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Women in Business Forum

DATE20-22 May 2005


More than two hundred businesswomen from Syria and abroad attended the Omayad Conference Palace in Damascus for the Women in Business International Forum that took place from 20-22 May 2005.

The Event was patronized by HE Mrs Asma al Assad First Lady of Syria, Women in Business have been the pioneers in the promotion of women’s economic empowerment in the Middle East and internationally as part of the mainstream economy.

Keynote speakers included: HRH Shaikha Mozza Al Misnad of Qatar, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammed – Former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Prof. Wangari Maathai MP – Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Asst.Minister of Environment and Natural Resources – Kenya, Mrs Cherie Blair QC and Nasreen Berwari – Minister for Municipalities – Iraq.

Many of today’s milestones in the Middle East have been the building blocks engineered by Women in Business by working strategically with international governments along with the public and private sectors.

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