Event Details

NEW DATE! Up the Ladder in a Skirt

Event Date
Tue, 21 November , 2017
Behind Sheraton Grand Hotel SZR, Dubai,


Are you a lady?

Do you sometimes feel that building your career or business is more difficult than it should be?

Would you welcome the opportunity to discuss your experiences with a group of ladies, just like you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then you should join our morning sub7iyyeh*

Almost exactly two years ago, we launched our Women in Business focus group to support ladies in the UAE who are working hard to make a name for themselves and at this gathering, in collaboration with other business and ladies groups, we’re bringing together ladies from all over Dubai and the Northern Emirates who are either climbing the corporate ladder or forging their own entrepreneurial paths.

Named after the book, Up the Ladder in a Skirt, by Maggie Georgopoulos, our aim is for you all to be able to share your experiences with each other about what it’s like to build your careers while also building your network of strong, confident, like-minded ladies.


We will be joined by:

- Izzy Abidi- Founder of Freshly Ground Sounds

- Helen McGuire- Co-founder of  Hopscotch

- Maria Pearson- Founder of Growme

- Lubna Qassim- Legal & Regulatory Expert. BBG Dubai UAE Alliances Director

- Helen Farmer- The Mothership Founder

- Amal Loring- Founder of Mind Body Dynamics

- Nicola Holmes- Co-Founder of Custard Communications


No presentation and no PowerPoints today; just good, clean conversation.

We're also giving everyone who comes the opportunity to 'pay it forward' by writing down a service or product offer they're willing to share and putting it in a bowl. Everyone who shares an offer can take an offer. So, for example, someone might put in a 'career coaching session' and pull out a 'personal styling session'. What better way to start that day positively than by giving to each other?

*taken from the Arabic word for morning, saba7, this word is usually used to indicate an early morning, informal social gathering; a way for people to get their day started off in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere rather than jump straight in to the rat race.


Confirm your attendance by 12 noon on Sunday 19 November. This is a pre-pay event, your place will not be confirmed until payment is received. Cancellations accepted before 12 noon on Sunday 19 November ''No show fees'' applicable after that date.

The BBG Dubai and Northern Emirates is the region's foremost business-to-business membership networking group which enables like-minded professionals to further their business interests in the UAE and the wider region

Includes buffet breakfast
Dress: Business
Valet parking is available

Women only event.

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