Flow to host Emirati Women’s Day talk in Dubai

Flow to host Emirati Women’s Day talk in Dubai
Flow at Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Published: 19 August 2019 - 2:30 p.m.
By: Simon Ritchie
Healthy eatery and creative hub Flow is set to host a one-of-a-kind event led by Emirati women.

Held on August 28 to mark Emirati Women’s Day, the concept at Jumeirah Emirates Towers latest Flow Talks Series will adopt a theme of “Women, Icons of Tolerance” set by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation.

Taking place from 12pm to 2pm, the panel of experts will share key learnings and examples aimed at championing the 2019 Emirati Women’s Day focus which exemplifies the values of tolerance women hold via their patience, care, and ability to raise future generations, as well as their success in various fields of work.

The talk will be led by Amna Al Haddad, the UAE’s champion weightlifter and motivational speaker, who will open up the floor to panelists before directing a question-and-answer session. Confirmed speakers include:

• Maya Al Hawary: Maya is chairwoman of the board of governors and the director of planning at Dubai Carmel School. She is the first PhD scholar to research emotional intelligence and its effect on leadership. A certified trainer who works on soft skills development across government entities across the seven emirates, Maya became a TEDx speaker in 2019 and was given the “Ambassador of Knowledge” title for the UAE Red Crescent in 2017 and 2018 for her contributions as a volunteer speaker.

• Maitha Hamad Zayed Al Eisaei heads the communication department within Strata Manufacturing, the advanced composite aero-structures manufacturing company wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC. She plays a pivotal role, within a typically male-dominated industry, in positioning and managing Strata’s media image, both as a visionary UAE manufacturing firm aligned to Abu Dhabi’s economic diversification and Emiratisation aspirations, and as a major player within the regional and global aerospace industry.

• Leila Al Marashi is the VP for corporate communications at the National Central Cooling company, and is an artist, designer, entrepreneur and advocate for women. In 2008, she also launched her own homegrown label – Sugar Vintage – which has developed into a successful and globally recognized clothing brand. Leila’s belief in sustainability and preserving the environment led her to take on different roles and responsibilities such as presenting at the Emirates Environmental Group Conference & Emirates Green Council.

• Eman al Mahmoud is the partnerships and research manager at the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa), a government entity under the visionary leadership of Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, which aims to inspire and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs and provide them with a launch pad for success. As part of her role, she also cultivates meaningful relationships with stakeholders from the government, semi-government and private sector, activating these partnerships to further the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Sharjah. Eman is an advocate for women - in her previous role as strategist at Sharjah Business Women Council, she shaped the role that the institution took in mentoring and supporting female entrepreneurs in the country.

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