Greetings from the Founder


It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the Women’s Growth and Success Foundation (W.G.S.F) and thank you for visiting us here at our website. The Women’s Growth and Success Foundation has been created to bring attention to women all around the world of whom are increasingly playing a more active role in society, with employment being a major element of change. In recent years the number of women climbing the professional ladder has risen exponentially, with more women than ever now holding key positions such as CEOs, Professors, Engineers, Economists, Diplomats, Lawyers, Doctors and Successful Entrepreneurs. Due to the essential relevance of economics to all aspects of life, the Women’s Growth & Success Foundation encourages policy dialogue on a wide range of topics concerning Arab women’s economic participation and strives to better equip women to further effectively contribute in National Economic Development by securing productive and sustainable employment. Thank you for your interest in the work that we do and we sincerely hope that you enjoy all aspects of our future events. Lastly, we would like to take this occasion to wish you well in all your prospective endeavours.
Mrs Zainab Al-Farhan Al-Imam
Owner and Director of the A&Z Group

A&Z Traders Ltd

A&Z Traders Ltd

A&Z Traders Ltd main activity is to import and export

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Ziryab Fashion Show

Ziryab Fashion Show

The Ziryab Fashion Show empowers designers from the world to the global market through London

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Almas Jewellery Show

Almas Jewellery Show

Another addition to our events, the Almas Jewellery Show brings the work of renowned jewellery designers to our attendees

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Konooz Fine Art

Konooz Fine Art

The Konooz Fine Art Auction is a further element of our events, which spotlights the works of exclusive fine artists.

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Meet the inspirational champion helping women in the Mideast make their mark

Businesswoman Zainab Al-Farhan Al-Imam is a truly inspirational figure.
The founder and director of the Women’s Growth and Success Foundation (WGSF), she is a champion for the advancement and promotion of women in the Middle East in business and the arts.
Al-Imam, the owner of import-export business A&Z Traders Ltd, is from the UAE and now lives in London. She is passionate about helping women to realize their dreams and ambitions, using her own drive to succeed and the vision behind her successful business career as an example and motivation.
What first strikes you about Al-Imam is her positive energy – you cannot help but be inspired by her positive can-do attitude and enthusiasm for turning dreams into reality.
This outlook was forged very early on in her family life. She acknowledges the vital role played by her parents in encouraging creativity, responsibility, resilience, driving ambition and respect for the principles underpinning the family business.
She credits her father for his support, her mother for inspiration, her husband for strength and her brothers and children for providing motivation.
“Being brought up in a business atmosphere, I learnt that success does not come easy,” she said. “It comes after hard work and good planning. You go step by step – no need to jump.”


Read the rest of the interview on Arab News http://www.arabnews.com/node/1260086/offbeat

  • 5th Konooz Fine Art Auction

  • 4th Konooz Fine Art Auction

  • 4th Ziryab Fashion Show

    The show is addressed to international designers, and brings together the work of a selection of fine fashion designers from the Middle East, Africa, the Far East, Latin America and the United Kingdom. The Ziryab Fashion Show was established by WGSF in 2010 to empower businesswomen, through the harmonious environment of artistic creativity.
  • 3rd Konooz Fine Art Auction

  • Ziryab Fashion Show Highlights Kaftan Festival Westfield

    Ziryab Fashion Show on March 2015. The Ziryab Fashion Show is addressed to foreign designers, and brings together the work of a selection of fine fashion designers from the Middle East, Africa, the Far East and Latin America, as well as local designers from United Kingdom.
  • Women’s Growth & Success Forum

    Represent Arab women’s affairs on the world stage. Create an opportunity for Arab women to express their opinion on relevant issues and discuss their options. Provide a dialogue and communication platform for Arab businesswomen and their Western counterparts, including experts on global economy.
  • Almas Fine ART Auction 2015

    The event was held on Saturday 26th September at the distinguished Dorchester Hotel in the heart of London. It featured unique artists from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, UK, Morocco, along with various charities of whom have raised funds for great causes, backing up their mission of supporting and empowering women all around the globe. The world-renowned and currently the world’s largest art business and fine arts auction house Christie’s of London provided us with their professional auctioneer to oversee the bidding at the event.
  • Ziryab Fashion Show Highlights Kaftan Festival Westfield

    Ziryab Fashion Show – March 2015 The Ziryab Fashion Show is addressed to foreign designers, and brings together the work of a selection of fine fashion designers from the Middle East, Africa, the Far East and Latin America, as well as local designers from United Kingdom.
  • From the Eid Festival 2014

    The Mayor of London’s Eid Festival 2014, featuring highlights andinterviews from the fashion show and designers, and musical artistes.

  • From the Eid Festival 2014

    The Mayor of London’s Eid Festival 2014, featuring highlights andinterviews from throughout the day.

  • From the interview with Mrs Al-Farhan Al-Imam by Al-Iraqia TV

    Featuring interviews with Mrs Al-Farhan Al-Imam, and other contributors to the event, including designers and artists, from our Forum and Shows at the Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane, London – May 2014

  • From the Women’s Growth and Success Forum, London, May 2014

    Featuring a selection of moments throughout our entire event, including our visit to the London Mayor’s office, Harrods of Knightsbridge, the KonoozFine Art Auction, Almas Jewellery Show, Ziryab Fashion Show, and our Forum at the Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane.

  • From the Women’s Growth and Success Forum, London, May 2014

    Featuring brief excerpts of opening speeches from our Forum at the Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane, withMrs Al-Farhan Al-Imam, and other notable keynote speakers.

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