LEADER OF TOMORROW
As women around the world put their knowledge, talents and skills to work, ELIE SAAB’s #GIRLOFNOW initiative is on a mission to celebrate those who have built successful stories and careers, inspiring generations of young achievers to follow in their footsteps.
A mission to spread awareness around the accomplishments and learnings of these ambitious and driven women.
A mission to empower the female youth to go further, reach higher, and perhaps become leaders of tomorrow.
BUILDING YOUR OWN
RUNWAY TO SUCCESS
THE RIGHT MINDSET
Lauren Remington Platt
PURSUING YOUR PASSION MINDFULLY
PERSONAL GROWTH AND
STAYING TRUE TO YOURSELF
ELIE SAAB’s Girl Of Now initiative sheds light on female achievers of Now—highlighting their accomplishments and wisdom to inspire younger generations to lead by example. In perfect synergy, WOMENA promotes innovation, investment and inclusion by empowering women to invest in start-ups, fostering a collaborative community of motivated, proactive female investors.
Hosted at Ayyam gallery in Dubai’s Arts District, the high tea event featured three inspirational speakers in the presence of a group of prominent female figures from the Middle East sharing their own experiences in entrepreneurship, investment and leadership. “Women are the real game-changers in this region, and yet we rarely see them in the spotlight,” expressed Elissa Freiha, founder and CEO of WOMENA. “We need to be more outspoken about our accomplishments because when we are, it’s contagious.” Joining Elissa on stage was Muna Al Gurg, philanthropist and retail director of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, as well as Farah Al Qassieh, tech entrepreneur and founder of Stutter UAE. Muna Al Gurg in her turn added: “Women from different backgrounds coming together and sharing their stories enables them to inspire each other and places their skills and strengths in perspective.” Surrounded by the abstract paintings of female artist Samia Halaby, an influential scholar of Palestinian art, the thought provoking talks are part of an ongoing dialogue sparked by the Girl Of Now initiative in the hopes of influencing the game-changing mind sets of tomorrow.