SUPPORTED BY:

STRATEGIC PARTNER:

WOMEN SME

Investing in women’s economic empowerment sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth. Women make enormous contributions to economies, whether in businesses, on farms, as entrepreneurs or employees or by doing unpaid care work at home.

WomenSME reaches out to women entrepreneurs in the Middle East. The conference will address the challenges of each entrepreneur who wants to start a new business or wants to grow their business in this competitive environment.

The conference will also provide solutions for entrepreneurs who are on a limited budget but aim to improve their business in terms of marketing, human resourcing, finance and management and understanding opportunities available in the Middle East.

Some of the key topics on the agenda are as follows:
  • Access to capital for Women Entrepreneurs

  • Skills and capacity building

  • Innovation and technology in Business

  • Highlighting Government support for regulatory and administrative environment for women entrepreneurs

  • Highlighting the role of various intermediaries such as associations, NGOs & micro finance institutions towards enhancing women entrepreneurship

  • Discuss actions and support measures for promoting female entrepreneurship in Middle East

Who will attend:
  • Woman Entrepreneurs currently operating a business
  • Women who want to improve their business acumen
  •  Budding Women Entrepreneurs
  • Government and Business Women Leaders and Executives, Corporate Board Members
  • Policy Makers
  • Representatives from NGOs and trade & industry associations
  • Academics
  •  Domestic Funding agencies
  • Media
MISSION

Our mission is to create an interactive place for women in business to share their experiences, their knowledge, their challenges and even their mistakes in order for others not to repeat the same ones. For us it is important that all the intricate small details of running a business should be discussed, including important topics such as finance, planning, security of business, marketing, branding, copy rights, networking and public speaking skills, investment, increasing of capital, licensing, building the team and self confidence, all of which will empower our attendees with new information and skills.
Success stories of powerful women in their different fields will inspire and motivate other women in SME to grow their businesses and ultimately give back to society.

SPEAKERS
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    Mona Ataya

    CEO and Founder | Co-founder
    Bayt.com | Mumzworld.com

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    Louise Karim

    Managing Director
    Mums@Work

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    Mariam Farag

    Head of CSR
    MBC Group

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    Dr. Sharifa Al Yahyai

    Former Minister of Social Development
    Sultanate of Oman

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    Kim A. Page

    Owner
    Kimapage

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    Alia Adi

    Founder and CEO
    Basmaty

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    Helen McGuire

    Co-Founder and Director
    hopscotch.ae

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    Shelina Jokhiya

    Managing Director | Professional Organiser
    DeCluttr Me

PARTNERS & SPONSOR

SILVER SPONSOR

LANYARD SPONSOR

BRONZE SPONSOR

EXHIBITORS

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STRATEGIC PARTNER

OFFICIAL LIFESTYLE
MAGAZINE PARTNER

ASSOCIATION PARTNER

COPY AND PRINT PARTNER

EMBRACED BY

WOMEN DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS

MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT PARTNER

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