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Crunchmoms Summit 2023

We’re inviting driven executives, committed organizations, and active investors across the Middle East to accelerate a female-led future.

October 11
8 am - 5 pm

October 12
8 am - 5 pm

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Are we there yet?

Dreaming about equality and success is not the same as working for it. 

Women have always been used to doing more with less, but the Crunchmoms Summit is changing the narrative. Our 2023 edition sets the stage for companies and entrepreneurs to make a difference beyond conventional diversity and inclusion strategies, discover how to really retain top female talent in the workforce, and gain intimate insights into the work/life parenthood juggle. 

 

We’re bringing together talented thought leaders and changemakers for talks on empowerment, inspiration, and how women can show up for their companies, friends, and families but, most importantly, for themselves. From menopause and motherhood to making money to mental health, nothing is off topic.

Real conversations, real women, real change.

Speakers Summit 2023

Our Speakers

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Who Should Attend?

Crunchmoms Summit is open to everyone who believes in the transformational potential of women.

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Executives

Women seeking personal and professional alignment, including those keen to support their dreams.

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Entrepreneurs

Passionate CEOs, founders, freelancers, side-hustling mamas and those looking to spark something new.

Employers

Corporate leaders, human resources managers, diversity and inclusion experts and savvy investors.

Day One Agenda

 Wednesday, October 11th

8 am to 5 pm

8:00 - 8:45 am

Arrival, breakfast & networking powered by Visa

Come early for registration, secure the best seats, and network with the Crunchmoms community and leaders from Visa.

Complimentary tea, coffee, and pastries will be provided to the early bird guests.

9:00 - 10:00 am

The Realities of Working Parents

In the fast-paced world of modern parenting, professional careers, and family responsibilities present a dynamic challenge that demands stamina and remarkable balancing acts. Every step is a strategic move to find a balance between career and family.

From mastering time management to fostering self-care, speakers on this panel will delve into the challenges of a working parent, and share their experience on how they navigate their professional and parenting roles.

Panel speakers:
- Olivia Manner, Founder of HelloChef!
- Yiwei Ang, Chief Product Officer at talabat (DeliveryHero)
- Dan Baxter, Vice President, Corporate Communications at Visa
- Helen Farmer, Host of Dubai Eye 103.8

Moderated by:
Erika Doyle, Founder & Managing Director at Drink Dry

10:00 - 10:30 am

Break & networking

Connect with the speakers and guests or grab a coffee. This is your time to mingle or check emails. Be sure to stop by Studio 1 in The Courtyard for the Crunchmoms Marketplace to discover new women-led brands you'll love!

10:30 - 11:30 am

The Power of Intentional Parenting

In this panel, we will explore how purposeful choices and meaningful interactions with our children lay the foundation for their growth and development with a panel of certified experts.

Discover practical strategies to foster strong bonds, promote positive behaviors, and create lasting memories on this transformative journey of parenthood.

This panel will cover connecting with kids of all ages from babies and toddlers to teenagers and young adults.

Panel speakers:
- Kavita Srinivasan, Certified Parenting Coach
- Dr Alison Burrows, PhD. in Education Technology
- Elizabeth Wu, Cofounder of Trehaus and Little Lab
- Adam Griffin, Occupational Therapist

Moderated by:
Aalia Thobani, Child Specialist and Executive Coach

Day Two Agenda

Thursday, October 12th

8 am to 5 pm

8:00 - 8:45 am

Arrival and coffee & croissants with Dubai Economy and Tourism

Come early for registration, secure the best seats and network with the Crunchmoms community and leaders from Dubai Economy and Tourism. This is a great opportunity to ask all your business licensing questions and connect with leaders of the Dubai Government.

Complimentary tea, coffee and pastries will be provided to the early bird guests.

9:00 - 10:00 am

Dream Tech: Powering the Future for Families

In the digital age, technology possesses the extraordinary capacity to shape the future of families, offering tools and solutions that enhance everyday lives.

This panel brings together trailblazing tech pioneers who are at the forefront of engineering these positive changes. We aim to explore new possibilities in the region's tech landscape that will amplify the strength and resilience of families.

Panel speakers:
- Adeeb Warsi, Managing Director, Mobility of Things at Careem
- Halima Jumani, Founder of Kibsons
- Ritesh Tilani, Founder of Enhance Ventures
- Lisa Nyman, Senior Director, Digital Partnerships, Fintech & Ventures at Visa

Moderated by:
Abdalla Mutawi, Founder of Dubai Angel Investors

10:00 - 10:30 am

Break & networking

Connect with the speakers and guests or grab a coffee. This is your time to mingle or check emails. Be sure to stop by Studio 1 in The Courtyard for the Crunchmoms Marketplace to discover new women-led brands you'll love!

10:30 - 11:30 am

Financial Independence and Freedom for Women

Empowering women on the journey to financial independence is at the heart of this panel topic. This dynamic discussion gathers diverse voices to resonate with moms at every stage of their financial journey, whether they are engaged in traditional work, pursuing passion projects, running small businesses, or navigating a non-working phase.

We’ll talk about the intricate dynamics of household power shifts and address the impact of women's involvement in finances and income generation in families. This candid conversation highlights the challenges that can arise when women are not actively contributing financially and the essential role financial independence plays in navigating life's complexities.

Panel speakers:
- Aisha Leitner, Founder and Managing Director of Party Camel
- Nadine Mezher, Co-Founder of Sarwa
- Carol Glynn, Owner of Conscious Finance Coaching

Moderated by:
Rania Masri el Khatib, Founder of The RMK Collective

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Join hundreds of driven executives, organizations, investors, and female talent across the Middle East as we shape an exciting new future for women.

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