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6. Clare Woodcraft-Scott\nCEO\nEmirates Foundation for Youth Development\nCulture and Society\nA new entry at number six, Clare Woodcraft-Scott is also our highest-placed female this year. She is the CEO of Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, the national foundation of the UAE, and is responsible for driving its vision of supporting youth development in the country. The foundation aims to deliver a positive and permanent impact on the lives of young people through the model of venture philanthropy which calls for a shift from short-term grant making to long-term, measureable and financially viable social investment. \nWoodcraft-Scott brings over 20 years of experience working in the field of sustainable development in the Middle East and Africa as a development practitioner, a journalist and a corporate executive specialising in sustainability, social investment and reputation management.
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8. Lucy Bruce\nDirector of Harmony House and Director of Insignia\nCulture and Society\nResiding in the United Arab Emirates since 1999, Lucy Bruce holds a BA (Honours) in Education. In 2003, she co-founded Insignia along with her husband Gaurav Sinha. Today, Insignia is the region’s leading brand marketing firm in the luxury, travel and hospitality sectors and offers its services to over 60 hotels and resorts across 18 countries. \nOver the past years, Lucy has become increasingly devoted to charity work and in 2009 she established Harmony House, a day-shelter for destitute children in India. The charity is registered in the UK as well as India and provides food, shelter, education and medical care for slum children as well as giving social support and vocational training to under-privileged mothers and young women. In July 2013 Harmony House opened its second centre allowing for the number of children enrolled to be increased from 200 to 450.
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23. Tanaz Dizadji\nSenor Director and Board Member\nSTART\nCulture and Society\nAfter a couple of years in the financial field as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tanaz Dizadji chose to move into philanthropy, managing large-scale projects in both London and the UAE. Before moving to Dubai in 2010, to become director of START, a non-profit organisation founded by Art Dubai and the Al Madad Foundation, Dizadji was head of arts and education for the Elephant Parade London and ambassador to Pratham, India’s largest educational NGO. Alongside her charity interests, Dizadji consults for multinational companies on marketing and corporate social responsibility programmes. An entrepreneur at heart, Dizadji has spent the last seven years honing her unique combination of marketing, communication and financial management skills.
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39. Antonia Carver\nFair Director\nArt Dubai\nCulture and Society\nAntonia Carver became fair director of Art Dubai in August 2010. Based in the UAE for the past decade, she has written extensively on Middle Eastern art and film, as a correspondent for The Art Newspaper and Screen International, among other publications, and edited books and journals. She joined Bidoun as an editor in 2004 and later became director of the Middle Eastern arts organisation’s projects division, co-curating educational workshops, film and video series, and overseeing the touring Bidoun Library, artists’ commissions and talks, among other projects. Carver is on the Arab film programming committee for the Dubai International Film Festival. Before moving to Dubai in 2001, she was based in London and worked at Phaidon, the Institute of International Visual Arts and G+B Arts International.