2023 Global Summit of Women; May 4-6; Dubai, UAE

Over 900 delegates from 73 countries join 2023 Summit in Dubai

Delegates attend the Opening Ceremony

The 2023 Summit Launches with NASDAQ Dubai Stock Exchange Market Open

Opening Ceremony

  • 2022 Thai Host Committee welcomes participants to the 2023 Global Summit of Women

Government Leadership Forum

30 women government leaders joined the Summit’s Government Leaders Forum to share public/private sector projects which have advanced women’s economic opportunities in their countries

Summit Sessions

Global and Regional Megatrends: A. Dvoychenkov, Nielsen IQ; S. Wedrychowicz, McKinsey; A. Faramawy, ex-Microsoft; M. Thiru, Amazon Web Services; and L. Lewis-Smith, BusinessEvents Sydney

Women CEO Forum: From Left – Rola Abu Manneh, Standard Chartered Bank UAE,  Monica Andres Enriquez, Yara International,  Silvia Davila, President, Danone Latin America and Ebru Pakcan, CEO, EMEA Emerging Markets, CITI

Summit delegates participated in special mentor sessions throughout the event with women business leaders, such as Brenda Harvey, General Manager, Public Sector and Government for IBM

Ensuring International Metrics for Gender Equality: M. Rogato, W20 Italy; M. E. Rico, Buro de Credito; M. Hochar, Bureau Veritas; P. Sochnikoff, Sodexo’ Dr. A. Matzat, Mercedes-Benz Group AG

Family Businesses: Transitioning into the New Reality
N. Shawwa, G4S Jordan; E. Trallero, Congost Plastic S.A.; M. Yao, Richprime Global Inc.; G. Bahmanyar, Egon Zehnder

New Climate in ‘Growing’ Women-Owned Enterprises
M. Bozesan, AQAL Capital; Dr. H. Yassa, Arab Women Investors Union; I. ben Chaibah, Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center; T. Mateo, CXCatalysts

2023 Awardees

H.E. Dr. Maitha Al-Shamsi, Minister of State accepts the 2023 Global Summit of Women Leadership Award on behalf of H.R.H. Sheikha Fatima bit Mubarak (click here to watch video)H.E. Dr. Maziah Che Yusoff, Secretary General, Ministry of Women, Family & Community, Malaysia accepts the 2023 Government Public/Private Sector Project Award

What the Press is saying

UAE could achieve 7% Economic Growth this Year, Minister says (click to see full article)

Women vastly Underrepresented in Region’s Corporate Boardrooms, Report says (click here to see full article)


Over 900 women leaders from 70 countries gather in Dubai for 2023 Global Summit of Women (click to see full article)

MENAT Region Lags in Women on Boards (click here to see full article) 


What participants are saying

The true global nature of this Summit with delegations from all over the world ranging from Kazakhstan, Thailand, Korea, Mongolia to Mexico, Spain and the USA, is especially unique as is the sense of community with participants returning year after year-some for over 20 years. It was great to see colleagues from years of GSW participation as well as to meet new participants!

         -Rohini Anand, Principal & CEO, Ronini Anand LLC, USA

The best part about attending the 2023 Global Summit of Women is that you are unexpectedly extracted from your computer screen-filled life to this imposing live universe of connected humanity, culture, color and vibrancy! The collective energy of inspiration for re-shaping our world, we, women from 70 countries, take home with us!

         -Salam Atoui, Partner & General Counsel, MENA, EY, UAE

I am tremendously grateful for being able to participate in the 2023 Global Summit of Women in Dubai. During the sessions, I was given the opportunity to broaden my knowledge and perspective on various important aspects such as artificial intelligence, international business and negotiating effectively, in which the honorable speakers have focused on emphasizing the importance of emotional intelligence and the humane approach to doing business. I had the immense pleasure of meeting some of the most extraordinary women and had the chance to talk to lawyers and professionals. 

I would love to see you all at the Global Summit of Women next year!

          -Aurelia Galezowska, Law Student, University of Warsaw, Poland

I left Dubai after a unique experience getting to know so many remarkable women at the 2023 Global Summit of Women! This event covered a variety of very important subjects such as “The Future of Money,” “Youth Forum: Enterprises of Tomorrow,” “Women in Energy: Transitioning to Net-Zero World” and “Refreshing your Personal/Professional Brand.” With more than 900 participants from over 70 countries made me really feel part of an outstanding global family. I felt strengthened by the power of all of the international  speakers and participants. I am delighted to bring this energy and inspiration back home to make positive changes within my company and the wider community.

          -Maria Katharina Rauchenberger, Head of Legal & Compliace Department, Constellation Brands, Italy


Madrid Welcomes Global Summit of Women in 2024

  • Delegates from Spain Invite Participants to Madrid for the 2024 Summit!

Why do People Attend the Global Summit of Women?

* To hear & learn from global women influencers and opinion leaders from government and business

* To be inspired by women from across all continents and all areas of leadership 

* To expand your global network

* To learn from and to share with your peers ways to improve your business, your career, your life…and the lives of others