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PROGRAM
AGENDA

Day 1 - Sunday, February 16th
PLENARY
9:00 - 9:05 Plenary Hall

WELCOME NOTE

9:05 - 9:25Plenary Hall

GAME-CHANGER

SPEAKER:
Carla Harris
Vice Chairman, Managing Director, and Senior Client Advisor, Morgan Stanley – USA
9:25 - 10:10 Plenary Hall

PLENARY PANEL

Session
GLOBAL GENDER BALANCE:
BETWEEN RESPONSIBILITY AND RESPONSIVENESS
SPEAKERS
H.E. Hessa Buhumaid
Minister of Community Development – UAE
Pedro Conceição
Director, Human Development Report Office, UNDP
Caren Grown
Senior Director for Gender, World Bank Group
MODERATOR:
Dan Murphy
Correspondent, CNBC
BREAK 10:10 - 10:25
10:25 - 10:45 Plenary Hall

GAME-CHANGER

Speaker:
Capt. Brenda Berkman
Pioneering female firefighter - USA
10:45 - 11:05Plenary Hall

IN CONVERSATION WITH

SPEAKER:
Saida Mirziyoyeva
Member of the Commission on Gender Equality, Republic of Uzbekistan
MODERATOR:
Huda Al Hashimi
Assistant Director General for Strategy & Innovation, Prime Minister’s Office – UAE
BREAK 11:05 - 11:15
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
11:15 - 11:45 The Gate

ECONOMY HUB

SESSION:
INSIGHTS FROM MCKINSEY & COMPANY:
‘MIDDLE EAST WOMEN AT WORK’ REPORT
SPEAKER:
Chiara Marcati
Partner – McKinsey & Company

FUTURE HUB

SESSION:
Equality in the Energy Sector
SPEAKER:
KHAWLA AL MEHAIRI
Executive Vice President of Strategy and Government Communications, DEWA – UAE
VALERIE LEVKOV
Senior Vice President, Africa, Middle East and Mediterranean, Electricité de France
LAMYA FAWWAZ
Executive Director of Brand & Strategic Initiatives, Masdar – UAE
MODERATOR:
CAMPBELL M. STEEDMAN
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

SOCIETY HUB

SESSION:
BE AN INFLUENCER AND DRIVER FOR POSITIVE CHANGE
SPEAKER:
SAYYIDA BASMA AL SAID
Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist – Oman

ENTREPRENEURSHIP HUB

SESSION:
HOW TO GET FUNDED
A SESSION OF THE WE-FI MENA REGIONAL SUMMIT
SPEAKER:
RAMEZ EL-SERAFY
CEO, Flat6Labs – Arab Republic of Egypt
DINA EL SHENOUFY
Chief Investment Officer, Flat6Labs – Egypt
DANY FARHA
Co-Founder & CEO, BECO Capital – UAE
AMBAR AMLEH
Chief Operating Officer, Ibtikar Fund – Palestine

MEDIA HUB

SESSION:
WHEN WOMEN WIN:
POPULAR MEDIA SHATTERS STEREOTYPES
SPEAKER:
Rana Nawas
Rana Nawas, ‘When Women Win’ Podcast Host

ARTS & CULTURE HUB

SESSION:
WOMEN CREATIVES - SHAPING CULTURES
PARTICIPANTS:
TCO WOMEN’S CREATIVE NETWORK MEMBERS
MODERATOR:
Jalal Luqman
Artist – UAE
BREAK 11:45 - 12:00

WE-FI LUNCHEON

13:00 - 13:45Mina A’Salam
By Invitation
PLENARY
13:45 - 14:05 Plenary Hall

IN CONVERSATION WITH

SPEAKER:
SHEIKHA LATIFA BINT MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM
Chairperson, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority – UAE
MODERATOR:
HADLEY GAMBLE
Anchor, CNBC
14:05 - 14:25 Plenary Hall

GAME-CHANGERS

We-Fi Summit Keynote:
SÉRGIO PIMENTA
Vice-President, Middle East and Africa, IFC - World Bank Group
SPEAKERS:
DINA EL SHENOUFY
Chief Investment Officer, Flat6Labs – Egypt
Daniele Henkel
Businesswoman & We-Fi Leadership Champion – Canada
14:15 - 15:15 Plenary Hall

MEDIA HUB

SESSION:
THE POWER OF INFLUENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS
PARTICPANTS:
SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS
MODERATOR:
LOJAIN OMRAN
TV Presenter – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
14:15 - 15:45 FUTURE HUB

DEWA SUSTAINOVATE IDEA LAB

14:25 - 15:15 Plenary Hall

PLENARY PANEL

Session
EMPOWERING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN THE MENA REGION:
NEW SOLUTIONS TO OVERCOMING BARRIERS
SPEAKERS:
RANIA AL-MASHAT
Minister of International Cooperation – Egypt
Nadia Al Saeed
General Manager, Bank Al Etihad – Jordan
Heike Harmgart
Managing Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Laura Lane
President, Global Public Affairs, UPS – USA
Michael Okoroafor
VP Sustainability, McCormick – USA
MODERATOR:
LUBNA BOUZA
Editor-In-Chief, Business, Sky News Arabia
BREAK 15:15 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:15 Plenary Hall

PLENARY PANEL

SESSION
Revolution 4.0:
A new paradigm for the workforce
SPEAKERS:
Khalfan Belhoul
CEO, Dubai Future Foundation – UAE
RANA NAWAS
‘When Women Win’ Podcast Host
Moderator:
HENRY BONSU
Broadcaster and International Conference Host – UK

MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE

15:30 - 17:00 Mina A’Salam
By Invitation
GALA DINNER 19:30 - 21:00
By Invitation

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