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Theme: Bridges

This event occurred on
November 4, 2017
Dubai, Dubayy
United Arab Emirates

TEDxAlWaslWomen is a not-for-profit event being organised by a team of driven volunteers in one of the world’s most culturally dynamic cities, Dubai.

The theme this year - Bridges - will be celebrated through a series of inspiring stories, purposeful ideas and the deepest experiences of our honourable speakers.

We invite women and men to come forward to be part of what’s only going to be an extraordinary Saturday.

Canadian University Dubai
308th Road
Canadian University Dubai
Dubai, Dubayy, 117781
United Arab Emirates
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Hala Kazim

Social Entrepreneur, Counsellor, Artist and Author
Hala Kazim is a social entrepreneur, life coach and founder of Journey Through Change. She inspires individuals to become better role models for themselves, their families and the world at large. She is titled as the most Influential Arab Woman on social media by both Google & United Nations. She was awarded the Best Business Woman By the ruler of Dubai and given the Innovation Award as well in a different ceremony. She has successfully arranged 25 Trips of JTC around the world and built bridges between the participants and their own self beings. She is an inspirational woman that spreads positivity.

Helen Al Uzaizi

CEO BizWorld UAE
Helen Al Uzaizi is an established businesswoman and an active community member. With over 15 years of experience spanning marketing, non-profit management, and entrepreneurship, Helen has been supporting major brands, non-profit organizations, and startups across the region as a mentor and Board member and advisor. Helen is the CEO of BizWorld UAE, Egypt, and Jordan, social enterprises that teach kids entrepreneurship skills. She is also the Founder of Future Entrepreneurs, a platform that aims to empower youth entrepreneurs in MENA. Helen is a mother of 2, triathlete and adventurer who believes in making dreams come to life and that anything is possible.

Hind Adib

Founder and Designer: Hind Adib fashion
Having worked in the fashion industry as a Creative Manager and Photographer for 2 years, Hind practiced and built the belief that no dream is out of reach. In 2016, she decided to leave the comfort zone behind by taking a leap of faith and start her own unisex fashion brand, using her life experiences and stories to send messages of empowerment and love through her clothing. Her aim is to build an encouraging and loving world for those who feel different in some way. Hoping that through constantly breaking stereotypes, more people will feel less alone in this world.

Michelle Wu

CIO at GE Power Services Middle East & Africa. Certified Professional Coach
Michelle Wu is VP Digital Technology & Chief Information Officer at GE Power Services - Middle East & Africa, based in Dubai UAE. Michelle’s priority is to transform GE Power internal digital culture, deliver productivity and cost-out through Digital Thread, and enable enterprise intelligence, security, and end user experience across the organization. Michelle earned an M.B.A. from Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business, and has a B.S in Information Systems and Operations from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. Michelle leads GE Women’s Network Women in Technology initiatives in the Middle East, with a mission to increase the number of women in the STEM fields in the region. With 16 years of corporate experience, Michelle serves as a mentor to professional women and female university students. Michelle is also certified professional coach through International Coach Federation (ICF), certified meditation teacher, and RYT200 Yoga teacher.

Omaira Farooq Al Olama

Managing Director
Omaira started ALF Administration in 2011 because she felt there was a gap in the market; to bridge the cultural and social, the home and work environments for young UAE nationals, and to help them prosper in the workforce. ALF is the only training organisation that hires, works with, and trains, solely UAE nationals, and it continues to thrive; it is helping companies retain their Emirati staff and the individuals genuinely succeed. ALF now trains young UAE nationals, across all seven emirates, between the ages of 18-30; and now offers recruitment too.

Organizing team

Suils Cuesta

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Alice Macris
    Team member
  • Drew Christie
    Team member
  • Zainub Jenna Bata
    Team member