BOLDtalks Woman 2016 – Yet Another Powerful Line-Up Of Inspirational Women

BOLDtalks Woman 2016 was moderated by Sandi Rich Saksena, regular speaker and contributor to the media on topics related to personal finance, and is frequently quoted in the local and international business publications.


Featured talks included:



By Hibo Wardere


Why was Killing Scheherazade Necessary?

By Joumana Haddad, Lebanese writer, journalist and one of the world’s 100 most powerful Arab women for the 3 past consecutive years by Arabian Business magazine for her cultural and social activism.


Minimal Invasive Surgical Intervention in Gynaecological Cancer

By Rajesh Devassy, a renowned expert and pioneer in advanced Laparoscopic Pelvic Reconstructive and Oncological Surgery.


The Middle East, Women and Art

By Sara Masinaei, a poet and a multidisciplinary artist, and researcher in a variety of topics pertaining to art movements and developments in the Middle East.


Drums, Art and Brad Pitt

Live musical performance and a talk by the artist and musician Natasha Dahdaleh, an Arab female drummer in a rock band.


Dancing on the Hyphen: Tapping Into Culture to Reawaken Inspiration and Creativity

By Christine Jean Blain, an author, educator, performer and storyteller, influenced by the culture she inherited and helps to create.


BOLDtalks Through Artist’s Eyes

By the artist Farah Nasrawi, who will be painting some of the talks live on stage as they are being presented. The completed painting will be donated to Palestine Children’s Relief Fund.


BOLDtalks Woman 2016 is sponsored by: Accenture as the event Lead Sponsor, Arjaan by Rotana as the event Official Hotel, Pond’s, Flip, Aquarius Magazine, Marie Claire, Haya, Executive Woman and Republique.