Marianela Mirpuri speaker at WIL conference in Dubai

27 January, 2020

Gathering women and men from various sectors, the 20th anniversary edition of the Women in Leadership (WIL) Economic Forum by Naseba opened today at the Address Sky View Hotel in Dubai under the theme, ‘Daring to Build a Better Future’.

The 2-day forum is the largest female economic empowerment platform in the Middle East and brings together leading regional and international organizations to share their success stories on gender parity and inclusion.

In keeping with the growing recognition globally that the pace of women economic empowerment must be rapidly accelerated, over 50 thought leaders and panelists engaged in insightful conversations and informative sessions on advancing gender diversity in our societies and economiesAlso, in attendance were Economist and wife of the Prime Minister of Albania, Linda Rama, who spoke on what current political leaders need to do to ensure they leave a positive legacy for a better future.

TV Anchor and Founder of Straight Street Media, Hermoine Macura-Noble, engaged in a fireside chat with Marianela Mirpuri, board member of the Mirpuri Foundation and the mastermind behind their extraordinary project HERA. Scheduled to be completed by 2023, HERA is an ambitious project to create a better future not only for women, but for all people by developing a multi-purpose sustainable city.