Almas Jiwani Foundation

November 10, 2015 10:15 ET

Almas Jiwani Honored at Naseba's Women In Leadership Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES--(Marketwired - Nov. 10, 2015) -

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His Excellency Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori - Minister of Economy for the United Arab Emirates and Sophie LeRay - CEO of Naseba group & Founder of WIL Forum Series bestowed upon Almas Jiwani with Women's Empowerment Recognition Award for her unflagging devotion to the cause of gender parity and female empowerment, which she has spent years promoting through vocal and impassioned advocacy. This 17th edition of Global WIL Economic Forum, took place on November 2nd - 3rd 2015 in Abu Dhabi under the constant endorsement of the UAE Ministry of Economy.

Almas Jiwani was named Naseba's Women In Leadership Ambassador to Promote Gender Diversity in Business and Leadership Roles.

'I am honored to be able to present Almas Jiwani with the Women's Empowerment Recognition Award for her tireless support for women's economic leadership and her support of the WIL Economic Forum,' attested CEO of Naseba and Founder of the WIL Series, Sophie LeRay.

Almas Jiwani, fiercely vocal and internationally renowned philanthropist and audacious catalyst, as well as epitome for gender equality and women's economic empowerment stated, "Even though there has been improvements through the years, women's economic empowerment remain deeply entrenched in every society. Women lack access to decent work and face occupational segregation and gender wage gaps. Gender inequality and the violation of women's rights is a key driver of the epidemic. It is time the world recognized the undeniable economic benefit of women's full participation in business. I dedicate this award to all those who work hard to make gender equality a lived reality," said Almas Jiwani.

After her typically-hers inspirational words, preponderant media entities rushed to get Almas Jiwani's statement, while she opened up to the world, as she always does, letting her voice resound once again in the humanitarian and gender equality field.

The global Women In Leadership achievement awards were designed to honor the exemplary contributions of organizations, men and women towards promoting and practicing women's leadership principles.

This year's edition of the Global Women In Leadership Economic Forum featured contributions from some of the world's foremost female business leaders in the private and public sector, and from male champions of change. This very same edition has hosted several brilliant and talented women portraits from every corner of the world and partnered with various forward-thinking organizations.

About the WIL Forum:

A single global platform for over 600 global business and thought leaders to discuss the challenges and principles of women in leadership. The 2015 edition focuses on advancing women's participation in the workforce and increasing their business opportunities in the economy. During the forum, business experts are sharing their knowledge and expertise through dynamic conference sessions and commercially focused networking activities.

For more information about the WIL Forum, please visit www.wilforum.com.

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