Episode 86 - Lubna Forzley-Badr, Story-teller, MD of Stories & TEDx speaker
This was a wonderful conversation with Lubna as we meandered through story-telling, purpose meaning, vulnerability, awareness, motherhood, culture, leadership and so much more.
Her TEDx talk can be found here -> https://youtu.be/2QO8sV7AiUY
Lubna can be contacted via the following means:
Website - http://www.lubnaforzley.com/
Website - www.stories.co.ae
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lubnaforzley/
Lubna Forzley is the Managing Director of Stories, a consulting firm, which helps companies and leaders create stories worth sharing.
A speaker, writer and moderator, Lubna often speaks in conferences and events on various topics including: Storytelling; Disruptive Corporate Cultures; Working with Purpose; Women & Leadership, and Personal branding. She most recently did a TEDx talk on ‘Disrupting with Purpose & Creating a Story Worth Sharing’, and regularly moderates major events, including Euromoney Conferences
Prior to starting her own consulting, Lubna worked for more than 15 years in leadership roles within International blue chip organisations and across various industries, including BNP Paribas, Coca-Cola, the United Nations Development Programme, and Bank of Montreal.
A disruptor or change agent and a believer in making an impact, Lubna constantly adds value and challenges C-suite executives to greater performance. She is trilingual, multicultural, innovative, authentic and grounded with integrity
A proud mom of three kids, among them the youngest reporter at the age of 8, Lubna is a big advocate for Women in Leadership positions, and has actively spoken about the topic and organised conferences to address the challenges women face in the workplace. She is a partner for Mums@workin UAE and regularly speaks in their events. In her previous role at BNP Paribas, Lubna organised high profile women empowerment conferences in Bahrain, which featured various Ministers and UN Agencies for a few years in a row. In addition to this, she launched an internal women’s program called ‘Mixcity’ in the Region to help advance women’s careers at the bank in the Middle East Region
Lubna is an eternal student with a passion for continuous learning. A huge fan of digital transformation, she recently completed a Digital Marketing certificate and actively researches the latest trends in the field. Beyond this, Lubna holds a Master of Arts in Applied Communication from Royal Roads University in Canada, and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree with dual Marketing and Human Resource Management Specializations from the University of Ottawa, Canada. She also participated in an International Exchange Program in Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Rouen in France
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