A group of international women of all ages from across the globe are gathering in Dubai this week to share the latest news on their futures in the 21st century, and the opportunities they have at home and abroad.
The event is part of the Women of Dubai summit, which aims to encourage more women to attend education, pursue careers and open up their personal lives.
But what will be at stake?
For the organisers of the summit, the aim is not to provide solutions to any particular challenge.
Rather, they are looking to help to inspire young women to seek greater financial independence, and to build an inclusive society for all.
The summit is being held at the Bauhaus building in Dubai, and has drawn more than 300 women from all over the world, including the likes of Madonna, Britney Spears and Cher, as well as the likes from the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
The event was launched in 2016 to help build the foundation for a new generation of women to enter the workforce.
The aim is to highlight the challenges facing the world’s women and to offer women the opportunity to live a life that is equal to their capabilities.
The meeting aims to highlight some of the most pressing issues facing women globally, including climate change, inequality and gender pay gaps, and how women are able to build their own communities in the most remote and remote regions of the globe.
The Women of America summit takes place in New York on Friday (November 16), while the Women’s Business Summit in Paris takes place on Sunday (November 17).
Here are some of what’s being covered at the event: “This is about more than just the women,” said Liza Minarik, founder of the Global Summit for Women, who has worked with women entrepreneurs for over 30 years.
“This is a conversation that needs to be had across the entire world.”
She is one of the speakers, alongside Nafeesa Sultana, co-founder of FEMEN and former vice-president of the World Bank.
“We are all connected, but we don’t have equal access,” said Sultanas.
“And this summit is about women taking that power back.”
The Summit aims to give a platform for women to connect and discuss the issues they are facing.
The conference will include panels and workshops on topics including business and business leadership, finance, health, education and more.
The main agenda of the Summit is focused on business and entrepreneurship, and includes a panel on the role of women in business.
The panel will focus on the challenges women face in this field.
“There is a real disconnect between what is going on at the global level and the women who are actually doing it,” said Minarak.
“The real problem is that we are not talking about this at the national level.”
The conference also includes a workshop on entrepreneurship and a panel entitled “Startup in the Age of Trump”.
“What we are doing is making a new paradigm for business and the way that business is being structured,” said Tanya Hickey, executive director of the Business Leadership Initiative, an international NGO that works with women to promote business and innovation.
“I think it is a huge opportunity for women entrepreneurs and I am not sure what is the best way to get it out there,” she said.
The summit also includes an international event on “Women in Finance” where women from around the world will discuss their experiences of entrepreneurship, investment and leadership.
“If we want to get a more inclusive economy and a more equitable world, we need to do all we can to empower women,” Minaras said.
The conference will take place in Dubai from November 16 to 22.
For more information on the summit and to register, visit www.womenofdubai.com.