Nousheen Mukhtar, founder & CEO of Impact Events & Media FZCO, renowned for her visionary leadership, brought together distinguished women leaders from twenty-one different countries in Dubai for the highly anticipated Global Women Leadership Awards Season 3. The prestigious ceremony took place at Hotel Marriott Al Jaddaf, where Sheikh Mayed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, the esteemed chief guest, joined Nousheen Mukhtar in honoring over 50 remarkable women leaders spanning various industries.
The Global Women Leadership Awards, an integral part of Nousheen Mukhtar’s leadership program established in 2021, serves as an annual conference and awards ceremony. This impactful event not only fosters networking opportunities for women-owned businesses but also celebrates and acknowledges women achievers from around the world. With her long-term vision of connecting accomplished women with aspiring leaders, Mukhtar’s initiative not only fuels economic growth within the UAE but also facilitates global business networking on a diplomatic level. Her efforts have solidified her reputation as a revered female business icon, renowned for creating new avenues of opportunity for business owners and entrepreneurs worldwide.
The ceremony was an amazing success. This year’s awardees included Ashley Davis who has been recognized as the Trail Blazer of the Year 2023, Jihane Labib who has won Best Executive Business Coach award, Vansa Bali who has been recognized as the Best Life Coach, Mercedes Vazquez who has won the Exemplary Woman in Economic Development Award, Nassrin Bengra who has been awarded Woman Leader in Marketing and Communications Award, and Aga Khatib who has been entitled the Woman Leader in Travel and Tourism. Bella Gambolonga has won Woman Leader in Public Relations Award; Sakina Alblooshi has won Woman Leader in Art, Mehul Kulkarni has won the Youngest Sports Icon Award; Pamela Serena has won Woman of Influence Award; Dr. Anjana Vinod has won the Most Inspiring Motivational Speaker award; and Neha Dixit has won the Best Emerging Emcee Award 2023. H.E. Dr. Desziree Richardson has won Excellence in Equality and Diversity Award; Shilpa Bapat has won Woman Leader in Ecommerce Award; Dr. Mimi Bland has won the Best Mindset and Spiritual Healer Award; and Ozzin Jun has won the Best Business Mentor Award 2023.
Among other distinguished female leaders who have won awards are Henzie Healley for Woman Leader in Corporate Law, Dr. Rasha Abu El-Ezz for Leader in Community Development, Kiara Kaur is the Youngest Inspiring Speaker, Dr. Anneli Driessen has received the award for being Woman Leader in Metaphysical Education. Catherine Barrow has been awarded the Most Inspiring Artist (Music) award, Lisa Leit has won the Best Trainer of Coaches and Thought Leaders Award, Asmahaney Saad has won the Woman Leader in Law and Business Consulting award, while Basuti Bolo has won the award Woman Leader in Space Science and Technology.
There were leaders in the ceremony, from more sectors, who have been recognized for their amazing services to humanity. Dr. Chibuzor is a dedicated optometrist and she has been awarded the Best Health Solutions Provider Award, Alefiyah Johas has been awarded Woman Leader in Retail Award, Donna Dahl has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. Yusra Baqi, a distinguished Emirati female leader in Finance and Customer Happiness has been awarded the Woman Leader in Finance Award. Ariana Grybkova mesmerized the audience with some amazing violin performance and her melodies touched hundreds of hearts. She has been awarded the Best Violinist in Dubai Award. Dr. Siham al Harthi from Oman, has been awarded Woman Leader in Real Estate Award. Fiza Khan with millions of followers on TikTok and Instagram has been awarded the Best Influencer 2023 Award. Faiza Mubeen, has been awarded Woman Leader in Education, while Leena Vesterinen has received the award for Digital Product and Design Leader in Realty. Avantika Kashyap has won the Founder of the Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant, Alexandra Williams won the Woman CEO of the Year 2023, Joanna Rizou has won the Woman Leader in Business Process and Quality Assurance, Sadaf Shaikh has won the Woman Leader in FMCG award. Lucy Chow has been awarded the Super Achiever of the Year 2023 and other awardees included Soraya M. Deen, Emmanuella Musonda, Manali Gill, and Arman Khan. The ceremony was a huge success.
Women entrepreneurs play an integral role in economic development worldwide. Ceremonies like these encourage more women to step forward and lead.