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Welcome to TEDxAlWaslWomen

TEDxAlWaslWomen is a non-profit independently organized event and an integral part of the global TEDWomen Community. It consists of a group of volunteers dedicated to helping society evolve into a more compassionate one. 

On November 4 2017 TEDxAlWaslWomen's first event brought you Speakers from across our community to challenge thoughts and inspire ideas through a series of engaging talks.  

On December 8 2018, we are running our second edition of TEDx AlWasl Women, with the theme "what if"? Take a look at the video of last year's event on the left for a look at what's in store again this year.


Did you attended the 2017 event? We would love to hear back from you! Be open and honest. It means the world to us. We are here to keep learning and growing together. 

About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.

TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.


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December 8th 2018 - “What If?” - Speakers

Maya Hojeij

Business news journalist on Dubai TV, manager and insructor of Journalism at the American University of Dubai

Maya is a senior bulletin editor and business news journalist on Dubai TV, manager and instructor of Journalism at American University Dubai. Maya has recently presented and moderated at the World Government Summit, the Global Islamic Economy Summit.

Danielle Wilson Naqvi

Founder of The ZB Foundation

Danielle is the founder of Unique Family Travel and PR professional, Danielle is also the founder of The ZB foundation, whose aim is to pioneer the use of New Born Screening, target the uncharted medical area of rare metabolic diseases, and over time, become a compelling soldier for the fight against baby/infant deaths and third world standard pediatric medicine and healthcare facilities.

Saja Kamal

Saudi footballer and two times Guinness World Record holder

Saja is a Saudi female footballer, Driven TV show presenter and two times Guinness World Record holder, is carrying the torch for Arab females across the world by challenging preconceptions of what is and isn't acceptable and achievable in sport.


Katharine Budd

Co-Founder of Now Money

Katharine is co-founder of Now Money, a platform aimed at enabling access to banking services for low income migrants in the middle east. Now Money had raised $2.3 million over two rounds of funding, and uses mobile banking technology to bring accounts and remittance to the "unbanked" population who lack access to the basic financial services that most higher income individuals take for granted.

Andreea Zoia

Presenter, inspirational speaker and confidence coach

Andreea is a presenter, inspirational speaker and confidence coach. Andreea has presented at several conferences and ceremonies and is now making waves in Dubai as a coach, working with executives and employees of multi-national corporations to improve their confidence and communication skills.


Our 2018 Partners: Thank You!

We could not run TEDxAlWaslWomen without the incredible generosity of our community.  




- We are thankful to have the support of CSPR Group as PR partner for our event -


As a TEDx Partner in support of TEDxAlWaslWomen, you have an opportunity to test your ideas for the future, and be challenged to positively impact your community in new ways. Learn more about TEDx Partners from TED by visiting Ted.com or send us an email to find out how you can be a sponsor to TEDxAlWaslWomen@gmail.com