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AIWF/PwC women led innovation STEM event London 2017

  1. 1. COMMEMORATIVE BOOKLET & CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 11 December 2017 I Royal Academy of Engineering, London, United Kingdom #yawlSTEM #EngDiversity Arab International Women’s Forum 10th Young Arab Women Leaders Women-Led Innovation in STEM
  2. 2. Message from the Arab International Women’s Forum Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani Founder & Chairman, Arab International Women’s Forum Fellow, Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative 2017 Commissioner, ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work As Founder & Chairman and on behalf of the Board of the Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF), it is my great privilege and pleasure to welcome you to the tenth conference in the Young Arab Women Leaders series, in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering, PwC and the World Bank, and with the invaluable support of PepsiCo and Shell. Young Arab Women Leaders is AIWF’s keystone initiative, launched in 2012 in London with AIWF Global Partner PwC to directly address youth empowerment and job creation challenges in the MENA region and internationally. Today’s conference in London follows successful events in Amman, Beirut and Dubai in 2012, Palestine in 2013, London in 2014, Doha in 2015, Kuwait City in 2016, and Fez, Morocco in early 2017. Every one of these occasions was notable for attracting the participation of eminent and accomplished guest speakers and delegates, all leading women in business, entrepreneurship, academic and public life, all role models for the next generation of young women leaders across all sectors and spheres. At every Young Arab Women Leaders conference, AIWF and PwC deliver a high- impact programme of sessions in an intensive and highly interactive format, and in a supportive, diverse and inclusive environment. For this milestone Young Arab Women Leaders conference, AIWF and PwC are proud to join forces with the Royal Academy of Engineering, the UK’s national academy for engineers, and with the World Bank, PepsiCo and Shell to actively connect established women leaders in STEM with rising stars and entrepreneurs in the sciences, technology, and engineering, to inspire young women to enter into STEM careers, and to help them successfully navigate diversity challenges. Today’s conference, ‘Women Led Innovation in STEM’, reflects AIWF’s vision of advancing opportunities for women in STEM through education, collaboration, partnership and dialogue. We see the advancement of opportunities for women in STEM as not just a national education priority for the UK, the EU and in most MENA countries, but as a critical factor in future economic growth, stability and social mobility in a rapidly changing future working world. Although we have seen a generational shift in opportunities for women’s advancement across the board, women are underrepresented in senior roles in STEM and overall, the World Economic Forum estimates that we are 118 years away from women enjoying gender parity in their careers. There is much to be done to improve gender distribution in areas like medicine, engineering, technology, IT and the sciences. The future of work is undergoing unprecedented transformation driven by technological developments (the Fourth Industrial Revolution) and demographic factors. We cannot allow women and youth to bear the brunt of this change. Governments, businesses 3
  3. 3. and civil society must work together to not only effectively respond to these challenges but also to anticipate their impact on the future workforce and directly address skills shortages to minimise the contrast between humanity’s advances in science and technology and what Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan recently called the global “scarcity of hope”. As a development economist and a Commissioner of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work, the key issues of job creation and creating opportunities for women and youth have been at the heart of my work and commitments for two decades. Realising the vision of a future working world that empowers young people to progress and prosper is, in my view, vital to global security, a mission that I am deeply committed to, and now, as a Commissioner on the Future of Work Centenary Initiative, a mission that I am very much looking forward to developing even further. I firmly believe that supporting women and young people to enter into STEM careers is key not only to advancing innovation in the increasingly globalised knowledge economy but to creating those decent jobs that are so desperately needed in the Arab world as well as elsewhere in the world. STEM jobs are the jobs of the future, and empowering women-led innovation in STEM could make a game-changing contribution to narrowing the gender pay gap whilst levelling the playing field in STEM and other sectors for future generations. For this reason, we see today’s conference as a unique and exceptional opportunity to both celebrate and inspire the international women leaders who are with us today. You are all remarkable women who are driving new opportunities and innovation in STEM, breaking new barriers with your passion, ideas, confidence and skills, launching new platforms and projects, and working productively and collaboratively across borders and cultures to accomplish great things and blaze a brand new trail for the next generation of young women leaders in STEM. Today’s programme has been designed to explore critical topics ranging from STEM education; responses to the global energy, food, water, and climate change crises; women’s advancement in medical technologies and the exciting and rapidly growing area of healthcare AI; opportunities and challenges for women leaders in energy, engineering and infrastructure; and navigating the realities of tech entrepreneurship and the digital economy to pave the way for women innovators in blockchain, big data, and the internet of things. Ultimately, we look forward to the opportunity today for women leaders in STEM to develop new competencies, new connections and engage in valuable dialogue with each other. Today, we seek to inspire the next generation of young women leaders in the sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics, business, education, and entrepreneurship to make their best contribution to the development of the STEM sectors and to UK and MENA innovation and growth overall. We welcome all our distinguished speakers and valued guests who will bring our conference objectives to life by sharing personal success stories, experiences and expertise. All five panels have been designed to be highly interactive and discussion-based, with valuable personal strategies for success shared between speakers and delegates and between emerging and established leaders in STEM. Each session will deliver key recommendations and impact-driven action points, which AIWF shall follow up on in future programmes and initiatives in collaboration with all Global and Institutional Partners. We welcome among our participants some of the UK’s leading women executives, young professionals, academics, representatives of media, government and civil society – all successful, motivated, talented and truly inspirational women leaders from whom the next generation of women leaders in STEM can draw valuable inspiration, mentorship and insight. We are also exceptionally proud to welcome many distinguished Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, as well as postgraduate and doctoral students from STEM university institutes around the UK. We hope that your participation in today’s conference will be an informative, valuable and interactive experience for you, and we look forward to welcoming you to future AIWF events in the UK, within the Arab world, and internationally. Message from the Arab International Women’s Forum 4
  4. 4. Message from the Royal Academy of Engineering Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS President of the Royal Academy of Engineering I am delighted to welcome you all to the Royal Academy of Engineering, the UK’s national academy for engineering, where we are today hosting the 10th Young Arab Women Leaders conference in partnership with the Arab International Women’s Forum, PwC and the World Bank. The Academy has a vision of developing an inclusive engineering profession that inspires, attracts and retains people from all backgrounds. EngineeringUK estimates that the UK requires up to 265,000 skilled engineers & technicians by 2024 to meet the demands of engineering enterprises. If we are to have any chance of achieving this goal it is essential to attract and retain a broader pool of talent. This means increasing our appeal to women and people from minority ethnic backgrounds, as well as other underrepresented groups. The challenge of achieving diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the profession seems to be particularly difficult for the UK and it is one that the Royal Academy of Engineering is committed to tackling at every level. Current estimates suggest that only 9% in engineering occupations are women and representation of minority ethnic groups is also low in the UK, at around 6% of the workforce. Initiatives like International Women in Engineering Day help to raise the profile of women in engineering, but we need to continue this push if we are to encourage real parity in the profession. Our Academy has been on an active journey towards greater D&I for many years, which began by addressing our own Fellowship - women now make up between 10 and 15% of all new elections to our Fellowship each year and we are actively working to increase this proportion. And in terms of its own staff, I am delighted to share that the Academy has been listed as one of the top 50 inclusive employers in the UK. Since 2011 the Academy has been leading a programme to increase diversity and inclusion across engineering by bringing together engineering employers, professional engineering institutions and third sector organisations to share and develop effective approaches to addressing diversity and inclusion challenges faced by the engineering profession. This time last year we launched a diversity and inclusion progression framework, developed jointly with the Science Council, allowing professional bodies to assess their own progress and help create an engineering profession fit for the 21st century and beyond. We are a long way from gender balance but we are moving strongly in the right direction. I am optimistic for the future as events like this one reflect our shared desire to create a profession that represents the society we live in. I am delighted that we are working together on this important endeavour. I hope you find today inspiring, beneficial and enjoyable. 5
  5. 5. Hani Ashkar Middle East Senior Partner, PwC For a professional services firm like PwC, whose most important asset is its people, gender diversity is integral to our success. We know that in order to succeed and grow, to build trust and help our clients solve important problems, to have impact in our communities, we need diverse talent. Nowhere does this ring more true than in the Middle East, where change abounds and challenges and opportunities are so closely intertwined. At PwC Middle East, we strive to ensure that our female colleagues are part of an inclusive environment that enables them to grow and thrive in their careers, and provides them with the resources, role models, mentors and support which contribute to that success. Our partnership with AIWF is an extension of that commitment - it comes from our genuine belief in the mission that AIWF stands for - we all want to create a better future for our society and more opportunities for the women of this generation and beyond. As a firm whose success is inextricably linked to that of its clients and its people; we value diverse perspectives, and understand that creating a culture of inclusion is the only way we can allow our people to fully contribute to help solve our clients’ most important problems. We also know that this starts at the top, with our leadership being committed to ensuring our working practices support the best talent. If we are going to nurture and develop our next generation of leaders, it’s important to understand what makes them tick. The world is changing, our working world is changing, and the aspirations and motivations of all our people are changing too. With this in mind, we’re embracing innovation in our recruitment practices to attract people with the necessary skills, backgrounds and profiles to serve clients in the future, with the aim of creating an environment where people want to stay and grow, with us. Our activities include enhancing how and what our people learn, focusing on their wellbeing so they can be their best both at and outside of work, and promoting creativity and innovation across our network. We remain committed to having a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. And we’re making progress: women today make up a third of our regional workforce and around 43% of our graduate intake. We know that we’re only just getting started and are committed to continue investing in and targeting highly talented and ambitious young women from across the Middle East. Over the course of the past few years, we’ve been looking long and hard at structural changes, or megatrends – demographic change, shifts in economic power, technological breakthroughs, climate change and resource scarcity and rapid urbanization - and the impact they’re having on the world around us. The Middle East in particular, today finds itself at the epicenter of these trends, which we believe are having a massive impact on attitudes and perspectives of women in the workplace. Message from PWC 6
  6. 6. In a relatively short space of time, we’ve seen that translate to significant social change, some of it driven by social media and other, by conscious efforts on the part of governments in the region to bring about real, sustainable and tangible economic and social reform. If you want an example, look no further than in Saudi Arabia. On September 26, 2017, a significant milestone in the empowerment of Saudi women was made and a Royal Decree was announced enabling women to drive for the first time in The Kingdom. And in the days and month to come we are likely to see a series of legislative and social reforms to fully activate the role of Saudi women and their participation in building the future. Whenever opportunities presented themselves, women of the region have proved themselves in many fields including education, health, business, financial services, and more recently public service. To have a national ecosystem that promotes and supports working women will release the full potential of well educated, resilient and fully energised cohorts of Saudi women. This year alone, 40% of startups launched in the Kingdom were owned by women – that in itself speaks volumes. A recent report by PwC and the Crowdfunding Centre mirrors this progress: it found that in the Middle East, women well outperformed men in seed crowdfunding. The analysis shows a total of 97 campaigns were successfully funded in the region in 2015 and 2016, 24 of which were female-led and 73 male-led. And while the number of campaigns funded in the region is still relatively low vis-a-vis more established territories, it is important to highlight that seed crowdfunding is still relatively new to the region but numbers paint a really encouraging picture for the region’s journey towards diversity and inclusion. Although still in its infancy, seed crowdfunding is proving to be a powerful tool for budding female entrepreneurs to get financing, with average pledge amounts to female-led campaigns 29% higher than male-led campaigns; globally, that difference is 5%: this stark contrast mirrors the realities of a thriving female-led entrepreneurship in the region. Elsewhere, research and media tend to focus on women in leadership and on corporate boards. However, to achieve sustainable change, the public and private sectors must change the conversation: they must also focus on developing talented younger women, now, for future leadership roles. But to get this right, organisations must better understand how to attract, develop, and retain female millennial talent. Our PwC report, the female millennial survey, found that this generation of women are more confident than any previous generation with 51% of female millennials confident they can rise to the most senior levels with their current employer. So what’s important to them? Career progression is important, as is a strong record on diversity, equality and workforce inclusion. Work life balance is important to nearly all female millennials, and they value flexible working hours over financial benefits (we should stress, however, that female millennials are not alone in valuing work life balance and flexibility; the same can be said for their male peers.) The female millennial wants and expects regular feedback on their job performance and despite this generation being highly tech-savvy, when it comes to important career conversations, they value face-to-face conversations. Women in our region rightly expect and are demanding a level playing field, and those organisations that can deliver this will succeed in our region. PwC not only advocates and supports female talent, but is proud to support, encourage and develop diversity and talent in all its forms, across the region. As part of our long-standing commitment to youth, talent and diversity, we are proud to continue to support AIWF in creating a better future for our region and more opportunities for our women and our future leaders. Encouraging diversity - of gender, backgrounds and experiences - provides the holistic perspective that is at the core of any business – large or small. Message from PWC 7
  7. 7. Message from PepsiCo Omar Farid President, PepsiCo Middle East and North Africa The work done by the Arab International Women’s Forum, and through the Young Arab Women’s Leaders initiative, is imperative to building an inclusive society that realizes the vast contributions that women can make to the world, particularly through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. PepsiCo is committed to supporting such efforts, and we are keen to offer our support to talented individuals, and the organizations that recognize them, to enable equal opportunities for all. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), women remain the minority in the world of research. In the Arab World women account for, on average, 39.9 per cent of researchers in the science field – which is higher than the global average of 28.8 per cent, but still lower than it could be. Women in the STEM fields continue to face challenges. Hidden biases impact employment and educational opportunities. Stereotyping and even the culture in STEM related educational facilities and workplaces can create non-inclusive environments and barriers to entry for women. PepsiCo is committed to recognizing the full value that women bring to the workplace, particularly in the STEM sectors that are at the heart of our business – science and technology. Our workplace culture is focused on enhancing diversity and enabling successful careers based on capabilities and potential. We are proud of our partnership with the Arab International Women’s Forum in the journey to level the playing field for women and ensure equal opportunities in education and the workplace, for the benefit of all members of society. On behalf of PepsiCo, I wish you a successful conference. 8
  8. 8. Opening Session Keynote Biography Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani Founder & Chairman, Arab International Women’s Forum Fellow, Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative 2017 Commissioner, ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani is the Founder & Chairman of the Arab International Women’s Forum, and is well known in international government and business circles as a high-impact change agent focusing on leadership in cultural and gender issues. A development economist and graduate of the American University of Beirut and Oxford University, she brings a wealth of experience to her personal mission of encouraging greater cultural understanding between Arab and international communities, supporting a strong role for women in that process. Haifa holds Board and Advisory Board Member roles in several cultural, commercial and educational organisations, including Harvard Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard Kennedy School; The Middle East Institute, SOAS University of London; The Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World, Lebanese American University; The EastWest Institute; and The Arab- British Chamber of Commerce, London. She also served on The Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance, and became the first Honorary Member of the Euro Mediterranean Association for Cooperation and Development in 2012. In January 2017, Haifa Al Kaylani was invited to become a Fellow of the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University to join 45 global leaders selected for an intensive, multi-disciplinary program and yearlong Fellowship to research and address significant social problems. In July 2017, she was featured in Forbes Middle East’s LeaderBoard: Standing Out list of High Achievers and commended for her leadership of AIWF. In August 2017, Haifa was invited to join the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work, as the only Commissioner from the Arab world to contribute to this timely and valuable Centenary Initiative to realise the vision of a future working world that empowers young people to progress and prosper. 9
  9. 9. Opening Session Keynote Keynote Biography Philip Greenish CBE CEO, Royal Academy of Engineering Philip Greenish has been Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering since July 2003. As the UK’s national academy for engineering, it brings together the most successful and talented engineers from across the engineering sectors for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. Philip Greenish was educated at Cheltenham College and read Engineering Science at Durham University, graduating in 1972. He served in the Royal Navy as a weapon engineer from 1969 until 2003, retiring as a Rear Admiral having had responsibility in his final role for engineering, personnel and logistic support for the front line of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Previously, he had served in a number of ships and in shore appointments in MOD, Naval establishments and overseas. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Defense Studies. He is a Board member of Engineering UK, and a member of Southampton University Council. He has held two research council appointments for a total of 7 years as a Council member of both CCLRC and STFC. Philip’s family home is in Wickham, Hampshire but he works, and lives mostly, in London. His three adult children are pursuing very diverse career paths. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Engineers. He was appointed CBE in 2003. 10
  10. 10. Opening Session Guest of Honour Keynote Biography Samia Msadek Director Strategy and Operations, MNAVP, Middle East and North Africa Region, The World Bank Samia Msadek is currently the Director Strategy and Operations in the Middle East & North Africa Region (MNA). In this role, she provides strategic leadership and management to assure the implementation of the MNA Regional Strategy through work program, budget and staffing decisions. A Tunisian national, she joined the World Bank Group in 1998 as Financial Management Specialist in the MNA region. She has since then held different positions in the institution including Manager, Financial Management in MNA and East Asia and Pacific (EAP) regions, Director of Operational Services and Quality and Director Operations and Strategy in the Europe & Central Asia (ECA) region and Director in the Governance Global Practice Group. Before joining the Bank, she spent 15 years including 12 years with Arthur Andersen in the accounting, auditing and business consulting areas covering a wide range of line of services in a variety of sectors. Over the last 30 years she worked extensively with public and private institutions and International Organizations, to enhance Public Financial Accountability and advocated with passion and professionalism for enhanced transparency and adherence to good governance principles to eradicate poverty and achieve better shared prosperity. 11
  11. 11. Opening Session Guest of Honour Keynote Biography Professor Dr Hayat Sindi Founder and President, Institute for Imagination and Ingenuity (i2institute), Co-founder & Director, Diagnostics for All, Scientific Advisory Board of the UN Secretary- General and Advisor to the President of the Islamic Development Bank Dr Hayat Sindi is a leading biotechnologist and a champion of science and technology in the Middle East. She earned a degree in Pharmacology with Honors from King’s College London in 1995 and was the first woman from the Gulf to obtain a PhD in biotechnology from Cambridge. Driven by her desire to more closely link science and social impact, Dr Sindi co-founded a non-profit organization with a team at Harvard, ‘Diagnostics For All’, which creates innovative, inexpensive, point-of-care diagnostic devices for people in impoverished regions. At the heart of Dr Sindi’s innovation lies a passion to develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Middle East that transcends existing gaps between education and opportunity. In 2011, she launched i2, the Institute for imagination and Ingenuity, to encourage innovation among young people specifically male and female scientists, technologists and engineers. Through fellowships, trainings and mentorships, i2 seeks to empower and inspire the next generation of innovators so that they may realize their dreams and ultimately contribute to Saudi Arabia’s growing economy. In 2013, Sindi was one of the first 30 women to be appointed to the Saudi Arabia’s highest consultative body, the Shura Council, and is one of 25 global experts selected by United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki Moon as members of the newly constituted UN Scientific Advisory Board providing advice to the UN’s leadership on science, technology and innovation for sustainable development. Dr Sindi is also a Goodwill Ambassador for Sciences at UNESCO, and has participated in numerous events aimed at raising the awareness of science amongst women, particularly in Saudi Arabia and the Muslim World. In 2012, Dr Sindi was named one of Newsweek’s ‘150 Women Who Shake the World’ and has been recognised by Forbes as the second most powerful Arab woman in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In 2014, Dr Hayat Sindi received the Clinton Global Citizen Award for ‘Leadership in Civil Society’ for her work to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship among young people in the Middle East. In 2015, Dr Sindi was invited by the UN Environment programme to be an Honorary Advisor for the Eye on Earth Summit. In 2016, she was appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to the Ten Members group to support the technological facilitation mechanism (TFM) for Sustainable Development Goals. Most recently, Dr Sindi was invited by the Prime Minister of Malaysia to join his Science and Innovation Advisory Council to support the country’s Vision 2020, and in 2017, Dr Sindi was appointed by the President of the Islamic Development Bank as Advisor to the President on Science Technology and Innovation. 12
  12. 12. Conference Partner Keynote Biography Pam Jackson Regional Deals Leader, PwC Middle East Pam Jackson has over 35 years in professional services, over 25 as a Partner at PwC. Pam is the UK’s Middle East Relationship Partner, and the newly appointed Middle East Deals Leader and a member of the ME leadership team. Pam is an M&A specialist advising clients on complex cross border M&A, tax, deals, IPOs and reorganisations. Since 1985 she has been primarily involved in deal-related transactions and was a founder member of the deal business set up by one of the PwC predecessor firms. As Middle East Deals Leader, Pam has recently relocated to the Middle East. She is also a member of UAE-UK Business Council and represents PwC on the Saudi British Joint Business Council. Key experience and transactions advised on include a wide range of PE and Corporate backed companies across industries such as: healthcare and pharma, retail, mining, paper and packaging, financial services-payment processing, oil and gas and oil services, petrochemicals, beverages, fast food, telecoms, luxury goods. Pam is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. She was awarded Woman of Achievement 2010 by Women in the City, and Woman of Achievement 2010 for Accountancy services. Pam was nominated for BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour Power List 2013 and is a regular speaker at external and internal events on a variety of subjects. 13
  13. 13. Professor Alison Noble OBE FREng FRS Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Oxford and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK Professor Alison Noble is the Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, and Associate Head of MPLS Division. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society (2017), the Royal Academy of Engineering (2008) and the President of the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions (MICCAI) Society, the international society in biomedical image analysis. Alison’s research interests are in computer analysis of clinical and biological images and the development and translation into clinical practice of novel methodologies that provide new diagnostic and therapeutic image based biomarkers and software tools for image-based quantification and decision-making. Her research group works in close collaboration with clinicians and industry players. She is also a Founder and the Chief Technology Officer of a university spin-out company that is commercialising research from her laboratory (Intelligent Ultrasound Ltd). She returned to Oxford as a University Lecturer in 1995 to set up a biomedical image analysis group. Biomedical image analysis has since grown to be the largest biomedical engineering activity in Oxford. Alison has played a leading role in setting up the biomedical engineering undergraduate and postgraduate biomedical engineering teaching and training (MSc and CDT) programmes at Oxford over the last decade. She is a member of both the Oxford University’s Research and Education Committees (from Oct 2013), and has served or currently serves on a number of committees of the Royal Academy of Engineering and other national organisations as well as numerous research funding agency panels. Panel 1 Educating and empowering the next generation of STEM women leaders Panel 1 Chair 14
  14. 14. Dr Alanoud Alsharekh Research Associate, London Middle East Institute (LMEI), SOAS University of London; Consulting Partner, Ibtkar Strategic Consulting, Kuwait Dr Al-Sharekh is a Consulting Partner at Ibtkar Strategic Consultancy and a Research Associate at the London Middle East Institute at SOAS who has held senior consultative and teaching positions in academic, governmental and non-governmental institutions in the Arabian Gulf and abroad. She is a board member of several academic and non-governmental organisations, as well as directing the Abolish153 campaign to end honour-killing legislations in Kuwait and the neighbouring region. She has been Visiting Fellow conducting research on GCC demographics at the LMEI, SOAS, Senior Fellow at the International Institute of Strategic Studies, Strategy Advisor at the Kuwait National Security Bureau, a consultant researcher at the Supreme Council for Development and Planning in Kuwait, and a gender politics consultant for UNIFEM, Freedom House, and the UNDP on academic and social outreach projects in Kuwait and the GCC. She holds a BA from King’s College, London and a Master’s and PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Her teaching posts include Kuwait University, Gulf University of Science and Technology, the Arab Open University, visiting lecturer at Uppsala University, Sweden, and Fulbright Scholar on Women and Islam at Whittier College, USA. Her research won the Arab Prize for best publication in a foreign journal in 2014, and includes books such as The Gulf Family, and Popular and Political Cultures of the Arabian Gulf States, examining the persistent importance of family and tribe in modern Gulf politics and society. In 2016, Dr Alanoud Al-Sharekh was awarded the French Republic National Order of Merit Knighthood in human rights for her work on women’s empowerment. Delel Chaabouni Chief Information Officer - Middle East & North Africa, PepsiCo, UAE Delel Chaabouni is the Chief Information Officer for the Middle East & North Africa region at PepsiCo. Delel joined PepsiCo in 2011 as Business Solutions Director for Middle East & North Africa region, progressing to Chief Information Officer in 2013. As Chief Information Officer for Middle East & North Africa, Delel leads the business and information solutions transformation agenda for the region. She is responsible for delivering new IT capabilities for increased productivity and enabling business growth. Prior to joining PepsiCo six years ago, Delel worked for 13 years in consulting successfully delivering and turning around major international business transformation, IT implementation and digital programs. She started her career working for Hewlett Packard in Germany as a consultant and Project Manager for SAP implementation projects in the FMCG, ICT, Telecommunications and Government industries across Europe and Latin America. She has built up her extensive knowledge in this field through subsequent roles at KPMG in the UAE as an Executive Consultant leading ERP implementation and IT Shared Services projects for the Government of Panel 1 Educating and empowering the next generation of STEM women leaders Panel 1 Speakers 15
  15. 15. Dubai. In the six years prior to joining PepsiCo, Delel held Director-level positions at Dubai World Trade Centre, as Director of IT Projects and latterly, CRM Director, during which she set up and led the CRM and Digital Strategy Unit for the Exhibitions Department. In this role Delel lead the online and CRM business for iconic exhibitions like the Gulfood, the biggest foods exhibitions in the Middle East, and Gitex, the biggest IT exhibition in the Middle East. Delel holds a Master Degree in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, and an MBA from the Exportakademie Reutlingen in Germany. Native of Tunisia and of Italian nationality, she is fluent in six languages and has worked in four different continents: Africa, Europe, Asia and America. Delel is a passionate executive coach, ACC accredited by the International Coaching Federation, ORSC trained in team and relationship coaching as well as a HOGAN certified coach. She coaches PepsiCo Executives as well as leadership teams additionally to her day job. Whenever her time permits, she also coaches people outside of the PepsiCo organisation, helping people to identify their potential and turn it into high performance. She is a mother of two boys and enjoys outdoor sports including tennis and running, as well as long walks, visiting the gym, reading and spending time with family and friends. Sarah Churchman UK Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing, PwC, UK Sarah is a senior Human Resources professional with over 30 years’ experience. She is currently leading on Diversity & Inclusion & Employee Wellbeing, including Mental Health, at PwC. She has more than 15 years’ experience in the specialist area of Diversity & Inclusion and is one of the country’s most experienced professionals in this field. Over the years this specialism has been strategically aligned with Sourcing/ Recruitment (she was also the Student Recruitment leader from 2003 – 2007), Employee Engagement (Engagement Leader 2008 – 2011) and Talent Management (Talent Leader 2013 – 2017). Her role now includes leading Mental Health and Employee Wellbeing at PwC. She is widely regarded as a thought leader and is frequently quoted in the media on issues such as women on boards, gender pay gap, social mobility, work-life balance and generational diversity. She has featured in Personnel Today’s Most Influential People in HR list (ranked 28th) and was awarded Diversity Leader of the Year in the 2015 Excellence in Diversity Awards. Her work on gender equality at PwC has also been recognised repeatedly, winning the firm awards in 2003, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2015. She has held various external charitable positions; from 2000 – 2002 she was Treasurer and Member of the Management Committee at Antidote, the campaign for emotional literacy; from 2006 – 2008 she was Trustee and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Breast Cancer Campaign and from 2016 to date she has been on the Board of Trustees at the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion. Panel 1 Speakers Panel 1 Educating and empowering the next generation of STEM women leaders16
  16. 16. Samia Nehme Vice President New Business Development and Deal Delivery, Shell Upstream International, UK Samia is Vice President for New Business Development and Deal Delivery Shell Upstream International. In this role, she is accountable for delivery of portfolio divestments and acquisitions for Shell Integrated Gas and Upstream globally, leading a large team across the globe. Samia has over 25 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry, having held a number of Technical, Strategy, Commercial and General Management positions across different businesses in Shell, both in Downstream and in Upstream. She has worked in the UK, The Netherlands and US, and has extensive experience in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Previously, Samia was Vice President of New Business Development Europe, accountable for new business development in Upstream and Integrated Gas. She has also been General Manager of the Base Chemicals Business for Shell in Europe. Samia was nominated for the European Women of Achievement Awards in 2007. Samia holds a DPhil in Physical Chemistry from the Oxford University (UK), and performed Postdoctoral Research in Physics at Cambridge University (UK) and University of Massachusetts (US). She was born in Lebanon, is married with two children and enjoys reading and hiking in remote mountain areas. Kate Robertson Founder, One Young World, UK Kate Robertson is co-founder of One Young World, the premier global forum that connects young leaders to create lasting positive change around the world. Kate studied law at Cape Town University, has Honorary Masters degrees from the University of Creative Arts and from the European Communications School, and an Honorary Doctorate from the Lausanne Business School. In 2017 Kate received the BritishAmerican Business Corporate Citizenship Award, alongside Douglas Flint CBE, Group Chairman of HSBC and Arthur Saltzberger Jr, Chairman of the New York Times Company. Kate was formerly the Global President and UK Group Chairman of Havas Worldwide, where she was the highest place woman in the advertising industry worldwide. The companies in her remit in this role included Havas Worldwide London, Havas Worldwide London PR, Havas People, The Maitland Consultancy, Conran Design Group and Havas EHS and Havas Work Club (Digital Agency of the Year 2012 and 2013 in Marketing Week and Campaign magazines respectively). In 2012, she was named Advertising Woman of the Year by Women in Marketing and in 2014 was similarly honoured by Advertising Week Europe. Kate has worked pro bono as a judge for the British Sports Industry Awards (alongside Baron Paul Deighton, John Inverdale and Dame Tanni Grey Thompson) as well as for the Barclays Global Citizenship Awards, along with the CEOs of the Gates Foundation, Prince’s Trust and the Clinton Global Initiative. In 2009 Kate led Kofi Annan’s communications campaign, with former Havas CEO David Jones, to raise awareness before the COP15 (Climate Change) talks. The Tck Tck Tck campaign outperformed all the others with 18m online supporters by the time of the talks. She was also a non-executive director of YouGovStone from 2008 through to its sale in 2012. Panel 1 Speakers Panel 1 Educating and empowering the next generation of STEM women leaders 17
  17. 17. Florence Gschwend Co-founder, Chrysalix Technologies; PhD, Imperial College London; Forbes 30under30 Most Promising GameChanger in Science and Healthcare in Europe Originally from Switzerland, Florence studied chemistry at the University of Basel before she moved to London for her Master’s in Green Chemistry. She recently received her PhD from Imperial College in London where she worked in the research group of Dr Jason Hallett. Her project focused on the use of unwanted waste wood for biorefinery applications by processing it with a novel type of solvents. Since finishing her PhD she has co-founded Chrysalix Technologies together with two colleagues in order to commercialise their wood processing technology. She and her team want to enable the use of any type of woody material for the production of sustainable chemicals, fuels and materials. Specifically, they want to give unwanted and contaminated waste wood a second life by stripping out the contaminants and turning it into a raw material for the production of bio-derived products. The team has received numerous prizes and recognitions and Florence was named by Forbes 30under30 as one of the most promising game-changers in Science and Healthcare in Europe. In her spare time, Florence does rock climbing and enjoys being outdoors. Susan Kilani Advisor to HE the Minister of Water and Irrigation for Water Quality Management, Water Authority of Jordan, Jordan Susan Kilani holds a Master of Science in Hydrogeology from the University College London (1997) and a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Jordan (1984). She has worked in the water sector for the last 32 years mainly in water quality management, total quality management, ISO accreditation, isotope hydrology and management of radiological aspects in water. Her passion for research earned her a scholarship to pursue a MSc in Hydrogeology (UCL/London), which she undertook as a mother of three daughters. She received multiple awards for her distinguished contributions to the Jordanian water sector and participated in many scientific papers and publications. Appointed the Director of Water Resources Quality Protection (2005-2008), Director of Laboratories & Quality Department (2008- 2009), the Assistant Secretary General for Laboratories and Water Quality Affairs (2010, 2011 & 2014), and later Advisor to the Minister of Water and Irrigation, Susan led the adoption of risk assessment for preventative water quality management and contributed to national standards and guideline setting in close participation with national stakeholders to support this direction. She joined the World Health Organization / Regional Centre for Environmental Health Activities (WHO/CEHA) to work on climate change impacts on water security and scarcity, and was recently appointed the Jordan representative in the preparatory meetings of the High Level Panel on Water (HLPW) on Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals, cooperating with Australia on drought management inspired by the WaterGuide road map tackling energy-water and food issues. Susan is a board member of the Jordan Institution Panel 2 Women-led innovation and new solutions to the global energy, food, water and climate change crises Panel 2 Chair Panel 2 Speakers 18
  18. 18. Panel 2 Speakers for Standards and Metrology (JSMO) that developed the water related Jordanian Standards. In May 2017, she completed the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education course, ‘Women and Power’, with around 60 women from around the world, which she found enlightening, enriching and empowering. Nadereh Chamlou International Development Advisor & Former Senior Advisor of the World Bank, Washington DC Nadereh Chamlou is an international development advisor and a former Senior Advisor of the World Bank, where she worked for over three decades in technical, coordination, managerial, and advisory functions in diverse sectors and geographical regions. She authored seminal reports on topics of gender and economic development, corporate governance, and private sector development. She serves on the boards of several international NGOs and advisory committees of academic institutions. She is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She was a 2015 recipient of The International Alliance for Women’s Making a Difference global award. Chiara Corazza Managing Director, Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, France Chiara Corazza is the Managing Director of the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, a leading platform featuring women’s views and voices on major social and economic issues. For the last 13 years the Women’s Forum has been a vital sounding board for audacious, influential and innovative trailblazers, women and men, offering ingenious discussions on how to overcome barriers and create new horizons and opportunities as well as broad, rich, edgy debate on fundamental and essential ideas. The Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society stimulates and inspires the advancement and empowerment of women worldwide. Chiara was previously the Managing Director of the Greater Paris Investment Agency (GPIA) from 2002 to 2016, in charge of attracting foreign investors to the Greater Paris Region and enhancing its attractiveness by mobilizing political and economic decision makers. As Managing Director, Chiara Corazza elaborated investment strategy, conducted road shows abroad with large French and international companies, and organized global forums in France and worldwide. Prior to joining the GPIA, Chiara Corazza was chosen as Special Counselor for International Affairs to the President of the Greater Paris Region upon her arrival in France in 1985. In this position she created the Metropolis, the first world association of large metropolitan areas. She also planned and implemented Paris Region international policy, specializing in government affairs and urban management. In 1992, Chiara Corazza created the Department of International Affairs and was promoted to Director for International Affairs in the Greater Paris Region. During the next 15 years, she initiated, negotiated, and successfully managed economic bilateral cooperation agreements with Beijing, Beirut, Buenos Aires, Budapest, Dakar, Hanoi, Johannesburg, Mexico City, Montreal, Moscow, New Delhi, Santiago, Tokyo, Panel 2 Women-led innovation and new solutions to the global energy, food, water and climate change crises 19
  19. 19. Panel 2 Speakers and Warsaw, among others. In 1994, she created the first Greater Paris Region representative office in Brussels and initiated a network uniting Europe’s capital regions. In 1999, Chiara was appointed Director of International Affairs of Paris 2008, in charge of promoting the Paris bid for the 2008 Olympic Games. She holds a degree in Political Science and a PhD in Public Law from the University of Rome, and was awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur by Christine Lagarde in 2009. Anne Glover CBE HonFREng CEO & Co-Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners & Enterprise Hub Mentor, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK Anne is a prominent venture capitalist and European technology investor who has been Chief Executive of Amadeus Capital Partners from 1997. As a co-founder in the organisation, Anne’s role combines her experience as a scientist, operating manager and venture capitalist. Anne began her career in manufacturing with Cummins Engine Company before moving into investment as a business angel. She was also Chief Operating Officer of Virtuality Group, which had been one of her investee companies. Anne has held a number of high profile advisory positions, having served as Chairman of the British Venture Capital Association in 2004, and as a non- executive director of the UK Technology Strategy Board from 2005-2012. In 2008 Anne led the establishment of the Glover advisory committee for the Chancellor of the Exchequer, reporting on government procurement from SMEs. She is also a member of the European Research and Innovation Advisory Board. Anne was awarded a CBE for services to business in 2006 and was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2008. Dr Nitya Mohan Khemka Affiliated Lecturer, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, UK Dr Nitya Mohan Khemka is an Affiliate Lecturer at the Department of Development Studies at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow at Clare Hall College. She is also Director of the Nand and Jeet Khemka Foundation. Prior to this, she worked with the UNDP (India Country Office) and ILO (Geneva, Switzerland). Her research interests span the areas of health economics and development policy, notably topics such as well-being, gender inequality, sustainable development goals and the decentralization of governance. Nitya holds a PhD and an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, an MA in Economics and a BSc in Mathematics from Bangalore University, India. Her PhD was on the impact of decentralization of health care systems on women’s access and utilization of reproductive and child health care in Southern India. Panel 2 Women-led innovation and new solutions to the global energy, food, water and climate change crises20
  20. 20. Panel 2 Speakers Aisha Oyebode Founder & CEO, Muhammed Murtala Foundation, Nigeria Aisha Oyebode is an entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. She is a highly sought- after advisor on social impact with a deep expertise in women and girls’ initiatives Aisha founded and serves as CEO of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF), one of Nigeria’s largest charitable Foundations and one of the organizations driving the reconstruction of the areas devastated by the Boko Haram. Aisha motivates women through mentoring programs and has forged a partnership with the Cherie Blair Foundation and the Sam Nujoma Foundation. To support women businesses that are largely marginalized and excluded from accessing capital, the Foundation is currently working on developing a women’s seed to growth fund with other social impact investment partners. Aisha is the founder and Group CEO of Asset Management Group Limited (AMG), a company specializing in real estate development and management and which has just recently signed on to build two Five star Fairmont Hotels in Abuja and Lagos. She is also co-owner of BoConcept Nigeria, Pandora Nigeria, and several International retail brands. Aisha serves on several boards across the profit and non-profit spectrum and her most recent appointments are Member of the senior working group of the United States Institute of Peace and Member of the Board and Leadership Circle, Harvard Kennedy School’s Women’s Leadership Board (WLB) in 2016; and Director Diamon Bank Plc, a bank driven by innovation with a focus on women in 2017. Aisha is a solicitor and Barrister at Law of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. She is also a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She has an LLM in Public International Law from King’s College, University of London and an MBA in Finance from Imperial College, University of London and in September 2017, began her PhD in Law. Panel 2 Women-led innovation and new solutions to the global energy, food, water and climate change crises 21
  21. 21. Nikita Thakrar Innovation & Entrepreneurship Manager, Imperial College London; Head of WE Innovate @ Imperial; Fellow, Global Startup Generation & the New Entrepreneurs Foundation and past Chair of International Development at Youth G8 Summit, UK Nikita is currently an Innovation & Entrepreneurship Manager at Imperial College London, and runs the women in STEM leadership programme – WE Innovate @ Imperial, whilst also helping build Imperial’s deep science student ventures. Nikita has previously been a Fellow of Global Startup Generation in addition to the New Entrepreneurs Foundation and also Chair of International Development at a Youth G8 Summit. She is also in the process of launching a career inspiration platform. She is also the founder of an e-commerce site focused on fashion, and a graduate of the University of Birmingham. Dr Naila Arebi Consultant Gastroenterologist St Mark’s Hospital and The London Clinic; Chairman of Medicine and Director IBD Service St Mark’s Hospital, UK Dr Naila Arebi graduated as a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Malta. She pursued her post-graduate training in Oxford and London leading to accreditation in Gastroenterology and General Medicine in 2004 followed by advanced endoscopy training at St Mark’s Hospital. She was awarded a PhD from Imperial College University of London, supported by the Helicobacter Parkside Study Group. She received the Sybil McMichael Bursary in 2000 and Travel scholarships to visit Medical University of South Carolina Endoscopy Unit and Kishiwada Tokusyukai Hospital and Osaka University Hospital, Japan. Following her appointment as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at St Mark’s Hospital and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College in 2005, she became a Fellow of the Royal College Physicians in 2010. Her clinical practice, at St Mark’s Hospital for the National Health Service (NHS) and The London Clinic in Harley Street for private patients, covers most aspects of gastroenterology with key interest areas Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and constipation. Through the award of NIHR grant she is leading a strategic IBD quality improvement project as well as holding positions as the Chairman of St Mark’s medicine and Director of IBD Services. On a national and international level, she is an elected member of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) and the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) committees. Her academic activities include lectures, setting up courses as well as supervision of research students. A key research interest is promoting a better understanding of the increasing incidence of IBD (Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease) in less developed countries and with migration to the developed world. This work is undertaken through national and international research collaborations and with the support of the St Mark’s Foundation a charity promoting clinical excellence through Medical Research and Education. Panel 3 Chair Panel 3 Women-led innovation in medical technologies and healthcare AI Panel 3 Speakers 22
  22. 22. Panel 3 Speakers Dr Jane Griffiths Global Head, Actelion Pharmaceuticals, UK With over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Jane Griffiths is currently the Global Head at Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Prior to stepping into her role at Actelion in June 2017, Jane was Company Group Chairman at Janssen EMEA (the pharmaceutical arm of Johnson & Johnson) for over six years, responsible for the entire business across the region. Jane’s personal business approach is to focus on openness, collaboration, sustainability, and accountability. She also believes strongly in improving the reputation of the pharmaceutical industry. Through her roles as Chair of the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust in EMEA and Sponsor of the Janssen Global Pharmaceuticals Sustainability Council, she and her colleagues are working together to implement these values. Outside of Johnson & Johnson, Jane is also a member of the EFPIA Board, past Chairwoman of the EFPIA Executive Committee, and past Chairwoman of the PhRMA Europe Committee. Jane is a passionate advocate for women in business and STEM education. To support this Jane sits on the Advisory Board for ‘Your Life’ a program committed to encourage young people to study STEM subjects and pursue a career in Science. Jane was the first female Company Group Chairman of Janssen EMEA and is passionate about encouraging more female talent to pursue leadership roles. She is a Sponsor of the Johnson & Johnson Women’s Leadership Initiative. Since completing her PhD in Plant Biochemistry at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK, in 1985, Jane has held various roles within Johnson & Johnson, starting as a sales representative. She has gained in-depth knowledge of oncology, haematology and psychiatry, and significant experience in HIV and HCV. Her previous roles include international and affiliate marketing, sales management, sales, product management, and clinical research. Dr Raghda Kurdi Member of the Board of Directors, Hayat Pharmaceutical Industries, Jordan Raghda Kurdi is a serial entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical space. She was the first Jordanian female founder and CEO of a pharmaceutical manufacturing company, Hayat Pharmaceutical Industries. In 2006 Ms Kurdi started her second venture, Pharmaserve, a company that provides franchising services to retail pharmacies, as well as a wholesale distributor of pharmaceuticals, Alshadoo Drugstore. The franchise grew to 80 pharmacies in 2015. Ms Kurdi also owned and operated a chain of 3 pharmacies. Raghda Kurdi is passionate about women’s issues. She currently serves on the board of the Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF). She served on the higher council of the Jordanian National Forum for Women (JNFW) from 1996 to 2006, and was the founding President of the Jordan chapter of the International Women’s Forum (IWF) in 2005, where she established the Leadership Enhancement and Mentorship Program for aspiring women leaders. Raghda Kurdi was awarded the Women in Business Award in 2012 from the United Nations commission for Trade and Development (UNCTAD). She holds a BSc in Pharmacy from the American University of Beirut. Panel 3 Women-led innovation in medical technologies and healthcare AI 23
  23. 23. Sally Radwan Healthcare AI Startup Founder, Egypt / UK Golestan “Sally” Radwan is an Egyptian-British Computer and Biomedical Engineer. Until recently, she was Director of AI products at London-based startup babylon health, leading a team of doctors, engineers, AI scientists and designers to create an intelligent mobile platform for medical diagnosis, predictive health, and chronic disease management. Prior to babylon, Golestan spent over 10 years in the technology industry in Germany, the UK and the USA. She held various positions in engineering management, strategic planning and product management for the likes of Avaya Inc and NTT Data. Golestan holds a BSc in Computer Engineering from Cairo University, an MBA from London Business School, and an MSc in Clinical Engineering and Healthcare Technology Management from the University of London, where she is currently finishing her PhD in AI and Computational Biology. She is also working on launching her own startup, which is still in stealth mode, in the medical genetics space. Hanan Saab CEO & Managing Director, Pharmamed, Lebanon Hanan Saab, a third-generation pharmacist, was born in Lebanon and graduated from the American University of Beirut (AUB) with distinction, where she was awarded the esteemed Penrose Award. After practicing pharmacy at the American University Hospital for 5 years, Hanan made the bold decision to launch her own business in 1990, despite the political instability in her country, and her company Pharmamed became one of the most trusted and professional businesses specialized in the import and marketing of medical supplies and novelty pharmaceutical products in Lebanon. Hanan is a member of the Lebanese Order of Pharmacy and the Lebanese Pharmaceutical Importers Association. Passionate about women in business and an accomplished entrepreneur herself, Hanan has been invited to speak on women entrepreneurship at prestigious conferences and forums across the world, including The Woodrow Wilson Conference and the Mediterranean Forum for Women Entrepreneurs as well as a number of high-profile roundtable discussions held by the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, The Economist and most recently the ILO. Hanan dedicates much of her time to women’s empowerment and promoting women entrepreneurship in Lebanon and the region. She is a founding member of Rawafed, an NGO that teaches nursing to high school girls in rural areas; a founding member and the former president of the Lebanese League for Women in Business (LLWB); a founder and board member of the MENA Business Women Network (MENA BWN) where she served as VP for numerous years, and a Board Member of the Arab International Women Forum. Hanan has been featured as a leading Arab businesswoman in the Financial Times and was listed as one of the Most Powerful 200 Women in the Arab World by Forbes Magazine in 2014. She has also been recognized in books like Entrepreneurs at the Crossroads by the Beyster Institute at the University of California - San Diego and Domains of Influence by the World Bank and Arab International Women’s Forum. Hanan recently became a member of the Board of Trustees of the Academic University for Nonviolence and Human Rights (AUNOHR), and was appointed President of the Jury of the Cartier Women Initiative Award for the MENA region in January 2017. Hanan lives in Beirut with her husband and three children. Panel 3 Speakers Panel 3 Women-led innovation in medical technologies and healthcare AI24
  24. 24. 10th Young Arab Women Leaders Conference Programme Royal Academy of Engineering, London, UK | 11 December 2017 0845 – 0925 Registration & Refreshments 0925 – 1010 Opening Session Founder Chairman’s Introduction to AIWF and the Young Arab Women Leaders initiative Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani Founder & Chairman, Arab International Women’s Forum; Fellow, Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative 2017 Commissioner, ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work Host Partner Welcome Keynote Philip Greenish CBE CEO, Royal Academy of Engineering Guest of Honour Keynote Samia Msadek Director of Strategy and Operations, MNAVP Middle East and North Africa Region, The World Bank Guest of Honour Keynote Professor Dr Hayat Sindi Founder and President, Institute for Imagination and Ingenuity (i2institute), Co-founder & Director, Diagnostics for All, Scientific Advisory Board of the UN Secretary-General and Advisor to the President of the Islamic Development Bank Conference Partner Keynote Pam Jackson Regional Deals Leader, PwC Middle East 1010 – 1120 PANEL 1 Educating and empowering the next generation of STEM women leaders Panel Moderator Professor Alison Noble OBE FREng FRS Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Oxford and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK Speakers Dr Alanoud Alsharekh Research Associate, London Middle East Institute (LMEI), SOAS University of London; Consulting Partner, Ibtkar Strategic Consulting, Kuwait Delel Chaabouni Chief Information Officer - Middle East & North Africa, PepsiCo, UAE Sarah Churchman UK Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing, PwC, UK Samia Nehme Vice President New Business Development and Deal Delivery, Shell Upstream International, UK Kate Robertson Founder, One Young World, UK 25
  25. 25. 1120 - 1150 Coffee & Networking Break 1150 – 1300 PANEL 2 Women-led innovation and new solutions to the global energy, food, water and climate change crises Panel Moderator Florence Gschwend Co-founder, Chrysalix Technologies; PhD, Imperial College London; Forbes 30under30 Most Promising GameChanger in Science and Healthcare in Europe Speakers Susan Kilani Advisor to HE the Minister of Water and Irrigation for Water Quality Management, Water Authority of Jordan, Jordan Nadereh Chamlou International Development Advisor & Former Senior Advisor of the World Bank, Washington DC Chiara Corazza Managing Director, Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, France Anne Glover CBE HonFREng CEO & Co-Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners & Enterprise Hub Mentor, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK Dr Nitya Mohan Khemka Affiliated Lecturer, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, UK Aisha Oyebode Founder & CEO, Muhammed Murtala Foundation, Nigeria 1300 – 1350 Buffet Lunch & Networking 1350 – 1500 PANEL 3 Women-led innovation in medical technologies and healthcare AI Panel Moderator Nikita Thakrar Innovation & Entrepreneurship Manager, Imperial College London; Head of WE Innovate @ Imperial; Fellow, Global Startup Generation & the New Entrepreneurs Foundation and past Chair of International Development at Youth G8 Summit, UK Speakers Dr Naila Arebi Consultant Gastroenterologist, St Mark’s Hospital and The London Clinic; Chairman of Medicine and Director IBD Service, St Mark’s Hospital, UK Dr Jane Griffiths Global Head, Actelion Pharmaceuticals, UK Dr Raghda Kurdi Member of the Board of Directors, Hayat Pharmaceutical Industries, Jordan Sally Radwan Healthcare AI Startup Founder, Egypt / UK Hanan Saab CEO & Managing Director, Pharmamed, Lebanon 26
  26. 26. 1500 – 1520 Networking Break 1520 – 1630 PANEL 4 Supporting diversity, inclusion and innovation in energy, engineering and infrastructure Panel Moderator Elspeth Finch MBE CEO & Founder of Indigo&, Chair of the Enterprise Hub’s Innovators Network, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK Speakers Dr Enass Abo Hamed CEO & Co-Founder, H2GO Power; University of Cambridge Energy Champion 2017; Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellow, UK Nicola Ehlermann Head, MENA–OECD Competitiveness Programme, Middle East and Africa Division - Global Relations Secretariat, France Janet Heckman Managing Director SEMED, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Egypt Cleopatra Kitti Founder, Mediterranean Growth Initiative, Cyprus 1630 – 1700 Coffee & Networking Break 1700 – 1810 PANEL 5 Advancing gender diversity in tech entrepreneurship and the digital economy Panel Moderator Dr Hayaatun Sillem Deputy CEO & Director of Strategy, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK Speakers Parveen Dhanda Programme Lead - Future Fifty, Tech City UK Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram Surgeon, Lecturer, Clinical Entrepreneur & Founder, Proximie, UK Afef Haddad Country Program Coordinator & Deputy to the Country Director, Maghreb and Malta; Manager of EmpowerHer Maghreb, The World Bank, USA Mursal Hedayat Founder, Chatterbox, UK Hanadi Jabado Executive Director, Entrepreneurship Centre, University of Cambridge, UK Gabrielle Patrick Vice Chair Leisure Industries Section, International Bar Association & The Blockchain Lawyer, UK 1810 – 1815 Closing Remarks Dr Hayaatun Sillem Deputy CEO & Director of Strategy, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK 27
  27. 27. Panel 4 Chair Elspeth Finch MBE CEO & Founder of Indigo&, Chair of the Enterprise Hub’s Innovators Network, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK Formerly the UK Innovation Director for Atkins, Elspeth is the CEO and Founder of Indigo&, a digital platform that helps major enterprises manage multiple suppliers. Initially graduating as a chemist, Elspeth later turned her hand to transport and urban design, demonstrating business and technical leadership on over 100 transport planning projects both nationally and around the world. Elspeth chairs the Enterprise Hub’s Innovators Network and is a judge for the Hub’s Launchpad Competition. She is also a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. In 2017, Elspeth was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to Engineering and Enterprise. Dr Enass Abo Hamed CEO & Co-Founder, H2GO Power; University of Cambridge Energy Champion 2017, Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellow, UK Enass is the co-founder and CEO at H2GO power ltd, an award-winning spin-out company from the University of Cambridge developing energy storage technologies. She completed her PhD at Cambridge University, where she also was a postdoctoral fellow. She obtained her BSc and MSc degrees in applied chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Currently, she is also the Cambridge University Energy Champion, the Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellow and a technology expert consultant to European Commission (REA). She has nine years of research and business experience in hydrogen production, nanotechnology, catalysis, renewable energy and energy storage. Enass is passionate about entrepreneurship and clean energy technology policy. She often speaks at international forums and roundtable discussions on clean energy, energy security and women entrepreneurship in tech. Enass has won several recognition awards and grants to support the development of H2GO Power and recently won the visionary of the year award by MIT Tech Review Innovators Under 35 Europe, the best energy start-up award at the Global Hello Tomorrow Summit and others. In 2015, she was selected by the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards as one in 18 best women entrepreneurs globally and one in 3 representing Europe. She has travelled to Africa, China and central Asia on government-supported partnership missions, and has delivered speeches and recommendations about clean energy technologies as a tool to combat climate change. Enass has spoken at impactful forums like the MIT Tech Review EmTech, Womens Forum, Crans Montana Forum, One Young World, UN Global Compact – LEAD symposium and Google @ Think (A moonshot for clean energy). Enass was also invited to and attended the 2016 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in London. Panel 4 Supporting diversity, inclusion and innovation in energy, engineering and infrastructure Panel 4 Speakers 28
  28. 28. Panel 4 Supporting diversity, inclusion and innovation in energy, engineering and infrastructure Panel 4 Speakers Nicola Ehlermann Head, MENA–OECD Competitiveness Programme, Middle East and Africa Division - Global Relations Secretariat, France Nicola Ehlermann is the Head of the MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme, Middle East and Africa Division, Global Relations Secretariat of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In this context, Ms Ehlermann notably initiated work on business integrity and women’s economic empowerment. Prior to this, she worked in the OECD Anti-Corruption as well as the OECD Investment Divisions where she was involved in policy dialogues with various regions and where she directed and contributed to several publications. Janet Heckman Managing Director, Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Egypt Janet Heckman is Managing Director for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). She was appointed to this position in February 2017. Based in Cairo, Ms Heckman is responsible for formulation and delivery of the EBRD strategy and business plan for this new region of operations covering Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia. Ms. Heckman is also the EBRD Country Head for Egypt. An American national, Ms Heckman joined the EBRD in July 2012 from Citi. During her tenure as Kazakhstan Country Director, she contributed to a significant increase in the EBRD’s footprint and impact on Kazakhstan, including an expansion of the EBRD network of local offices. She was also instrumental in designing and implementing a ground-breaking, multi-faceted Enhanced Partnership with the Government of Kazakhstan. Over her long career at Citi, Ms Heckman was Managing Director for its corporate banking activities in Algeria and held many field roles in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Bahrain with a focus on corporate banking. She was also responsible for global relationship banking across Citi’s Central / Eastern Europe / Middle East / Africa (CEEMEA) region and later for Europe / Middle East / Africa (EMEA) industrial clients and CEEMEA consumer industries and healthcare. Ms Heckman holds a Master’s of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and a BA in History from Kenyon College. She also studied at the American University in Beirut, Lebanon. 29
  29. 29. Panel 4 Speakers Panel 4 Supporting diversity, inclusion and innovation in energy, engineering and infrastructure Cleopatra Kitti Founder, Mediterranean Growth Initiative, Cyprus Cleopatra is the founder of The Mediterranean Growth Initiative, a data analytics, benchmarking and forecasting platform for all the economies of the Mediterranean region, and a Certified Independent Director. Currently, Cleopatra advises boards and executive leadership teams of regional and international corporations on governance, growth, business continuity. She serves on the board of a leading international commodity and asset management trading platform and is an advisor to an international LPG trading company and a US oil and gas corporation active in the Mediterranean. Her sectors of expertise include energy and natural resources; financial services; technology and telecommunications; investments and partnerships; government and public sector. Cleopatra’s geographic expertise covers the markets of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (specifically the Eastern Mediterranean), South East Europe and the European Union (EU) institutional capital, Brussels. She has lived and worked in six different European countries, in the UAE and in Turkey over the last 18 years. Cleopatra is a member of the International Advisory Board of The International Crisis Group, a conflict prevention and conflict management international NGO. She is an ambassador of INSEAD Independent Directors Network, and a member of the Institute of Directors, promoting trust and ethical corporate governance practices; and a member of the Arab International Women’s Forum, driving and promoting women’s contribution to the economy, policy making and society. She is a graduate of the College of the Distributive Trades (University of London) class of 1986, class of 2008 Executive Leadership Program, Women and Power, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and IDP - C class 2016 Independent Directors Program, International Corporate Governance, INSEAD. 30
  30. 30. Panel 5 Chair Dr Hayaatun Sillem Deputy CEO & Director of Strategy, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK Dr Hayaatun Sillem is the Deputy CEO & Director of Strategy at the Royal Academy of Engineering, which brings together the most successful and talented engineers for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. As Deputy CEO, Hayaatun is responsible for driving cross-Academy change and modernisation projects and is the organisational champion for diversity and inclusion. She also leads Academy Fellowship activities, award schemes and research and innovation policy, as well as having a strategic oversight role across the Academy’s broad portfolio of programmes. She has extensive leadership experience in UK and international science, engineering and innovation policy and programmes. She is a trustee of the London Transport Museum and Semta, and a trustee and judge for the St Andrews Prize for the Environment. Hayaatun has an MBiochem from the University of Oxford and a PhD in signal transduction from UCL. She is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Parveen Dhanda Programme Lead - Future Fifty, Tech City UK Parveen Dhanda is Head of the Tech City UK’s Future Fifty programme, an initiative that works closely with the C-Suite of Britain’s fastest growing digital companies. The programme was started in order to further help these businesses grow and scale fast, alumni include Just Eat, Shazam, Zoopla and SkyScanner. Prior to joining the Tech City UK team, Parveen has worked in the IT sector for 18 years as a global project manager for companies such as Fujitsu, Barclays and British Gas. In her role as Chief Operations Officer for a fledgling consultancy specialising in migrating corporate clients to new IT platforms, she has first-hand experience of the challenges growing businesses face. Parveen applied this knowledge to manage the London City Incubator at City University London. Overseeing the commercialisation of early stage high- growth firms with innovative technologies, specifically in cleantech, digital media and medical devices. She also set up a co-working space called the Hangout in the heart of Tech City for academics, students and alumni, which led to the opening of a space in Malaysia. Outside of her work, Parveen has mentored businesses in India as part of the Cherie Blair Foundation, and following her Executive MBA was the Chair for Cass Entrepreneurs Network, an alumni group from Cass Business School with over 5,000 members. Being surrounded by entrepreneurs has also led Parveen to co-found Stubble and Strife, a men’s lifestyle business focused on male grooming. Panel 5 Advancing gender diversity in tech entrepreneurship and the digital economy Panel 5 Speakers 31
  31. 31. Panel 5 Advancing gender diversity in tech entrepreneurship and the digital economy Panel 5 Speakers Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram Surgeon, Lecturer, Clinical Entrepreneur & Founder, Proximie, UK Dr Nadine H Haram is a Surgeon, Lecturer and Clinical Entrepreneur. She gained a BSc with distinction from University College London, receiving the Jack Drummond and Jackson Lewis prizes, for top marks in the Faculty and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and subsequently enrolled in the accelerated graduate entry program at Barts and the London, where she graduated in 2009, with distinction and earned the Harvey Minasian Prize for top academic excellence. Since then she has been appointed as an NHS Clinical Entrepreneur, Council member of BAPRAS Innovation UK, a UCL Honorary Clinical Lecturer, SAC Plastic Surgery Simulation task force, President of BFIRST trainee members, and council member of the Royal Society of Medicine Plastic surgery section. Nadine drew on her passion for innovation, education and global surgery and co-founded Proximie, an augmented reality platform that allows doctors to virtually transport themselves in to any operating room to guide, teach, train and support other surgeons and medical experts independent of any specific hardware. Since Proximie has won multiple awards including FPA Science Story of the Year, and is being used in institutions all around the world. Afef Haddad Country Program Coordinator & Deputy to the Country Director, Maghreb and Malta; Manager of EmpowerHer Maghreb, The World Bank, USA Dr Afef Haddad is the Country Program Coordinator and Deputy to the Director of the Maghreb and Malta at the World Bank Group (WBG). She oversees the development and execution of strategies, programs and projects of the World Bank in the Maghreb countries and Malta and is leading the initiatives on gender issues. Dr Haddad is currently leading the World Bank’s Women Economic Empowerment Initiative in the Maghreb. This innovative initiative leverages the creativity of the Maghreb’s Technology savvy millennials to empower rural women. The EmpowerHer Maghreb initiative aims at engaging the youth to develop solutions to address the economic opportunity challenges faced by rural women who are most in need and have much to offer. Dr Haddad has extensive operational experience in three regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She also has extensive WBG corporate experience because of her work in the office of the Global Practices’ Vice Presidents where she led the strategy update efforts to the Executive Directors. Dr Haddad holds a PhD in International Economics from Sorbonne, Paris. She is a published author on International Trade topics. 32
  32. 32. Panel 5 Advancing gender diversity in tech entrepreneurship and the digital economy Panel 5 Speakers Mursal Hedayat Founder, Chatterbox, UK Mursal Hedayat is the founder and chief executive of Chatterbox, an award-winning platform that trains refugees as foreign language tutors and connects them with students and professionals across the UK. She is a graduate in Economics from the University of Leeds and a Year Here social change fellow who has been named as an Emerging Innovator by Ashoka. A former refugee herself, Mursal was inspired to create pathways into professional careers for refugees after observing first-hand the vast untapped talent and potential residing in the refugee community. Chatterbox is backed by Bethnal Green Ventures and Nesta and counts SOAS University of London and Edinburgh University amongst its clients. Hanadi Jabado Executive Director, Entrepreneurship Centre, University of Cambridge, UK Hanadi is passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation. A serial entrepreneur herself, she has a strong understanding of the needs of early stage ventures and entrepreneurs. Her areas of interests cover a wide range of industries, covering traditional sectors such as education, and more cutting-edge technology sectors such as Biotech. In 2012, Hanadi was inspiration and the driving force behind the creation of Accelerate Cambridge, enhancing the contribution of Cambridge Judge Business School to the Cambridge entrepreneurial cluster, by providing help, nurture, and support to innovators and entrepreneurs in Cambridge. She has coined the “sneak outs” phrase, describing IP out of the University of Cambridge being commercialised directly by the inventor. Since its creation, Accelerate Cambridge has supported over a hundred companies and Hanadi has personally been involved in raising 10 million pounds of equity and grant funding for the Accelerate Cambridge startups. Early in 2016 Hanadi was appointed the Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge. The Centre’s mission is to develop practical and academic entrepreneurship programmes supporting budding entrepreneurs and fledging companies from pre-idea all the way to growth. Hanadi has also been instrumental in the recent launch of the SME Growth Challenge programme which expands the Centre’s offering to scale-ups and high-growth companies. She is a co-organiser of the Darden-Judge academic conference on entrepreneurship and is often invited as a guest speaker on forums, debates and conferences on the topic of entrepreneurship. In 2016 her work to support entrepreneurs earned her recognition as one of the Maserati100 and in 2017 by Smith & Williamson. She is a Fellow at Lucy Cavendish. Hanadi sits on the advisory board of several startups at various stages of development and growth and is a director of Pitch@Palace CIC. Her work in Cambridge is already enabling a unique platform for entrepreneurship research ranging from case studies of start-ups, scale-ups all the way to industry reports and longitudinal studies of the underpinning factors of entrepreneurial success from both the entrepreneur’s and the early investor’s perspectives. She has co-authored a series of articles on SME growth case studies on various facets of the entrepreneurial struggles, and is currently developing a book on early stage ventures with Professor Stelios Kavadias. Born in Lebanon and raised in France, she is fluent in English, French and Arabic and speaks another four languages. She lives in Cambridge with her four children. 33
  33. 33. Gabrielle Patrick Vice Chair Leisure Industries Section, International Bar Association & The Blockchain Lawyer, UK Gabrielle is a UK & US lawyer specializing in blockchain and distributed ledger technology. In 2014, she co-founded Epiphyte, a middleware software solution, that delivered the first FCA regulated international payments system using blockchain rails as a new type of payment instrument issuance. She also helps lead the International Bar Association’s dialogue on blockchain technology and deals with virtual currencies and related legal issues. Panel 5 Speakers Closing remarks delivered by Dr Hayaatun Sillem 34
  34. 34. The Arab International Women’s Forum wishes to acknowledge our Global Partners who share the AIWF mission and whose endorsement, cooperation and participation helps AIWF to activate its agenda for business growth, change and development for women in the MENA region and beyond. AIWF is proud to have the confidence of our Benefactor Partner PepsiCo, and the support of all Global Partners on this occasion and on all AIWF initiatives. AIWF Global & Institutional Partners AIWF Benefactor Partner AIWF Global Platinum Partners AIWF Global Diamond Partners AIWF Institutional Partners AIWF Global Communications Partner 35
  35. 35. The Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF), established in 2001 as an independent not for profit organisation, is a unique network linking Arab women with their international counterparts, showcasing their development, ability and competence in business, professional and public life, and creating greater global awareness of women’s success and prospects in the Arab world. Now in its second decade of fulfilling its founding mission of Building Bridges, Building Business, AIWF has been a force for change for women in the MENA region, encouraging them to take greater leadership roles and reach higher levels of responsibility in all sectors of business, public life and in civil society while at the same time contributing to the progress and prosperity of their families and communities. AIWF has received international recognition in the Arab world and internationally as a powerful advocate of women in business for the advancement of women, and its growing role to promote and advance legislative rights for the participation of Arab women has been distinguished by collaboration with, among others, the League of Arab States, the European Commission and European Parliament, United Nations organisations and agencies, the World Bank, the MENA-OECD Investment Programme, women’s business councils in the Arab States, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, International Chambers of Commerce and many globally recognised institutes of higher and further education. AIWF could not have made the impact it has over the last decade without the support of its Global Partners: PepsiCo, Pfizer, Shell, Nama Women Advancement Establishment, PwC, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Vistra, Northern Trust, and Boodle Hatfield, all of whom are committed to strong inclusiveness and diversity policies and developing and training women. Also of great importance to the work of AIWF are its MoU partnerships with the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, the Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance, the Mudara Institute of Directors, the Pearl Initiative, the Dubai Business Women Council and Memac Ogilvy. AIWF’s keystone initiative, the Young Arab Women Leaders Conference Series launched in 2011 by AIWF in partnership with Global Partner PwC, provides a platform for young aspiring Arab women to support, engage and network with mentors in political, economic and social leadership roles in the Arab world. AIWF is also pleased to partner with the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division (IBA/LPD) Initiative for Women Business Lawyers to develop and support women in commercial law in the Arab region and encourage more Arab women to enter into the legal profession. Supported fully by its powerful network of Global Partners, the Arab International Women’s Forum continues to build on its core mission to achieve sustainable empowerment for women and youth and to champion a concerted drive at the highest levels to advance gender equality in the Arab world. For further information, please contact: Arab International Women’s Forum Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BD, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)20 7887 7630 Fax: +44 (0)20 7887 6001 www.aiwfonline.com 36
  36. 36. As the UK’s national academy for engineering, we bring together the most successful and talented engineers for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. We provide analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s role as a great place to do business. We take a lead on engineering education and we invest in the UK’s world- class research base to underpin innovation. We work to improve public awareness and understanding of engineering. We are a national academy with a global outlook and use our international partnerships to ensure that the UK benefits from international networks, expertise and investment. We have four strategic objectives, each of which provides a key contribution to a strong and vibrant engineering sector and to the health and wealth of society. Make the UK the leading nation for engineering innovation Supporting the development of successful engineering innovation and businesses in the UK in order to create wealth, employment and benefit for the nation. Address the engineering skills crisis Meeting the UK’s needs by inspiring a generation of young people from all backgrounds and equipping them with the high-quality skills they need for a rewarding career in engineering. Position engineering at the heart of society Improving public awareness and recognition of the crucial role of engineers everywhere. Lead the profession Harnessing the expertise, energy and capacity of the profession to provide strategic direction for engineering and collaborate on solutions to engineering grand challenges. Diversity and Inclusion Programme Strategy 2016-2020 The Royal Academy of Engineering is leading a programme to increase diversity and inclusion across the engineering profession. Vision An inclusive engineering profession that inspires, attracts and retains people from diverse backgrounds and reflects the UK society. Mission Leading the engineering profession to challenge status quo, stimulate cultural change and improve diversity and inclusion. Royal Academy of Engineering Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG Tel: +44(0)20 7766 0600 | www.raeng.org.uk | @RAEngNews #EngDiversity 37
  37. 37. Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. With 189 member countries, staff from more 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Five Institutions, One Group The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) lends to governments of middle-income and creditworthy low-income countries. The International Development Association (IDA) provides interest-free loans - called credits- and grants to governments of the poorest countries. Together, IBRD and IDA make up the World Bank. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. IFC helps developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, mobilizing capital in international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments. The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) was created in 1988 to promote foreign direct investment into developing countries to support economic growth, reduce poverty, and improve people’s lives. MIGA fulfills this mandate by offering political risk insurance (guarantees) to investors and lenders. The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) provides international facilities for conciliation and arbitration of investment disputes. Mission The World Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030: • End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.90 a day to no more than 3%; • Promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country. The Bank Group works with country governments, the private sector, civil society organizations, regional development banks, think tanks, and other international institutions on issues ranging from climate change, conflict, and food security to education, agriculture, finance, and trade. All of these efforts support the Bank Group’s twin goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity of the poorest 40 percent of the population in all countries. World Bank Headquarters 1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433 USA (202) 473-1000 www.worldbank.org 38
  38. 38. At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com Established in the Middle East for 40 years, PwC has 23 offices across 12 countries in the region with around 4,200 people. www.pwc.com/me PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity. Please see www.pwc.com/structure for further details. 39
  39. 39. AIWF Benefactor Partner & Conference Networking Partner PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated approximately $63 billion in net revenue in 2016, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales. At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our fundamental belief that the success of our company is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the world around. We believe that continuously improving the products we sell, operating responsibly to protect our planet and empowering people around the world is what enables PepsiCo to run a successful global company that creates long-term value for society and our shareholders. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com 40
  40. 40. Shell’s aim is to meet the energy needs of society both today and into the future. And around the world, as the population grows and standards of living improve, those needs are rising. The UN estimates the world’s population to be more than 11 billion by the end of the century – 3.5 billion more than today, increasing the global need for energy. Not only is more energy required, but it needs to be cleaner and addressing these needs to power human progress is Shell’s central purpose. We are continuously working on improving the energy efficiency of our existing operations and reducing the carbon intensity of our portfolio. And we are investing in new energies to help us prepare for the ongoing transformation of global energy systems. We are working today to create the energy of tomorrow. For decades Shell has worked in partnerships around the world to plan and launch important energy projects. Present in 70 countries with more than 90,000 employees, we produce 3.7 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (crude oil and natural gas combined) and we serve 30 million customers through our 43,000 Shell-branded retail stations. Since the company’s first tanker passed through the Suez Canal in 1892, the company has had a close association with the Arab world, and this is something we are immensely proud of. Our partnerships in the Middle East stretch back over a century, today our businesses are present in across the region, from Abu Dhabi, Egypt, Iraq, Oman, Tunisia, Kuwait, Qatar to Saudi Arabia. Over that time we have worked closely with our partners to develop the energy sources needed to meet the region’s rapidly growing demand. For more information, please visit www.shell.com Valued Conference Networking Partner 42
  41. 41. The Arab International Women’s Forum wishes to extend a special acknowledgment and deep appreciation to the Royal Academy of Engineering for its valued support and hospitality as Host Partner of the 10th Young Arab Women Leaders conference in London on ‘Women-Led Innovation in STEM’. AIWF wishes to acknowledge with kind thanks and warm appreciation the special contribution to the success of the AIWF Young Arab Women Leaders Conference series provided by our Global Partner, PwC Middle East. We also wish to acknowledge the World Bank and to express our deepest appreciation for its longstanding partnership and support for the AIWF agenda. We also thank the AIWF Global Benefactor Partner, PepsiCo, for its invaluable support of AIWF in all our work and programmes, and AIWF Global Partner Shell for its valued partnership of today’s conference and on all AIWF initiatives over the years. AIWF wishes to acknowledge the valued participation of our Opening Keynote Speakers, Panel Chairs, and Guest Speakers who have so generously contributed their time, expertise and experience to today’s engaging and highly valuable panel discussions. AIWF also acknowledges the special contribution and commitment of Dr Enass Abo Hamed, CEO & Co-Founder, H2GO Power, University of Cambridge Energy Champion 2017, Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellow; Louise Wayham, LLM International Human Rights Law and Founder of Law Courseware, which provides specialist communications and conference programming consultancy to AIWF; and Meryem Benslimane of the Arab International Women’s Forum, for making today’s conference such a success. AIWF Conference Programme Acknowledgments 43
  42. 42. As today’s headlines make clear, women face formidable challenges as they rise through the ranks at every rung of the career ladder. Less well known is the glass ceiling within: psychologists have identified a Good Girl set of behaviours, reinforced by peers and parents, that is preventing young women from developing the confidence to express themselves, and the skills and practice to lead and carry out their deeply-held ambitions. Armed with the latest research, in this one-hour taster course, Global Voice UK, a worldwide consultancy of highly skilled leadership coaches and trainers, will give you a toolkit of practical exercises to prepare a pitch that is as clear as it is compelling, whether you are prepping to ask for a raise or seeking buy-in for an important project. Get your voice heard. This unique and highly interactive workshop will take place immediately after the Young Arab Women Leaders: Women Led-Innovation in STEM conference in the Hub Boardroom, Royal Academy of Engineering. Places are strictly limited to 20. About Global Voice UK Global Voice UK is a women-led consultancy with a network of experienced professionals who offer coaching and training programmes tailored to your needs and the goals of your organisations delivered in all the world’s major languages. Our network members work with major multinationals, global law firms, and international organisations, from UN agencies to multilateral development banks. Grounded in cutting edge research on how to address women’s leadership and career challenges, we will help you find your voice, and in turn raise the voices of women in the debates that matter, from the boardroom to the halls of government. Make your mark. Our approach to training is to apply cutting edge research to real world challenges that women face. We incorporate the latest training techniques, online, in the classroom and individually. You can build your own programme using a selection of our modules covering topics from personal branding, how to negotiate a pay rise, Interrupt the Interrupter, to digital storytelling and dealing with communications in the meeting room or the public arena. We work across the developed and developing world in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Italian and Portuguese, with a keen sensitivity to local and global context. We want to help you find your voice and be heard. Workshop Communication skills as a key leadership competency in STEM To find out more about what we do visit www.global-voice.uk Email us at: info@global-voice.uk or Follow us on twitter @myvoice_global London: +44 (0)208 876 1049 Paris: +33 (0) 9867 15224 44

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