11 Oct 2017 I Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre
Under the Patronage of His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

"Illuminating Your Path" - A Workshop for Early Career Women

08:30 09:00

Introduction and Keynote

09:00 09:30

GCC Women in Leadership Research Results

To determine the current status of GCC Women in Leadership, Knowledge Group conducted a research study which targeted women in GCC countries. The purpose of the survey was to gather the opinions of women in the region on their opportunities in the workforce and more specifically, on their opportunities to enter leadership positions. In this session, Lisa Gulesserian will present the findings, conclusions, and recommendations they found. You will have an opportunity to be a part of the discussion on how we can better support women entering and succeeding in leadership positions.


Lisa Gulesserian Leadership Development Consultant, Knowledge Group

09:30 12:00

Roadmap to Leadership - Workshop

Are you curious about your personal leadership style? This interactive workshop will give participants insight on modern leadership, while providing tools to kick start their personal leadership journey.


Zahi Abdein Management & Professional Trainer, Saudi Aramco

12:00 13:00


13:00 13:30

Barriers Facing Female Professionals in the Middle East and Asia

How does the female workforce pipeline in the GCC compare to Lebanon, Jordan, Malaysia and Indonesia? This study dives into the barriers early career women face such as: entering the workforce, the lack of retention, and the need for promotion. Join us for the riveting findings from Aisha Alomair, Professor Richard Larson, Mitsui professor of Engineering Systems and Lisa D’ambrosio, principal researcher at MIT Age Lab.


Aisha Alomair Business Systems Analyst , Saudi Aramco

13:30 16:00

Work/Life Balance- Workshop

Are you living out your values? What does success look like to you? How do you set boundaries? Is perfectionism and comparison weighing you down? Join us in this 3 hour session where we will debunk the myth of the true “Hollywood life”, and where we will find joy in the beautiful messy lives we were created to live!


Jennifer Born Women Development & Diversity Division, Saudi Aramco

16:00 16:30

Plans and Goals

16:30 17:00

Call to Action and Q & A


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