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Posted On: 26 September 2022 11:35 am
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Doha Women Forum latest edition tackles the role of sports in mitigating climate change

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The Doha Women Forum is back again for yet another thought-provoking session featuring empowering talks by women leaders, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and sportspersons. Day one of the power-packed session will be held on September 27, 2022, at The Westin Doha Hotel and Spa, the long-term partner for the event. The second part of the event will be held on October 8, 2022, at the Workington Mshereib.

The two-part event will follow the theme "Women, Sports, and Climate Change", and will tackle the importance of sports in mitigating climate change and driving gender equality by encouraging women to be a part of the solution.

The first part of the Doha Women Forum will focus on creating awareness of the climate change and gender inequality crisis and how sports can be a strategic tool in influencing people’s attitudes and bringing positive change. It will feature round table discussions, panels, and powerful talks and discussions by some brilliant speakers including climate change warriors and sports experts.

The prominent speakers featured in this year’s Forum include Deloitte Middle East Sustainability Reporting and Assurance Leader Damian Regan, EARTHNA Project Manager Nihal Mohamed Al-Saleh, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy Sustainability Executive Director Engr. Bodour Al Meer, Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar Outreach Manager Khadeja Albuhaliqa, Ashghal Sustainability Expert Khadeeja Balkhi, Qatar National Team Goalkeeper Shaima Abdullah, Gulf Warehousing Company Marketing and Communications Director Jawaher Al Khuzaie, Qatar National Golfer Yasmian Ghanem, Innovation Consultant Heba Al Masri and HBKU Student Asma Lamali.

The Ambassador of France to Qatar HE Jean-Baptiste Faivre will be the keynote speaker. He said about the event:

“Ensuring progress of equality between men and women is one of the top priorities of French diplomacy. Today, women are a catalyst of change in all areas. This is the reason why we believe that the question of equality between men and women has to be integrated into different policies: sustainable development, peace and security, defense, promotion of fundamental rights, climate change, and economy, and also sport.”

The second part of the Forum to be held at the Workington Mshereib will be transformative and include interactive and engaging workshops to drive action. This part of the event will be free and open to all who register on the Doha Women Forum Website.

Doha Women Forum Founder Conchita Ponce said:

“It is a great pleasure for us to host the Doha Women Forum once again. Climate change is one the most pressing issues of our times, and as it happens in every crisis, women are the worst affected. Despite sports being a great equalizer, there is a lot of gender bias in world sports. At the Doha Women Forum this year, we are aiming to use the medium of sports to bring about gender equality, while at the same time calling for action to reduce gender bias in sports. We have a wonderful set of speakers lined up this year, who are experts in their field and are sure to make the event a memorable and successful one.”

Doha Women Forum 2021 was focused on the theme "Challenging Gender Bias and Inequality" which will be a call for action to resolve some of the pressing issues faced by women in the workplace and society. The multi-platform event was attended by hundreds of women and included distinguished speakers from different walks of life.

This year’s event is organized by Wasl Events and Marketing and supported by Turkish Airlines as Strategic Partner, in cooperation with Naseem Healthcare and Deloitte Middle East.

For more details on the event and to register, visit:

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