Arab Women's Leadership Forum Pushes for Integration and Advancement
Ambition, dedication and style abound at Dubai event
- The second Arab Women’s Leadership Forum, held in Dubai, gathered 600 women from across the Middle East to promote better workplace integration and the advancement of women into top corporate posts.
- Sylvia Ann Hewlett, a 20-first.com regular, attended and, wrote in Forbes Woman that she was “deeply impressed” by the dozens of conversations she had over the three-day event.
- “[T]he energy and buzz at the conference could not have been more familiar. The conversations revolved around access to mentors, plum assignments, global experience and advice on how to get it.”
- Hewlett noted that an upcoming study from her Center for Work-Life Policy had found that United Arab Emirates, for instance, “love their jobs and display enviable levels of dedication to their work, with 90% willing to go the extra mile for their companies, … [and] 92% of UAE women aspire to hold a top job.”
The Forbes report