Ms. Rebecca BOU CHEBEL-MACMILLAN International Strategic Communications and Reputation Management Advisor
Rebecca Bou Chebel-MacMillan is an International Strategic Communications and Reputation Management advisor. She has a dual role of managing strategic communications campaigns for international clients and governments with a focus on the Middle East & North Africa, while also facilitating regional new business development for Independent entities. She draws on extensive experience in the Middle East meets West, where for the past 17 years she has worked in the field of corporate and government strategic communications and reputation management.
Rebecca holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service/International Affairs (MSFS), from Georgetown University, Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service in Washington DC and a Bachelor of Arts, Diplome d’Etudes Superieurs from the Institut Des Beaux Arts, UL. Rebecca is fluent in Arabic, French and English with working knowledge in Spanish.
Rebecca will be taking "A Step towards Equality" by oarticipating in the Balance for Better panel. Book your seat to the conference now!
Women are more and more seen as being key to economic development and progress, and yet barely present in many of the boardrooms of the world’s largest companies. Ignoring the talent of half the population is surely not the ideal way to build board effectiveness. In Lebanon, only 4.4% of Lebanese companies have women on their governing boards (IFC)
Growing body of research shows a broad set of business benefits associated with gender diversity on corporate boards, including improved decision making, reduced risk, broader and deeper market knowledge, increased customer and employee satisfaction and enhanced reputation. This panel is gathering key players working closely on driving the change in this area to discuss 1) How can a diverse board with complementary skill sets and experiences positively affect company operations and strategy. 2) Are the laws, the barriers hindering the advancement of women to boardrooms 3)What are the policies, reforms, and actions to be taken on the ground to increase women’s corporate representations.