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Tuesday 10th Dec
Session 1 | Opening Ceremony

10:00 - 10:50

This session will present the achievements of the organizations who pledged to implement some of UN's Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) during the first edition of WEEGS.

Tuesday 10th Dec
Session 2 | Shaping Future Economies

10:50- 11:25

Shaping Future Economies
In this session, UAE officials will preview the results of policies set to integrate women’s participation in the economy.

Tuesday 10th Dec
Session 3 | Money Talks

11:25- 12:15

Timings Location Description
11:25- 12:00 Main hall Access to capital remains a critical challenge for women entrepreneurs to start or grow their businesses. This session will address challenges and practical solutions from investors and entrepreneurs sharing insights on what a successful bid looks like. It will conclude with a Q&A session that allows attendees to share their challenges and get practical tips.
11:15- 12:15 Exchange, Engage, Excel with #SBWCTalks(Side hall) SBWC talks is an engaging platform to share knowledge, explore best practices and learn from successful business women from different sectors. It aims to inspire, encourage, empower and attract new members to join SBWC community and begin their entrepreneurship journey. The talk is set in a comfort majlis style which encourages conversation and valuable connections.
Tuesday 10th Dec
Spoken Word Poetry

12:00 - 12:10

Tuesday 10th Dec
Prayer Break

12:10- 12:25

Tuesday 10th Dec
Session 4 | STEM and Energy: Breaking Norms

12:25 - 13:00

In this session, we will hear from a dynamic group of leaders and innovators in STEM and Energy who are breaking barriers in their respective fields. During the panel discussion, they will share about their experiences in the fields in which women are under-represented and share how they are overcoming challenges and creating new paths for a future generation of women in STEM and Energy.

Tuesday 10th Dec
Session 5 | One World = One Community

13:00- 13:15

This session will address women's prime role in community development.

Tuesday 10th Dec
Session 6 | Creating an equitable world through technology

13:15 - 13:25

This session will showcase a project that has turned slums into revived cities through the use of 3D technology.

Tuesday 10th Dec
Session 7 | Nothing for her Without her - Entrepreneurs Success Stories

13:25 - 14:00

Women’s lived experience is a source of knowledge and offers a intersectional perspective that can guide policy and investments to ensure they benefit the women that were intended to benefit. In this session, women entrepreneurs will tell inspiring stories of how they were able to affect change and succeed, and they will share their voice on what more is needed.

Tuesday 10th Dec
Session 8 | Gender-Responsive Procurement

14:05- 14:45

This session showcases experiences, good practices and commitments within the private and public sectors to connect women’s entreprises with opportunities and other relevant policies supporting women entrepreneurs and women business owners. Women owned businesses who are successful suppliers to large organizations will also share insights on their path to success.

Tuesday 10th Dec
Session 9 | Closing Ceremony

14:45 - 15:00

Wednesday 11th Dec
Session 10 | Kickstart with Impact

#ArabWomenInspire

09:30 - 10:00

Wednesday 11th Dec
Session 11 | Moving beyond Bias

10:00 - 10:35

Women and girls are constantly faced with unconscious biases, which are slowing and preventing them from achieving their ambitions. Women and men do not necessarily have to be treated the same but need to be given an equal opportunity to succeed in whatever they want to accomplish. This session will raise awareness of common biases faced by women and ways to address them.

Wednesday 11th Dec
Session 12 | Responding to the Future of Work

10:35- 11:05

This discussion will address the digital economy’s impact on opportunities and the future of work, and shed light on lifelong learning initiatives and practices. The discussion will also cover practical actions that women can take to leverage opportunities, and be equipped in the digital economy.

Wednesday 11th Dec
Session 13 | Youth: Insights from Future Disruptors 

11:05 - 11:30

This session will highlight young changemakers and the impact they have in their local and global community. This session will inspire young and old to make a difference in their community. Youth will share how they have disrupted conventional ways and forged new paths of success.

Wednesday 11th Dec
    
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Wednesday 11th Dec
 
Session 14 | Deep Dive into Gender Lens Investing 

11:35-12:05

Gender lens investing is an increasing area of interest to international investors and asset managers while being seen as an effective strategy to empower women and address gender inequality by international organizations and women's groups. This session will focus on demystifying gender-lens investing.

Wednesday 11th Dec
Session 15 | A Healthier Economy

12:05- 12:35

This session will provide insights on how women can be key catalysts to achieve environmental sustainability and social wellbeing.

Wednesday 11th Dec
Prayer Break

12:35- 12:55

Wednesday 11th Dec
Session 16 | The transformative power of the Women's Empowerment Principles

12:55- 13:55

This session will showcase the transformative power of the women's empowerment principles to empower women in the workplace, marketplace, and community. Join us as we hear stories of successful implementation of the WEPs in the private sector with a special emphasis on WEP 5 - Supply chain and marketing practices that empower women.

Wednesday 11th Dec
Session 17 | Official Closing Ceremony

14:00 - 14:30