Dubai – MENA Herald:

The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) will host the Women’s Health and Wellbeing Conference on April 25 to highlight the best practices in women’s healthcare and human development, and provide training in meditation, well-being and happiness.

To be held at the headquarters of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the conference will focus on promoting women’s awareness of appropriate health practices, how to adopt a more balanced and healthy lifestyle and how to pursue and adapt to their careers, and achieve personal and professional success.

The event comes as part of the DBWC’s efforts to promote the Year of Tolerance and enhance concepts and practices of tolerance among Dubai businesswomen.

DBWC Backs Businesswomen

Dr Raja Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council, stressed the council’s keenness to support businesswomen and female professionals in Dubai, to help them excel and realize impressive achievements locally and internationally. We are doing our best to boost their contribution to the growth of Dubai and the UAE’s business and investment environment as well as promoting economic development efforts across all sectors, Al Gurg said.

She added that the DBWC is committed to consolidating values of tolerance and cultural diversity. The Year of Tolerance provides a broad space to unleash businesswomen’s potential and enhance human concepts as well as values of diversity and multiculturalism.

Lauding the wise leadership directives, Al Gurg stressed that the UAE government attaches utmost attention to supporting and empowering women at all levels and domains including entrepreneurship and giving them the opportunity to serve in senior positions.

DBWC: Rich calendar of various events

She further said: “The DBWC’s annual agenda has a rich calendar of diverse events designed to foster Dubai businesswomen’s professional and self-development skills, improve and develop their performance, capabilities and competitiveness, in line with the labor market’s ever-changing requirements. To that end, the council has organized 56 different training sessions, workshops, seminars and business meetings in 2018, an increase of 70% compared to 2017 events. The Council also attracted more businesswomen, who benefited from its year-round programmes and initiatives.

Conference Themes

Supported by Valiant Clinic and PwC, the Women’s Health and Wellbeing Conference will be organized in collaboration with Mindfulness UAE.

The conference will begin with a special session on “Mindfulness & Self-compassion” run by Mindfulness UAE, followed by a speech by Dr. Iman Abisourour (Valiant Clinic) focusing on “Preventative Health & Early Detection”.

The first panel discussion titled “Hormones & Reproductive Health: What You Should Know” will bring together Dr. Rosalie Sant (Primavera Clinic), Sophie Smith (Nabta Health) and will be moderated by Mariam Farag (MBC Group).

The event will also feature a special session titled “Yoga: Benefits Beyond the Mat”  by DELLA WARREN followed by another session themed “Parenting & Social Media: Expert Tips and Insights, presented by Dr. ANDREA TOSATTO, offering a variety of tips and recommendations for parents to address social media challenges that their children are facing nowadays.

The conference will continue its series of activities, with another session dedicated to discussing “Pre and Post-natal Depression: What You Need To Know”, which will see the participation of Dr. Marie Thompson. (Vivamus Clinic).

Themed “Understand Chronic Pain: Psychological science of chronic pain, How Mindfulness can ease chronic pain”, the second panel discussion will see the presence of Dr Harry Horgan (German Neuroscience Center) and Bahar Wilson (Mindfulness UAE) as panelists and will be moderated by Nadine Halabi, Business Development Manager at DBWC.

Three more simultaneous roundtable discussions will be also held during the second half of the conference. The first entitled “Breaking Unhealthy Eating Habits” will be moderated by Pamela Durant (Diapoint ME), the second themed “The Pursuit of Happiness: Why You Should Live in the Moment” will be moderated by Bahar Wilson (Mindfulness UAE), while the third “Healing with Homeopathy: Alternative Medicine Gaining Popularity” will be moderated by Angela Murlowska


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