Founded in Chicago, US, Diversey Corporation has grown to become a leader in the cleaning and hygiene industry – transforming sustainable, end-to-end solutions into business-changing results. The company’s products, systems and expertise have been making food, drink, and facilities safer for almost 100 years, and today the company remains committed to its vision to be…


As a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, Medtronic improves the health and lives of millions of people each year. We believe our deep clinical, therapeutic and economic expertise can help address the complex challenges — such as rising costs, aging populations and the burden of chronic disease — faced by families and…


Novartis provides innovative healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis offers a diversified portfolio to best meet these needs: innovative medicines, cost-saving generic and biosimilar pharmaceuticals and eye care. Novartis has leading positions globally in each of these areas. In 2016, the Group achieved net sales…

Entrepreneur Middle East

Entrepreneur Middle East (ME) is a licensee of U.S.-based Entrepreneur, a monthly print publication devoted to business endeavors that acts as a valuable resource for businesspeople globally. In addition to print, Entrepreneur as a global brand makes strategic use of various other mediums in the realm of web and social media. Entrepreneur ME, in adherence…

MBC Hope

Launched in 2013, MBC Group’s CSR arm, MBC Al Amal, is an ongoing interactive initiative that is the collective umbrella for the multitude of campaigns, initiatives, and contributions whether created, launched, supported or adopted by MBC Group. MBC Al Amal’s core focus is on the empowerment and development of Arab youth, for our future and…

‘The WIL Economic Forum taught me how to deal with failure and the importance of a mentor. Every attendee, regardless of their background and experience, has something to learn or to share. I look forward to the next editions and chapters.

– Mashal Waqar, Co-founder and CTO, The Tempest

MASHAL WAQAR, Co-founder and CTO, The Tempest

“As the pipeline of female talent continues to expand, it is up to corporate stakeholders to make ‘the business case’ for investing in women and act as a catalyst for change.”

– Dr. Leila Hoteit, Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

DR. LEILA HOTEIT, Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

WIL Economic Forum 2018

WIL ECONOMIC FORUM 2018 POST EVENT REPORTStretch: Aspiring for more ENDORSED BY EXPERIENCE THIS YEARS FORUM EXPERIENCE 2017 EXPERIENCE 2016 WHAT IS #WILForum? 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…

The exceptionally well organised WIL forum supports you on so many levels. The quality and warm tone of the presentations plus the dynamic networking create a synergy of activities that lift you as a person, promote you professionally and inspire you to lean in, look up and give back.

ANJUM MALIK, Co-founder, Alhambra US Chamber