Careers for Her, the first virtual career fair for women in Egypt.
February 26, 2021
February 27, 2021
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Cairo time
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Cairo time
Welcome to Careers for Her, the first virtual career fair for women in Egypt.

Please mark your calendar to join us on the 26th & 27th of February, where you will hear from leading companies hiring in Egypt, and learn what you’ll need to do to get your foot in the door.

During the conference and career fair days, you will virtually meet representatives from participating big companies, where you can apply for jobs, schedule interviews, and listen to them as they talk about their hiring processes, who they’re looking for, and company culture. Then it’s your turn to ask questions during live Q&A sessions! Take advantage of the opportunity to ask about everything from the application process—are cover letters actually necessary?—to life at the company in general.

What is Careers for Her?

Careers for Her, is the first virtual career fair that is designed to advance women in business. The virtual conference and career fair will bring business professionals of all levels together with top organizations online.

Why Careers for Her?

While women represent nearly half of the total Egyptian. Women share 21 % of the Labor force. Empowering women and integrating them as active participants in the economy is essential to promoting economic growth in Egypt. According to the IMF (International Monetary Fund) raising the female labor force participation rate to the male level, coupled with access to employment opportunities, would increase GDP by approximately 34%percent.

Who should attend

  • Women in leadership positions
  • Women who want to resume their careers and seeking new job opportunities.
  • Newly graduated females who want to start their careers
  • Women who seek work-life balance and prefer freelancing jobs.
  • Working women with career aspirations.

Why you should attend?

  • Meet Different Types of Companies Careers for Her includes lots of exhibitors from various companies and you can quickly and easily move from one exhibitor booth to the other. Speaking to multiple companies would involve lots of hours or days spent with back and forth communication, so visiting Careers for Her will save you lots of time and effort.
  • Grow your network Whether you have a small or big network, participating at Careers for Her event will broaden your horizons and open up opportunities. Meet the most innovative and inclusive companies in Egypt and identify job opportunities. Make the most out of the possibility to connect online. Networking is a hard art to master but starting here will be a smart move.
  • Gain knowledge and actionable advice Careers for Her conference agenda is designed to give participants an opportunity to learn, share experience, and, more importantly, to suggest new initiatives to tackle the challenges our societies are facing.
  • Get inspired, empowered, and equipped with valuable skills to start, restart and rise in your career by attending Careers for Her. it is inspiring and empowering to hear from recognized and progressive leaders. They will share their experience, advice, and lessons learned to help you grow professionally.


Pre-Conference Day - Friday, 26 Feb

1:00-1:50 pm Cairo Time

Gender Stereotype in the Workplace

In the session we’ll discuss the popular stereotypes for genders in the workplace and how to go beyond those stereotypes and achieve your career goals.

Trainer: Nermine Ezz EldinTalent Acquisition Manager - KONE MEA
2:00-2:30 pm Cairo Time

The Power of Personal Branding

Personal branding is critical to your career management, income security, networking success, freelancing, etc. Learn how to build a killer personal brand. and learn how it influences others and how it helps in expanding career opportunities!

Trainer: Sherif GendyTalent & OD Manager - Froneri Ice Cream
2:40-3:10 pm Cairo Time

Career Change: Overcome the Top 3 Challenges 

One of the most difficult decisions you can make is to change your career after a period of work in a field that you recently discovered that does not suit you and does not make you happy even if it is financially rewarding. This training will help you to overcome your top three challenges and move safly to a new job that is successful.

Trainer: Aya EldighadyCareer Development Consultant
3:20-3:50 pm Cairo Time

How to be a successful Export Business Developer

Have you ever considered to start your export business? Are you an exporter who likes to elevate further expand your international business? Then this session is for you! Join Rania Habib, an international business development expert, who is going to walk you through export business and where are the opportunities? How to start your own micro-business export? The skills set you need to master to grow in this field.

Trainer: Rania Habib International business development expert
4:00-5:00 pm Cairo Time

Build your digital marketing plan with Maharat Min Google

Whether you are working for private/ public sectors, an entrepreneur or a fresh graduate looking to start, this is your opportunity to build up your digital marketing skills
Content overview :

Trainer: Habiba NabihCreative Digital Marketer

Conference Day - Saturday, 27 Feb

10:00-10:20 am Cairo Time

Opening Remarks

Hala Shalabi Member of the Organizing Committee - Careers for Her

Hala Tantawy Member of the Organizing Committee - Careers for Her

Samar Raouf Member of the Organizing Committee - Careers for Her

Tamer Zanaty Member of the Organizing Committee - Careers for Her

10:30-10:50 am Cairo Time


What it means to be gender inclusive in our work environments The key note will focus on the global standards on corporate responsibility towards gender equality and women’s empowerment

Christine Arab Country Representative - UN Women Egypt Country Office

11:10 am-12:10 pm Cairo Time

Diversity Panel: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations

While many organization have been putting diversity and inclusion into greater focus over the last few years, there is still significant room for improvement. In this pannel we will learn about the challenges, gaps between men and women in the workplace in Egypt and successful experiences in increasing D&I in the worksforce.


Samar Esmat
Senior Gender Lead MENA/ECA- International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group


Engy Amin
Economic Empowerment Programme Analyst - UN Women Egypt

Doha Mostafa
HR Manager, Egypt and North Africa - KONE

Irada Aghamaliyeva
Diversity & Inclusion Leader, MENA - Ernst & Young Middle East

Teri Ellison
Global Chief HR Officer - SHL

12:30-12:50 pm Cairo Time

Why Diversity is Important

In this talk James Lafertty shares his unique insight on the importance of women’s empowerment and inclusion in the workplace and gives an inside look into the grim reality of women’s representation and treatment in global companies.

James Lafferty
Chief Executive Officer- Fine Hygenic Holding

1:10-2:10 pm Cairo Time

Woman on Board - the NOW, the HOW, and the WOW

Women now hold a seat in corporate board, a key milestone for women empowerment in Egypt. Yet, our work is far from being done. Join the conversation, where we are going to cover the current status of gender equality in the board rooms, the future ahead of us and how such a milestone can pave the way forward for realizing women’ potential.


Samar Raouf
CEO, Communicate


Sally Abbas
Associate Director, Corporate Governance, Executive Education & External Relations, AUC
Sina Hbous
Senior Advisor to the Chairman, Financial Regulation Authority
2:50-3:10 pm Cairo Time

Returnship Program: Getting Talented Women Back into the Workforce

At EY MENA, to support our efforts in furthering opportunities for women in the workplace, we launched the EY Returnship program. The objective of the program is to create opportunities for professional women to return to the workplace after taking a career break of 2 years or longer #InspireHER

Olivia Rogers
Recruitment Leader - Ernst & Young MENA

3:30-4:30 pm Cairo Time

Panel: Female Entrepreneurs Showcase

With great untapped potential, women entrepreneurs are critical to economic growth. Let’s meet members of BWE21 Association, a network of women entrepreneurs in Egypt, and get to know more about their business, impact and how they benefit from the network they created.


Yomna El Sheridy
CEO - SFII and President - BWE21


Noha Yahia
Founder & CEO - Notre Art
Enas Sayed
Founder & Marketing Director - Club Co
Nahla Soliman
Founder & CEO - Nahla Soliman Designs
Passant Saied
Founder & CEO - PAF dolls Company
4:40-5:00 pm Cairo Time

Closing Note

Hala Shalabi Member of the Organizing Committee - Careers for Her

Hala Tantawy Member of the Organizing Committee - Careers for Her

Samar Raouf Member of the Organizing Committee - Careers for Her

Tamer Zanaty Member of the Organizing Committee - Careers for Her


Platinum Sponsors

Golden Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Regular Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Talent Management Partner

Leadership Development Partner

Frequently Asked Questions

This event is just like an in-person job fair, but online! Each participating company has its own virtual “booth” (Zoom room) that you can join from the comforts of your home. Use this time to ask hiring managers questions about their open positions, their culture, and what it’s like working for their organization. Each participating company will also be giving short presentations throughout the fair, so make sure to check out each company’s room to learn more!
All that is needed is a quick registration through a dedicated landing page that enables candidates to build their profile and upload their resume. Once done, the digital career fair can be accessed by visitors using their internet connection and mobile/desktop device from anywhere in the world. Visitors can access the event 24/7, allowing prospects to conveniently browse exhibitor booths, network, explore job boards, and apply for positions digitally without a physical presence.

To ensure two-way communication, a well-designed event hosting platform will provide real-time audio, video, and text-based chat options for candidates to interact with employer representatives.
Yes, you should be able to log in via smartphone
The virtual Careers for Her 2021 will give access to top names in the industry holding inspiring keynotes, engaging panels, training sessions

The virtual event platform will offer plenty of networking opportunities in a time of social distancing.
The participation is free of charge. To register please sign up here.