Girl Bosses & Go-Getters – The Reality of Ambition & Work Culture for the Modern Woman: Ann Hiatt, Ghizlan Guenez & Rissa Mananquil Trillo
Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 12:00-13:00
Session No: 109
The story of women and work is one full of triumphs, setbacks and endless conflicts between the demands of self and society. Now, in the 21st century, is the modern workplace as female friendly as we would like to believe, or is there still a long way to go? And what will yet another impending economic crisis mean for working women, whose status is often still conditional on the whims of entrenched male power?
Our panel of high achievers discusses what today’s working woman must face as she climbs the corporate ladder.
Silicon Valley veteran Ann Hiatt has worked in the highest echelons of Amazon and Google and consults with global CEOs on C-suite optimisation. Her bestselling book, Bet On Yourself, shares the lessons she has learned in taking control of your professional identity.
Ghizlan Guenez is an Algerian entrepreneur and the co-founder of Queen Mode, a collection of 9,999 NFTs that aim to bring more women into Web 3.0. Guenez is the founder of The Modist, the first global luxury ecommerce platform curated for modest fashion, the founder of FForce, an edu-tech platform providing entrepreneurship courses for women, and the co-creator of SAWA, an initiative that supports young creatives in the Middle East region.
Rissa Mananquil Trillo is a Filipina entrepreneur, model, journalist, and beauty expert. At just 23, she became the youngest president of the Professional Models Association of the Philippines (PMAP). She is the cofounder of Happy Skin Cosmetics, a homegrown Filipino beauty brand focused on creating skin-caring makeup products, and the author of memoir and business guide Read My Lips: What It Takes to Build a World-Class Homegrown Brand.
This session is moderated by Saba Karim Khan
As you plan your day at the Festival, please take into consideration that it takes between 30-60 mins to commute between the Intercontinental, Festival City and Mohammed Bin Rashid Library.