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Under the Patronage and Attendance of Sheikh Jumaa bin Maktoum Jumaa Al Maktoum, The CEO Clubs and Center for Economic & Leadership Development held the 4th Edition of the South America – Africa – Middle East – Asia Women Summit (SAMEAWS) 2016. The Summit themed: “Scaling Up the Rise of Women Leaders in Emerging Economies” took place in Dubai, UAE and was attended by UAE Ministers, First Ladies, Key Dignitaries, Diplomats and Businesswomen from around the world.

 

An unprecedented tripartite summit; SAMEAWS aims at bringing together the most influential and prominent women as well as key stakeholders in South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia under one roof to discuss the need to recognize and seize the untapped and profitable opportunities that women’s economic and political engagements represent.

“Hosting the fourth edition of the summit in Dubai reflects the UAE’s vision and directions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, which firmly believes in the empowerment of women and the valuable contribution they make to society. We are proud of the role the Summit played in joining women leaders together and supporting their efforts to reach their full potential,” commented Mohammed Al Hakim, Board Member and Advisor, CEO Clubs Network Worldwide.

“We are also proud to announce that the Summit this year managed to successfully achieve its objectives of which one was the successful launch of several schools in Africa and Asia that will provide women of different ages ranging from 14 – 60 years old with the proper education to empower them financially and economically and to positively contribute to their communities”, added Al Hakim.

The SAMEAWS’ 4th edition converged the most influential women leaders and stakeholders from emerging economies to consolidate efforts in supporting and scaling up opportunities for women leaders in these regions, as well as deliberating on sustainable ways of multiplying the number of women in leadership positions in emerging economies, thereby creating diverse possibilities for the upcoming generation of women leaders.

The event also highlighted The Amazons Watch Magazine’s Top 100, Most Influential Women in Emerging Economies, The Global Inspirational Leadership Awards and The 3rd year anniversary of CEO Clubs Women Division.

Some of the key dignitaries that attneded this year’s Summit in Dubai include:

  1. E. Mariam Othman, Co-Founder and Director of Rashid Pediatric Therapy Centre
  2. Her Excellency, Bongi Ngema-Zuma, First Lady of the Republic of South Africa
  3. Her Excellency, Mrs Roman Tesfaye, First Lady of the Democratic Republic ofEthiopia
  4. Her Excellency, Dr. Gertrude Mutharika, First Lady of Malawi
  5. Her Excellency, Daw Su Su Lwin, Spouse of the President of Myanmar; to be represented by the Ambassador of Myanmar to the State of Kuwait
  6. Tabitha Karanja, CEO, Keroche Breweries, Kenya
  7. Macsuzy Mondon, Minister for Local Government, Republic of Seychelles
  8. Hon Dee Dawkins-Haigler, Chair Georgia Legislative Back Caucus, USA
  9. E. Olonisakin, Wife of the Nigeria Chief of Defence Staff, alongside wife of the Nigeria Army, Police, Navy and Air force Chiefs
  10. Leading Business men from South Africa, Botswana, Nigeria, Ghana, etc
  11. Tariq Ahmed Nizami, Founder & CEO, CEO Clubs Network Worldwide, USA
  12. The Hon Rep. Laura Hall, National President, National Organization of Black Elected Women Legislators, USA

 

Source: Fekra Communications