Conference: Social Impact from a Women Perspective
by Nyra Mahmood, Amal Dokhan, Concepción Galdón and Maysoun Douas Maadi
Moderated by Celia de Anca
Wednesday 7 February; 17:30
Venue: Paper Pavilion (11, María de Molina Str.)
Rarely do young people get to have a seat at the table when it comes to discussing ways of making change happen on a global scale. At this Conference, some of the best social impact experts have found a way to make young people part of the conversation.
Moderate by Celia de Anca, Director of the Centre for Diversity in Global Management at IE we will have the opportunity to fueled a discussion on Social Impact from a women perspective with:
Nyra is the Managing Director of Simply Sharia Human Capital (SSHC), a global platform dedicated to nurturing talent, knowledge and innovation across the growing $2tr Islamic finance industry.
A leading voice in Islamic finance talent development and how best to create opportunities which engage Millennials and nurture female talent, especially across OIC countries, Nyra is a passionate advocate of diversity, social impact and using Islamic finance as a tool to address global development. She published the first industry though-leadership report on the role and contribution of women in Islamic finance and the wider Islamic economy in 2016, which represented the voices of women from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
Nyra maintained a successful career as a journalist in London, is the co-founder of Eudaimonia Communications, a marketing and communications firm and works closely with mentoring young entrepreneurs. She also sits on the Advisory Board of Epiphany Pakistan, an impact-driven consulting firm focused on social enterprise, financial inclusion, research and women’s empowerment.
Managing Director of The BABSON GLOBAL for Entrepreneurial Leadership
Amal is a passionate professional in designing experiences, guiding corporates and startups to innovation and customer centric design, providing creative solutions, achieving mastery in service industry, manipulating the tools of marketing to evoke customers emotions. She is also immersed in working on corporate innovation to instill the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing social and business environment leading to great rewards and returns
Throughout her career Amal gained a diversified range of experience in management and marketing related roles particularly in education and consultancy. Currently, Amal is part of the Entrepreneurship Center in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in a number of roles including the New Ventures Acceleration and Corporate Innovation program. Prior to that she worked in the KAUST Seed Fund where she developed marketing and events, while also providing a range of services to startup clients. Amal has previously managed an educational organization; during that time she designed programs and started several innovative initiatives to be implemented by the educators to improve the mindsets in order to foster creativity in the work place and the educational tools.In parallel to this she started her own business, which organized sports events and offered commercial consultancy to large organizations.
Director & Academic Lead of Social Innovation at IE
Within IE’s Center for Social Innovation, Concepción is responsible for Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation projects. Graduated with a B.S in Economics from U.A.M, Concepcion holds a Master’s in Public Admin and Int. Development from Harvard Kennedy School. Her professional exposure includes social impact projects in Bolivia and Madrid, UN Headquarters, Santander Bank and the Finance Ministry of Liberia. There, she worked with the Government of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Nobel Peace Prize 2011.Since 2010 Concepcion has held several positions in IE, including deputy director of the Center for Diversity.
Core Team Programs Coordinator at Al Sharq Youth Forum
An American journalist once wrote “the largest growing economic force in the world isn’t China or India – it’s women.” Maysoun couldn’t agree more. A Doctor in Physics, a mom, a volunteer, a speaker and recently an entrepreneur, Maysoun is a restless proactive woman.
After her first-hand experience with the gaps of Technology Transfer between Academia and the Industry, she decided to bring a solution that can stream more efficiently scientific and technological findings into industrial applications and multiply industrial collaboration and partnership with R&I stakeholders. This is the mission of Excellenting an automated technological marketplace, that she lead as a CEO.