SILENT NO MORE: THE BATTLE FOR WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

Written by: JUAN CARLOS PASTOR @ IE Business School Women’s position in management and leadership has been prominently discussed in the business literature for over three decades. Yet there is increased frustration that the empowerment of women is not advancing…

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Womens Corporate Sponsorship Program

In the spirit of the initiatives launched for the Year of Giving and in support of the values of the Year of Zayed, the WIL Economic Forum will be providing special rebates, ranging from 500USD to 995USD towards the forum…

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UNTAPPED, UNDERUTILISED AND (MIS)UNDERSTOOD

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…

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Productive use of your assistant

“How can you make the best of your assistant’s time? How can you help them function as productively as possible, without taking too much time out of your day?” —from David Allen’s article, “Productive use of your assistant” Download the…

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Time Management – What’s the real issue?

“Time management is really agreement management. At the end of the day, how good you feel about what you did (and what you didn’t do) is proportional to how well you think you kept agreements with yourself. Did you do…

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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,…

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Meet Patricia Letayf, co-founder of Five One Labs

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…

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Arab women creating waves in the tech industry

“I am the daughter of a Palestinian refugee and my mother gave me my survival instinct. She made me tough.” It takes a special kind of entrepreneur to raise $11million for a start-up venture, but that’s exactly what Joy accomplished…

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Straight talk

By Dawn Metcalfe, Managing Director at PDSi It is not impossible to have good difficult conversations – but it is hard Difficult conversations are, well, difficult. Asking for a raise, persuading somebody that your idea is right and/or theirs is…

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Lina Khalifeh: Empowering women through martial arts

In 2010, at the age of 24, Lina Khalifeh, the Jordanian entrepreneur decided to use her martial-arts background to set up a self-defense studio in her parents’ basement. Two years later, after educating herself on violence against women and completing…

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3 tips to successful capital raising

Any entrepreneur looking to raise capital is well aware that it’s not going to be easy. Successfully convincing an individual or an institution to part with their money in service of your business plan is going to take more than…

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