The role models, who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to society, share their expertise with senior university students, professionals, and new employees through three dedicated platforms:
Aimed at university seniors, during which role models teach Emirati women about their professional journey, the challenges they had to conquer, and their early career strategies.
A Working Day with Your
Emirati women spend an entire working day with role models, learning how to be effective at their workplaces, gaining insight into the core competencies and skills required in varied jobs.
Meet Your Role Model
Emirati women have the opportunity to attend an informal meeting with accomplished national icons to discuss success stories and experiences, as well as provide professional guidance to female prospects in the workforce in order to develop a sense of social responsibility, and instill the value of giving to new generations.
Since the launch of ‘Qudwa’, 22 knowledge sessions highlighting 15 speakers within universities and Higher Colleges of Technology were held in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain, Sharjah, Fujairah, and Ras Al Khaimah, discussing government, ministerial,
social, literature and cultural work.
More than 1000 students benefited from ‘Qudwa’ sessions during 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Participating female Emirati leaders were:
HE Hessa Bu Humaid
Minister of State for Community Development
HE Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi
Former Minister of Tolerance
HE Sara Al Amiri
Minister of State for Advanced Sciences
HE Mona Al Marri
Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office
HE Noura Al Kaabi
Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development
HE Hala Badri
Director General, Dubai Culture And Arts Authority
HE Shamma Al Mazrouei
Minister of State for Youth Affairs
HE Aisha Bin Bishr
Director General of the Smart Dubai Office
HE AlRym Al Falasi
Secretary-General of Supreme Council of Motherhood & Childhood
HE Dr. Nawal Al Hosani
Permanent Representative of the UAE to the International Renewable Energy Agency
HE Shamsa Saleh
CEO - Dubai Women Establishment
Editor in Chief of Al Bayan Newspaper
Dr. Manal Taryam
CEO of Primary Healthcare Services Sector, CEO of Noor Dubai
Aisha Saeed Harib
Head of Corporate Social Responsibility in Community Development Authority
Author of the first Emirate Fantasy Novel : Galagolia The Hidden Divination