Haifa Al Kaylani

Haifa Al Kaylani

Founder & Chairman, The Arab International Women’s Forum & Fellow, Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative, ILO
United Kingdom
The only Commissioner from the Arab world invited to serve on the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work (2017-2019)

Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani is a Development Economist recognised in Arab and international government, private sector and NGO circles as a high-impact change agent focussed on women’s leadership and youth empowerment, working for progress, peace and prosperity in the Arab region and internationally. Mrs Al Kaylani’s work for the last two decades has centred on economic empowerment for women and youth, having founded AIWF in 2001 as a development organisation supporting women’s leadership in social and economic growth in the MENA region and globally. She is a Fellow of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative 2017 and a Commissioner of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work. She is a Board Member of the Arab British Chamber of Commerce in London, a Director of the East-West Institute in New York, and a Member of the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard. She has received numerous regional and global awards for her exceptional efforts to enable and advance women and youth through education and economic engagement in the MENA region and beyond.


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