1st German-Arab Women's Network Forum

Program

Registration: 9.00

9.30             Opening Statement

  • Dr. Jens Peter Breitengroß, President of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Prof. Dr. Horst H. Siedentopf, President of the EMA

        Greeting Statements

  • Dr. Dorothee Stapelfeldt, Second Mayor of Hamburg and Senator for Science and Research
  • Reem Barghouty Damen, Chairwoman of the Jordan Forum for Business and Professional Women

10.10           Keynote  

  •  Eva-Maria Welskop-Deffaa, German ministry for Women, Chair of the department for equality
  • Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani, Founder and Chairwomen of the Arab International Women’s Forum

11.00           Break

11.30           Panel I

Leading Women: Similar Challenges in Different Regions?

Chair: Prof. Dr. h.c. Christa Randzio-Plath, Member of European Parliament ret.., 1. Chairwoman of the Landfrauenrat Hamburg

  • Reem Barghouty Damen, Chairwoman of the Jordan Forum for Business and Professional Women
  • Maria Freifrau von Welser, Journalist and publicist as well as Vice Chair of UNICEF Germany
  • Angelika Pohlenz, General Secretary ICC Deutschland e.V.
  • Prof. Dr. Shokry, Mediterranean Academy of Forensic Sciences, Egypt

12.45           Lunch Break

13.45           Panel II

Are leading women better suited for positions in management?

Chair: Corinna Nienstedt, Director of the International Section of Hamburg's Chamber of Commerce

  • Dr. Samar Fatany, Chief Broadcaster Jeddah Broadcasting, Saudi Arabia
  • Adelheid Sailer-Schuster, President of Deutsche Bundesbank in Hamburg
  • Astrid Nissen-Schmidt, Partner by Ernst & Young GmbH as well as member of plenum of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and of the Verband Deutscher Unternehmerinnen e.V.

15.00          Break

15.30          Panel III

Initiatives for equalization of women in the economy

Chair: Rena Bargsten, Board member EWMD Germany e.V.

  • Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani, Founder and Chairwomen of the Arab International Women’s Forum
  • Monika Schulz-Strelow, President of “Frauen in die Aufsichtsräte e.V.”
  • Elke Holz, Member of the federal board of FIM e.V. and member of administrative council of DAK –Deutsche Angestellten-Krankenkasse
  • Mounia Achbah, Moroccan High Commissariat of Water, Forests and Combating Desertification, Morocco

16.45         Concluding Remarks

  • Maria Freifrau von Welser, TV-journalist and publicist as well as Vice Chair of UNICEF Germany

17.30         Reception in the Hamburg Town Hall

  • Jana Schiedek, Hamburg Senator for Gender Equality and Justice

 

Informations about the issue of Mediterranes and Ouissal with additional information about the forum.

Contact: Clara Gruitrooy.