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Global Women Forum

Bridging Europe and the Arab World. Kicked off on 15 November, 2023
in Berlin, Germany.

Global Women Forum Wrap-Up: Celebrating Milestones in STEM, Energy, and AI

Held in Berlin on 15 November 2023 GWF marked a historic milestone for women in STEM, energy, and AI, fostering collaboration between Europe and the Arab world. Organized by the Euro Institute for Information and Technology Transfer in Environmental Protection (EITEP Institute), the event brought together over 150 participants dedicated to building cultural and economic bridges.

Why You Should Join The Event

The goal of the “Global Women Forum” is to promote exchange between businesswomen from Europe and the Arab region and create networks to build cultural and economic bridges between the two regions. Our networking platform is centered around sustainability and focuses on building meaningful connections among women in STEM, energy and AI.

“The EmpowHERed leaders shaping tomorrow.”

Our Core Values

Networking Opportunities

Exceptional networking with influential businesswomen from Europe and the Arab region.

Cultural & Economic Bridges

Bridge cultures and economies through meaningful connections.

Sustainability

Join a sustainability-focused platform to drive positive change and business growth.

Why Attend?

Explore Topics

Leadership

Mentorship

Diversity

Work-life
Balance

Women in
stem

Women
Empowerment

Our Speakers

H.E. Ilham Ibrahim Mohamed Ahmed

Ambassador of the Republic of Sudan to the Federal Republic of Germany

H.E. Maitha Saif Al Mahrouqi

The Sultanate of Oman's Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany

H.E. Dr. Abdullah Al-Nuaimi

Former UAE Minister of Climate and Energy, United Arab Emirates

Rana Alnasir-Boulos

Director Business Development, EITEP Institute, Germany (Chair)

Ellen von Zitzewitz

Deputy Head Division VB1, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), Germany

Dr. Dina Yacout

CEO and Founder Conseil Consulting, President of the Businesswomen Council at the Federation of the Chambers of Commerce in Egypt 2021- 2023, Egypt

Ghada Rahal

Future Energy Leader, World Energy Council, United Arab Emirates

Elke Ferner

Chair, UN Women Deutschland e.V., Germany

Michelle Unger

Executive Coaching, Education, Competence and Talent Development, ROSEN Group, United Kingdom

Juliane Schreiber

CEO, This Will Worq GmbH - Mama Meeting, Germany

Dr. Jonida Bou Dib

Chief Executive Officer, LIQUIDLOOP, Germany

Karmela Palma-Samson

Head, Qatar Professional Women’s Network, Qatar

Julia Möller

Senior Consultant Oil & Gas, Siemens, Germany

Mohamed El Kordy

HR Director, Infinity, Egypt

Soukayna Ikhiche

Sales Manager @Idealo, Ex-Google, Germany

Louisa Renoux

Leading Partner for Insurance Consulting, PwC, France

Angelique Mesch

Green Hydrogen Pursuit Leader, Schneider Electric, Germany

Matt Mo CVO

Relocation Wizzard | Business Coach, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Carole Nakhle

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Crystol Energy, United Kingdom

Anna Riecken

Head of the Women in Leadership Unit, Equality Laws in the Public Service Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Germany

Lars Rinnan

CEO, angel investor, board member, public speaker and futurist, Norway

Guadaluna Chaer

Cofounder and CEO, LUXEED Robotics, Lebanon

Alice Bromage

Director, Empowering Success & Hawksley International, United Kingdom

Julia Eberl

Cloud Solution Architect Manager, Microsoft, Germany

Lara Gervaise

CEO and Co-Founder, Virtuosis, Switzerland

Muhammad Chbib

Serial Tech Entrepreneur, elevate.trade, United Arab Emirates

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Our Agenda

Pre Event - Gala Dinner Night

Registration & Networking

Happening from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Rana Alnasir-Boulos

Director Business Development, EITEP Institute, Germany (Chair)

Opening Ceremony

  • Welcome address by the organizer of the Global Women Forum, EITEP Institute

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

H.E. Ilham Ibrahim Mohamed Ahmed

Ambassador of the Republic of Sudan to the Federal Republic of Germany

1st Keynote "Empowering Women: Building Bridges Across Cultures, Economies, and Industries"​

  • In her keynote, H.E. Ilham Ibrahim Mohamed Ahmed, Ambassador of the Republic of the Sudan to the Federal Republic of Germany, emphasizes the critical role of women in fostering cultural and business connections worldwide. Highlighting her extensive diplomatic experience, she underscores the importance of women’s empowerment, particularly in developing nations and conflict situations.

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Ellen von Zitzewitz

Deputy Head Division VB1, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), Germany

2nd Keynote "Empowering Global Collaboration for Climate and Energy"

  • Ellen von Zitzewitz from BMWK, Germany, shares impactful strategies and initiatives empowering women across sectors.
  • Through inspiring stories, she highlights the significant contributions of women who have overcome barriers and led change.

BMWK Support

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Muhammad Chbib

Serial Tech Entrepreneur, elevate.trade, United Arab Emirates

H.E. Dr. Abdullah Al-Nuaimi

Former UAE Minister of Climate and Energy, United Arab Emirates

Matt Mo CVO

Relocation Wizzard | Business Coach, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Jonida Bou Dib

Chief Executive Officer, LIQUIDLOOP, Germany

Panel Discussion "Empowering Women in STEM for Economic Growth"

Delve into a stimulating panel discourse centered around bolstering the presence and influence of women in STEM domains to propel economic growth forward. Our distinguished panelists, hailing from varied professional arenas, will unveil their journeys and acumen in advancing women’s economic upliftment. They will explore the hurdles, exemplary strategies, and the potential vistas for nurturing an inclusive economic expansion through the prism of STEM.

10:45 AM - 11:45 PM

H.E. Maitha Saif Al Mahrouqi

The Sultanate of Oman's Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany

HERStory: H.E. Maitha Saif Al Mahrouqi

The Story of Her Excellency, the Sultanate of Oman’s Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, Maitha Saif Al Mahrouqi

“HERStory” is dedicated to celebrating personal achievements, sharing experiences, and knowledge. It places a special emphasis on recognizing the remarkable contributions of Omani women.

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Lunch Break and Networking

Happening from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Carole Nakhle

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Crystol Energy, United Kingdom

Michelle Unger

Executive Coaching, Education, Competence and Talent Development, ROSEN Group, United Kingdom

Ghada Rahal

Future Energy Leader, World Energy Council, United Arab Emirates

Julia Möller

Senior Consultant Oil & Gas, Siemens, Germany

Mohamed El Kordy

HR Director, Infinity, Egypt

Parallel Breakout Session #1

Session 1: Women Shaping the Future of Energy

  • An exploration into women’s critical roles in driving sustainability and innovation in energy, with seasoned insights from Dr. Carole Nakhle and Michelle Unger.
  • Discovering avenues for advancing women’s leadership in the energy sector, with a special focus on nurturing talent from Mohamed El Kordy, alongside diverse perspectives from Ghada Rahal and Julia Möller.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Guadaluna Chaer

Cofounder and CEO, LUXEED Robotics, Lebanon

Julia Eberl

Cloud Solution Architect Manager, Microsoft, Germany

Lars Rinnan

CEO, angel investor, board member, public speaker and futurist, Norway

Lara Gervaise

CEO and Co-Founder, Virtuosis, Switzerland

Parallel Breakout Session #2

Session 2: Tech / AI for All: Women Pioneering Innovation in the Digital Era

Dive into an engaging discussion spotlighting women at the forefront of tech and AI innovation. Our diverse panelists will share insights on empowering women in the digital realm, exploring challenges and unveiling strategies for fostering inclusivity in tech-driven economies. Through their stories and expertise, discover how women are shaping the digital era, embodying the spirit of pioneering innovation.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Angelique Mesch

Green Hydrogen Pursuit Leader, Schneider Electric, Germany

Elke Ferner

Chair, UN Women Deutschland e.V., Germany

Louisa Renoux

Leading Partner for Insurance Consulting, PwC, France

Soukayna Ikhiche

Sales Manager @Idealo, Ex-Google, Germany

Panel Discussion "Redefining Success: Challenging Stereotypes and Embracing Authenticity"

  • Join our esteemed panelists as they explore redefining success through challenging stereotypes and embracing authenticity across various professional realms.
  • Discover insightful strategies and narratives that advocate for gender equality, authentic leadership, and inclusive practices, enriching the dialogue on fostering a more equitable and innovative work environment.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Alice Bromage

Director, Empowering Success & Hawksley International, United Kingdom

Anna Riecken

Head of the Women in Leadership Unit, Equality Laws in the Public Service Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Germany

Karmela Palma-Samson

Head, Qatar Professional Women’s Network, Qatar

Juliane Schreiber

CEO, This Will Worq GmbH - Mama Meeting, Germany

Dr. Dina Yacout

CEO and Founder Conseil Consulting, President of the Businesswomen Council at the Federation of the Chambers of Commerce in Egypt 2021- 2023, Egypt

Panel Discussion "Empowering Women: Striking the Perfect Harmony between Career and Life"

  • Engaging in a robust dialogue, our esteemed panelists unravel the nuanced dimensions of success, shedding light on the imperative of challenging prevailing stereotypes and fostering authenticity in professional realms.
  • Delving into a rich tapestry of experiences and insights, they unveil transformative strategies and impactful initiatives that have carved pathways for gender inclusivity and authentic leadership across diverse sectors and global landscapes.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Dennis Fandrich

Managing Director, EITEP Institute, Germany

Closing remarks​

  • Event wrap-up and closing remarks

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Networking Reception and Cultural Show!

Happening from 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Pricing Plans

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Available from 1 September Optional Dinner (+100 Euro)

MERCURE HOTEL MOA BERLIN

Stephanstr. 41
10559 Berlin
Germany

Tel.: +49 30-39 40 43-0

Who supports us

Our Supporters

Crystol Energy

United Kingdom

INZEB

Greece

WomenTech Network

United States

AvP

Germany

FEMWORX

Germany