Head of Sustainable Business at Vodafone Egypt
May Yassin, Head of Sustainable Business at Vodafone Egypt and Secretary General of Vodafone Egypt Foundation, is leading all the sustainability and inclusion strategies in both entities. In her current role, May ensures the delivery of impactful projects and giving back to the community through flagship programs enabling citizens to access digital content and connecting underserved sections of society through the provision of technology specially in the areas of education, youth & women empowerment. Not only that, but she is responsible of assuring Vodafone delivers on its environmental strategies by monitoring the corporate’s economic, social and environmental footprint and its ESG reporting.
May has 16 years of experience in the marketing communication field assuming different roles including B2B marketing, digital advertising, media planning, internal & external communications across several large corporations in the oil and gas and telecom industries.
May has received several awards including:
– Tanmya Award by the Ministry of Information & Communications Technology, Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Youth for Vodafone Egypt’s efforts in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals
– Women in Corporate Social Responsibility by the Arab League and the Arab Council of Social Responsibility under the sponsorship of United Nations Volunteers and IOM – UN Migration
– CSR Impact Creators Award by Galala University in Egypt (spearheaded
by the Egyptian government) to support different initiatives in CSR
Women’s empowerment has become a significant topic of discussion in development and economics. Economic empowerment allows women to control and benefit from resources, assets, and income. It also improves women’s well-being in the workplace. In this panel we discuss how women’s empowerment equips and allows women to make life-determining decisions through their career and life. Also, the role of women corporate leaders in creating programs and opportunities to empower other women in the next generation.