Skip to content

DIVERSITY ON BOARD FORUM

Calendar icon to

Proudly Supported By

Schedule

· Expo
Learning & Wellness On Demand
Please visit our Ecosystem Partner booths in the Virtual Expo to consume content at your own pace and time. Available 13-15 July.
2020-07-13T08:00:00Z 2020-07-15T23:55:00Z Asia/Riyadh Learning+%26+Wellness+On+Demand https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdiversity-on-board-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Coffee Break
Harness serendipity as you network with other attendees over coffee in 10-minute intervals and exchange business cards. You won't meet the same person twice!
2020-07-13T10:00:00Z 2020-07-13T10:25:00Z Asia/Riyadh Coffee+Break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdiversity-on-board-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Opening Plenary
Welcome to the 1st Diversity On Board Forum. Hear inter-generational perspectives on diversity and why a woman’s place is in the boardroom.
Reem AlBanna Rawan Maki Elham Hassan Caroline Fattal Fakhoury Leena Olaimy
2020-07-13T10:30:00Z 2020-07-13T11:45:00Z Asia/Riyadh Opening+Plenary https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdiversity-on-board-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Panel: Age Diversity in The Board Room
Two-thirds of the MENA region’s population is under the age of 35; should we have age diversity in the boardroom?
Rozan Ahmed Fatema Ebrahim Ayesha Mutaywea Abdelhameed Sharara H.E. Dr. Sara Al Madani
2020-07-13T12:00:00Z 2020-07-13T13:00:00Z Asia/Riyadh Panel%3A+Age+Diversity+in+The+Board+Room https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdiversity-on-board-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking Lunch
Harness serendipity as you network with other attendees in 10-minute intervals and exchange business cards. You won't meet the same person twice!
2020-07-13T13:00:00Z 2020-07-13T14:00:00Z Asia/Riyadh Networking+Lunch https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdiversity-on-board-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Masterclass: Lean Into Your Power, Showcase Your Brilliance
S.H.E.Strategy - Keeping you Seen.Heard.Empowered. Get noticed (for the right reasons) and remembered.
 Nima Abu Wardeh
2020-07-13T17:00:00Z 2020-07-13T17:45:00Z Asia/Riyadh Masterclass%3A+Lean+Into+Your+Power%2C+Showcase+Your+Brilliance https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdiversity-on-board-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Panel (Arabic): What I Look for in a Board of Directors
Men and women chairing boards provide insights to aspiring board candidates on the qualities, skills and characteristics they value in the boardroom.
Rana Ghandour Salhab Ossama Hassanein Noura Alturki Mariam Farag
2020-07-13T17:45:00Z 2020-07-13T18:45:00Z Asia/Riyadh Panel+%28Arabic%29%3A+What+I+Look+for+in+a+Board+of+Directors+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdiversity-on-board-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Panel: Dragonfly Boards: Resilience & Agility in Times of Crisis
The dragonfly is one of just two species on the planet with 360-degree vision. How do diverse boards provide the holistic insights needed to navigate in crisis?
Loty Salazar Stephan Reckie Amal  Dokhan Dr. Ashraf Gamaleldin Leena Olaimy
2020-07-13T19:00:00Z 2020-07-13T20:00:00Z Asia/Riyadh Panel%3A+Dragonfly+Boards%3A+Resilience+%26+Agility+in+Times+of+Crisis+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdiversity-on-board-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
How I Got My First Board Position
In a storytelling series, male and female board members reflect on how they landed their first board position, and give tips to first-time board seekers.
Intisar AlSabah Ossama Hassanein Leena Olaimy  Nima Abu Wardeh Caroline Fattal Fakhoury Fatema Ebrahim Dominique Ghazar
2020-07-14T09:30:00Z 2020-07-14T10:30:00Z Asia/Riyadh How+I+Got+My+First+Board+Position https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdiversity-on-board-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Fireside Chat: Pathway to the Boardroom
In an open fireside chat, join Sabrin as she shares her personal journey, learnings and insights on taking advantage of opportunities ahead.
Dominique Ghazar Sabrin Rahman
2020-07-14T11:00:00Z 2020-07-14T11:45:00Z Asia/Riyadh Fireside+Chat%3A+Pathway+to+the+Boardroom https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdiversity-on-board-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking Lunch
Harness serendipity as you network with other attendees in 10-minute intervals and exchange business cards. You won't meet the same person twice!
2020-07-14T13:00:00Z 2020-07-14T14:00:00Z Asia/Riyadh Networking+Lunch https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdiversity-on-board-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Masterclass: How to Set Up A Startup Board for Growth
In this Masterclass, learn how your startup can set up its board for growth, including how to structure the board, regulations, and other essential advice.
Sameer  Sortur
2020-07-14T14:00:00Z 2020-07-14T15:00:00Z Asia/Riyadh Masterclass%3A+How+to+Set+Up+A+Startup+Board+for+Growth https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdiversity-on-board-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Panel: Founders On Board With Diversity
Founders share how they selected their board members, how they helped them succeed, and offer advice and potential pitfalls to avoid.
Amena El-Saie zied tayeb Pakiza  Abdulrahman Yasser Abdulaziz Walid Daniel Dib Marc Aoun
2020-07-14T16:00:00Z 2020-07-14T17:00:00Z Asia/Riyadh Panel%3A+Founders+On+Board+With+Diversity https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdiversity-on-board-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Panel: Does Board Diversity Really Drive Financial Performance & Economic Growth?
The impact of gender diversity on financial performance remains debatable. Hear the different perspectives & the influence of gender on family business boards.
Ellecia Saffron Noor  Adhami Jamal Fakhro Dr.Basmah Omair Leena Olaimy
2020-07-14T17:45:00Z 2020-07-14T18:45:00Z Asia/Riyadh Panel%3A+Does+Board+Diversity+Really+Drive+Financial+Performance+%26+Economic+Growth%3F https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdiversity-on-board-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Plenary: The Journey of Diversity & Inclusion
From Silicon Valley to Saudi Arabia, what does the long and transformational journey of diversity and inclusion look like, and how do unlock trillions in value?
Leena Olaimy Wafa  Alobaidat Shannon Gordon Rima Assi
2020-07-14T19:00:00Z 2020-07-14T20:00:00Z Asia/Riyadh Plenary%3A+The+Journey+of+Diversity+%26+Inclusion https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdiversity-on-board-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
How To Structure A Successful Startup Board - MIT Enterprise
MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab. A non-profit organization and an avid promoter of entrepreneurship and innovation across the Arab region.
Maya Rahal
2020-07-15T05:00:00Z 2020-07-15T23:00:00Z Asia/Riyadh How+To+Structure+A+Successful+Startup+Board+-+MIT+Enterprise https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdiversity-on-board-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Masterclass: Articulating Your Board Value Proposition
This masterclass will help you articulate your board value proposition based on the board’s specific needs.
Jane Valls
2020-07-15T10:30:00Z 2020-07-15T11:30:00Z Asia/Riyadh Masterclass%3A+Articulating+Your+Board+Value+Proposition+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdiversity-on-board-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Co-creative Design Session
Co-create the Diversity On Board platform with us to advance your own personal or organizational ambitions and strategy.
Tariq Al-Olaimy Leena Olaimy
2020-07-15T11:30:00Z 2020-07-15T12:30:00Z Asia/Riyadh Co-creative+Design+Session https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdiversity-on-board-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking Lunch
Harness serendipity as you network with other attendees in 10-minute intervals and exchange business cards. You won't meet the same person twice!
2020-07-15T13:00:00Z 2020-07-15T14:00:00Z Asia/Riyadh Networking+Lunch https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdiversity-on-board-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
The What, When and How of Startup Boards
The What, When and How of Startup Boards - Available in the 500 Startups Virtual Booth
Sharif  El-Badawi
2020-07-15T17:00:00Z 2020-07-15T23:00:00Z Asia/Riyadh The+What%2C+When+and+How+of+Startup+Boards https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdiversity-on-board-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Board for Early Stage Startups
Board for Early Stage Startups - Available in the Mindshift Capital Virtual Booth
Heather Henyon
2020-07-15T17:00:00Z 2020-07-15T23:00:00Z Asia/Riyadh Board+for+Early+Stage+Startups https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fdiversity-on-board-forum Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Amena El-Saie

Cofounder, President & CEO, Helm Egypt

Tariq Al-Olaimy

Co-Founder, Diversity on Board

Wafa Alobaidat

CEO & founder Obai & Hill, Women Power Summit

Sharif El-Badawi

Managing Partner at 500 Startups MENA

Heather Henyon

Founding Partner, Mindshift Capital. Founder of the Women’s Angel Investor Network (WAIN).

zied tayeb

CEO and Founder of Myelins

Intisar AlSabah

Founder & Chairperson of Intisar Foundation, Founder & CEO of Intisars & Ebbarra Jewellery

Rozan Ahmed

Founder @themagicdrive, Entrepreneur, Activist & CCI Advisor. Youngest appointed editor in British publishing.

Pakiza Abdulrahman

Head of Startups, Bahrain Economic Development Board, board member of GEN Bahrain

Loty Salazar

Corporate Governance Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group

Rana Ghandour Salhab

People & Purpose Partner, Member of the Executive Committee, at Deloitte ME; 30% Club Founding Chair

Ossama Hassanein

Chairman of Rising Tide Fund, entrepreneur, mentor, and venture capitalist

Rima Assi

Senior Partner, McKinsey, Abu Dhabi

Shannon Gordon

CEO of theBoardlist

Ellecia Saffron

Vice Chair, 100 Women in Finance; Founder & Managing Director, Maysaffron; Chairman, ABMA

Yasser Abdulaziz

Founder and CEO of Malaeb

Abdelhameed Sharara

Founder & CEO Riseup, Board member, Top 100 ‘Most Influential People of African Descent’

Ayesha Mutaywea

Resident Partner, MENA Chambers; Member, International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce

Fatema Ebrahim

Founder of Andra Public Relations, board member at Bahrain Economic Development Board

Noura Alturki

Vice President of Nesma Holding & Vice President of Saudi Shooting Federation

Maya Rahal

Managing Director, MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab

Noor Adhami

Regional Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management, HSBC UAE

Reem AlBanna

Chief Risk Officer, HSBC UAE

Sabrin Rahman

Regional Head of Sustainability (MENAT), HSBC Bank Middle East Limited

Dominique Ghazar

Manager, Corporate Sustainability at HSBC

Sameer Sortur

Director of Founder Institute - Dubai Chapter

Stephan Reckie

Astropreneur, Investor, Executive Director of GEN Space

Jane Valls

Executive Director, GCC Board Directors Institute

Mariam Farag

Founding Head of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, MBC Group

Caroline Fattal Fakhoury

Founder of Stand for Women, Forbes Middle East 200 “Most powerful Arab Women in Business”

Renee Adams

Professor at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Dr.Basmah Omair

Researcher, Founder & CEO of BMO Management Consulting, Board member of Saudi National Women’s Council

Jamal Fakhro

Managing Partner of KPMG Bahrain, First Vice Chairman of Bahrain Shura Council

Marc Aoun

CEO/General Manager, Compost Baladi

Walid Daniel Dib

Co-founder and CEO, Addenda

Amal Dokhan

CEO of Global Entrepreneurship Network- Saudi Arabia.

Nima Abu Wardeh

Founder of S.H.E.Strategy

Elham Hassan

First female partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the Middle East and Chairwoman of Taaheal Healthcare

Rawan Maki

Environmental Engineer and Fashion Designer

H.E. Dr. Sara Al Madani

Entrepreneur, board member at Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Khalid Alrumaihi

Chief Executive Officer of Mumtalakat

Dr. Ashraf Gamaleldin

CEO of Hawkamah, Institute for Corporate Governance

Leena Olaimy

Cofounder, Diversity On Board. Executive chairperson of 3BL Associates.

The event is over

Hosted by

Diversity On Board

Diversifying boards in the MENA region by connecting exceptional and under-represented Arab talent to executive and advisory board positions.

Booths

STAND FOR WOMEN

Stand For Women exists to Change the Face of the Workforce and Champion Sisterhood across the Middle East.

MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab

A non-profit organization and an avid promoter of entrepreneurship and innovation across the Arab region.

The Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance

Hawkamah is a world class corporate governance institute, owned by the DIFC, working to improve corporate governance practices of governments and companies across the MENA region. We help build sound organizations, reform corporate sector, assist banking and financial sector, and promote good governance. Hawkamah helps also in building qualified directors and top executives who are able to apply corporate governance in their organizations. Our strength lies in our research and years of experience in the region, our world class experts, and proximity to the countries and companies of the MENA region.

GCC Board Directors Institute

The GCC Board Directors Institute NPIO (GCC BDI) is a not-for-profit organisation that guides board directors of organisations, from family-owned businesses to listed companies, to acquire the know-how and the tools to reach and sustain effective corporate governance. 

S.H.E.Strategy

THIS is how you land your next board position: S.H.E. Strategy. Keeping you Seen.Heard.Empowered. Because you are Equal.

She is Arab

She is Arab is the first dedicated speakers’ platform for Arab women in the world, working to address women’s underrepresentation at speaking events and in business leadership positions.

Linkedin Learning

Linkedin vision is to create economic opportunity for the global workforce

Founder Institute Dubai

It's time to build our future, for EVERYONE. If you are at the pre-seed stage and want to build something that matters, then we have programs to help.

500 Startups MENA

The most active early-stage VC fund in the MENA region. Born in Silicon Valley, the @500Startup family is worldwide.

Mindshift Capital

Mindshift Capital is a global, women-run venture firm investing in amazing women-led companies solving big problems with sophisticated solutions. We invest in the Rise of the Zillenial, where different consumer values are driving new business models that have been accelerated by COVID19. Our target sectors are edtech, healthtech, foodtech and fintech. Mindshift partners take an active, collaborative role in the growth of portfolio companies with focus on successful exit pathways.

Obai & Hill 

PR & Marketing Agency 

Middle East Institute of Directors (MEIoD)

Your governance partner – helping to make governance best practices reachable

Global Entrepreneurship Network

Road to GEC

MNDBAR

Think Clearly. Think Possibilities.

Recipes for Wellbeing

Wellbeing Corner: Color Breathing Meditation

Amal Jaffar

Yoga Teacher

Namaste

Bahrain's first internationally recognized Yoga school

Diversity On Board

Connecting exceptional under-represented Arab talent with opportunities to serve on boards

KPMG

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services.

HSBC

Diversity is in our roots. HSBC was founded in 1865 to finance trade between Europe and Asia, and we continue to bring different people and cultures together.