Nermine Abdel Fattah named one of Egypt’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2017

Nermine Abdel Fattah, Managing Director of PR agency Excellent Communications D&N, has been chosen as one of Egypt’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2017, by Amwal Al Ghad Magazine.

The third edition of Amwal Al Ghad Annual Award was unveiled in a grand ceremony in Cairo on Sunday to honour the Top 100 Companies and the Top 50 Women Performing in Egypt of 2017.

The first-of-its-kind ranking event took place under the auspices of Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail in the presence of more than 800 attendees, including four state ministers, prominent CEOs of companies, public and private organizations as well as leading businessmen in Egypt.

On behalf of Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, Minister of Investment Sahar Nasr took part in the ranking ceremony in addition to Minister of Transport Hisham Arafat, Minister of Planning Hala Al-Saeed, and Minister of Public Sector Affairs Khaled Badawi, as well as Egyptian bourse’s chief Mohamed Farid.

Since 2015, Amwal Al Ghad Award Ceremony has been conducting its yearly ranking of the top 100 companies listed in the local stock exchange as well as the 50 most influential women in the country.

The event seeks to recognize the contributions of Egyptian women in economy, support them to be more successful in the future and put an emphasis on their indispensable role in revamping the country’s different economic sectors, including banking, industry, real estate, communications, and entrepreneurship.

“Egyptian women are pushing the boundaries in unprecedented ways and their impressive accomplishments are shaping and changing our country for many other women.” Abdel Fattah said “Having an annual event to honour the 50 most influential women conveys a crucial message that Egyptian women have proven their brilliance in leading several public and private organizations. Egyptian women give significant contribution to all the country’s GDP sectors.” She added.

Abdel Fattah’s interests are interdisciplinary, with supporting Egyptian women at their core. She has extensive experience in areas of Public Relations, advertising, organizing conferences and exhibitions, as well as conducting media campaigns for more than 10 years. She received her B.A. in physics, electronics, and computer science from the American University in Cairo. Abdel Fattah has a Master of Electronics degree from the American University in Cairo.

 

 

 

Women Council, CBE, Top 50 Forum to Launch 1st Women’s Mentorship Program in Oct.

The National Council for Women (NCW), Central Bank of Egypt and Amwal Al Ghad Magazine “Top 50 women Forum” will sign a cooperative agreement during a conference scheduled to take place on 22nd of October 2017 to launch the first “Women Leadership Development Mentorship” program in Egypt.  The program aims at developing women holistically for the future — professionally, individually, and spiritually to excel in all political, economic and social fields.

The “Women Leadership Development Mentorship” involves a top-down flow of knowledge and expertise from “Top 50 women Forum” members to develop the mentees’ leadership skills.  Each member assists her mentee to develop robust leadership skills in a variety of business settings.

It is worth noting that “Amwal Al Ghad Magazine” founded “Top 50 Forum” early 2016 as the first “Think Tank” in Egypt. The forum includes the top fifty most influential women in Egypt that were ranked in “The top 50 Annual Ceremony”, organized by “Amwal Al Ghad Magazine” in 27th of last January under the patronage of the Egyptian Prime Ministry.

Dr. Maya Morsy – Head of Egypt’s National Council for Women – announced that the agreement is considered a distinctive model for joint work among state’s associations and private sector targeting the economic empowerment for women as well as preparing a new generation of distinguished women capable of making a real change in Egypt.

The agreement comes in line with H.E. Abdel-Fattah Al Sisi’s invitation of launching the Egyptian Woman Year, 2017 as well as 2030 strategy of empowering the woman in many sectors.

“The National Council for Women” aims at establishing a positive cooperative relationship with both the “Central Bank of Egypt (CBE)” as the leader of monetary reforming and Egyptian banks and “Amwal Al Ghad Magazine” as a private leading media outlet that founded a women forum supportive of the Egyptian economy “Top 50 Forum”, said Maya.

She also pointed that the program’s first stage targets women from 30 to 39 years old and it will start to accept younger women in future stages so they can be perfectly capable of taking over leading positions and making real change.

Lobna Helal – Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) and A Member of Top 50 Forum- declared that the agreement comes within CBE’s growing interest in women empowerment program. There are joint work groups among all parties who will formulate the training program content and provide effective tools to assist new generations of leading women, she added.

Lobna also pointed that the program will witness the top 50 mentors, who represent the largest private and governmental associations in Egypt, upgrading the trainees’ abilities to be reliable leaders in the future. She also stated that the Egyptian woman was perfectly capable of taking on several leading positions including four ministries. We also witnessed the first female governor in Beheira.

Nevine El-Messeery – the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Ahli UnitedBank (Egypt) – stated that Ahli Untied Bank (Egypt) supports all initiatives that advocate the technocrat women to build a better future for Egypt.

El-Messeery also stated that Ahli United Bank’s headquarter in Bahrain pays attention to the empowerment of women in the framework of achieving the financial inclusion. It also strongly supports the directions of national associations currently which aim at empowering women who play an active role towards the society as well as making use of their experience in advocating the women’s file and coming out with new generations capable of making a real change.

Dina Abdel Fattah – Editor In Chief of Amwal Al Ghad Magazine and the founder of Top 50 Women Forum- said that the program aims at extending the existence of talented women in the private and public sectors.

Dina also pointed out that the idea of ​​the program came to share the vast experiences of the “Top 50 Women Forum” to empower younger generations of female technocrats and assist them to attain leadership positions, which in turn will create a radical shift towards achieving gender equality.

She also stressed that this step is a considered continuation of the successes of the “Top 50 Women Forum” in adopting and supporting pioneering women which will create a necessary step to overcome the obstacles related to development and enhance deeper understanding of the role of leading women in Egyptian society. This is an international role as leaders of change and a new front for the future women’s participation the corporate arena in addition to strengthening women’s regional Egypt.

Amwal Al Ghad honours Egypt’s top 100 firms, 50 women

Cairo: Sunday, January 30, 2018

Amwal Al Ghad economic magazine has unveiled in its annual grand ceremony in Cairo the Top 100 Companies and the Top 50 Women Performing in Egypt for the year 2017.

Amwal Al Ghad Annual Award Ceremony’s third edition took place under the auspices of Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, in the presence of more than 800 attendees, including state ministers, prominent CEOs of companies, public and private organizations as well as leading businessmen in Egypt.

On behalf of Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, Minister of Investment Sahar Nasr attended the ranking ceremony in addition to Minister of Transport Hisham Arafat, Minister of Planning Hala Al-Saeed, and Minister of Public Sector Affairs Khaled Badawi, Minister of Local Development -Major General- Abu Bakr El-Guindy as well as Egyptian Stock Market’s chief Mohamed Farid.

Since 2015, Amwal Al Ghad Award Ceremony has been conducting its yearly ranking of the top 100 companies listed in the local stock exchange as well as the 50 most influential women in the country.

The first-of-its-kind ranking event in Egypt aims to provide the government with a strong database through which it can support a sustainable partnership with private sector to accelerate encouraging progress in different sectors and elevate local companies’ efficiency to match international branding.

It seeks to recognize the contributions of Egyptian women in economy, support them to be more successful in the future and put an emphasis on their indispensable role in revamping the country’s different economic sectors, including banking, industry, real estate, communications and entrepreneurship.

The selection embraced names working in both the private and public sectors in addition to a number of Egyptian female personnel who are part of the state Cabinet, list of governors and among parliament members.

The event also stressed the remarkable success achieved in 2017 that stemmed from the partnership between public and private sectors and the government’s globally-hailed economic reform program leading to a growth rate in the Egyptian market. The ranking covered a variety of sectors including transport, real estate, banking, food industry and pharmaceutical sectors.

Amwal Al-Ghad magazine compiled the list based on a detailed study of the largest and most important companies listed in Egypt’s stock market and according to specific standards concerning sales rate, revenues and market value of companies.

Minister of Investment Sahar Nasr has praised the crucial role played by the private sector in supporting the national economy and providing more job opportunities.

“The government is working on providing the optimal investment climate to encourage more investors in the coming period based on a comprehensive investment map and a bundle of significant legislative reforms, notably the new investment law,” Nasr said.

Meanwhile, Minister of Planning Hala Al-Saeed said the government targets a 20 percent growth in the volume of total investment, referring to a 5.2 percent GDP growth during the first half of the financial year 2017/2018.

“This ceremony has emerged as an important platform for promoting more new success stories of leaderships in both public and private sectors,” Dina Abdel Fattah, head of Amwal Al Ghad Annual Award Ceremony and editor-in-chief of Amwal Al Ghad magazine, said.