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Women@Work: Women in the Health Sector

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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.

 

This month, join Women@Work to discover the incredible role women are playing in the health sector in the UAE and beyond. Hear from four inspiring women about their careers in healthcare, the journey that took them there, and some of the challenges they have faced along the way. Learn from their experience in diverse roles across the health sector, find out how they found success, and explore potential career paths of your own.

We'll be joined in conversation by Amal Alshamlan, Managing Partner at the Mirdif Center for Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation; Susan Aiken, Chief Nursing Officer at RAK Hospital; Dr. Muna Tahlak, CEO of Latifa Hospital; and Mira Mousa, PhD Candidate at Oxford University’s Nuffiel Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health.

Susan Aiken

Chief Nursing Officer RAK Hospital

Susan Aiken has been the Chief Nursing Officer at RAK Hospital since 2008, joining the team six months after the hospital opened. She has helped develop the hospital into a tertiary care facility that has been accredited five times by the Joint Commission International. Susan also played a significant role in RAK Hospital being awarded the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award, the SEHA Excellent Award, and two MBM Business Awards. She trained as a registered nurse and midwife in the United Kingdom before taking the role of Registered Nurse at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain. Susan has also previously worked as the Assistant Director of Nursing at Dubai Hospital. She is passionate about patient safety and continuous education for nurses and other clinical staff.

Dr. Muna Abdulrazzaq Tahlak

CEO of Latifa Women and Children Hospital

Dr. Muna Abdulrazzaq Tahlak is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Latifa Women and Children Hospital, a 340-bed specialized hospital of Dubai Health Authority (DHA). She is also an Adjunct Faculty member of Mohamed Bin Rashid University in Dubai, UAE. Dr. Tahlak is an obstetrics and gynecology consultant and the first Emirati lady to complete a specialization in obstetrics and gynecology from the John Hopkins Hospital in Maryland, USA. She graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1997, topping her class in pathology. Dr. Tahlak is American Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2005.

Amal Alshamlan

Managing Partner at the Mirdif Center for Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Amal Alshamlan is the Managing Partner of her private practice, the Mirdif Center for Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, in Dubai. She is a practicing physiotherapist with a specialty in treating musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions. Amal formerly worked as the Director of Dubai Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Center and was head of Latifa’s Hospital Rehabilitation Section. She is the first UAE National to graduate from the College of Allied Health Sciences at Kuwait University and, after the completion of her Master’s in Physiotherapy, was appointed as a lecturer at the College of Health Sciences at the University of Sharjah. Amal is the president of Emirates Physiotherapy Society and an elected board member of Emirates Medical Association, where she serves as General Secretary.

Mira Mousa

PhD candidate in the Women’s and Reproductive Health Department at the University of Oxford.

Mira Mousa is a PhD candidate in the Women’s and Reproductive Health Department at the University of Oxford. She is the leader of the ‘MAR’A Project: Middle Eastern Women Research Association’. Through the MAR’A Project, Mira has collaborated with Harvard University and the Al Qasimi Foundation, as well as universities in the UAE, to conduct part of a worldwide study to improve the understanding of common gynecological diseases from an epidemiological approach.

Start Date End Date Time
November 16, 2020November 16, 20204:00 PM - 5:00 PM