Inspirational Success Stories Take Centrestage

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Leading PR and Design Firm, Obai and Hill, launched the second edition of their ongoing initiative to engage with entrepreneurs, corporates, students and young women on the 13th of October at the Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa and successfully carried forward onto 14th of October. The event was hosted under the patronage of H.E. Aymen Almoayed, Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs.


The event aimed to showcase opportunities for investments, partnerships and collaborations created by inspirational female entrepreneurs and investors. Their vision is to connect and empower attendees by providing them with access to network and knowledge that can allow them to be innovative and succeed, by unleashing their power to create positive change. The theme of this year’s event which focused on Women in Entrepreneurship: Inspiring Action and Leading Change saw women leaders take centerstage complemented by supportive key male leaders as well.ff_p9004-copy

Some of the key sessions from the Second Day of the event “Turning the Heads of Investors” that focused on transforming your business ideas, “Face it Like a Warrior!” which dealt with the journey and challenges of battling breast cancer and surviving it, “I am Differently Able” which recognized the tremendous efforts of Bahrain’s national para-athletes rise to success, “Women in Leadership” which was led by Dr. Alanoud AlSharekh who has had the honour of a knighthood bestowed upon her by the French Government (National Order of Merit) and many more rich discussions!

A workshop was held by WARSHA titled “Pledges for Equality” wherein 30 companies including Zain Bahrain, Standard Chartered Bank and several other key organisations pledged to hire more women, empower them in the workplace, ratify HR policies to be fair to both genders, bridge gaps etc. The day ended on a productive note with a Speed Networking Event led by Al Majlis.dsc_7746-copy

Obai and Hill CEO and Founder of this initiative, Wafa AlObaidat shared “We are proud to have led this initiative to inspire, encourage and motivate attendees to plant more self-love and be ambitious to build a career they’re passionate about.”

Over 150 influential leaders shared their success, passion, creativity, and energy to around 2,000 delegates from across the region and internationally. The event included 53 learning sessions such as workshops, panels, talks, 10 shortlisted women in tech who pitched their business ideas and 50 mentoring sessions which created new opportunities for collaborations and partnerships.anll7530-copy

This year the summit was supported by Gulf Air, Dessange Bahrain, JustClean, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs, Elysian, APM Terminals, Bank ABC, Euro Motors Jaguar Land Rover Bahrain, BMMI Group, Arab Architects, Zain Bahrain and Kooheji Systems. The event was also supported by over 40 Goodie Bag Partners and 25 Media Partners locally and regionally!mlve9105-copy

Each Ticket had granted attendees with access to 50+ panel sessions, Interactive workshops, keynote discussions, Power Pitch Competition, mentorship opportunities, Industry focused groups, networking opportunities, lead generation opportunities, Evening programs for 2 days, a goodie bag (with several partner brands), Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee!

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Inspiring Action and Leading Change

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Leading PR and Design Firm, Obai and Hill, launched the second edition of their ongoing initiative to engage with entrepreneurs, corporates, students and young women under the patronage of H.E. Aymen Almoayed, Minister of Youth and Sports Affair. Taking place on 13th and 14th October at the Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa.


The event aims to showcase opportunities for investments, partnerships and collaborations created by inspirational female entrepreneurs and investors. Their vision is to connect and empower attendees by providing them with access to network and knowledge that can allow them to be innovative and succeed, by unleashing their power to create positive change.

The theme of this year’s event will be drawn towards Women in Entrepreneurship: Inspiring Action and Leading Change. The collar pillars will continue to follow the pillars initiated in 2018, which includes: Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. To foster a sense of community and create more impact by breaking barriers, the summit also included pre-events such as the largest cycling ride with over 100 participants and a woman centric run with over 150 participants to empower them to band together towards achieving success especially the youth.

The opening ceremony saw the felicitation of partners with awards of appreciation which included Gulf Air, Dessange Bahrain, JustClean, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism,  Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs, Elysian, APM Terminals, Bank ABC, Euro Motors Jaguar Land Rover Bahrain, BMMI Group, Arab Architects, Zain Bahrain and Kooheji Systems. The event has also been supported by over 40 Goodie Bag Partners and 25 Media Partners!appreciation-ceremony_partners-copy

Some of the speakers of Day 1 included Sh. Haya Rashed Al Khalifa (Founder of Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Bureau of Attorney), Feryal Nass (Chairwoman, Bahrain Entrepreneurship Organisation), Rana Salam (Founder and Creative Director, Rana Salam Studio), Vivian Jamal (Founder, True North Consulting W.L.L.), Tracy Harmoush (Athlete and Entrepreneur), Jamira Burley (Head of Youth Engagement and Skills, Global Business Coalition for Education), Abdulnasser Gharem (Artist and Founder of Gharem Studio), Mariam Jumaan (CENG, FIET, SMIEEE, Infrastructure Engineering Consultant), Sh. Marwa AlKhalifa (President of the Animal and Environment Protection Charity Organisation) and many more distinguished personalities!

Speaking on the launch of the event, Obai and Hill CEO and Founder of this initiative, Wafa AlObaidat shared “It has been a wonderful journey of shared experiences with us connecting with Speakers from over 27 countries. We are grateful for the overwhelming turnout and support and look forward to a successful and engaging two days with all attendees. We further appreciate H.E. Aymen Almoayed and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs for extending their patronage towards the event and all our partners and sponsors for being our greatest support.”

Over 150 influential leaders will share their success, passion, creativity, and energy to over 2,000 delegates from across the region and internationally. The event will also include 53 learning sessions which include workshops, panels, talks, 10 shortlisted women in tech who will pitch their business ideas and 50 mentoring sessions which will create new opportunities for collaborations and partnerships.

Each Ticket grants attendees with access to 50+ panel sessions, Interactive workshops, keynote discussions, Power Pitch Competition, mentorship opportunities, Industry focused groups, networking opportunities, lead generation opportunities, Evening programs for 2 days, a goodie bag (with several partner brands), Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee!

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Largest Women Empowerment Event in The MENA region Returns

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Obai and Hill launches Second Edition of the Women Power Summit.


Leading PR and Design Firm, Obai and Hill, announced the launch of the Second Edition of the Women Power Summit at a press conference, held on July 24th at Isa Cultural Center. The summit will be hosted this year on October 13th and 14th at the Isa Cultural Centre, to present successful female leaders in diverse fields; who will be highlighting partnerships at the workplace, emphasizing on communication and the forging of stronger relationships within teams and through the workplace.

The Women Power Summit aims to showcase opportunities for investments, partnerships and collaborations created by inspirational female entrepreneurs and investors. Their vision is to connect and empower women by providing them with access to network and knowledge that can allow them to be innovative and succeed, by unleashing their power to create positive change. It is the largest congregation of women in the MENA region for this purpose.

The theme of the second edition of the summit will be drawn towards Women in Leadership: Inspiring Action and Leading Change. The collar pillars will continue to follow the pillars initiated in 2018, which includes: Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. To foster a sense of community and create more impact by breaking barriers, the summit will also include pre-events such as the largest group of women cycling in the Kingdom and a woman centric run to empower women to band together towards achieving change. A unique speed-networking event will also be hosted.

Panelists at the Press Conference included Wafa Al Obaidat (CEO – Obai and Hill), Fatima Haider (Organizational Development Expert, Zain Bahrain), Nouf Al Sowaidi  (Director HR, Gulf Air), Stephen Lay (General Manager, Euro Motors), Nadya Quariab (Director of Sales, Dessange), Reem AlTajer (CSR Partner, BMMI) and Sabeeka Al Shamlan (Founder, Warsha).

Some of the key speakers from this year’s summit includes Hana Y. AlSyead (VP – Diversity and Chairwoman Steering Committee, Olayan Women Network (OWN), Olayan Financing Company), Raha Moharrak (Youngest Arab and First Saudi Woman to conquer Mount Everest), Lina Khalifeh (Founder of SheFighter), Sandra Knight (Co-Founder and COO of Hayatech), Hamad Al Mahmeed (Director of Research and Strategic Planning, Office of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince), Neda Al-Daihani (Founder and CEO of Brilliant Lab), Sheema Al-Nafisee (CEO of Skan for Water and Founder of Elysian), Mashael Fairooz (Managing Director of JEO), Zaina AlBader (Founder of Bookr) and many more inspirational speakers!

Speaking on the launch of the summit, Obai and Hill CEO and Founder of the Women Power Summit, Wafa AlObaidat shared “The impact of last year’s summit was overwhelmingly positive and added purpose and meaning to all the efforts put into making it a reality. The support we have received from the community and the region is testament of how eager everyone is to drive positive change. We have a task force of 30 committed, diligent and empowered members handling different elements of the summit and I couldn’t be more grateful for the time and energy they put into making this summit their own. We look forward to making this edition of the summit bigger and better and I would like to thank all the partners that have extended their support to us this year!”

The Women Power Summit 2019 has received key partnership support from Zain Bahrain, Gulf Air, Dessange, Euro Motors, APM Terminals, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, The Global Shapers community – Manama Hub, Brinc, Rowad,  Careem, Westin, Afkarech, Majra, Cycling Bees, Flat6 Labs, JustClean, Kooheji Systems, PGMD, Elysian, BMMI and Isa Cultural Centre with several more interested parties in talks. With over 20 local and regional Media Partners and 23 Goodie Bag partners – the summit is set to be a roaring success.

“We are delighted to partner with such a successful event like the Women Power Summit 2019 to emphasize on what Zain Bahrain is doing towards having a more diverse workforce and realize its goal of women holding quarter of its leadership by 2020. Such an event raises the awareness of the power of championing women by leading examples of successful stories” Said Fatima Haider, Organization development Expert, Zain Bahrain.

Over 115 women leaders will share their success, passion, creativity, and energy to over 2,000 delegates from across the region and internationally. The summit will also include a wide range of workshops, panels, talks, pitch competitions and mentoring sessions which creates new opportunities for collaborations and partnerships.

Each Ticket grants attendees with access to 50+ panel sessions, Interactive workshops, Keynote discussions, Power Pitch Competition, Mentorship opportunities, Industry focused groups, Networking opportunities, Lead generation opportunities, Evening programs for 2 days, a Goodie bag (with several partner brands), Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee! For Early Bird tickets visit the official website womenpower-summit.com

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