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.