About Our Forum
The Gulf-Israel Women’s Forum was established as the first association bringing together female leaders from across the Middle East. Under the auspices of the UAE-Israel Business Council, the forum currently has over 100 leaders from a variety of professional fields and helps foster personal and professional connections that embrace our shared values. The Forum is guided by the belief that women are natural networkers and peacebuilders. What started as a small grassroots effort has now blossomed into a movement which includes women from non-Abraham Accords countries, including Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
Members hail from a variety of professional fields including high tech, marketing, journalism, finance, environmental, social and governance. The Forum has hosted several events since its inception in September 2020 following the historic signing of the Abraham Accords. Through virtual zoom meetings and in-person gatherings, the Gulf-Israel Women’s Forum helps foster personal and professional connections to build a better future in the Middle East.
The Forum was founded by Fleur Hassan-Nahoum, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem; Justine Zwerling, Head of the London Stock Exchange’s Israel market; Ariella Steinreich, Senior VP of Steinreich Communications.
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