TYC to host forum for young Arab women

March 12, 2014 - 5:10:37 am
Doha: Qatar-based social enterprise, The Youth Company, will host the first young Arab women’s edition of the Youth Change Everything Conference, a biannual forum for leadership and entrepreneurship. 

The conference at Youth Hub Qatar from March 21 to 22 expects to welcome over 60 delegates, speakers and guests to engage in workshops, activities and discussions that foster leadership and innovation.

The conference, initiated in March 2012, now ventures further into women’s empowerment by developing and empowering girls between 14 and 18 years. 

It is broken down into two days: Inspire and Action, a process which aims to connect delegates to form new networks, providing them with leadership training and exposing them to some of the most successful and inspirational female leaders in the community and the region. 

The first day, ‘Inspire’, will welcome delegates through an opening speech and engage them in icebreaker activities to warm up the mind, create a comfortable environment for sharing information and making new friends. 

Following icebreakers, delegates will be divided into groups, faced with challenges, to take part in  workshops to develop interpersonal and professional skills, such as stress management and public speaking.

The second day will allow participants to discuss and brainstorm on initiatives, followed by an intensive session on how to plan and analyse their effectiveness in the market. 

The goal of these challenges is to provide them with a platform that can turn their innovative ideas into realities which, in the end of the conference, are pitched to the panel for evaluation.

“All amazing ideas that happen, including some of our most successful initiatives, such as My Qatar: Annual Youth Forum for Environment and Sustainability, have been a product of the conference.

“It is the creative drives of these young enthusiastic delegates that make our events take shape, and it is a fantastic opportunity for us to sustain them each year. 

“However, the goal of this year’s first edition of YCE is to start empowering more and more young women within the community, inspiring them to become some of the most influential and successful females in the years to come,” said Aya Abu Issa, CEO, TYC.

The conference is supported by Qatar National Vision 2030 and GSDP, and being held in partnership with Youth Enterprises, Silatech Qatar, Enertech Qatar, and World Water Day.

The Peninsula