Doha, September 13 (QNA) – Perspectives on the ‘post-revolutions’ of the Arab economy and the challenges businesswomen are facing in the transitional period will be among the key topics discussed at the third Qatar International Businesswomen Forum to be held here on October 15 and 16 next month at the St Regis Hotel.
The Forum is being organised by the Qatari Business Women Association in collaboration with Interactive Business Network (IBN).
The political upheavals that have been sweeping the Arab world since the beginning of 2011 will continue to impact the course of economic and social developments in the region for many years to come, one of the key questions is whether this process of change underway will boost the political and economic role of women in the region.
Specifically, will Arab businesswomen be able to strengthen their leadership and executive positions in this environment of change and uncertainty.
The Third Qatar International Businesswomen Forum will engage in a discussion on these and many other topics of the hour, particularly through the informed opinions of a number of leading experts and activists from the Arab world and other countries.
As in its first two editions, the forum is also expected to attract wide participation from senior government officials, business leaders, financiers, economists, specialists, as well as representatives of civil society, NGOs, and women leaders in business and other professions and activities.
The main topics on the Forum’s agenda include:- Perspectives on the ‘post-revolutions’ of the Arab economy; Challenges facing businesswomen in the transitional period; Risk-reward scenarios for women entrepreneurs within prevailing cultural constraints.
Women engineers, businesswomen and corporate social responsibility; Investment and asset management strategies under conditions of uncertainty; NGOs and the empowerment of women: the record so far; Workshops on corporate governance in Arab companies and branding. (QNA)