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About GWFD 2020

In the spirit of collectively stepping up our influence to create a better future for all, Dubai Women Establishment is proud to host the second edition of the Global Women’s Forum Dubai (GWFD) on the 16th and 17th of February, 2020, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.

Building on the theme ‘The Power of Influence’, the GWFD 2020 offers a global platform to influence policies and foster partnerships that further women’s positive impact. The Forum discussions will inspire dialogues on the role of women across four main areas: government, economy, society, and future. The Forum will engage over 3,000 attendees, including global leaders, experts, academics, entrepreneurs and students.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is the Global Knowledge Partner of the GWFD 2020. This partnership will spearhead positive dialogue on best practices related to global gender-friendly policies. Alongside the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi), DWE is also co-organising the We-Fi MENA Regional Summit – a side-line event that will host entrepreneurs from the region’s emerging economies.



The power of influence

Our Pillars

Government

Discussions around the role of policymakers at a government level, which are essential for the advocacy and development of new legislation.

Economy

Insights into the importance of creating equal opportunities and benefits in the workforce, as employees or entrepreneurs.

Society

A look into sustainable communities that prioritise education, healthcare, arts and culture for improved well-being.

Future

A dive into the great possibilities for growth around innovation, technology, youth engagement, and the prospects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.



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Women should define their own success, says accomplished female sci...

February 17, 2020

Dr. Rana Dajani speaks at a Game-Changer session at Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2020 Session highlights high representation of Arab women in STEM education Dubai, UAE; 17 February 2020: Women should be given the opportunity to design and define their success in society and should not be compared to men, an accomplished scientist and academician […]

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Lack of gender friendly legislations stand in the way of achieving ...

February 17, 2020

Panel discusses solutions for addressing gender disparity Lack of legal frameworks, social norms and cultural perceptions among the top challenges Dubai, UAE; 17 February 2020: One of the biggest challenges to achieving gender parity in the world is the lack of gender friendly legislations and policies that provide women equal opportunities across all sectors, according […]

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Speakers at GWFD 2020 emphasise importance of allocating budget for...

February 17, 2020

Zohra Khan: “Achieving gender balance and parity is the appropriate approach to the best use of women’s capabilities in driving economic growth.”  Dubai, UAE, 17 February 2020: Participants in the Economy Hub session, ‘Gender Responsive Budgeting’ at Global Women’s Forum Dubai (GWFD) 2020 emphasised the importance of allocating budget for gender balance to enhance the […]

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