From left: Raed Chehaib, Ahmed Ali Al Mawlawi, Aisha Al Fardan and Machaille Al Naimi at the press conference.
DOHA: Qatar Business Women Association and Interactive Business Network (IBN) announced yesterday that the strategic partners and sponsors of the fourth annual Qatar International Business Women’s Forum (QIBWF) will be ExxonMobil Qatar and Qatar Petroleum.
The conference will be held on November 11 and 12 at St Regis Hotel Doha with the theme “Arab business women: agents of change”, under the patronage of H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Thani, the Minister of Economy and Trade.
Ahmed Ali Al Mawlawi, Director of Administration at Qatar Petroleum said: QP is happy to support the empowerment of women in business as part of the 4th Qatar International Businesswomen Forum, which aims at highlighting the prominent role of Qatari businesswomen in our growing economy.
Building on the success of its previous editions, the Forum has established itself as a major event on the agenda of conferences in Qatar.
“QP remains committed to expanding the work opportunities for Qatari women through providing various professional opportunities and educational and training programs that target Qatari males and females in an equal opportunity environment.”
Announcing their commitment to supporting the Forum, Exxon Mobil Qatar’s legal adviser Machaille Al Naimi said: “At ExxonMobil, we recognise the leadership role of women and believe that stronger women make stronger communities. This year’s forum not only showcases successful business women in the Arab world, but also encourages and inspires women with similar aspirations, and I would like to thank the organizers of QIBWF, the Qatari Business Women Association and Interactive Business Network, for gathering together such exceptional women.”
Aisha Al Fardan, Vice-President of the Qatari Business Women’s Association said: “We are delighted to welcome ExxonMobil Qatar and Qatar Petroleum as partners of the fourth annual Forum. Both organisations are completely committed to supporting women and helping them excel in business throughout the world, and particularly here in Qatar and the Gulf.
Raed Chehaib, Chief Executive of event organisers IBN, said: “The Forum has achieved significant success over the past three years and this is exemplified with the announcement of support for this year’s event from two of Qatar’s largest and most influential companies – Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil.”