Posted on February 10, 2016

The How Women Work conference is an event that truly captures at its heart the change, growth and diversity that defines Qatar: the 2016 How Women Work Conference, themed “Connecting the Dots” will be held from March 8-9, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Doha, to coincide with International Women’s Day, also annually celebrated worldwide on March 8.

The yearly conference that empowers women in Qatar in both a personal and professional capacity, has announced a two high profile, keynote speakers for the upcoming conference. The first of which is H.E. Sheikha Alanoud Bint Hamad Al Thani, from Silatech Qatar who has once again given her patronage to this empowering event for the second year running. H.E. Sheikha Alanoud is a member of the Global Shapers Community and in 2014 she was selected to join the Global Shapers Community’s Advisory Council on Collaborations, where she was involved in decision making and agenda setting locally, regionally and globally.

Day Two of the conference will welcome keynote speaker and highly regarded Dr. Kholode Al-Obaidli, Vice President of HR National Talent Management at Qatar Airways, who has been a long standing supporter of the initiative having given various workshops in previous years. This year she will share insights from her career, which has spanned across senior management positions in the public and private sectors, at the Qatar Olympic Committee as well as Qatar Airways.

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As HWW Founder Carolin Zeitler explains, it’s a day and a half filled with opportunity: “The Annual How Women Work Conference attracts amazing women from all kinds of background and cultures, giving attendees a unique platform to take practical skills and lessons from the event and apply them to their own lives for their continued growth and development. One of our main goals at How Women Work is to reach hearts and minds, break down barriers and promote understanding. So we encourage all our delegates to use this opportunity to meet new people and also to connect to their own strengths and potential.”

The HWW Conference is an interactive, inspiring and empowering two-day event, as attendees will have four ‘streams’ to choose from which include workshops, panel discussions and interactive activities pertinent to each stream: one for entrepreneurs and executives; one for employees and jobseekers; and one for individual women with ambitions and aspirations – and for the first time this year: one for Arabic speakers. Delegates can follow a particular stream throughout, pick and mix, or they can attend a panel discussion that is targeted at all three. They will also have the option to give a 90-second pitch on stage and to partake in a free one-to-one coaching or mentoring session during the conference, as all attendees will ultimately define and create their own success.

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The Annual How Women Work Conference will have a number of highly appealing workshops including: “Reducing unconscious bias to leverage potential fully” by Livia Freudl; Head of Human Resources at Siemens Qatar; “How women take entrepreneurial decisions” by Professor. Wolfgang Amann, Academic Director and Professor of Strategy and Leadership at HEC Paris in Qatar; and resonating with the overarching theme will be the “Connecting the dots of change and transformation” workshop led by Elizabeth Fleming, a seasoned industry professional with over 20 years of international HR and business solutions experience.

Along with three stimulating panel discussions, “Can I have it all?” moderated by Suzette de Coteau-Atuah, a communications facilitator in healthcare, on Day One. Followed by, “Connect and re-connect your skills – navigating your career path skillfully” which will be moderated by Nevine Kamel, an experienced HR practitioner; and the final one focusing on, “Connection and collaboration vs. competition or segmentation” which will be moderated by Vani Saraswathi, a prominent journalist and long-term resident of Qatar both on Day Two.

To secure your attendance at the seventh and final annual How Women Work Conference please visit Eventbrite to register and purchase your tickets online:, as places are expected to fill quickly.