The third edition of Doha Women Forum is set to gather women leaders, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and life coaches who will discuss a number of issues focusing on the importance of gender party globally.
The event, scheduled on September 29 at The Westin Doha Hotel and Spa, has been modelled on the International Women’s Day themed ‘Balance for Better’, a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world.
“The success of the previous years proved that the Forum is the voice of the modern women, empowering them to bring about change within themselves and their society,” Doha Women Forum and Future 318 founder Conchita Ponce said in a press statement.
“This year, we will focus on the importance of gender parity, and encourage women who are concerned about gender bias in their workplace or society to be a part of the forum to understand how to approach the issue and manage it,” she added.
The forum, organised by Future 318 (Faisal Al Suwaidi For Events) in partnership with Qatar Businesswomen Association and She’s Mercedes (strategic partner), will consist of inspiring talks, group discussions and workshops, as well as an interactive session to facilitate networking.
Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Legislation and Compliance at the Employment Standards Office in charge Dr Francesca Re said: “We are very pleased to support the Doha Women Forum, which has become an important platform for discussing some of the challenges that women face today.”
“We pride ourselves in creating a healthy, fair and balanced environment for all staff at the QFC. Gender equality is imperative to building a sustainable future,” she noted.
“Almost 40% of our workforce are female and we are committed to designing additional policies to foster gender balance to attract and retain female talents.”
Nasser Bin Khaled Group COO – Auto, Ihab El Feky said: “We, at Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles, the authorised general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Qatar, are honoured to be associated with Doha Women Forum once again after a very successful edition last year.”
“Acknowledging the role of women in our societies, Mercedes-Benz has created ‘She’s Mercedes’, a platform dedicated to inspiring, connecting and empowering women to unleash their best,” El Feky noted.
“Through this programme, we aim to support women and their inspiration, and appreciate their important role in building our communities and countries.”
Doha Women Forum 2018 focused on the theme ‘Press for Progress’ and was attended by hundreds of women, including distinguished speakers from different walks of life.
This year’s event is supported by Qatar Chamber, International Chamber of Commerce Qatar, QFC, and North Oil Company, as well as the embassy of Argentina in Doha.