat, the 28-year-old CEO and Creative Director of Obai and Hill

Entrepreneur, publisher, and writer Wafa Al Obaidat, is on a mission to unite talent with demand, and raise the bar for the creative process across PR, marketing and design. Currently Chief Executive Officer and Creative Director of Obai and Hill, the 28-year-old Bahraini powerhouse reveals her drive, inspiration and role model. Q&A When you were…

From intent to impact: Creating more opportunities for female graduates in the workforce

Dr. Jeannette Vinke, Chief Operating Officer at American University of Sharjah, discusses how high levels of female university attainment can be translated into better workforce participation rates for women. Dr. Vinke’s career spans a long corporate tenure at Deutsche Bank, along with time as an academic and university administrator. She is therefore well placed to…

Five minutes with Dr. Linzi Kemp

Dr. Linzi Kemp, Associate Professor at American University of Sharjah’s School of Business Administration, participated in a key panel at the Women in Leadership Economic Forum which took place in Dubai on the 25th – 26thOctober, 2017. In the lead up to the Forum, Linzi took some time to discuss the main obstacles to women’sprogression…

HRH Princess Tessy de Luxembourg on gender and education

Interview by Charlotte Chedeville, WIL Forum’s Project Manager Naseba Global WIL Economic Forum places a particular emphasis on social impact, promoting collective action to build a more sustainable future. In addition to name famous headline speakers, the agenda features many social entrepreneurs, change-makers and game changers. Leading up to the forum, we will be publishing…

Meet Mashal Waqar, CTO & Co-Founder of The Tempest

Interview by Charlotte Chedeville, WIL Forum’s Project Manager Naseba Global WIL Economic Forum places a particular emphasis on social impact, promoting collective action to build a more sustainable future. In addition to name famous headline speakers, the agenda features many social entrepreneurs, change-makers and game changers. Leading up to the forum, we will be publishing personal interviews…