Expand Launches the 3rd Edition of the ‘International Women Summit’

Women persevere and continue to demonstrate that when they lead, entire communities and the world as a whole are transformed. As the world continues to face urgent challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, inclusive and diverse feminist leadership is considered as a critical factor in long-term global development. Female leaders of today are tenacious and diverse. Women are making a difference in business all over the world & inspiring a brighter future.

The ‘International Women Summit’ aims to highlight women’s achievements and gathers women leaders from all over Egypt including, government, business sector, media, women associations, global official institutions and NGOs under one roof thereby facilitating unprecedented access to distinguished women leaders.  The event was an important opportunity for local and regional women leaders to promote the exchange of best practices, knowledge on leadership, world civilizations and culture to have a world with peace and prosperity.

“Within the framework of the international efforts as well as the country’s path to empower women and increase their engagement in the business life, many studies performed by relevant organizations concluded that women are more able to manage economic resources and achieve the best results as they invest in their families and surrounding society to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families”, said Dr Ahmed El Shal – Expand Chairman

And to commemorate the International Women’s Month, the 3rd edition of the “International Women’s Summit” was launched on March 26th with the participation of the “African Center for Women’s Health”, which is affiliated with the Egyptian Ministry of Health, as panelists discussed Presidential and Ministerial initiatives to support scientific research and raise awareness in the field of women’s health and development in Egypt and the Middle East.

“For a developed community, pursuing women’s economic empowerment means enabling equal access to resources, knowledge, and economic prosperity for women and leveraging their talent, creativity, and determination for economic good”, said Walid Menessi – ICOM Group Chief Operating Officer

 This year’s event covered a wide range of new topics that were relevant to all sectors and industries in Egypt, whether private or public. Women’s Health in Egypt, the Future of Brand Strategy, Female Leadership in Economic Recovery, Gender Equality and Empowerment, The Quest for Sustainable and Inclusive Solutions, Accelerating Gender Balance, and other issues were discussed.