09th dec
9 - 11 AM
DSP North Tower
Join us in a discussion that explores the challenges and unmet needs in women’s healthcare, with a view to addressing the inequalities in healthcare provision.
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Dr. Sarah Rasmi
Managing Director & Owner of Thrive Wellbeing Centre

Dr. Sarah Rasmi is a licensed psychologist, the managing director of Thrive Wellbeing Centre. She leads a team of eleven mental health professionals. Dr. Sarah holds a Ph.D. from the University of Guelph in Canada. She is a former Professor of Psychology at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates University, and the American University in Dubai.

Dr. Sarah is a widely published author and award-winning speaker. Her academic work has appeared in numerous scientific journals and has been presented at many international conferences.

Dr. Sarah Rasmi is a regular contributor to local and international publications on issues relating to mental health and well-being. Some of these appearances include The National, Arabian Business, Arab News, Gulf News, Khaleej Times, Vogue Arabia, Psychology Today, Psych Central, and Dubai Eye 103.8fm. Dr. Sarah recently participated in a national initiative on happiness, at the invitation of the UAE Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Cabinet Affairs. She was also one of three UAE academics that was invited to participate in Nissan’s ‘Brightest Minds of the Middle East’ campaign.

Dr. Sarah has worked closely with a number of UAE government entities, including the Emirates Centre for Happiness Research on projects for the UAE Prime Minister’s Office, and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).

Noha Hefny
Founder & CEO, People of Impact

UN Women, Senior Consultant, Strategic Partnerships, GCC, Founder & CEO, People of Impact.

Multi-award-winning humanitarian, corporate leader and serial social entrepreneur with 20 years of experience. Alumni of the United Nations, PepsiCo & McKinsey & Company.

Co-founder, She is Arab and Lit-Creative. Co-Author, board member and strategic advisor for several non-profit and social enterprise boards. Global Ambassador for Female Civility and Founding Member & Ambassador, Women Heart to Heart. Listed as one of the Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise by the European Euclid Network supported by the European Commission in 2021.

Sophie Smith
Founder and CEO, Nabta Health

Sophie is the Founder and CEO of Nabta Health, a hybrid healthcare platform for women providing personalised healthcare to women in emerging markets.

Prior to founding Nabta, Sophie worked for Accenture as a technology consultant and then founded several impact enterprises including myZindagi (a doctor-finding platform based in Pakistan) and Le Plastics (a plastic recycling company based in Sierra Leone).

Sophie’s lifetime ambition is to make healthcare aordable and accessible for all women. Sophie read History at the University of Cambridge and completed an MBA with Quantic School of Business and Technology.

Noha Salem
Founding member of the Global Public Policy Team at Organon

Noha is the Global Policy Lead for Healthcare and Industry Policy, Digital Advocacy at Organon and as well as having regional responsibility for Middle East, Russia and Africa.

Prior to her role in Organon, Noha was the Healthcare Policy Director for Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa in MSD, Noha Salem where she was responsible for healthcare policy, industry policy as well as therapeutic area policy for HIV and Antibiotics.

Pamela Durant
Founder & Managing Director, DiapointME

Pam Durant is an entrepreneur, healthcare and diabetes expert and thought leader, wellness and lifestyle medicine coach, and the founder and Managing Director of Diapoint – The Place for People Touched By Diabetes.

Her successful healthcare management career was turned upside down when her 20-month-old son was diagnosed with Type1 Diabetes over a decade ago. Not only did this challenge Pam as a parent, but it also challenged everything that she believed and understood about healthcare and the provider-patient relationship. As she went on to tackle the vertical line that is the learning curve of diabetes to support her son to grow up with this condition, she soon realized that many things in healthcare and in diabetes management needed to change. This inspired her to create Diapoint.