Bringing together male and female leaders from across the world, Global Women’s Forum Dubai will be held on 23-24 February 2016, at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Co-organized by the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society and Dubai Women Establishment, Global Women’s Forum Dubai is the first Women's Forum for the Economy & Society event in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Global Women’s Forum Dubai will highlight the UAE and region’s achievements in improving gender balance, and provide a global platform for thought leaders and decision-makers to build networks, exchange ideas and share experiences, to enhance female engagement and participation. The event is expected to attract over 2,000 international and regional decision-makers, representing the business, government, academic, social and cultural sectors throughout the world.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, and led by Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of UAE Gender Balance Council, President of Dubai Women Establishment, Global Women’s Forum Dubai will showcase the capabilities of women from the Arab world on the global stage and their contribution to the region’s socio-economic growth, and help to change perceptions about Arab women. Global Women's Forum Dubai will also support the UAE’s strategy to empower societies through women’s participation, in addition to Dubai's vision to be recognized as a leading global events destination.
Building on the theme “Let’s Innovate!”, Global Women’s Forum Dubai will explore what innovation really means in today's technology-focused era. The event will address women's sustainable role in this revolutionary world, with the aim of strengthening the influence of women globally, maximizing their contribution to socio-economic development, and inspiring future generations of women to actively participate in nation-building. Global Women’s Forum Dubai will serve as a key platform, not only for advancing innovation, but also for highlighting the achievements and participation of Arab women in innovation. The program will feature plenaries, interactive sessions and practical workshops under five pillars - Achieving, Creating, Giving, Energizing, and Sustaining. DEWA and Cartier are amongst the partners of Global Women’s Forum Dubai.