November 30, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ATÖLYE Dubai Hub
Join us for ‘Women’s Leadership for Climate’, a storytelling night with inspiring women leaders who are pioneering change in environmental and climate movements around the world.
On the eve of COP28, Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia (WELA) is hosting this event in collaboration with ATÖLYE Dubai, She is Arab and Why Impact, to spotlight the pivotal role of women and marginalised voices in driving environmental action.
Our speakers will discuss the importance of gender, intersectionality, and collaborative leadership in tackling the current climate crisis. This event is also an opportunity for networking and connecting with like-minded individuals over food and drinks, and being part of a community driving positive change.
WELA is a community connecting, training, and funding generations of women and gender-diverse changemakers so that together we transform Australia’s response to our environmental and climate crises. Our vision is for a world transformed by women leading change.
About The Why:
The Why is a think-and-do company, founded on the belief that we can leave the world in a more positive place than the one we came into.Our multidimensional team blends strategy, innovation, foresight and design for meaningful impact. We aim to generate shared value; economic, social, and environmental, for the benefit of all. We believe in the power of purpose for achieving these outcomes.is a think-and-do company, founded on the belief that we can leave the world in a more positive place than the one we came into.Our multidimensional team blends strategy, innovation, foresight and design for meaningful impact. We aim to generate shared value; economic, social, and environmental, for the benefit of all. We believe in the power of purpose for achieving these outcomes.
About She is Arab:
She is Arab is a purpose-driven network of female and male Arab leaders that forge connections for learning, growth, and systemic change in order to drive women’s workforce participation rates and advancements to leadership positions.
Speakers & Organizers:
Asmaa Guedira: Facilitator and Systems Change, Gender and Leadership Expert, Program Director at WELA
Gülin Ölçer: Head of Sustainability Portfolio at ATÖLYE
Melissa Saoudy: Social and Environmental Impact Strategist and Managing Director, The Why
Samar Alshorafa: Entrepreneur and Advocate for Women’s Empowerment, Founder of She is Arab.
Rikki Dank / Lhudi Noralima, A Gudanji and Wakaya Traditional Owner from Karrinjini N.T Australia, a director from Gudanji For Country (an organization that is fighting fracking, mining and over grazing from pastoralists) and Registered Nurse.
Sanaa Kapadia: Impact Finance Expert and Advocate for Gender-Smart Investing in Climate Initiatives
Tamara Inkster-Draper: Programme and Network Manager, International Climate Politics Hub at the European Climate Foundation
Nagwa El Kharawy: Senior Technical Advisor in Waste & Resource Management in the Arab and African regions.
Location: ATÖLYE Dubai Hub