Discover the inspiring journeys of Emirati women leading their fields. Celebrate their achievements this Emirati Women’s Day!
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Hey there, readers! 🌟
With Emirati Women’s Day around the corner, we decided to chat about some seriously cool Emirati women who have been rocking their fields. So please grab a cup of tea and dive into their stories.
Amina Taher: Flying High in the Sky
Let us chat about someone truly inspiring today. Ever heard of Amina Taher? If not, sit tight because Amina Taher story is sure to impress!
Amina is the big shot Vice President of Brand and Marketing at Etihad Aviation Group. Imagine the boardroom filled with top bosses, and she is the shining star among them, representing woman power. Her role? It is big, but it is not just about work for her. She is on a mission – to uplift and encourage women everywhere.🌟
Here is a fun fact: Amina is not just smart but Harvard smart. Yep! She has got education credentials from the big leagues like Harvard and the London Business School. With 15 years in marketing, she has played the game with some major companies before taking the lead at Etihad.
However, wait, there is more to her role at Etihad. Besides making sure the brand shines, she has got her eyes on the planet, pushing for eco-friendly moves within the company. Go green, right? 🌍
What I love about her is that she is not just about boardroom talks. She is out there, sharing her insights on big stages and talking about the awesome potential of women in aviation. And the cherry on top? She guides future leaders, ensuring more young women aim for the skies.
To sum it up, Amina’s story sends this cool message: no matter the field (even in places filled with guys), determined women can and do shine brightly. She is not just breaking rules; she is setting new standards!
For me, Amina is a living example of the future – where it does not matter if you are a guy or a gal in aviation; it is all about passion and talent.
Till next time, keep soaring and breaking those ceilings! ✈️
Hala Al Gergawi: Party Planner and Changemaker
Let us chat about an amazing lady from Dubai, Hala Al Gergawi. She is not just planning cool parties; she is making BIG changes!
What is her deal?
Hala is the big boss at The Social Agency – they make sure Dubai’s events are fun and unforgettable. However, that is not all! She is also a co-founder of the UAE’s Girl Up team. This group is all about helping girls everywhere stand tall and be awesome!
Hala knows we can all do our bit to make the world better. She is keen on helping young folks (like us!) speak up and make things happen. She is all about girl power and chats about big issues, like fairness for women and stopping violence against them.
Cool things she has done
- Party Planner Pro: Her company, The Social Agency, makes Dubai’s events top-notch.
- Girl Power: Started the UAE branch of Girl Up, helping young girls be awesome.
- Big Recognition: She has been on cool lists like Forbes Middle East’s 30 Under 30 and was even called one of the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women!
- Awards Galore: In 2020, she grabbed the “Empowering Women” award in Dubai. Nice!
Why we love her
Hala is not just talking the talk; she is walking the walk. She is showing everyone that you can have fun, do good, and inspire others. We need more Halas in the world!
Big cheers for Hala! Keep rocking and making the world brighter! 🎉🌸🚀
Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi: Culture’s Best Friend
Let us chat about this super cool lady from the UAE – Noura Al Kaabi.
Who is she? She is a big deal in UAE’s politics and business world. Here is the quick scoop:
- She looked after “Culture and Youth” stuff from 2020 to 2023.
- Even before that, she was in charge of “Culture and Knowledge” since 2017.
- She has also led teams at places like Twofour54 and Abu Dhabi Media.
Cool things to know: 🌟
- Big First! Noura was the first lady to look after Culture and Knowledge in the UAE.
- Loves Arts & Media: She is helping the UAE shine in arts, culture, and TV/media.
- Girl Power! She stands up for women and believes girls can do anything.
- World Notices: Big groups, like the World Economic Forum, think she is pretty awesome.
Bottom line? Noura Al Kaabi is a UAE superstar and doing amazing things for arts, media, and women. Go, Noura! 🎉👏🌸
Zahra Lari: The Ice Queen
Let me tell you about someone super cool. I recently learned about Zahra Lari. She is from the UAE and is a huge deal in figure skating. Why? Because she is the very first figure skater from the Middle East who competes wearing a hijab! How cool is that?
Okay, picture this: you are 12, watching the movie “Ice Princess” and thinking, “That is what I wanna do!” That is exactly what happened to Zahra. She was born in Abu Dhabi and, laced up her skates and hit the ice.
However, of course, it could have been smoother sailing. Zahra wanted to skate and stay true to her beliefs, including wearing her hijab and finding a place to do that. Not so easy. However, she did not give up. With the help of an awesome coach, she kept at it, and look at her now!
She has been a champ five times in the UAE and has even competed in big international contests. People are talking about her everywhere, from CNN to Vogue.
Moreover, here is the best bit: Zahra is more than just an amazing skater. She is also a big voice for girls and women, wanting them to chase their dreams no matter what. She even helped start the UAE Women’s Figure Skating Team and a whole skating club!
So, if you ever think something is impossible, remember Zahra. She is on the ice, showing us all that you can do anything with a small amount of heart and hard work! Keep on skating, Zahra! 🌟🌟🌟
Latifa Al Shamsi: Insta-Mom and Style Guru
Meet Latifa Al Shamsi – the Emirati fashion guru rocking the influencer world and juggling mom duties like a champ! She has a killer wardrobe and is just like us regarding parenting ups and downs.
So, here is a small quantity of her story
Back in 2010, Latifa took her love for fashion online, launching her blog. Guess what? It took off big time! Now, she is a big deal on Instagram with 500,000+ fans.
Latifa’s wardrobe? It is all about that perfect mix: timeless class with a dash of today’s hottest trends. She has an eye for those attention-grabbing accessories – think bold necklaces and sparkly earrings.
However, here is the thing – Latifa is more than just outfits. She is all heart when she chats about Mom’s life. The sweet moments, the tough times, and those “I need coffee” mornings – she is sharing it all.
Why we adore Latifa Al Shamsi
- She is the real deal. Life is imperfect, and she is not afraid to show it.
- She is always on top of her game, bringing fresh, quality content our way.
- Talk about fan love! She always chats with her followers, listening to their stories and interests.
Latifa is a shining star in the world of glitz, fashion, and motherhood. She inspires ladies everywhere by sharing a new outfit or a parenting tip! 🌟👗👩👧👦
Huda Al Nuaimi: More Than Just Fashion
Meet Huda Al Nuaimi, a Dubai fashionista who is not just about the glam! Her chic outfits blend the best of Emirati tradition and modern vibes. Plus, she is super into saving the planet with her eco-friendly brand, NUAIMI Collective, and keeping us all living a good, healthy life.
Here is a bit about Huda’s story
Born in Dubai with Emirati and West Indian roots, Huda’s always had a knack for fashion. She would whip up cool outfits for her pals and family. Then, she packed her bags for the London College of Fashion, learning all the fancy stuff.
In Dubai, she started her label, Malaak, and everyone talked about her unique fashion flair. Inspired by her Emirati roots and travel tales, she revamped her brand to NUAIMI Collective, adding cool accessories and home stuff.
Now, here is where it gets interesting
Huda is all about doing fashion right. She is picking fabrics from good-hearted suppliers, and her brand is not into mass production – so, less waste! Moreover, if you are an animal lover, here is a cherry: No fur or leather in her designs!
However, there is more! Huda is not just making dresses. She is lifting other women. She chats about women in business, is on the Dubai Women’s Business Council board, and even started a foundation! Her goal? Helping women and girls in the UAE to learn and grow.
Why we are Crushing on Huda Al Nuaimi:
- She is a planet-friendly designer.
- Girl power? She is all for it.
- She is teaching other women about business.
- Her foundation is helping women and girls in the UAE.
So, Huda is not just a fashion icon. She is a real-life hero, using her spotlight to improve the world. Way to go, Huda! 👏👗🌍
Hamda Al Fahim: The Fashion Storyteller
Let us chat about a designer making waves from Abu Dhabi to Milan. Meet Hamda Al Fahim. Her gowns? Absolute dreams. Think East meets West vibes, stunning embroidery, sparkling sequins, and lavish fabrics like lace and organza.
A little flashback: Born in Abu Dhabi in 1985, Hamda was the girl sketching dress designs at 12! Fast forward, she is acing her studies at the College of Art and Science in Abu Dhabi. She even tried her hand at interior design for a bit. But her heart? Always in fashion.
2012 was her golden year. She leaped and started her label. Imagine this: her debut collection flying off the shelves. And then, she is rubbing shoulders with the global fashion elite in Dubai, Paris, and Milan. Did I mention A-listers like Priyanka Chopra and Bella Hadid rocking her designs?
Here is the thing about Hamda: She is not just about the glitz. She is all heart ❤️. For her, fashion is about telling stories about powerful women from legends and history. Plus, she is a big champion for women’s rights and works with charities supporting the cause.
Achievements? Oh, she has got a few. Named one of the “Top 100 Arab Women”, she also snagged the “Fashion Forward Award” for new talent.
Why We Are Obsessed with Hamda Al Fahim
- Her designs blend the best of East and West.
- Details, details, details! She is a perfectionist.
- Only the finest for her – like organza and lace.
- She is all about empowering women.
- That “Fashion Forward Award”? Proof she is one to watch.
- To sum it up, Hamda Al Fahim is redefining fashion. She has got the skill, the passion, and a heart of gold. If you are looking for a fashion inspiration, she is the one! 👗🌟
Nayla Al Khaja: Behind the Camera Magic
Have you heard about Nayla Al Khaja? She is a big deal in the UAE’s film scene. Yup, she is the first lady director and producer from there. Moreover, she is so talented that she even won the ‘Best Emirati Filmmaker’ title. 🌟
Born in Dubai in 1980, Nayla has always been a film fanatic. Picture this: a young Nayla, making mini-movies as just a teen! Fast forward a few years, and she is in Toronto studying everything film. Then, she comes back home and starts her movie biz.
Remember the movie “The Shadow” from 2010? That spooky one about the girl and her ghost dad? Yep, that is a Nayla classic. Moreover, it made her the talk of the town in Arab movies.
Moreover, there is more! Her 2015 film “Three” is a must-watch. It is deep and touching and discusses big stuff like identity and women’s lives. Oh, and for the brand lovers, she has done cool ads for brands like Mercedes and Nike. Plus, she got to work on the big movie, “Star Trek Beyond.” How cool is that?
So, what is Nayla up to these days?
- First, she is teamed up with Netflix on “The Alexandria Killings.” Big names alert: Director Terry George is on board! Nayla is going to be the head honcho and even direct some bits.
- Also, she is cooking up a fun kids’ movie. Think of those amazing 80s Spielberg films; that is the vibe!
In a nutshell, Nayla Al Khaja is the name to remember in the movie world. She is breaking barriers and doing big things. Moreover, if you are a movie buff like me, she is one you will want to keep an eye on. Until next time! 🎬
So, as we celebrate Emirati Women’s Day, let us give these ladies a big virtual round of applause! Their stories are more than just about success; they are about passion, dreams, and breaking all those glass ceilings. Cheers to that! 🥂