8th March 2021 | Virtual Conference Women in Leadership Embracing the new normal
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2020 had been a rollercoaster ride for everyone around the world. The pandemic had a huge impact on all professions, and we had gradually started accepting the new normal. The work from home, digitization and the tough market conditions made professional life chaotic for everyone. On international women’s day 2021, we provided a great platform for women professionals to share their experiences and learn to become more agile for the unpredicted future. After the successful Blue Ocean Women Leadership Development (BOWLD) EmpowHer Conference conducted in 2020, we proudly hosted BOWLD 2 for women across the globe.

BOWLD 2021 aimedat providing a platform for working women to come together virtually and reflect on the lessons learnt from the past year and share some insights and perspectives as we all prepared for future times.

1 day conference

Blending learning and entertainment

Opportunity to attend a free workshop

5 Enriching sessions

Global attendees
What BOWLD 2021 Offered?
  • Exclusive learning opportunity from Blue Ocean
  • The comfort of attending from home
  • Inspiring speeches by eminent women
  • A certification of attendance
  • Exciting prizes through competitions
  • Free bilingual workshops by renowned trainers
  • Meeting top women professionals across the globe
  • Celebrating women’s day with entertaining sessions
Attending BOWLD 2

BOWLD 2021 facilitated a unique online platform forseveral women professionals from different parts of the world to connect andexchange learnings, boosting the ways to manage uncertain times. Let’s Unite, Evolve and Transcend.

Top women professionals across the globe attended the conference and shared their expertise and experiences.
A platform for women to speak, showcase their skills and empower each other.
Women getting connected to a network of high-profile holders who have significant expertise in specific industries.
An outstanding opportunity for women to learn from industry experts and earn a certificate.
BOWLD Speakers

Noha Hefny

[Founder and CEO at People of Impact]

Dr.Thoraiya Kanafani

[Co-Owner and Clinical Psychologist at Human Relations Institute and Clinics Dubai]

Julie Lewis

[Resilience Consultant and Author]

Annabel Harper

[Leadership Executive Coach and Author]

Alice-Nicole Chempf

[Regional Project Manager of Womenpreneur Initiative]

Kelly Lundberg

[Personal Brand & Style Expert]

Seetha Sagaran

[Personal Development Trainer and Lifestyle Consultant]

Bandana Jain

[Journalist and Blogger]
Free Bilingual Workshop
Workshop 1
DiSC Personality Assessment (English)
Marina Wanny

Executive & Team Coach & Certified Personality Assessor

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DiSC is a personal assessment tool used by more than one million people every year to help improve teamwork, communication, and productivity in the workplace.

How can DiSC help you?
This workshop helps in improvingteam work, raise self – awareness, resolving conflicts, developing stronger sales skills and managing people more effectively.

• Behavioral styles according to DiSC
• Preferred communication per style
• Strengths and challenges per style
• The Values (the Why)
• Relationships
• Next step

Workshop 2
Presentation Skills (Arabic)
Ahlam el Tohamy

Journalist and Medical Science Lecturer

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Great presentations are known to have successfully motivated the dullest of minds and directed many-a-lost agenda to a focused goal. Nurture your ability to initiate and lead a conversation with people across cultures. This workshop will helped in presentation of skills dynamically and taught how to make a positive and lasting impression.

• Effective presentation strategies
• Communication principles
• Aids and materials to support the presentation
• Utilising feedback

Bowld Agenda

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM
Welcome Note

11:10 AM – 11:20 AM Blue Ocean Introduction

11:20 AM – 11:40 AM
Keynote Speech Women leaders turning challenges into opportunities - Noha Hefny

11:40 AM – 12:15 PM Panel Discussion Work from home challenges- Striking the right balance Julie Lewis | Bandana Jain | Kelly Lundberg

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM
Keynote Speech Mental health during pandemic- Handling the storm within you – Dr Thoraiya Kanafani

12:30 PM – 12:40 PM

12:40 PM – 1:15 PM

1:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Panel Discussion Contribution of women in crisis management Seetha Sagaran | Annabel Harper | Alice Nicole Chempf

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM Thank You Note and Winner Announcement
Blue Ocean Women Leadership Development

BOWLD Conference 2020: Blue Ocean Women Leadership Development (BOWLD) EmpowHer Conference was the first exclusive conference held by Blue Ocean for the empowerment of women in the Middle East. Top 100 women professionals from GCC Countries attended the conference which also honoured some of the most successful women in the region like Dr Zulekha Daud, the chairperson of Zulekha Hospital Group. The event that focussed on the theme, ‘Women in corporate-breaking the glass ceiling’, was well appreciated by the attendees.