Cairo hosts women’s corporate seminar
Cairo, June 14, 2008
The Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF) collaborated with the Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance and the Mudara Institute of Directors (IOD) to present its first regional seminar on Corporate Governance at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza Hotel in Cairo, Egypt.
Entitled Directorship, Development and Diversity: Challenges for Women in Governance, the seminar featured a distinguished group of speakers from local partners, the Mudara Institute of Directors, the Women’s Strategy Group, Egypt’s International Economic Forum, DLA Piper Middle East, the Commercial International Bank and the IFC among many others.
“AIWF firmly believes that the relevance and significance of effective Corporate Governance practices must not be underestimated in the region’s current environment of fast-track economic and social growth. Through this seminar, AIWF hopes to reiterate the need for a paradigm change in the attitude and mindset of business houses of the Arab World towards good governance,” said AIWF chairman Haifa Al Kaylani.
This seminar was the first of many joint initiatives on Corporate Governance planned for the future as part of the AIWF and Hawkamah partnership, which began in December 2007 with the aim of advocating corporate sector reform and strengthening corporate governance for women entrepreneurs with businesses and investments in the MENA region.
“We are proud to be supporting an opportunity for women leaders to workshop ideas and share information about the challenges they face in relation to effective corporate governance. We are certain that the seminar will be a highly useful, interactive experience for all attendees,” said CEO of Mudara Institute of Directors Khalid M Al Suwaidi. – TradeArabia News Service