16th CSR & Sustainability Meetup Dubai to Address the Role of Women in CSR/Sustainability: Gender Balance & Business Performance

In the 16th CSR & Sustainability meetup subject experts will engage the audience in active discussions around gender balance & business performance.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 21, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Sustainability Knowledge Group is proud to organize the 16th CSR & Sustainability Meetup on May 25th in Dubai!

According to a recent McKinsey Global Institute report, $12 trillion could be added to the global GDP by 2025 by advancing women’s equality. This affects public, private sectors, entrepreneurs and NGOs alike.

Evidence suggests that gender diversity contributes to better corporate performance. Credible data proves that equality of opportunity for both genders support business growth and financial performance over time. In the 16th CSR & Sustainability meetup, subject experts will engage sustainability advocates in active discussions around the following questions:

· How does gender equality affect business performance?
· Can gender inequality hurt business growth?
· How gender balanced teams improve employee engagement, brand image and most important growth and profit?
· What is the contribution of Sustainability in securing gender equality?
· What does the future hold for women in the Sustainability field?


Sevim Guvenc
After 7 years of experience in the field of Sales & Marketing in France, Turkey and the Middle East, Sevim joined Sodexo in 2012. She is responsible for Marketing, Communication and the business development of Marketing Offers, for the GCC Zone.

She is one of the 22 worldwide members of “SWIFt”, the Sodexo Women's International Forum for Talent. An advisory board to the Group COMEX, dedicated to promote and to improve gender balance and the advancement of women at every level of the organization.

In the U.A.E., she is also member of the Middle East Diversity & Inclusion Council, at the French Business Council.

Helen Al Uzaizi
With more than 15 years of professional experience spanning marketing, advertising, non-profit management, technology, business development, and entrepreneurship, Helen drives positive change wherever she applies herself. She is successful businesswoman and an active community member, consistently recognized for her leadership skills, business acumen, and contributions to various social and humanitarian causes.

Helen has worked with esteemed brands like LG Electronics Porsche, Audi, EMAAR International, Royal Jordanian, and Zain Telecom. She has as the Jordan River Foundation’s International Relations and Fundraising Manager, and then as Director and CEO at the Mowgli Foundation which was recognized with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Award for Young Business Leaders (Best Mentor Network in the Arab World). She is now the Founder and Chief Brand Strategist of PIQUE, a company that supports startup and growth-stage businesses with intelligent, comprehensive brand and marketing strategies. Helen is a Certified Marketing Executive (CME) who studied Politics and Law at the University of Manchester (UK) and completed her Executive Education at Columbia University Business School (US).

Where: The Bureau Dubai, 530-B Saaha Offices, Souk Al Bahar - Downtown Dubai
When: Wednesday, May 25th @6:30pm

To join this meetup please visit: http://www.meetup.com/CSR-Sustainability-Meetup-Dubai

For information contact: Sustainability Knowledge Group
Aglaia Ntili, aglaia@sustainabilityknowledgegroup.com, Tel: +971 55323 1190

About CSR & Sustainability Meetup Dubai:
CSR and Sustainability Meetup Dubai is the 1st meetup in the region to unite all CSR and Sustainability professionals. This Meetup aims to network, exchange knowledge and expertise, generate new thinking on what best practice sustainability might look like, both in theory and in practice, incorporating social, financial, environmental aspects. Our events are open for everyone to attend. http://www.meetup.com/CSR-Sustainability-Meetup-Dubai/

The CSR & Sustainability Meetup is sponsored by Sustainability Knowledge Group:
Sustainability Knowledge Group is a global advisory firm dedicated in creating value for businesses through strategic CSR and Sustainability solutions. SK Group provides certified training, coaching and tailor-made advisory solutions grounded in international theory and successful application. Our Vision is to make Sustainable Business a Choice for companies and organizations around the world. www.sustainabilityknowledgegroup.com
Sustainability Knowledge Group
Aglaia Ntili