Beyond the Glass Ceiling

Curtin hosts second edition of Women of Wisdom Forum in Dubai.

March 22nd, 2018, Dubai (UAE): Curtin University Dubai hosted its second Women of Wisdom Forum on Wednesday, 21 March, at The Address Hotel in Dubai.

The Women of Wisdom Forum was launched last year to provide a platform for women to exchange ideas and knowledge on industry best-practices. The Forum is also an ideal platform to network with other women entrepreneurs and business leaders to understand the successes and challenges that have helped them get to where they are today. The key role of this forum is to pave the way for a community of female business leaders in the UAE.

This year’s forum featured a panel discussion titled ‘Beyond the Glass Ceiling; Inspiration and Strategies by Women of Wisdom’ with renowned panelists, including Dame Wendy Luhabe, South African entrepreneur, economic activist and author; Mona Tavassoli, CEO & Founder Momprenuers Middle East; Daniel Adkins, CEO Transnational Academic Group Middle East; Pallavi Tewari Radio presenter at 102.4 FM; Reim El Houni, filmmaker and producer, TI22 Films; Farah Siddiqui, Chief HRO – Aster Healthcare and Dr. Khyati Shetty Datta, Faculty Curtin Business School, Dubai.

Dr. Khyati Shetty Datta, Panel Moderator and Faculty Curtin Business School, Dubai, said: “The Women of Wisdom Forum is an important platform that brings women from different stages of their career together to share their experiences, inspiration, expertise, and industry knowledge. The success of our forum is proof that we need more such platforms that encourage and mentor women to excel in their careers.”

In 2017, Curtin University, was ranked in the top 200 universities in the ARWU rankings and is ranked as a top 100 university in eight subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject. The University is renowned for its high-impact research and strong industry partnerships.

About Curtin University

Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest university, with more than 56,000 students. Of these, over 14,000 are international students. The University’s main campus is in Bentley near the Perth Central Business District. Curtin has five campuses across West Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and Dubai. Curtin also has a presence at a number of other global locations.

Curtin celebrated ‘50 Years of Innovation’ in 2017 – the combined history of the Western Australian Institute of Technology, which opened its doors to students in 1967 and Curtin University, which was established in 1987.

Today, Curtin is estimated to be ranked 180th and in the top one per cent of universities worldwide, and 9th in Australia in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 (ARWU), and features highly in a number of other key world rankings.

The University has built a reputation around innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit, being at the forefront of many high-profile research projects in astronomy, biosciences, economics, mining, and information technology. It is also recognised globally for its strong connections with industry, and for its commitment to preparing students for jobs of the future.

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