Qatar Chamber has participated in the conference on ‘Women Leaders and Health: Empowering Women Leaders in Innovation, Medical Education and Healthcare Delivery’ held in Beirut.
Qatar Chamber board member Ibtihaj al-Ahmadani participated as honoured guest in the conference, which was organised by the Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF), the American University of Beirut (AUB), and the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS).
The conference was also attended by a number of representatives of the Arab public and private sectors, international development organisations and institutes, civil society, and business entrepreneurs from women and youth.
The forum highlighted opportunities and barriers to entry for women leaders in medicine and the healthcare sciences, and promoted an inclusive and empowering environment for women-led innovation, research, and discovery through regional and international best practices. It was also intended to advance capacity building through technology, training, entrepreneurship, executive leadership, and social enterprise.
The conference delivered actionable recommendations for empowering women in these critical sectors towards fulfilment of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) on gender diversity and maternal and children's health.
Al-Ahmadani lauded the event, saying that she was thankful for being able to participate in the event, which highlighted the leading role played by women in all aspects, especially in health and academic spheres.
She underscored the Qatari woman’s success in occupying many leading positions in the society, noting that there are a number of Qatari businesswomen who managed to achieve accomplishments in the business world.
Al-Ahmadani stressed that the leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani places a special interest to empower women in society in all fields.