• Racing into a new era

    June, 25th, 2018 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  On the historic day that women begin driving in Saudi Arabia, Careem reveal their new fleet of female drivers. The drivers – referred to as Captainahs – will begin working with Careem from today as part of the company’s ongoing mission to simplify...
  • NAMA, UN Women create entrepreneurial opportunities

    June 25th, 2018, New York (USA): UN Women and the UAE-based non-profit NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in New York recently, to consolidate their efforts in implementing the UN Women Flagship Programme “Stimulating Equal Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs” in South Africa, the United Arab...
  • On Broaching Creativity, Awakenings & Empowerment

    Shandana Minhas and I met some 17 years ago, back in my hometown Karachi, Pakistan. We were both working for a celebrated women’s magazine SHE. Our Editor-in-Chief, Zuhra Kareem, had brought in this vibrant young woman – oozing with creativity and panache to do just that! I left SHE...
  • IGCF: Top Women Influencers Debate Female Leadership and its Role in Digital Societies

    April 1st, 2018, SHARJAH (UAE): A panel of distinguished female politicians, entrepreneurs and academics took part in a discussion on the final day of the 7th International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) at Expo Centre Sharjah to discuss the role of women leaders in the digital future. Vanessa D’Ambrosio the...
  • Digital Diplomacy Can Help Governments Shape Effective Foreign Policy, Says Expert

    March 28th, 2018, Sharjah (UAE): Diplomats must demonstrate and prove their presence in today’s digital world through strategic, creative and analysed messages to create an effective foreign policy for their governments, a communication specialist said. Speaking during an interactive session titled “Digital Diplomacy in Government Communication,” on the day one of...
  • Beyond the Glass Ceiling

    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...
  • Mums@Work Career Fair, first of its kind in MENA

    February 18th, 2018, Dubai (UAE): Following the success of its ‘Return to Work’ programme in 2017, Mums@Work, a UAE-based organisation dedicated to bringing talented women back to the workforce, has announced that it will be hosting the region’s first Return to Work Career Fair. The event will provide the...
  • Dubai Business Women Council launches ‘Spirit Of Zayed’ mentorship programme for UAE’s trailblazing women

    January 23rd, 2018, Dubai (UAE): Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) has marked the ‘Year of Zayed’ with the launch of a mentorship programme designed to honour the pioneering vision ofSheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father in the UAE, and facilitate  the full participation of women across...
  • Where School Girls Graduate with Infections

    After a 3 to 4 hours journey on a rough Murram road, I needed to change my sanitary pad urgently before the menstrual blood could soil my jeans. I had traveled to this school for a girls’ debate event, which brought together girls from four different high schools. I...