Women of Wisdom Forum – Dubai
Curtin University hosted the second edition of Women of Wisdom Forum in Dubai
Just in time and on the day the world celebrated and honored motherhood, Curtin University Dubai hosted its second Women of Wisdom Forum at The Address Hotel in Dubai.
The Women of Wisdom Forum was launched last year to provide a platform for women to exchange ideas and knowledge on industry best-practices. The Forum is also an ideal platform to network with other women entrepreneurs and business leaders to understand the successes and challenges that have helped them get to where they are today. The key role of the forum is to pave the way for a community of female business leaders in the UAE.
This year’s forum featured a panel discussion titled ‘Beyond the Glass Ceiling; Inspiration and Strategies by Women of Wisdom’ with renowned panelists, including Dame Wendy Luhabe, South African entrepreneur, economic activist and author; Mona Tavassoli, CEO & Founder Momprenuers Middle East; Daniel Adkins, CEO Transnational Academic Group Middle East; Pallavi Tewari Radio presenter at 102.4 FM; Reim El Houni, filmmaker and producer, TI22 Films; Farah Siddiqui, Chief HRO – Aster Healthcare and Dr. Khyati Shetty Datta, Faculty Curtin Business School, Dubai.
Dr. Khyati Shetty Datta, Panel Moderator, and Faculty Curtin Business School, Dubai, said: “The Women of Wisdom Forum is an important platform that brings women from different stages of their career together to share their experiences, inspiration, expertise and industry knowledge. The success of our forum is proof that we need more such platforms that encourage and mentor women to excel in their careers.”
In 2017, Curtin University was ranked in the top 200 universities in the ARWU rankings, and is ranked as a top 100 university in eight subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject. The University is renowned for its high-impact research and strong industry partnerships.
We also spoke to Daniel Adkins, Chief Executive Officer – Transnational Academic Group ME, about his views on the ‘Women of Wisdom’ forum, Curtin University programs and Scholarship for women in the UAE particularly interested in the STEM fields.