ABOUT The Will Summit

The Will Summit will highlight exceptional success stories through talks and panel discussions and will feature some of the most influential individuals shaping the global agenda for women.

This inaugural conference will celebrate Arab women’s achievements in business, entrepreneurship, politics, innovation, technology, art, education, and sport, and will highlight the challenges women face and the best practices to empowering women across these fields. The Summit will focus on how corporations, governments, and delegates can work together to generate awareness and action for the social, economic, and political empowerment of women.

The Will Summit is the first program under the Will Initiative in partnership with Vogue Arabia and the General Women’s Union, organized with the support of UN Women.

SPEAKERS

She Leads – Fireside chat

HER EXCELLENCY NOURA BINT MOHAMMED AL KAABI
MINISTER OF CULTURE AND KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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MANUEL ARNAUT
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, VOGUE ARABIA MODERATOR

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She Impacts

Dr. Aghadeer Jweihan
Director of the Office of HRH Princess Taghrid Mohammed and Director of Almanal royal Palace

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Diala Khamra
CEO, Save The Children Jordan

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Farah Nabulsi
Filmmaker & Founder of Native Liberty Productions

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Maria Conceicao
Founder Maria Cristina Foundation

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She Works

Adriana Guerrero
Co-founder, Alcazar Energy

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Fatema Al Nuaimi
Chief Executive Officer, ADNOC LNG

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ingie chalhoub
Founder and President of the Etoile Group, Founder and Creative Director of INGIE Paris

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Mahira Abdel Aziz
Architect, TV Presenter, Actor Moderator

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She Plays

Aseel Alhamad
Saudi Arabia Representative at the FIA Women in Motorsports Commission and Board Member at the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation

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Halah Alhamrani
Founder, FLAGBOXING

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zahra lari
figure skater and five time UAE National Champion

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Alexandria Gouveia
MANAGING EDITOR, VOGUE ARABIA moderator

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She Performs

Zeina Barhoum
Operatic Soprano and Designer, Founder of Amman Opera Festival, Zeina Barhoum Jewelry

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alexandra venison
beauty editor, vogue arabia

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mina liccione
founder, funny girls uae

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Agenda

9:30 – 10:00

Registration and Networking

10:20 – 10:25

Opening remarks
HE Rym Al Falasy,
Secretary-General, Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood

10:25 – 10:30

Opening remarks by UN Women
Dr. Mouza Al Shehi, Director, UN Women Liaison Office for the GCC

10:30 – 10:35

Welcome Address by Nervora & Vogue Arabia
Shashi Menon,
Founder and CEO, Nervora; Publisher, Vogue Arabia

10:45 – 11:15

She Leads – Fireside Chat

11:15 – 11:35

Coffee Break

11:35 – 12:20

She Impacts – Social impact driven by women

Women are historically at the helm of social impact. As such, this panel will look at the awe-inspiring roles that our panelists are playing within their communities and societies, using their voices and positions to drive awareness on topical Arab issues

12:25

She Inspires – A video featuring Elisa Sednaoui, founder of Elisa Sednaoui Foundation

12:25 – 12:40

Performance

12:40 – 13:25

She Works – Women in the workplace

Made up of business founders and women in C-level positions, this panel will challenge the notion of male-dominated executive boards, as well as discussing how to best to elevate women in the workplace and the potential for economic growth in the Middle East by increasing the participation of women in the labor market

13:25 – 14:25

Lunch

14:25

She Inspires – A video featuring Sheikha Majda Al-Sabah, entrepreneur and mental health advocate

14:30 – 14:50

She Performs – Performance by Zeina Barhoum, Jordanian classically trained Soprano, followed by a conversation with Alexandra Venison, Beauty Editor, Vogue Arabia

15:00 – 15:45

She Plays – Women in sports

As an important enabler of sustainable development and positive personal identity, more Arab women than ever before are taking up sports in all its various forms. Bringing together unparalleled Arab talent from a diverse array of sports, this panel will discuss these unique roads to success, the challenges faced along the way, and their vision for the future of women in sport

15:45 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00

She Inspires – A video featuring Farida Osman Egyptian Olympic swimmer

16:05 – 16:20

The Role of the Media: Vogue Arabia

16:25 – 16:50

She Leads – Her Excellency Noura Bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development for the United Arab Emirates, in conversation with Manuel Arnaut, Editor-in- Chief, Vogue Arabia

16:50 – 17:00

Felicitations & closing remarks

sponsors

About Bulgari

Founded in Rome in 1884, Bvlgari established a reputation for Italian excellence with exquisite craftsmanship and magnificent jewellery creations. Over the decades, the Bvlgari generations defined a distinctive style made of vibrant color combinations, exquisitely balanced volumes and unmistakable motifs that pay homage to its Roman roots and heritage. Bvlgari is also committed to continuously advancing on ethical and social matters through the constant establishment of key partnerships. In 2009, to commemorate its 125th anniversary, Bvlgari celebrated its past by committing to a better future for the world’s most vulnerable children, starting a joint path with Save The Children, driven by an audacious dream.

Over the last 10 years, funds raised through the sales of Bvlgari’s Save The Children jewellery collection have been invested to ensure immediate support to children and their families in case of emergencies, helping children to fight poverty in their communities, guaranteeing the opportunity to inclusive quality education and empowering adolescents and youth. The powerful vision of the Roman Jeweler and the 100-year long experience for the NGO, allowed to reach tangible results, helping over 1.5 million children to make their dreams come true through the power of education.
Access to education is a human right, not a luxury. Save The Children works hand in hand with Bvlgari to ensure that every child receives an opportunity to grow and gain the necessary skills to learn, providing protection and building peace and stability.
Because education can save lives.

“Dreams start with an audacious vision” – Jean-Christophe Babin, Bvlgari CEO

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Venue & Contact

Rosewood Hotel

Al Maryah Island

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates