Empowering Arab Women in Business/Entrepreneurship


April 26, 2024
4:00pm - 7:30pm


Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
200 Park Avenue
New York NY

ABANA is delighted to partner with Atlantic Council’s empowerME initiative on welcoming their second cohort of WIn (Women Innovators) fellows from Bahrain, KSA, and the UAE in a special event focused on celebrating and empowering Arab Women in Business and Entrepreneurship.

This is a complimentary, limited-capacity event for ABANA members and their guests only (please see ticket types below for details). ABANA encourages and prioritizes women attendees especially to take advantage of this powerful women-focused event as it should not be missed!

A special thanks to ABANA Board Chairman, Marwan Azzi, for hosting this event at his offices!

The program will include:
1. A panel discussion with ABANA board members, Thana Al-Mufarrej and Heather Ibrahim-Leathers, through which they will share their insights and perspectives as top women leaders in the industry – moderated by Jacqueline Samuel from the Carlyle Group.
2. A fireside chat with guest speaker, Josie Cox, revolving around her new book “Women, Money, Power: The Rise and Fall of Economic Equality” which provides a historic perspective on the progress made towards economic equality along with an outlook on the challenges women continue to face today – moderated by Lynn Monzer from Atlantic Council.
3. A panel discussion with a selection of the WIn fellows where they will share their experiences and perspectives as women entrepreneurs in the MENA Region.
4. And finally, a networking reception with hors d’œuvres and drinks to follow.

4:00-4:05pm Welcome Address
4:05-4:40pm ABANA Board Panel
4:45-5:25pm Fireside chat with guest speaker
5:30-6:25pm WIn Fellows Panel
6:30-7:30pm Networking Reception with hors d’œuvres and drinks

**Registration closes promptly at 5:00pm on April 24, so please make sure to RSVP as soon as possible. For any questions on registrations, please email events@abana.co.


Online registrations are now closed for this event. Contact ABANA at 1 212 599 3030 or rsvp@abana.co for last-minute registrations or questions.