• Enabling quality healthcare, education across the ME

    Sonal Sachdev was born with a passion for healthcare and a flair for entrepreneurship as she followed in her father’s footsteps, starting at the bottom and learning the ropes to work her way up in the healthcare and education business to one of the most prominent women in the...
  • Give A Child the Best Start in Life

    Give A Child the Best Start in Life

    Rana El Sakhawy is the founder and CEO of MonkiBox, an early learning platform that provides stage-based play tools and activities grounded in science and child-development research. On a mission to help parents feel confident and support their child’s early development, Rana focuses on increasing awareness of the importance...
  • Innovating the blend of perfection

    Innovating the blend of perfection

    Tell us a bit about yourself and the journey that led you to where you are now? Hello, my name is Laura, and I am the founder of BRW Society, a locally based, tea brand on a mission to get the UAE drinking better quality tea. I moved to Dubai in 2018 and straight...
  • Inspiring Innovation in the Legal Landscape

    Inspiring Innovation in the Legal Landscape

    Tell us a bit about yourself and the journey that led you to where you are now? My name is Rima Mrad and I am a partner with BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP, a regional law firm with our headquarters in DIFC. I am a corporate commercial...
  • Spearheading Wholesome Goodness

    Spearheading Wholesome Goodness

    Tell us a bit about yourself and the journey that led you to where you are now? I was born and brought up in India’s capital, New Delhi. I studied at the city’s Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, followed by the University of Delhi where I got my undergraduate degree in...
  • Knitting Perfection

    Long before Covid-19 led to loungewear becoming a major fashion trend, Aman & Rajan Gill were quick to identify a gap in the market and a need for quality nightwear and loungewear at affordable prices. Rajan, a Business graduate from the University of Buckingham & Aman, a Master’s graduate...
  • Reclaiming Space in the World of Work

    Reclaiming Space in the World of Work

    Tell us a bit about yourself and the journey that led you to where you are now? I am a rare demographic in the world of entrepreneurship. Not in my 20’s or even 30’s. A female who took a career break to raise a family and is now looking to...
  • Accelerating Pakistan’s Future Through Inclusion

    Accelerating Pakistan’s Future Through Inclusion

    Tell us about yourself and your journey that led to where you are today. The most important thing to know about my journey is that I never planned anything. I am an extremely relaxed person and so after getting an education in the US, I moved to Dubai and...
  • Lights, Camera, Action

    Lights, Camera, Action

    This interview is part of Ananke’s Special Edition “Emirati Women’s Day” published on ISSUU.   Reim El Houni’s career includes working with TV stations like the BBC to being an Executive Producer and Head of Events at Dubai One.  Reim launched her own production company Ti22 Films in January...
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