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The 7th AIWF Conference ‘Young Arab Women Leaders: The Voice of the Future’

October 28, 2015

The 7th AIWF Conference

‘Young Arab Women Leaders: The Voice of the Future’


Event Overview:


AIWF was proud to hold its first ever Conference in Doha, Qatar entitled Young Arab Women Leaders – The Voice of the Future on Wednesday 28 October 2015 in partnership with the Qatar Chamber of Commerce, the Qatar Businesswomen Forum, PwC and all of AIWF’s Global Partners and with the Qatar Business Incubation Centre as Host Partner. 

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Close to 130 delegates from 20 countries worldwide, including 10 Arab countries, attended this highly successful conference, the 7th event in this series designed by AIWF in cooperation with its valued Global Partner, PwC, to nurture the next generation of young women entrepreneurs, helping to empower them as they aspire to leadership roles in business and in public life. 

Delegates were addressed by a number of distinguished speakers including Mrs Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani, Founder Chairman, Arab International Women’s Forum, Ms Ibtehaj Al Ahmadani, Chairperson & Founder Al Ahmadani Centre & Executive Board Member, Qatar Chamber; Mr Mohammed Mubarak Al Khater, Executive Director of Investment, Qatar Development Bank; Mrs Aysha Al Mudahka, CEO, Qatar Business Incubation Center and Mr Wadih AbouNasr, Country Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Qatar, among others. 

Distinguished guest speakers addressed opportunities for collaboration between Qatar and the international business community; widening the role of women business leaders; exploring the challenges, prospects and success stories for women doing business in the MENA region; how to take full advantage of the unprecedented opportunities arising from technology and cross-border commerce; and the role of social media in Arab entrepreneurship in promoting and mainstreaming the successes and challenges of Arab women entrepreneurs. 

In her opening remarks, Mrs Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani, AIWF Chairman said, “Today, we aim to recognise and celebrate the contribution of business women in Qatar and throughout the MENA region, and to inspire the next generation of young Arab women leaders to contribute to the development of their national economies and to the region’s economic growth overall;…... and ultimately, to educate and empower the next generation of young women leaders and ensure that they are fully supported in their journey to reach leadership positions in the Arab world.”


Conference Opening Remarks

Conference Booklet