Breaking Barriers conference explores diversity and inclusion in workplace

  • Date: 10-Oct-2023
  • Source: Kuwait Times
  • Sector:Tourism
  • Country:Kuwait
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Breaking Barriers conference explores diversity and inclusion in workplace

By Ghadeer Ghloum

KUWAIT: On the second day of National Leadership Institute (NLI) conference, titled “Breaking Barriers”, diversity and women in leadership were topics of discussion. The conference, which was sponsored by Kuwait Times and Zain, took place in Grand Hyatt hotel on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2023. Experts with extensive experience working with top organizations worldwide such as Sara Sabry, the first Egyptian astronaut and the first Arab woman from the African continent to go to space, and Jo Malone, the founder of Jo Malone London, were invited to give a speech on diversity, women in leadership and inclusion in the workplace.

Sabry spoke about using life’s obstacles as fuel as she shared with the audience her journey and determination to become an astronaut despite the obstacles and negative comments. Whereas Malone spoke about the art of entrepreneurship and the means to success by emphasizing on creativity and how she intends to change the way the world wears fragrance. The conference also included workshops and a panel discussion that was moderated by certified trainer and business coach Besma Al-Qassar.

At the event, Kuwait Times spoke to Imtiaz Murshed, the acting CEO of NEST, a Kuwaiti national company for educational services and training. “Our