The multi-platform fourth edition of the Doha Women Forum will be a call for action to challenge gender bias and inequality

Doha Women Forum returns for yet another power-packed session featuring empowering talks by women leaders, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and life coaches.

Following COVID-19 safety protocols, this year’s forum would be multi-platform, with the first day activities to be held at The Westin Doha Hotel and Spa. The forum will also be available digitally, providing access to attendees from around the world.

Women’s Forum

Doha Women Forum is a collaborative space with powerful talks and discussions featuring some of the world’s brilliant changemakers like Dr Yvonne Thompson, Roya Mahboob, Ghida Anani. Included in the line-up of speakers are Ambassador Graciela Gomez Garcia, Dr Amal Al Malki, Dr Sharifa Al-Emadi, Daria Revina, Aysha Al Mudakha, Munera Al Dosari, Amal Al Ameen, and many more.

The two-day event will be held from 27 to 28 September and will follow the theme Challenging Gender Bias and Inequality, a call to resolve some of the pressing issues faced by women in the workplace and society.

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Change Influencers

The first day of the forum will feature round table and panel discussions, and conversations with prominent personalities. The all-day online event on the second day, meanwhile, will focus on global youth and will also feature empowering speeches, workshops and engaging discussions.

This year, the forum is also taking things up a notch by handing over the reins to the youth of Qatar who plays an important part in the organisation and in hosting the event, featuring initiatives that will help communities harness the powerful voices of people and encourage the youth. Change Influencers will be made up of young advocates driving positive change, challenging the norms and promoting youth engagement and participation.

Other initiatives include Voicing Voices in collaboration with Project Arwa, to educate and raise awareness on gender equality. An Open House Talk series will also encourage young minds to speak up and join in lively round-table discussions.

According to Doha Women Forum Founder Conchita Ponce, the forum is a proven voice of the people and has, in fact, succeeded in addressing various deterrents to gender equality.

The Doha Women Forum has a global vision, and this year, we have congregated a diverse and international cast of speakers, who will bring different perspectives and ideas to the table.

Keynote speaker Dr Amal Mohammed Al-Malki said that the forum is a great representative of the intersectionality approach that ensures that women are active participants in the dialogue that will lead to building a culture that is more diverse and inclusive across all levels. She said that women’s participation in politics, economy and social affairs is not a luxury but a necessity for building balanced futures.

Mexican Ambassador to Qatar, Graciela Gomez Garcia, also shared that gender equality and the fulfilment of human rights of all women and girls are indispensable conditions for the creation of prosperous, peaceful, and sustainable societies.

It is a priority that all women and girls around the world freely exercise their right to health, education, and work, as well as their effective and constant participation in decision-making and public life. Without women no change is possible.

This year’s event is supported by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Qatar, La Difference, The Westin Doha Hotel and Spa, Istituto di Moda Burgo Qatar, I Love Qatar, Marhaba Information Guide, Mice Tribe and Ocean Medical Centre.

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