by Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj, Associate Professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership and Diversity at HEC Paris in Qatar and 
Dr. Chawki Tawbi, Head of AI & Data at Google Cloud Qatar

In this interactive session, Professor Janjuha-Jivraj & Dr. Tawbi will share how leaders can navigate new challenges at work, harnessing the value of diverse teams and emergent technologies and the mindset required to create agility and new solutions to problems.

Dr. Tawbi brings a wealth of experience in partnering with companies on AI and Data and helping leaders strengthen their leadership capabilities in these areas.
Professor Janjuha-Jivraj draws on her extensive work supporting leaders to create conditions for collective intelligence to nurture innovation among teams.
The session is aimed at managers and leaders who work with diverse teams and are gearing up for greater integration of emerging technologies in their organizations.

Takeaways of the masterclass:

1. What the future of leadership requires with greater integration of emerging technology and a diverse workforce?
2. How you strengthen Cognitive Diversity when working with diverse groups and emerging technologies



HEC Paris in Qatar - Msheireb



Wednesday, 21 February 2024



6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

(Registration starts at 5:30 PM)


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Shaheena has over a decade of experience working the field of gender diversity in leadership. She combines a pragmatic approach to research and capacity building by working with different organisations to create plans and cultures to promote and achieve gender balance across the organisational pipeline. Her work also addresses creating inclusive cultures to strengthen the retention and promotion of women into leadership roles. She works with public organisations, NGOs and private business leaders globally including FTSE100, Fortune 500 to help them transform their cultures and work on specific interventions that strengthen gender diversity on the workplace.

Shaheena has held academic roles in the UK and set up Centres for Entrepreneurship at Brunel Business School and Henley Business School (HBS) and she was also School Director for Diversity and Inclusion at HBS. She holds a PhD in Family Business Management from Brunel Business School (UK).

Shaheena is a regular Forbes contributor and has co-authored three books: Futureproof your career, how to lead and succeed in the new normal (2021) (Bloomsbury Press) Championing Women Leadership Beyond Sponsorship (2018) (Palgrave MacMillan), Succession in Asian Family Firms (2005) (Palgrave MacMillan). Her latest book Take the Lead – Women and Innovation published by Kogan Page is due out in February 2024.

Professor Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj