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THE CEO TALK: TECHNOLOGY AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN LEADERS WITH MIRNA ARIF, GM MICROSOFT, EGYPT

When: 20/05/2024 18:00 CEST - 20/05/2024 19:30 CEST
Location: Online - Zoom
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Welcome to another inspiring CEO TALK, this time with an impressive tech lady - Mirna Arif, General Manager with Microsoft, Egypt.

Check out Mirna's LinkedIn profile HERE.

Driven by a profound commitment to her country of origin, Egypt, Mirna brings 20 years of experience with multinational organizations and public sector entities across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Equipped with a strong belief in empathy-based management and in youth training, Mirna is the first woman to assume the role of Microsoft Egypt GM. This way she is now leading the nation’s technological movement towards digital transformation.

Prior to being appointed as Microsoft Egypt GM in 2020, Mirna held the position of Surface Business Group Director in Microsoft Middle East and Africa, heading the strategy for the latest device series in the region.

From 2017 to 2019, prior to joining Microsoft, Mirna was the Regional Director for Digital Transformation at GE Oil & Gas, where she directed the digital transformation strategy in North Africa and Turkey. Before that she was the regional Manager for Rosemount Group Middle East at Emerson Automation Solutions.

In 2015 Mirna was appointed Assistant Minister for Investment and International Cooperation at the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, advising on the development and implementation of the petroleum sector strategy.

Before her public role Mirna spent the first 12 years of her career in Schlumberger, a global technology company, where she assumed various leadership roles including Regional Sales Manager for UK & Ireland, Regional Sales Manager for the East African and East Mediterranean region, Egypt Manager for Schlumberger Information Solutions, and Global Marketing Manager, spearheading worldwide marketing strategies for the software and the marine acquisition segments.

Outside of Microsoft, Mirna sits on the Board of Directors of Banque Misr, the board of Directors of Egypt Chamber of Information Technology and the board of trustees of the Qualifications Development Bank (QDB).

Arif holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the American University in Cairo Egypt, following her completion of a Bachelor of Science (BSC) degree in Computer science in 2002 from the same university.

During our CEO TALK with Mirna Arif we will discuss:

  1. Mirna's education and career trajectory to where she is today.
  2. The greatest challenges she is facing in her Microsoft GM role while leading the digital transformation of Egypt.
  3. Strategies for women to succeed when cmmunicating and leading in male-predominant industries and cultures.
  4. How we need to shift our mindset to put technology to better use for us, women.
  5. The future of work for women and what we can do right now to future-proof our careers and to free our potential for top leadership in the new world of work.

And so much more. Please join us in welcoming Mirna among us with a healthy round of applause 😀

Our CEO TALK with Mirna Arif is open to the public, aka to non-community members as well.

If you are not our community member yet, but you are interested in female leadership, women and technology, the future of work for women, and in joining our community in the future, please use this form to register to join our event.
Our interview is recorded. The recording will be available to our community members in our Community Library.

See you at our upcoming CEO TALK with Mirna Arif, GM Microsoft Egypt on Monday, May 20th, 2024!

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