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Women Empowerment Committee Mentoring Program Closing Event in Abu Dhabi

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A mentor-mentee discussion panel to reflect and share the success stories and lessons, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Chamber

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Panel Objectives

Mentors from the business community of the CCI France UAE & Mentees from the Abu Dhabi Chamber Emirati entrepreneurs community will discuss in this panel their mentorship experience reflecting on the mentorship path and sharing the success stories and lessons learned.

Mentors and mentees will exchange to reflect on their experience during the 9 months mentoring program, share their stories and lessons. The session will be followed by Q&A then networking.

Main Topics

  • Importance of Mentorship
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Women empowerment


Participating mentors:

  • Estelle Marais, Surface International Finance Director - Surface International Technip FMC
  • Nicolas Garcia, VP of Sales MEA Biometric Devices – Idemia
  • Hanane Arif, Vice President - Head of Communication & CSR - Business Development Officer - Societe Generale
  • Abeer Al Mehairbi, Founder - Tally&Co
  • Wael El Khatib, Director - Digital, IT & Call Center - Enova who will moderate the session.

Participating mentees



Thursday 29 September 2022
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome note by Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council Chairwoman HE Asma Al Fahim
Welcome note by CCI France UAE Managing Director Mrs. Agnes Lopez Cruz
09:15 - 09:40 Panel Discussion Mentees – Mentors focusing on:
1/ Mentorship importance / Soft skills / Developing talents
2/ Developing entrepreneurship:
- Private sector role / Entrepreneurship: i.e. Societe Generale Dune or Talent program - Enova internal mentoring program
- Government, Abu Dhabi Chamber, Abu Dhabi Business Women Council role / Entrepreneurship i.e. Nafis
3/ Global Challenges and impact on the businesses (i.e., recruiting talents, sustainability, others) / Agility of entrepreneurs, private sector, education

- Mentor: Wael Al Khatib as a moderator and speaker, ENOVA - Digital & IT director
- Mentor : Estelle Marais, FMC TECHNOLOGIES - Surface International Finance Director
-Mentor: Nicolas Garcia, IDEMIA – VP Sales and Coach
-Mentee: Al Anood Al Murar, NOODA LA MODA
09:40 - 09:45 Q & A
09:45 - 09:50 Conversation (or part of the panel – TBC by moderator): Role of the private sector in supporting entrepreneurs by SOCIETE GENERALE MIDDLE EAST – Head of HR Mrs. Felicie de Gonfreville
09:50 - 09:55 Importance of Intellectual property in Entrepreneurship by Embassy of France Intellectual Property Counsellor – Middle East Mrs. Jinane Kabbara
09:55 - 10:30 Networking

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