Women’s Forum Dubai to Host Ivanka Trump and Other Global Leaders
The Global Women’s Forum Dubai (GWFD) 2020 will take place on 16-17 February. Around 3,000 delegates from 87 countries are expected to participate. Learn more below
More than 100 international leaders and experts, including Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President of the United States of America, Theresa May, former Prime Minister of the UK, David Malpass, President of the World Bank Group, Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the IMF, among others, will be in Dubai next week for Global Women’s Forum Dubai (GWFD) 2020. Organised by Dubai Women Establishment (DWE), the event is scheduled to take place from 16-17 February and will be held under the patronage of Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. More than 3,000 delegates from 87 countries are expected to attend more than 60 workshops and other sessions focused on women’s progress.
Theresa May, former Prime Minister of the UK
Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Shaikha Latifa Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Minister of Community Development, Hessa Buhumaid and UAE Minister of State for Food Security, Mariam Al Mheiri, are among speakers from the UAE. Chairperson of the Board and Managing Director of DWE, Mona Al Marri will be giving the welcome address during the opening of the forum.
More than 250 government officials and female entrepreneurs will also be taking part in the first We-Fi MENA Regional Summit, co-organised by the DWE and Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi), running parallel to the women’s forum.
Speaking about the upcoming forum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council, President of Dubai Women Establishment, and wife of His Highness Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Shaikha Manal Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum said, “The UAE provides an inspirational model for the empowerment and socio-economic participation of women. The country has created a highly supportive environment for women to enhance their contributions to society. The global community’s recognition of these remarkable achievements has led to the UAE becoming a venue for the world’s largest events focused on women’s empowerment and advancement.”