Forbes Ignite Impact Fellowship Program 2020 for young Changemakers in the Healthcare & AI fields.

Application Deadline: November 16th 2020

Using Forbes Ignite’s vast network of experts, we will explore and create opportunities that will solve health care related problems through AI related technologies. 

The fellowship program is curated for intellectually curious changemakers in the healthcare and AI fields. New voices, creative ideas, and innovation are missing from these industries and they are urgently needed. Thirty women from across the globe will step in and create these long overdue solutions. Fifteen of these changemakers will be from The Middle East and will simultaneously help in the creation of a broader effort to empower women from The Middle East to pursue new data-driven career paths. 

By finding these solutions, you’ll enhance your:

  • Skills: Changemakers in AI & Healthcare learning from each other
  • Strategic Thinking: Making and communicating business cases
  • Mastery of Complexity: Navigating complex adaptive systems
  • Innovative Vision: Systematically uncovering possibilities
  • Creative Leadership: Turning uncertainty into opportunities


Humanity has reached an inflection point. It has never been more vital to finally solve the systemic healthcare challenges that are affecting the lives and livelihoods of billions. We have a responsibility to come together and use our diverse skills and knowledge to create a lasting impact. Uniting experts in healthcare and AI, we’ll find solutions that bridge the latest thinking in human centered design, healthcare, and data science. As a participant, you will: 


Make your mark by creating innovative solutions that will affect the lives of billions.


Explore the complexities of healthcare and AI through the eyes of other interdisciplinary leaders and rising changemakers in The Middle East.


Open your mind to a new world of ideas that will help you hone your craft, see your innovative solutions come to life, and drive change.


Participants include thirty women from across the globe, fifteen of which will be changemakers from The Middle East. 

Program Chair: 

Dr. Fatmah Boathman
One of the first women in the Middle East to earn a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence

Organizing Committee:

Chair – Abhinav Singhal
CSO, ThyssenKrupp APAC

Chair – Gauri Angrish
CEO of Caredose, COO of Forbes Ignite

Mats Cargaard
Senior Manager, Solutions Architecture, AWS

Ryan den Rooijen
Group Head of Data & Analytics, Chalhoub Group

Nat Hawley
Head of Community & Educational Impact, Exceptional Individuals


The Impact Fellowship will be held through virtual collaboration allowing for participants and experts to come together across the globe. Sessions will take place weekly and run up to 15 hours per week.


Apply before: 11/16/2020

First round applicants selected: 11/24/2020

Program starts: January 2021

Program ends: April 2021


The Impact Fellowship’s methodology is rooted in design thinking. Diligent and innovative women in The Middle East and global experts will work side by side. With the freedom to explore and try new ideas together, they will create solutions for systemic healthcare challenges.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Forbes Ignite Impact Fellowship Program 2020


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