In a groundbreaking collaboration between Century Financial and Innoverse Global Media (IGM), represented by Glorianne Montefrio, Co-Founder of IGM, the first-ever all-women leaders roundtable session on sustainability is set to take place. This visionary event gathered influential women leaders from diverse sectors to engage in discussions aimed at propelling the transition toward a sustainable economy and achieving net-zero emissions.
Power Talk on Women Leadership and Sustainability
Eng. Maitha Alblooshi, Scrum Master at ENBD. Eng. Alblooshi's delivered a speech on how women leaders will illuminate the pivotal role that women leaders play in driving sustainable practices and fostering innovation.
Theme: Empowering Women Leaders in the Transition to a Sustainable Economy
The first series of discussions revolved around empowering women leaders in navigating the intricate landscape of sustainability. Esteemed panelists for this session include:
Dr. Elena Zhukovskaya, Founder of the Advanced Sustainability Innovation Center
Cara Nazari, CEO of AmCham
Stephanie Asgill, Director of Sustainability & Gender Equality at Dubai Holding
Dr. Miniya Chaterjee, CEO of Sustain Labs Paris
Fadwa Sahly, UN Women & Managing Director of urBIZassist
Amal Al Redha, Director of Fundraising at Dubai Cares
Juhi Yasmeen Khan, CSR & Charity Initiative Expert & Consultant, Advisory Board Member of Gulf Sustainability Awards
Theme: Stepping Up to Lead with Impact: How Women are Pioneering a Better Future
The second series of discussions delved into how women leaders are at the forefront of pioneering a better future. Distinguished panelists for this session include:
Fatima Alloghani, Director of Emiratisation at Majid Al Futtaim
Manal Bahman, Director of Operations at Emirates Nature WWF
Yasmine Barbir, Head of Sustainability at Nestle
Saima Khan, Global Partnerships Manager at Penny Appeal and UN Youth Ambassador
Farah Naz, Director of ESG and Innovation at AECOM
Anita Nouri, CEO and Business Development Director at Green Energy Solutions & Sustainability LLC
This roundtable session provided a platform for sharing real-world examples and actionable insights to empower business leaders in navigating the challenging yet rewarding path toward achieving net-zero emissions. It underscored the pivotal role of women leaders in propelling sustainability and innovation in today's dynamic global landscape.
The discussions were expertly moderated by Sameera Fernandes, Director of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability at Century Financial. Notably, the event was also attended by male CEOs from the Innovation and Sustainability sector and the management of Century Financial with over 50 CEO Women representing Finance, Technology, Media, Retail, Property Real Estate, Hospitality, Health, and Non-Profit organizations.