Meera Kaul Foundation announces line-up for 3rd Global Women in STEM
The announcement unveiled the list of steering committee members, as well as speakers for this year’s conference.
Set for the 25 - 26 October, 2016, the Global Women in STEM Conference & Awards has been announced by the Meera Kaul Foundation. As part of the announcement, the foundation unveiled this year's steering committee and speakers for the conference.
Notable members of the committee this year include Tatyana Kanzaveli, CEO Open Health Network and TedX Bay Area speaker, Sherifa Hady, EG Distribution Director for the MENA region for HP, and Manal Al Ansari, Innovation Manager in Emirates NBD, to name a few.
Commenting on the event, Sandy Carter, an experienced Fortune 50 executive and top rated speaker shared "Diversity is key for corporate innovation. Women make companies more competitive and drive greater ROI. Companies with the most female officers have better returns - up to 34% per the World Economic Forum."
She added: "The Global WiSTEM Conference is an initiative to help enhance experiences, grow skills, and network to success. When women do better, economies do better. I am proud to be a part of a group that inspires women leaders to great business outcomes."
The two-day event, set to be held at the Crowne Plaza in Dubai, is expected to attract up to 500 women from across USA, UK, Europe, GCC, and Asia Pacific.
Monique Morrow, CTO of New Frontiers Engineering at Cisco, commented: "At the forum, one can expect intellectual dialogue and quality engagement at an industry event on a global scale and also network to engage in career counselling, mentoring opportunities and connect with venture capitalists and investors.
"There is a growing need for companies to establish themselves as more woman positive by giving equal opportunities to men and women in the workplace and this is the reason we are proud to be a part of Women in STEM this year," she conluded.
The Global Women in STEM Conference & Awards is organised annually by the Meera Kaul Foundation, an organisation that works with corporations and individuals all over the world to empower women, eradicate their economic marginalisation in workplaces and to create entrepreneurial opportunities for women.