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Largest women empowerment event in the MENA region returns

Leading PR and Design Firm, Obai and Hill, announced the launch of the Second Edition of the Women Power Summit at a press conference, held on July 24th at Isa Cultural Center. The summit will be hosted this year on October 13th and 14th at the Isa Cultural Centre, to present successful female leaders in diverse fields; who will be highlighting partnerships at the workplace, emphasizing on communication and the forging of stronger relationships within teams and through the workplace.

The Women Power Summit aims to showcase opportunities for investments, partnerships and collaborations created by inspirational female entrepreneurs and investors. Their vision is to connect and empower women by providing them with access to network and knowledge that can allow them to be innovative and succeed, by unleashing their power to create positive change. It is the largest congregation of women in the MENA region for this purpose.

The theme of the second edition of the summit will be drawn towards Women in Leadership: Inspiring Action and Leading Change. The collar pillars will continue to follow the pillars initiated in 2018, which includes: Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. To foster a sense of community and create more impact by breaking barriers, the summit will also include pre-events such as the largest group of women cycling in the Kingdom and a woman centric run to empower women to band together towards achieving change. A unique speed-networking event will also be hosted.

Panelists at the Press Conference included Wafa Al Obaidat (CEO – Obai and Hill), Fatima Haider (Organizational Development Expert, Zain Bahrain), Nouf Al Sowaidi  (Director HR, Gulf Air), Stephen Lay (General Manager, Euro Motors), Nadya Quariab (Director of Sales, Dessange), Reem AlTajer (CSR Partner, BMMI) and Sabeeka Al Shamlan (Founder, Warsha).

Some of the key speakers from this year’s summit includes Hana Y. AlSyead (VP – Diversity and Chairwoman Steering Committee, Olayan Women Network (OWN), Olayan Financing Company), Raha Moharrak (Youngest Arab and First Saudi Woman to conquer Mount Everest), Lina Khalifeh (Founder of SheFighter), Sandra Knight (Co-Founder and COO of Hayatech), Hamad Al Mahmeed (Director of Research and Strategic Planning, Office of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince), Neda Al-Daihani (Founder and CEO of Brilliant Lab), Sheema Al-Nafisee (CEO of Skan for Water and Founder of Elysian), Mashael Fairooz (Managing Director of JEO), Zaina AlBader (Founder of Bookr) and many more inspirational speakers!

Speaking on the launch of the summit, Obai and Hill CEO and Founder of the Women Power Summit, Wafa AlObaidat shared “The impact of last year’s summit was overwhelmingly positive and added purpose and meaning to all the efforts put into making it a reality. The support we have received from the community and the region is testament of how eager everyone is to drive positive change. We have a task force of 30 committed, diligent and empowered members handling different elements of the summit and I couldn’t be more grateful for the time and energy they put into making this summit their own. We look forward to making this edition of the summit bigger and better and I would like to thank all the partners that have extended their support to us this year!”

The Women Power Summit 2019 has received key partnership support from Zain Bahrain, Gulf Air, Dessange, Euro Motors, APM Terminals, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, The Global Shapers community – Manama Hub, Brinc, Rowad,  Careem, Westin, Afkarech, Majra, Cycling Bees, Flat6 Labs, JustClean, Kooheji Systems, PGMD, Elysian, BMMI and Isa Cultural Centre with several more interested parties in talks. With over 20 local and regional Media Partners and 23 Goodie Bag partners – the summit is set to be a roaring success.

“We are delighted to partner with such a successful event like the Women Power Summit 2019 to emphasize on what Zain Bahrain is doing towards having a more diverse workforce and realize its goal of women holding quarter of its leadership by 2020. Such an event raises the awareness of the power of championing women by leading examples of successful stories” Said Fatima Haider, Organization development Expert, Zain Bahrain.

Over 115 women leaders will share their success, passion, creativity, and energy to over 2,000 delegates from across the region and internationally. The summit will also include a wide range of workshops, panels, talks, pitch competitions and mentoring sessions which creates new opportunities for collaborations and partnerships.

Each Ticket grants attendees with access to 50+ panel sessions, Interactive workshops, Keynote discussions, Power Pitch Competition, Mentorship opportunities, Industry focused groups, Networking opportunities, Lead generation opportunities, Evening programs for 2 days, a Goodie bag (with several partner brands), Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee! For Early Bird tickets visit the official website https://womenpower-summit.com/register/

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