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14th Global Women Leaders Summit

Organized by Datamatix, the second day of the WOIBEX 14th Global Women Leaders Summit was hosted today at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE along with the Awards ceremony which concluded the conference by aptly awarding deserving women who have made significant contributions in the field of leadership within businesses, organizations and government. Organized on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8th of March, the prestigious awards ceremony have become an integral part of the regional business calendar, celebrating the remarkable achievements of the region’s successful women leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals.
The conference began with a keynote which focused on the challenges & opportunities to education and economic empowerment of women presented by Ruth Field, CEO, Joshua Group LLC. This was followed by a keynote by Salamatu Garba, CEO of WOFAN, Nigeria covering the lessons that can be gleaned by learning from women innovators who were courageous enough to challenge the status-quo. Also giving valuable inputs were Jenan Boushahery, Kuwait Council Municipality Member and Leila Chaieb, AL JAZEERA NETWORK, TV Presenter along with many others. Other important topics such as ‘Women's 21st century political and media leadership’  and ‘Women in Oil Industry’ were also discussed.
Beginning the Awards ceremony, Ali Al Kamali, Managing Director of Datamatix Group said, “In today’s global political and business environment, women have begun to enter all fields and attain positions of highest authority and leadership. With an ever-increasing awareness of their rights, more of them pursuing higher levels of education than previous generations, women will play a greater role than ever before.”
“Women in the Middle East have made notable contributions to practically all areas of business and management.  The awards focus on women as key players in the region’s economic growth; they highlight their contributions and bring out constructive recommendations to better their participation.  It directs them towards greater aspirations in their professional lives and provides them with a new perspective on their roles as leaders”, Kamali added.
The results of the awards are as follows:
Woman in Engineering and Technical Excellence Award
Mrs. Ghaniya S. Bin – Dhaaer Al-Yafei
Middle East Businesswomen & Leaders Achievement Awards
Jenan Mohsein Boushaheri
council  Kuwait Municipality
Woman Achiever of the Year
HH Princess Haila AL-Saud
Riyadh chamber of commerce & industry
Women’s Political & Media Leadership Awards
Women in Al Jazeera NETWORK
Leila Chaieb
Women’s Media & Journalism Achievement awards
Attaf Dabous AL shamry
Al Riyadh News Paper - ksa
Woman in Education Service Excellence Award
Prof. Sheikha Bint Abdulla Al Misnad
President Qatar University
Woman in Media Excellence Award
Ms. Sawsan Al Shaeer
Young Woman Excellence Award
Ms. Amal Salim
Sama Dubai TV Presenter
Woman in ICT Development Excellence Award
Dr. Aysha Salem Saif Mubarak
Bahrain Shura Council
Corporate Management Woman CEO Excellence Award
Dr. Mariam Hassan Al Shenasi
Best Organization for Women Talents Development
With the Datamatix reputation of offering world-class leadership conferences and events, the WOIBEX 14th Global Women Leaders Summit is quickly becoming the premier regional women's leadership conference in the UAE. 
To get more information about the conference and other sessions tailored to corporate women and women business owners, please contact:
Datamatix Group 
Tel: +971 4 332 6688 
Fax: +971 4 332 8223 
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