April 20–21, 2024 | Dubai
Please note Agenda and Timings are subject to change.
09:30 – 11:00 Doors Open. Registration & Welcome Breakfast

April 20. MAIN STAGE

Location Conference Hall
Timing 11:00 — 18:40
For the Main Stage program, attendees will have access to equipment for simultaneous interpretation into English, Arabic, and Russian languages.
Official Opening
11:00 – 11:15
Wealth Her Way to Freedom
11:15 – 11:30
Kick-Off Keynote
Mila Semeshkina
Founder and President, Women's Empowerment Council
Speaker
Your Altitude Is Only Limited by Your Attitude
11:30 – 11:45
Keynote
Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Marwan Al Maktoum
Captain Pilot, Dubai Police Airwing
Speaker
CEOs Panel on Advancing in Business as a Woman
11:45 – 12:25
Panel discussion
Aby Sam Thomas
Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Middle East
Moderator
Hoda Mansour
COO, Asia Pacific, Japan, Middle East & Africa, IFS
Speaker
Mary Gukasyan
Managing Director, General Manager Middle East & Africa, Kraft Heinz
Speaker
Dr. Saeeda Jaffar
Senior Vice President & Group Country Manager – GCC, Visa
Speaker
Mirna Arif
General Manager, Microsoft Egypt
Speaker
No Health, No Wealth
12:25 – 12:50
Fireside chat
Sal Jafar
CEO, ESG Mena
Moderator
H.E. Dr. Maryam Mohd Fatma Matar, MD, PhD
Founder & Chairperson, UAE Genetic Diseases Association
Speaker
Her Highness Sayyida Basma Al Said
Mental Health Specialist. Founder, Whispers of Serenity Clinic and Not Alone Mental Health Campaign
Speaker
From Ocean to Space: Women Leaders in Science, Tech and Engineering
12:50 – 13:40
Panel discussion
Mishaal Ashemimry
First Female Aerospace Engineer in the GCC and Youngest Aerospace Entrepreneur Developing Rockets
Speaker
Najeeba Al Jabri
Vice President, Environment, Health andl Safety, EGA
Speaker
Amnah Ajmal
Executive Vice President, Market Development, EEMEA, Mastercard
Speaker
Rumaitha Al Busaidi
Omani marine scientist and the youngest Omani woman to cross South Pole
Speaker
Dr. Eng. Suaad Al Shamsi
Aviation Consultant, VP at Women in Aviation International
Speaker
Anton Stepanenko
Partner and Associate Director in Education, Employment and Welfare, BCG
Moderator
When Relationship Is an Art
13:40 – 14:00
Fireside chat
Sabinije von Gaffke
TV Host and Founder, Impactfulness Ventures
Moderator
Veronica Berti Bocelli
CEO, Andrea
Bocelli
Management Office
and Vice-Chair,
Andrea Bocelli Foundation
Speaker
Swimming Upstream in a Conversation with Sara Al Madani
14:00 – 14:20
Fireside chat
Martina Fuchs
International TV anchor, business journalist, expert on China and the Middle East
Moderator
Sara Al Madani
Emirati serial entrepreneur, public speaker and reality TV star
Speaker
Lunch
14:20 – 15:20
Once Achieved, How Can Success Be Sustained: an Honest Conversation with Meryem Uzerli
15:20 – 15:40
Fireside chat
Nimi Mehta
TV Host, Dubai One TV – Public Speaking Mentor & Founder, SPKR
Moderator
Meryem Uzerli
Actress
Speaker
Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?
15:40 – 16:20
Panel discussion.
Please be informed that the session will be conducted in English-Russian. We kindly request you to collect interpretation headsets prior to the session for seamless understanding.
Tala Michel Issa
Senior Reporter, Arabian Business
Moderator
Vera Futorjanski
CEO & Founder, Veritas Ventures
Speaker
Irina Shamilova
Founder and Chief Designer, EIRINE Jewelry House
Speaker
Sarah Omolewu
Managing Partner, Maven Global Access
Speaker
Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Khalifa Al Khalifa
Chairperson, FUTURE8 and Board Member, NFINITY8 group
Speaker
The Power of Online Communication: Connect, Convey, Succeed
16:20 – 16:40
Fireside chat
Dr. Eng. Suaad Al Shamsi
Aviation Consultant, VP at Women in Aviation International
Moderator
Karen Wazen
Digital Entrepreneur
Speaker
Money Won't Make You Happy, Will It?
16:40 – 17:20
Fireside Chat
Carol Glynn
Financial Empowerment Coach, Owner of Conscious Finance Coaching
Moderator
Rania Masri El Khatib
Chief Brand and Marcomms Officer, IMI
Speaker
Ghizlan Guenez
Serial Entrepreneur & Angel Investor, Founder, FForce
Speaker
Katja Muelheim
Founding Partner, Prestel & Partner
Speaker
Emon Shakoor
Founder & CEO, Blossom Accelerator
Speaker
New Era of Social Media Platforms: Insights, Technologies, and Strategies for Content Creators
17:20 – 18:00
Panel discussion
Nayla Al Khaja
First Female Film Director in the UAE
Speaker
Zaria Parvez
Senior Global Social Media Manager, Duolingo
Speaker
Kinda Ibrahim
General Manager, Operations METAPSA, TikTok
Speaker
Ayesha Mubarak Ali
Fusion-Tech Artist & Creative Director-Forbes under 30
Speaker
Danae Mercer
Journalist & Self Love Influencer
Moderator
Championing Resilience
18:00 – 18:30
Fireside chat
Stephenie Rodriguez
CEO & Founder, WanderSafe.com, Parathlete
Speaker
Manizha
Musician, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Co-founder, SILSILA Foundation
Speaker
Stephanie Bretonniere
Founder & CEO of WE IMPACT.WORLD
Moderator

April 20. ROUNDTABLES

Roundtables are 50-minute discussions with industry leaders, providing attendees with the opportunity to address pressing business and societal issues. All the participants will spread independently between open roundtables. Each roundtable focuses on a specific topic and is facilitated by WE Convention speakers. Whether you're a speaker or general attendee, your perspectives are welcome, and you're encouraged to participate and share your insights.
Location Lawn of the Atlantis The Royal Convention Center
Timing 10:00 – 10:50
Registration is required, English language only.
Maria Vitoratos
Executive Career Coach & Head of MV Careers, MV Coaching & Consulting
Moderator
Navigating Career Transitions
Roundtable #1
Lara Varjabedian
Co-Founder, UBQT
Moderator
How to Start Your Idea
Roundtable #2
Avneet Kohli
Co-Founder, StartUp Network Encubay
Moderator
Women Entrepreneurs: Needs, Challenges and Access to Capital in UAE
Roundtable #3
Nezha Alaoui
CEO, Women Choice, Social Innovator, Author, and Influencer
Moderator
IMPACT HER: Imbedding Social Impact in Your Career or Business Model
Roundtable #4
Suzi Fadel Nassif
Contemporary Artist and Founder, Al Mezzanine art space
Moderator
Women in the Art: Expression and Identity
Roundtable #5
Loubna Imenchal
VP / Head of Enterprise Business, Logitech AMECA
Moderator
Managing with Effective Leadership
Roundtable #6

April 20. WORKSHOPS ROOM

The main stage program will be accompanied by parallel in-depth workshops to experience the approaches and practices of leading international experts in small groups. Attendees will have an opportunity to dive deeper into an area of interest, perfect their skills, discover new areas of development and express creativity.
Location Topaz Hall
Timing 12:00 – 16:50
Registration is required, English language only.
Calculated Risk: How to Build a Social-First Brand
12:00 – 12:40
Zaria Parvez
Senior Global Social Media Manager, Duolingo
Finding the Company Position in the Competitive Environment
12:50 – 13:30
Elena Zhigalina
Head of Brand and Communications, zolar
Become a Better Negotiator to Reach the Deals You Want
13:40 – 14:20
Lousin Mehrabi
Professional Negotiator & Inspirational Speaker
How to Leverage Storytelling to Achieve Your Big Visibility Goals
15:20 – 16:00
Bibigi Haile
Strategic Advisor & Founder, The Beauvoir Group
How to Build a Multi-Million Dollar Medical E-Learning Business from Scratch
16:10 – 16:50
Shabnam & Shaghayegh Safarzadeh
Serial Entrepreneurs, Co-founders, Advanced eClinical, Externi, Safar NY

April 20. SERENITY CORNER

Serenity Corner by Whispers of Serenity Clinic is a wellbeing pit stop to pause amidst the hustle and bustle, recharge and prepare for new opportunities ahead. A place to wind down tailored for self-reflection and personal growth. With instant access to brief sessions led by mental health experts, you can take a much-needed mental break and to reflect on anything on your mind.
Location Main Foyeh
Timing 12:00 – 16:00
hosted by Whispers of Serenity Clinic
Dear Attendees,
Please be advised that there will be recording and filming of parts of the WE Convention for future reference and promotional use. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
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