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November 17 at 2:30 pm UAE Standard Time | Women Driving Change Around the World

November 17 at 2:30 pm UAE Standard Time | Women Driving Change Around the World

For more than two decades, the Milken Institute has been committed to identifying and addressing the many factors that bar marginalized groups from accessing healthcare, education, employment, and financial capital. In many parts of the world, gender is one of the most insurmountable barriers. At the Middle East and Africa Summit in 2020, we convened women from the region to discuss redefining womanhood in the MEA. Since then, the world has faced a global pandemic, an economic downturn, and an international movement for justice, equity, and inclusion. These changes have forced us to think intentionally about the world we wish to live in. Join us for a conversation with women playing fundamental roles in catalyzing change in their home countries and abroad.

Opening Remarks

Haifa Albedrawi
Senior Advisor, MENA, Program Development, Milken Institute


Baria Alamuddin
Foreign Editor, Al Hayat Newspaper; Editor, Media Services Syndicate


Alanoud Alsharekh
Director, Ibtkar Strategic Consultancy; Activist and Founding Member, Abolish 153

Leymah Gbowee
Nobel Laureate; Founder and President of the Gbowee Peace Foundation

Marjan Keypour Greenblatt
Founder and Director, Alliance for Rights of All Minorities (ARAM)

Roya Rahmani
Vice-Chair Public Policy, Delphos; Former Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States

Paula Yacoubian
Lebanese Journalist and Lawmaker