Why WIT?

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Our leading speakers have been handpicked for their knowledge, their positive contribution to the tech sector and their passion for advocation or change. Hear from the world's most successful companies, be inspired,empowered and advance change.

Network  Expand your network

Discover connections that can elevate your career. Connect with like-minded professionals and companies across a multitude of networking opportunities. Utilize our matchmaking app, in-person and virtual meetups, arrange 1-2-1 calls and engage in progressive conversations with some of the greatest minds globally.

Elevate  Elevate yourself

New environments demand new skills and have set a mandate for essential learning and development. Find your motivation to learn new skills, invest in your development and discover your true potential.

Growth  Unlock growth

To stay competitive in this accelerated tech sector requires understanding and application of new strategies and practices. Discover tangible insight on how you can transform yourself, your team and organization to stay ahead of the curve.

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Don't miss out on the chance to connect with like-minded individuals, learn from experts, and be part of shaping the digital future. Secure your spot today and join us in this exciting exploration of all things tech. Register now to guarantee your access to a transformative experience that could redefine your perspective on technology.


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  • 9:30-10:00 | Registration & Networking
  • 10:00-10:10 | Intro note by Hussain Al Mahmoudi and Ayumi Moore Aoki
  • 10:10-10:20 | Opening speech by Sheikha Bodour Alqasimi Chairperson for SRTIP
    The inaugural speech to celebrate the brilliant and trailblazing women who have revolutionized the technology landscape in the Middle East and North Africa, to recognize their invaluable contributions and inspire the next generation of female tech leaders.
  • 10:20-11:00 | Women's Leadership in Family Business (Panel Discussion)
    The power of women's leadership in family business, their invaluable contributions, unique perspectives, and inspiring stories that shape and redefine the landscape of successful enterprises.
  • 11:00-11:40 | Women & SDG Goals: Path to COP28 (Panel Discussion)
    Exploring the pivotal role of women in advancing sustainable development goals (SDGs) as a critical pathway towards the 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP28).
  • 11:40-12:20 | Awards Ceremony
  • 12:20-12:30 | Energy break
  • 12:30-13:10 | Manufacturing and Advanced Industry (Fireside Chat)
    Illuminating the contributions, challenges, and triumphs of women driving innovation and progress in the realms of manufacturing and advanced industry.
  • 13:10-13:50 | The Power of Youth: Shaping a Sustainable Future (Panel Discussion)
    This topic focuses on the role of young people in driving positive change, fostering sustainability, and addressing global environmental challenges. Innovative Solutions and Entrepreneurship: Showcasing inspiring examples of young entrepreneurs and innovators who are driving sustainable change through their projects and initiatives. Discussing the power of youth-led innovation, technology, and social enterprises in creating sustainable solutions.
  • 13:50-14:00 | Break
  • 14:00-14:30 | Pitch Session
    5 Female Founders will present their sustainable startups to the audience.
  • 14:30-14:40 | Special Thanks to all sponsors (Appreciation Trophy & Letter)
  • 14:40-16:00 | Networking Lunch


Lamis Al Hashimy

 Lamis Al Hashimy

Co-Founder of Palmade®

Dr. Ebtesam Almazrouei

Dr. Ebtesam

Executive Director and acting
Chief AI researcher for the
Al-Cross Center Unit at the
Technology Innovation
Institute (TII)

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Dr. Saeeda Jaffar

Senior Vice President &
Group Country Manager for
the Gulf Cooperation Council

Athiye Jawad

Athiye Jawad

Director of Strategic
Business Development at
Planet Labs

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Fatima Al Kaabi

Youngest Emirati Inventor in

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H.E. Dr. Maryam Mohd
Fatma Matar

Founder and Chairperson of
the UAE Genetic Diseases
Association (UAEGDA)

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Haleema Al Owais

CEO of Sultan Bin Ali Al
Owais Real Estate

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H.E. Najla Ahmed

CEO of the Sharjah
Entrepreneurship Center

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H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint
Buti Bin Bishr


Mariam Bin Al Shaikh

Mariam Rashid
Bin Al Shaikh

Director of
Sharjah Business
Women Council

Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany

Dr. Nawal

The UAE’s permanent
representative to the
International Renewable
Energy Agency (IRENA)

Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany-1

Fadi Abu

Head of the Mobile
eXperience (MX) division at
Samsung Gulf Electronics

Dr. Eng. Suaad Alshamsi

Dr. Eng. Suaad

First Female Aircraft

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The Women in Tech 2023 awards honor outstanding women for their tech achievements, leadership, and innovative contributions, inspiring the next generation of tech leaders.

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Startup Pitch-Session


Fill in the form fully so we could learn well about your company.


If your startup meets the criteria, you will soon get an email invitation for a short interview. It's organised for a better understanding of your vision and whether participating in our Pitch Session will benefit you.


If your company is approved for participation, you will get an email confirmation.


After some formalities, you will receive instructions about participation.


Before the event, we'll have a short info session to prepare you for the Pitch.


You will need to cover your travel expenses to and from the event by yourself.


Organizers do not cover any expenses but provide a discount to selected startups to exhibit at the Expo during the event.

During the Startup Pitch Session, you will get exposure to famous entrepreneurs,
governmental officials and investors that will be attending the Forum.

Apply here

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