A group of HCT-Sharjah Women”s College (SWC) students from the Shoumoukh club and the Student Council attended the Arabian Business Women’s Forum 2014 at the Grosvenor’s House Hotel in Dubai Marina.
The event was enlightening and tackled issues facing business women in the Arab world.
All the students agreed that the most enjoyable session was the one led by Omar Hijazi, Managing Partner at Digital Daya and former CEO of Tejari.com. His interactive session focused on ways of using social media to market a business.
Another inspiring speaker was Engineer Maryam Al Balooshi, Environmental Studies Manager, Strategy & International Affairs, UAE General Civil Aviation Authority. Maryam discussed the challenges of being a woman in a male dominated industry and how she managed to gain everyone’s respect and trust as she grew within the industry.
Students had ample opportunity to network and meet speakers and guests from a variety of different industries.
Asma Al Hurmoodi, Business student and member of Shoumoukh noted: “The forum was very insightful’! It was so inspiring to hear about the amazing initiatives women are behind throughout the world. I gained a lot of valuable information in today’s forum which I will be able to use in my studies and future career.”