Women In Business

Steered by accomplished businesswomen, bold entrepreneurs and thinking intrapreneurs engaging in global conversations, this committee ensures the Club becomes the platform where all women in business engage in meaningful conversations and effective exchange of ideas.

Committee Objectives

Enabling meaningful conversations between men and women to create better business impact and opportunities. Elevating and promoting the female voice in the country.

Committee members

Laudy Lahdo

(Committee Co-Chair) CEO - C3

Coming Soon

Noura Haggag

(Committee Co-Chair) Marketing Manager - PwC

Noura Haggag is a creative and marketing professional with an interest in creating value driven communication strategies that help organizations engage with their audiences. Former Creative Director in the art industry and Design and Brand Lead of Al Tamimi & Company, she is now leading the Financial and Digital Services marketing efforts for PwC Middle East in the region.

Anuscha Iqbal

CEO - Spotii

Anuscha has over 14 years of experience in investment banking and alternative asset management. She is currently CEO of Spotii, the MENA regions leading Shop Now Pay Later platform.  Prior to co-founding SpotiiAnuscha served as a Managing Director at The Abraaj Group where she oversaw the Investment Office function at the firm. Anuscha joined Abraaj in 2007 as a member of the investment team and was responsible for evaluating investment opportunities across the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region covering a broad spectrum of industries.   

Frida Kleimert Knibbs

Software Vendor (ISV) Partner Lead, Middle East & Africa - Microsoft

As the Microsoft ISV Leader, Frida is responsible for the overall Cloud software partner strategy across all segments and countries, driving Partners Revenue, satisfaction and success.  She is a senior sales and partner leader who understands strategy, solution sales and execution. 20+ year’s consistent over achievement driving growth. She loves growing people and building diverse, high performing teams. As a transformational, leader she is seeking new ways to disrupt markets with innovative business practices. She leads an experienced and diverse team located in various countries in Microsoft’s MEA. Before joining Microsoft in 2018, Frida held various leader positions in Cisco both in North Europe and Middle East. She holds an Executive MBA degree from Hult International Business School.  

Gregory Jasmin

CEO - GotechRDC

A 25-year career engineering consultant turned entrepreneur with two established ventures. Currently, the Co-Founder and CEO of a Hyperscale Data Center Colocation provider servicing the Middle East and Africa regions.  A New York-bred expat living in Dubai for the last decade, with deep client contacts across the GCC and Africa.

Irma Khan

Digital Operations Manager – Europe, Africa, Middle East & Eurasia - Caterpillar Inc. 

Irma Khan is a passionate corporate executive, combing her pursuits of both corporate results and gender advocacy.  As a digital-forward person, Irma now leads distributor capability development for IIOT across the EAME region.  

Content Library

Women In Business - Committee Introduction

The Women In Business Working Committee is made up of dynamic, inspiring women from all walks of life who want to contribute to a rapidly changing world to drive the...

Women In Business - Framing The Conversation

  What are the most impactful conversations we need to have today? How can we cross barriers and hurdles? Our Women in Business committee addressed these questions: • Corporate ESG...

International Women's Day Afternoon Tea

Highlights: Diversity & Inclusion - Impact on Corporate Culture

In a recent online interview, Patrycja Riera, Founder & CEO of Inclusionem, shared her insights on how companies need to make data driven decisions about their diversity and inclusion agenda....

Highlights: In Depth - Founders, Investors and Enablers

Female founders are a small but growing part of the start-up ecosystem. What are the unique challenges they face and what are some of the initiatives in place to help...

Summary Report: Why are ESG Metrics Critical?

Background A January 2021 media report in the UAE states, “Environmental, social and governance standards are at the heart of investment strategies of sovereign wealth funds in the UAE as...

Insights: From Corporate Ladder to Entrepreneurship: Creating Diversity by Design

Women in Business Committee Capital Club Dubai hosted a panel discussion, moderated by Greg Jasmin from the Women in Business Committee, on the transition from the corporate world into become...