19TH Global WIL Economic Forum
The 19th Global WIL Economic Forum is bringing together up to 500 global business leaders, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, NGOs, artists and youth to champion diversity as the cornerstone of sustainable economic development.
The 2-day event is set to happen on October 25-26 at the Ritz-Carlton in Dubai, UAE.
Throughout the years, the forum have evolved from being a singular platform dedicated to gender parity, to a purpose-driven community. The WIL Forum celebrates the big and small steps taken by large corporations, governments and individuals to promote diversity & inclusion and shares the stories of every day heroes, storytellers and game changers.
Held under the theme “The Butterfly Effect – From Intent to Impact”, this year’s edition places a particular focus on enacting social change through social entrepreneurship, impact investment, philanthropy and community building.
The agenda touches on key aspects of our modern society and explores diversity as the driving force of the collective future. Philanthropy and corporate social responsibility, as well as education and arts and culture, will be central to the conversation.
Designed to drive action, the program leverages the experience of business and community leaders to give attendees a roadmap to further their personal development, and organisations with the tools to make a difference.
This year’s speakers include H.E. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, H.E. Noura Al Kaabi, and Becky Anderson.
Also, there are many rewards to nominate potential leaders and drivers of change:
Leading Woman in the Public Sector: This category recognises a policy-maker or public figure in the public sector for her strong commitment to developing female talent, her leadership, her ability to innovate and pave the way for future generations of female leaders | Nominate now
Woman Game Changer (Private Sector): This category recognises a policy-maker or private figure in the private sector for her strong commitment to developing female talent, her leadership, her ability to innovate and pave the way for future generations of female leaders | Nominate now
Female Entrepreneur of the Year: This category recognises a woman entrepreneur who has successfully established a new business or developed an existing business over the past 12 months | Nominate now
Young Leader of the Year: This category recognises a young leader, mover or shaker who is an inspiring leaders in his/her community, has successfully established an initiative or demonstrated a significant and measurable contribution to an existing initiative over the past 12 months | Nominate Now
Male Champion of Change: This category recognises a male business leader, policy maker or public figure for his strong commitment to developing female talent and supporting women’s economic empowerment | Nominate now
Most Woman-Friendly Employer MNC/SME: This category recognises an organisation which actively encourages its female executives to develop skills through training, leadership and mentorship programs, and advocates for gender equality at the workplace. In order to ensure fair competition, SMEs and MNCs will be rewarded in two separate categories | Nominate now
Most Impactful D&I Initiative: This award will honour an initiative created and implemented by a private company, public company, educational institution, public sector, non-governmental organisation or non-profit organisation to encourage the development of a diverse and inclusive workforce. | Nominate now
ALso, the WIL Forum launched its own Short Film Competition for Women’s Economic Empowerment, and is currently accepting submissions which aim to change the narrative around women. For more information on how you can submit your film, click here
Register now to be part of this forum.
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