Is there a role for Women in Arab Politics and Business?

Jeremy-Penn-Le-Chat-deneuve-painting-572x350We listened to our younger members who requested for a debate to take place. So we started with quite a stunning one. Thanks to the generosity of our Patron and Founder Member, Dr. Ahmed El Mokadem who sponsored the event including bringing over speakers from Cairo, we had an impressive lineup of speakers. We also had many students attend from Riddledown Collegiate and Roehampton University.

Speakers:

  • Sir Sherard Cowper Coles
    • Former British Ambassador to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan
  • H.E. Ms. Ghada Waly
    • Minister of Social Solidarity, Government of Egypt
  • Lady Olga Maitland
    • Chairman Anglo Jordanian Society Chairman, Algeria British Business Council
  • Dr. Claire Spencer
    • Head, Middle East & North Africa Programme at Chatham House
  • H.E. Mrs Dalia Elbatal
    • Egyptian Ambassadrice, London
  • Baroness Margot von Maltzen
    • Former Economics and Geopolitical Adviser to General The Lord Richards, Former Chief of the UK Defense Staff
  • Ms. Mai Eldib
    • Consultant, Sotheby’s Cairo
  • Mrs Shahira Salah Diab
    • Managing Director, La Poire Touristic Enterprise, Cairo

Links:

[1] http://www.arabianbusiness.com/photos/the-100-most-powerful-arab-women-2015-583825.html

[2] http://7days.ae/hh-sheikha-bodour-al-qasimi-to-become-first-emirati-woman-to-chair-world-economic-forum

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