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Women@Work: Entrepreneurial Women

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The Al Qasimi Foundation’s Women@Work series is designed to inspire and assist women working in Ras Al Khaimah to build stronger professional support networks while learning from the experiences of others. The series features a diverse range of female leaders who will share their professional journeys across a wide range of relevant career topics. The series is open to everyone (including men) who would like to know more about how to advance their career, learn some tips and tricks from successful women, and discover strategies to ensure that all workplaces are supportive of both men and women.




Join the Al Qasimi Foundation through Zoom on Monday, June 15 at 3 pm for the next Women@Work session, exploring the stories of entrepreneurial women who built their careers in education, literature, and the arts. Hear about their contributions, publications, and the impact they have had on the UAE community through their journey to becoming successful leaders. Be inspired by their achievements and discover the next steps for your career.

Azza Al Qubaisi

Azza is an Emirati jewelry artist, sculptor, and product designer. She is often referred to as the UAE’s first Emirati jewelry artist and is known for her year-round public art engagements. Born in Abu Dhabi and educated in London, Azza holds an MA in Cultural and Creative Industries from HCT-CERT and a BA in Silversmithing, Jewelry Design and Allied Crafts from London Guildhall. She has won numerous awards and nominations, including the British Council for Young Entrepreneurs and the Emirates Women Award for the categories of business and social contributions. She was on the Forbes list of the 200 most powerful Arab women in 2014. Azza has been published in several books and publications. Her wearable Art from Life series and Bareeq Al Oudh series are published in Mark Books’ “500 Earrings: New Directions in Contemporary Jewellery: 2007.”

Maitha Al Khayat

Maitha is an author, illustrator, and mother of five who travels both inside and outside the UAE spreading her passion for books. She is a board member of the UAE Board of Books for Young People - IBBY and an ambassador of the Emirates Literature Festival. In less than 10 years, Maitha has published 170 books, many of which have been translated into English and Turkish, that have been used in school curriculums across the country.  Her book My Own Special Way received the Best Book award at the Children’s Forum, Riyadh (2011) and was nominated for Best Translated Book at the Marsh Awards, UK (2013).  Maitha’s picture book Turn Off the Lights also received the Best Picture Book award at the Publisher’s Forum, Sharjah (2016).  Maitha writes for children’s TV shows, including the newly relaunched Arabic version of Sesame Street and the Emirati cartoon series Hamdoon. Recently, she published her first Young Adult novel Tofan and is currently illustrating Children’s Law Wadeema with Dubai Courts.

Anna Batchelder

Anna is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bon Education. Bon is a decade-old learning design agency based in the UAE. Like architects, Anna and the Bon team design custom human capital programs, community engagement initiatives, youth programs and learning content for companies, governments, and foundations. Recent clients include Google, Dubai Expo 2020, Falcon and Associates, Mubadala, Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation, Microsoft, CISCO, ADNOC, Canon, Emirates NBD, and more. Outside of work, Anna is the founder and co-organizer of Open Diversity, a community meet-up series that hosts monthly talks on a diversity of topics, and a board member of the UAE chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization Accelerator Program. Anna is a mother of three, yogi, Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC), and lover of travel and learning.

Nadia Branford

Nadia is the founder of Birch Bakery, an American-style, small-batch artisan bakery in Dubai. Originally from a marketing background, Nadia has been working in the Food and Beverage (F&B) industry for nearly seven years and began her career operating HEAT Restaurant in Jumeirah, Dubai. In addition to the operation and management of F&B concepts, Nadia also develops recipes.

The conversation will be led by Ms. Hanadi Muhammed , the Al Qasimi Foundation’s Innovation Manager.

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Start Date End Date Time
June 15, 2020June 15, 20203:00 PM -4:00 PM