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Posted On: 23 September 2019 09:42 am

3rd Doha Women Forum to kick off on September 29

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The third edition of the Doha Women Forum 2019 will take place on September 29th under the theme 'Balance for Better' to highlight this grave issue and highlight why gender balance is vital for a healthy and thriving society.

During a press conference about the event, Qatar Chamber Board Member Ibtihaj Al Ahmadani underscored the importance of the Doha Women Forum which will be organized in cooperation with Qatar Chamber and ICC Qatar, noting that they spare no effort to support all initiatives for empowering woman in the society.

She also said that QC strongly supports home-based businesses which are owned by Qatari women, noting that the Chamber has stimulated productive families by providing them free spaces in "Made in Qatar" expo and other exhibitions the Chamber participates in.

To support businesswomen, ICC Qatar has established the "National Home-based Businesses Program" and promoted businesswomen's projects at the World Chamber Congress held recently in Brazil, she said.

Al Ahmadani stressed the keenness of providing sponsorship to the forum to highlight successes made by Qatari woman, noting that it provides a good opportunity for experience exchange and information between participants.

Board Member of Qatar Businesswomen Association (QBWA) Amal Al Aathem said the association is keen to participate in events that concern women, such as this forum, which will discuss many important topics. She invited all companies and women to participate in the success of these efforts and to support these good endeavors that will pave the way for future generations of leading women to serve the country.

Doha Women Forum and Future 318 Founder Conchita Ponce said, "We are back with another edition of the Doha Women Forum with a theme that is of great significance in today's society. Gender inequality is truly one of the evils of society as it not just affects women but the community at large by restricting economic and social growth. Doha Women Forum was created with the aim of empowering and educating women about their rights and encouraging them to be the best they can be. We would like to invite women to be a part of the forum to understand the importance of gender balance and learn how to handle bias in their homes, workplaces or society. I would also like to thank our speakers this year for their time and our sponsors for their generosity. Looking forward to welcoming you at the event."

This year's event is supported by Qatar Chamber, International Chamber of Commerce Qatar and Qatar Financial Center with the support of the Embassy of the Argentine Republic.

Prominent members of society are expected to speak on the issue of gender balance, share their experiences and offer strategies for gender parity.

The speakers this year include government spokespeople, dignitaries, business leaders, sports representatives, officers of state as well as advocates of social causes.

The event will consist of inspiring talks, group discussions and workshops, as well as an interactive session to facilitate networking. (QNA)