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DIFC Global Women Symposium

07mar8:30 am3:00 pmDIFC Global Women Symposium

Event Details

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), in collaboration with Aurora50, invites you to an exclusive event titled DIFC Global Woman Symposium: Shaping a New Narrative for the Future of Finance.

The event will address key issues related to gender diversity, equality, and empowerment within the financial sector to foster meaningful dialogue, share insights and promote actionable strategies for advancing women’s participation and leadership in finance.


  • 8.30 am – 9.25 am: Registrations and Networking>
  • 9.25 am – 9.30 am: Welcome Address by Alya Al Zarouni, Chief Operating Officer, DIFC Authority
  • 9.25 am – 9.30 am: A Fireside Chat: Breaking Barriers with Dame Susan Rice
  • 10.30am – 11.00am: Panel 1: Gender Diversity Challenges in Finance
  • 11.00am – 11.30am: Networking break
  • 11.30am – 12.15pm: Panel 2: The Power of Mentorship: Nurturing the Next Generation of Female Finance Leaders
  • 11.30am – 12.15pm: Panel 3: Driving Change – Best Practices for Creating Inclusive Financial Cultures

Speakers include Dame Susan Rice, Chair GEFI Global Steering Group, Alya AlZarouni, CEO DIFC Authority, Maria Ivanova, MD Citi Country Officer & Banking Head, Citi UAE, and Mohammed AlBlooshi, CEO of DIFC Innovation Hub.

Go to for full details and to register.



(Thursday) 8:30 am - 3:00 pm(GMT+04:00)