The American University in Dubai, in collaboration with L’OCCITANE EN PROVENCE, hosted an on-campus panel discussion “EMPOWER WOMEN” on January 31, 2023.
The panel included entrepreneurs and successful women from different industries and backgrounds who provided previous experiences and inspirational insights on women empowerment. The event served as a platform to shed light and further educate our students on different ways to empower women all over the world and particularly in this region. It also allowed our students to meet and interact with these relatable well-empowered women to them to follow in their footsteps. A session of Q&A and networking followed the event.
Who you work for is more important than the company you work in
Nisreen Shocair - CEO of Virgin Mobile ME & Africa
Find your tribe, you don’t have to do things alone
Christine Assouad – Founder & CEO of Dunkin Donuts Lebanon & Semsom, MENA
Give yourself the freedom to try
Sophie Boutros – Executive Director at AUD MBRSC & Filmmaker
It’s okay to feel a little bit lost, but you have to take a moment and be fully honest with yourself about what you want to do
Jouhayna AlMheiri – Senior Traffic Control Officer at UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) & Ted Speaker
Passion, Respect and Resilience
Mariana Rodriguez – Marketing Director at L’Occitane Group