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Things to know about the Global Women's Forum Dubai

The theme of Global Women's Forum Dubai (GWFD) 2020 - The Power of Influence - will be a key focal point throughout many of the keynote speeches and workshops

Things to know about the Global Women's Forum Dubai

Organised by Dubai Women Establishment (DWE), the GWFD 2020 is a leading global platform that actively engages leaders and experts from around the world in constructive dialogue to discuss improved policies based on international best practices, foster goal-driven partnerships, and shape sustainable communities.

Things to know about the Global Women's Forum Dubai

Fostering partnerships: 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.

Things to know about the Global Women's Forum Dubai

Promoting gender equality: The agenda features five main plenary sessions which will explore a wide range of topics, from strategies for global gender balance and the future of women at work, to propelling female entrepreneurship in the MENA region. It will also address women’s active role in government.

Things to know about the Global Women's Forum Dubai

High-profile speakers: Confirmed to speak at GWFD 2020 include Kristalina Georgieva (pictured), managing director of the IMF. Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, will also share her perspectives on leadership through culture.

Things to know about the Global Women's Forum Dubai

Sharing inspiration: A new series of sessions – the Game-Changers – will be introduced during Global Women’s Forum Dubai for the first time. The sessions will showcase inspiring stories from women who have made great strides across industries, providing insight into their journeys to success.

Things to know about the Global Women's Forum Dubai

Advancement of women in the region: Mona Al Marri, chairperson of DWE, said: “As a landmark event that will drive the advancement of women on a national, regional and international level forward, GWFD is another important milestone in the UAE’s ongoing journey to further the influence of women across all sectors.”