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First All-Women Leaders Roundtable Session on Sustainability - Pioneering the Path to Net Zero


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.

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Basant Jain
Basant Jain
30 de set. de 2023

World is recognizing the woman empowerment. This is the healthy way of shaping the society in a balanced and positive way. I think , you must invite Seema Pande, you interviewed last time for her vision and her balanced view of managing the business as well shaping the society. She is a role model to a lot of young people who want to shape their lives in a positive way.

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