Rising Talents: 7 GCC women achievers

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During an pre-programme orientation workshop for Global Women’s Forum Dubai, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of Republic of Mauritius, on Monday met with the Rising Talents members [seven talented women from the GCC] for an inspirational workshop to facilitate and discuss the rising leaders participation ahead of the formal activities and sessions that will take place at the Forum over the next two days.

The first GCC edition of the Rising Talents initiative, held in partnership with FGB, will recognise seven talented women from the GCC, who will participate in a variety of activities and sessions during Global Women’s Forum Dubai, in addition to a pre-programme workshop. These women will also become members of the international Women’s Forum Rising Talents Network, which currently features over 160 women, representing some 50 countries.

Participants will have an opportunity to meet the seven talented women at Global Women's Forum Dubai, which begins today. They are Aisha Saeed Harib, CSR Investment Specialist and Social Entrepreneur, UAE; Hind Abdul Hamied Seddiqi, Chief Marketing Officer of Seddiqi Holding, UAE; Iman Ben Chaibah, Founder of @SailPublishing, UAE; Sarah Al Agroobi, award-winning Visual Artist, UAE; Sarah Amiri, Emirates Mars Mission Science Team Leader at the Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), and Chairperson of the UAE Council of Scientists, UAE; Amani Shajera, Head of Studies and Research Department at Supreme Council for Women, Kingdom of Bahrain; and Raha Moharrak, Everest Summiteer, KSA.

The Rising Talents hub, which is part of The Discovery - the signature creativity space at the heart of Women’s Forum for Economy and Society meetings, aims to highlight women of under 40 years of age, across all business sectors, who have demonstrated remarkable skills and courage in their professional and personal lives, acting as catalysts for change within their companies and communities. Created by the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, the Rising Talents initiative is built around a strong belief in identifying and nurturing women’s talent for the future of global business and society.

Bringing together male and female leaders from across the world, Global Women’s Forum Dubai is being held on February 23 and 24, 2016, at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. And is co-organised 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 Mena.

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