Global Women’s Forum Dubai will host interactive panel discussions to drive health awareness and wellness among women in the Mena region.
The two-day forum, will be held on February 23 and 24, at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and led by Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council, President of Dubai Women Establishment and wife of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, UAE.
Build on the theme ‘Let’s Innovate!’, the forum 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, maximising their contribution to socio-economic development, and inspiring future generations of women to actively participate in nation-building.
Shamsa Saleh, CEO of Dubai Women Establishment
At the plenary session titled, ’80 is the new 50’, leading heart surgeon and health expert, Dr. Oz, will for the first time in the region, share his insights into the healthcare industry and on way to overcome challenges to lead a long and healthy life.
Dr. Oz, who will explore five key adjustments that control 70 per cent of how we age, is of the firm belief that the best way to live longer is to give your heart a reason to keep beating.
Shamsa Saleh, CEO of Dubai Women Establishment (DWE) said: “Inviting Dr. Oz as a key panellist on our ’80 is the new 50’ plenary was motivated by our belief to inspire the larger community and particularly women in the region to pursue better health. Dr. Oz brings a wealth of relevant expertise and medical insights and we are excited to bring him to the region for the first time to hear about his innovative ways and practical knowledge to achieve a healthier and longer life - strengthening the power of knowledge and influence of Emirati women - and we very much look forward to welcoming him to Dubai.”
She added: “Our program at Global Women’s Forum Dubai draws upon five agenda streams - Achieving, Creating, Giving, Energizing and Sustaining - each with an opportunity to showcase the UAE as a leading nation in cross-sector innovation and women’s achievement. At the very foundation of these streams is the importance of our women’s health and wellbeing which is a key component to living a full and happy life, contributing to our wise leadership’s vision to make the UAE the happiest of all nations.”
Co-organised by Dubai Women Establishment and the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, the forum is expected to attract more than 2,000 participants and 200 speakers and international delegate, with the aim of considering new perspectives for today and tomorrow; creating a powerful, global network capable of boosting the influence of women throughout the world; conceiving innovative and concrete action plans to encourage women’s contribution to society; and promoting diversity in the business world.
Global Women’s Forum Dubai plenary sessions
The Turning Point
There is a crucial turning point in every career, a “breakthrough” moment that determines not only what you do but who you are. These speakers provide an inspirational opening for Global Women’s Forum Dubai. Because, as different as each story may be, we can all recognise that moment that changes everything.
Voices From The Gulf
While women in the Middle East share many similarities with their counterparts in other regions, they are frequently the subjects of misperceptions throughout the world. This session aims to look beyond some of the most common stereotypes and focus on the real-life achievements of and challenges for women in this region.
Innovative Thinking for Tomorrow’s Cities
Urban centers around the world are grappling with how to optimize legacy infrastructure – education, transport, culture, safety, healthcare, housing policies…. – with women and girls in mind. What if we were to leap forward and re-think our cities not only to incorporate women’s perspectives but to deploy the genius of women for the benefit of all?
Creating Lasting Social Impact
Philanthropy and social entrepreneurship are yielding new approaches to social impact, and serving up new models for making change. Meet some of the new change-makers and hear what drives them and what they aim to achieve.
80 is the new 50
Research indicates we will continue to live longer. The life expectancy of women has risen even faster than that of men. But does living longer mean living better? One renowned expert will challenge what we take for granted about our allotted time on the planet, and share how we can disrupt and reinvent the basics so we may adapt to our future. Because sooner than you think, 80 will be the new 50!
Dr. Oz is Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He performs more than 100 heart surgeries per year and his research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive surgery, alternative medicine and health care policy. Dr. Oz is also a leading health professional on TV and radio, hosting the three-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ and was previously featured as a health expert on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ for six seasons, spanning over 60 episodes.
He has also authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has a regular column in the Oprah Magazine and Time. Dr. Oz has been named as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, where he has featured as a key speaker.