Women as Global Leaders - Learning Leadership

Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani

Founder & Chairman Arab International Women's Forum

Haifa Al Kaylani is well-known in international government and business circles as a high-impact change agent focusing on leadership in cultural and gender issues.

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A graduate of the American University of Beirut and University of Oxford, she brings a wide range of skills and experience to her personal mission of encouraging greater cultural understanding between Arab and international communities, supporting a strong role for women in that process.

Fluent in five languages, Mrs Al Kaylani holds senior roles in several organizations in the UK and internationally as well as seats on the boards of charities, cultural institutions and NGOs. In 2006, Haifa Al Kaylani received recognition as one of 21 Leaders for the twenty-first century by Women's eNews in New York. In February 2007, Haifa Al Kaylani was named as one of the Muslim Power 100 Leaders in the United Kingdom and received the Education Excellence Award.

Summary of roles: Founder & Chairman Arab International Women's Forum, Vice President International The Women's Leadership Board at Harvard University; Advisory Board Member The Suzanne Mubarak Women's International Peace Movement; Vice President European Union for Women Achievement Awards; Member Advisory Board and Past President The Federation of International Women's Associations in London; Member Advisory Board Middle East Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; Member International Advisory Board Khalil Gibran Chair at University of Maryland; Member of The Board of Trustees of The British Edutrust Foundation; Member of the International Council of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.