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Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion Partner

Unveiling our Diverse Voices: When authentic inclusion and speaking up impacts career development

Join us for a down-to-earth panel (beyond the corporate jargon) discussion where we'll dive into how cultural diversity impacts your career path and what inclusion should really mean. The panel will share practical tips and real-life stories that shed light on navigating workplace dynamics, as well as share firsthand experiences and strategies to help you thrive in a multicultural environment. Gain actionable insights that can propel your career forward.

Speaker Bio

Maysoun is a Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion Partner at Roche. She fills an extensive role and sits on the Roche Group Chief Diversity Offices’s leadership team. She plays a pivotal role in creating and driving Global Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DE&I) strategies & capabilities both internally/ externally for Roche across the enterprise, working with senior executives and key partners. In her capacity, she brings expertise and thought leadership on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with a significant focus on their impact on patients and society. While based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Maysoun has been with Roche for over 18 years.

After receiving her BSc degree in Pharmacy, she kicked off her focus on non-communicable diseases (oncology; breast, colon cancer, and hematology & organ transplantation) and worked closely with key opinion leaders in the medical field. Her involvement with women’s health cancer initiatives for Roche spurred her interest in reaching out to communities to leverage the power of communication, equity, diversity, and inclusion and empower women by prioritizing their health.

Before taking on a global role, she embarked on a diverse career journey through senior leadership roles in business, commercial, communications, public affairs, people and culture, and DE&I.

She played a fundamental role in establishing the Communications and Public Affairs functions in the Middle East. As the company's official spokesperson back then, she led strategic corporate communications across the Middle East, contributing to shaping the company’s external communications, outreach, and presence in the healthcare sector in the region.

Maysoun has been highlighted as one of the most inspiring women in business by Women in Business Arabia & trailblazing woman at Roche as she champions women empowerment, workplace gender equality, and STEAM education amongst young female Arabs and passionately supports people of determination. An inspirational speaker, she advocates for empowerment, equity, and inclusion at international DE&I events, like the Dubai Women in Leadership Symposium, World Tolerance Forum, and Global Women in Leadership Economic Forum. This influential platform honored Roche Diagnostics with two awards for outstanding contributions to inclusion and diversity in the Middle East awards, in recognition of the first inclusive internship at Roche in the region for people of determination, which Maysoun piloted.

Maysoun’s milestones to date have been contributing to the “Wellbeing in the Private Sector Report” initiated by the National Program of Happiness and Wellbeing under the Ministry of Community Development in the United Arab Emirates and taking part in developing a global DE&I strategy for Roche to create a sustainable positive impact on how the organization innovates to deliver and support patients across the world.

Outside Roche, Maysoun was a founding member of the GCC chapter and a Board member of the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Chapter of the IABC International Association of Business Communicators in 2018.

Soon, Maysoun will launch her Podcast, “ A City Witnessed” where she combines her passion and hobby to reflect on how cities can enable the dreams of successful people and catalyze a platform to learn from their stories!

She holds a B.Sc. in Pharmacy from the University of Jordan and is certified in Diversity and Inclusion, Women in Leadership, Leadership Profile, and Arabic editing and TV presenting. She is of mixed Palestinian, Jordanian, and Turkish origins.

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