December 26th, 2016, Dubai (UAE): Ananke – MENA region’s specialized platform that empowers women digitally through education, awareness and engagement, has launched a groundbreaking program inviting professional women to work in real-world scenarios.
Through the program, EMPOWER, professional women and girls are invited to work for Ananke on three different divisions: Editorial and Media Management, Social Media, Campaigns and Advocacy. The honorary team will work on the platform for a stipulated three-month period. Those who wish to extend their tenure can do so at the end of the program.
“EMPOWER is a program specifically designed for professional women seeking to work in a dynamic, digital environment. The aim is to bring together women from all over the world who have worked or are interested in working at a digital media outlet focusing women’s economic empowerment, human rights and advocacy,” says Executive Editor, Sabin Muzaffar.
Those selected will not only work on editorial content to be published and distributed digitally, the honorary team will also create awareness and advocacy campaigns across Ananke’s social media networks to generate dialogue on important topics including women’s rights, equal pay, digital gender gap, education, health, women in STEM and many more.
“Through the program, we are creating a highly dynamic and diverse group of women trailblazers literally from across the world covering all the continents,” reveals Sabin. “For the pilot program, we have selected 12 individuals, highly experienced in their respective fields. These women will be working on cultivating Ananke’s vision of raising awareness about diversity and inclusion in the virtual world,” she added.
EMPOWER is a program specifically designed for professional women to work in a dynamic, digital environment. The aim is to bring together women from all over the world who have worked or are interested in working at a digital media outlet focusing women’s economic empowerment, human rights and advocacy.
Selected team includes: Alexandra Byers (US), Ashleigh Bosseaiu (US), Rameeza Duggal (UAE), Rochelle Dean (Bahamas), Habiba Wael (UAE), Ayesha Aslam (Pakistan), Melanie Bublyk (Australia), Farah K. Siddiqui (Canada), Michel Mimi (South Africa), Rabia Saleem (Pakistan), Insiaa Rizvi (Pakistan) and Mary Mkoji (Kenya).
Speaking about joining the team, Farah K. Siddiqui remarks: “I am very pleased to be a part of a team of amazing women! Look forward to working together!”
Expressing her enthusiasm, Rochelle Dean says: “Excited to progress Ananke’s vision by teaming up with some amazing women toward one common goal!! I am glad to be a part of the team.”
Joining in the conversation on social media, Melanie Bublyk says, “I am looking forward to beginning work! Humbled.” While Aleksandra Byers said that she was looking forward to contribute.
Ananke eZine is an online publication celebrating visionary women across the MENA region and beyond. The digital platform is known for producing some of the most profound, in-depth stories, articles and commentaries relating to issues of female empowerment, women economic emancipation and gender mainstreaming.
Ananke’s efforts for women’s empowerment have also been featured and lauded in The Moroccan Times. The organization has launched two pioneering programs under the umbrella of Ananke Labs: Ananke’s Internship Program for girls, and Empower – a digital media program for professional women. To empower young girls and female students in new media, Ananke’s Internship Program has also forged partnerships with renowned global entities including Women’s Digital League, Women Engineers Pakistan and Circle Women. The new program will kickstart its pilot program in January 2017.