‘WOMEN IN FINANCE’: Leading regional initiative seeks to empower more women into key roles in finance sector

ACCA (Association of Certified Chartered Accountants) launches groundbreaking Women In Finance, a trail-blazing year-long initiative to support, empower and enable women in the finance industry across the Middle East

ACCA’s series of talks, webinars, online resources and networking events seeks to advance the inclusion of more women in the region’s finance industry.

“We are very aware that more needs to be done to ensure that the number of women entering the finance profession continues to grow,” says Fazeela Gopalani, head of ACCA in the Middle East. “Women In Finance is part of our ongoing efforts to support this. While the number of women in finance is growing in the region, it is still far below an even representation. ACCA goals align with the UAE’s vision for gender parity and underscores its notable achievement as being one of few countries internationally to have equal numbers of men and women in their government cabinet.”

Women In Finance: Lessons from Business Legends
A networking event on June 16th at the Address Hotel Dubai will be the official regional launch of the year-long Women in Finance, part of ACCA’s ongoing mandate to encourage, mentor and support more women into key leadership roles and at every stage of their careers.

“The event will tackle the gender gap in career development that affects many women in middle management, our primary audience,” says Gopalani, a passionate advocate for women in the workplace whose recent accolades include being named one of Top 35 Women of Influence in the Arab World 2021 by CEO Middle East and winning Asia One’s Women Empowerment Award 20/21.

The industry-focused half-day event brings together a speaker panel of prominent business leaders, joined by ACCA-selected invitees. 

Guest speakers include:
Helen Brand, Chief Executive, ACCA

Cynthia Corby, Partner, COO and Transformation & Strategy leader, Audit and Assurance, Deloitte Middle East
David Mackenzie
, Group Managing Director, Mackenzie Jones Middle East
Sam Achampong
Regional Head of CIPS (MENA) The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

Adam Ashcroft, CEO and Founder, The Advantage Coach

Women in Finance takes place on June 16  at The Address Dubai. To register your place, please RSVP below.

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