PDSi Kids: When children learn to lead themselves, they can learn to lead in the future

Chantel Rijtma and Leandrie Pentz are the Dubai-based team behind PDSi Kids, a self-development programme supporting children in defining and achieving their ambitious goals. Later this month, they will travel to Ethiopia to support Naseba’s stretch programme, working with Rainbows4Children.   What is your professional background and how did PDSi Kids start? Chantel: My background…

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

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

VISA

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the world’s most advanced processing networks – VisaNet – that is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages…

Siemens AG

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalisation. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens…

FedEx

About FedEx Express FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories.  FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee. Corporate Overview FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers…

Nama Women Advancement Est.

Launched by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the NAMA Women Advancement Establishment is chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah. Our core philosophy at NAMA is to raise awareness that…

Pfizer Gulf LLC

At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacture of health care products. Our global portfolio includes medicines and vaccines as well as many of the…