• Tunisian STEMinsts: In a League of Their Own

    Today, almost 99 percent of women in Tunisia are educated, epitomizing the modern Arab woman. Playing a pivotal role in the torrential Arab Spring that swept across the MENA region – with divergent tides elsewhere – here women not only participated actively in the revolution but have scaled new...
  • HERstoryUAE: Helen McGuire

    Helen McGuire is the Co-Founder and MD of Hopscotch. Formerly the Head of Digital Content at Impact BBDO/Proximity, she launched Hopscotch in March 2016 whilst seven months pregnant with a mission to enable professional women to play a part in the workplace in the Middle East, no matter what...
  • Sparking Innovation

    Setting up a successful business and working for yourself is the dream career for many, but a combination of innovation, vision, organisation and trusting your instinct is what makes a successful entrepreneur. Women in the UAE are leading entrepreneurship into a new era of enrichment as more females are...
  • NYU Abu Dhabi engaging women via weSTEM

    Scientific innovation is essential in all fields of life in the contemporary, globalized world. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce is crucial to the world’s economic competitiveness and innovative capacity. Ironically, women who make up approximately 50 percent of the workforce of the developed world are disproportionately...
  • Why women in tech matter – bringing the message to #SXSW

    This article was originally published on the ITU Blog. What does a 14-year-old teenager from Ireland, an engineer from Nigeria, an executive from France, a tech entrepreneur from Texas, and a Hollywood actor have in common? They all support the EQUALS vision for gender equality in tech! At South by...
  • Profile: Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen

    Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, CEO of Novo Cinemas, has been awarded as the second most influential woman in the Top 50 Women in Global Cinema – according to international cinema business website, Celloid Junkie. The ranking was announced yesterday in celebration of International Women’s Day, and highlighted Stanford-Kristiansen’s contributions towards pushing...
  • Women’s Rights are Human Rights

    In 1902, Australia became the very first country in the world to give women the right to vote and the right to be elected in the Parliament on the basis of nationality. So it comes as a big surprise that the Australian woman is still under siege when it...
  • Initiating Change

    ‘The achievement of full human potential and of sustainable development is not possible if one half of humanity continues to be denied its full human rights and opportunities. Women and girls must enjoy equal access to quality education, economic resources and political participation as well as equal opportunities with...
  • What is pushing women out of STEM?

    The importance of women’s participation in economic activities on global, regional and local levels cannot be emphasized enough. Comprising half of the population of the world, women’s inclusion leads to sustainable development. Technology is the driving force behind the fourth industrial revolution and women are called the next billion...