New Wave of Middle East Women Leaders to Gather at Global Thinkers Forum 2012 in Amman, Jordan

Global Thinkers Forum 2012 partners with the Columbia Global Centers | Middle East and Oasis500 for a landmark event celebrating the region’s leading female thinkers and innovators
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Aug. 20, 2012 - PRLog -- July 10, 2012- London. Global Thinkers Forum 2012 (GTF2012) will be hosted by
the Columbia Global Centers | Middle East and Oasis500 in Amman, Jordan,
October 6-8 2012.

The conference which also features Jordan Ahli Bank and the King Abdulla II
Fund for Development among its Sponsors is a response to the leading positions
some women are now taking across communities in the region and celebrates
the current roles and life stories of successful women leaders across professional
and public life. Confirmed speakers and GTF Award Honourees include: HRH
Princess Rym Ali of Jordan, Fadi Ghandour, Muna AbuSulayman, Deema Bibi,
Professor Saskia Sassen, Majd Shweikeh, Dr Hayat Sindi, Dr. Usama Fayyad, H.E.
the British Ambassador to Jordan Mr. Peter Millett, Reem N. Bsaiso and Dalia
Mogahed .

Elizabeth Filippouli, GTF 2012 Founder and Director, commented: ‘Our
partnership with the Columbia Global Center and Oasis500 in Amman creates
the perfect combination of venues for Global Thinkers Forum 2012. I have just
visited both CUMERC and Oasis500 at Business Park and I was so impressed
with the teams and their facilities; exceptional architecture, state-of-the-art
facilities and very relaxing environments, very alive with a wonderful energetic
buzz. We are also thrilled about co-hosting the Oasis500 Angel Investor Network
Event together with the Global Thinkers Forum Awards Dinner. Talent and
Entrepreneurship will be in abundance!’.

In turn, Dr. Usama Fayyad, Executive Chairman of Oasis500 and former
Executive VP of Yahoo! Inc, said, “ We are both proud and impressed by the fact
that female entrepreneurs are strongly present in Oasis500’s Bootcamp
Trainings and in the set of companies that are chosen to receive investment from
Oasis500. This is a testament to the latent potential and entrepreneurial
contribution of women to the Jordanian society particularly in startups within
the technology sector. We are excited with our partnership with Colombia and
the Forum, and we look forward to witnessing positive outcomes.”

Professor Safwan Masri, Director of the Columbia Global Centers | Middle East
and Chair of the Columbia Global Centers Director Group notes: ‘We are very
excited to partner with the Global Thinkers Forum 2012 in this important effort
to recognize and celebrate the role of women in our communities. We look
forward to hosting such accomplished and remarkable women and hope that
their stories and experiences serve as an inspiration to many others around the

At a time of change for the region many preconceived ideas are changing across
politics, governance, business and society. GTF promotes the extensive
participation of women as a necessary and positive imperative for our world and
the creation of just societies. GTF also encourages the participation of young
people and welcomes students for free.  

Oasis500 Angel Investor Network Event and the Global Thinkers Forum Awards
will take place as one event on Sunday October 7, 2012  

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