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25 unbelievable girls Emirates Girl continues to champion – Emirates Girl

As August 28, 2021, marks the sixth annual Emirati Ladies’s Day the place we rejoice all of the unbelievable females from the UAE.

This yr the theme of the day celebrating UAE girls is ‘Ladies: Ambitions & Inspiration for the Subsequent 50 Years’ as introduced by the Mom of the Nation, Sheikha Fatima, earlier this yr.

Protecting consistent with the nationwide targets of the UAE, the theme displays the declaration of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE’s of 2021 being the ‘12 months of the fiftieth’.

As we glance to the following 50 years within the UAE, Emirates Girl seems again on a number of the unbelievable girls we have now championed – and can proceed to champion. These girls from the UAE are those paving the best way for the following era of girls and are inspiring folks not solely right here, however throughout the globe.

Her Highness Sheikha Sana Al Maktoum

Emirates Girl’s April 2021 – ‘The Gratitude Situation’ cowl star, Her Highness Sheikha Sana Al Maktoum is a proud entrepreneur and founding father of an eponymous jewelry model, Sana Al Maktoum Positive Jewelry. Final yr, the down-to-earth Sheikha debuted the model with the ‘My Treasure’ assortment, utilizing butterflies, a tribute and a logo of her gratitude to her late grandmother, after whom she was named. Each bit honours the reminiscence of the elder Sheikha Sana Al Maktoum, one among Dubai’s most exceptional girls, because it encourages girls to embark on a journey to seek out their interior power and function.

“Butterflies are symbols of transformation and sweetness and my grandmother grew up at a time when choices have been restricted for ladies, however she didn’t let that cease her,” Sheikha Sana informed Emirates Girl in an unique interview. “She discovered a solution to shine and to assist others shine which is why I contemplate her a treasure.” Taking inspiration from her grandmother has taken the younger Sana on her path to entrepreneurship and womanhood. Her Highness’ heat and delicate nature belies her fierce willpower to face on her personal two toes and her eager consciousness of the world round her.

Her Highness Sheikha Latifah Al Maktoum

Emirates Girl’s September 2020 – ‘The Energy Situation’ cowl star, Her Highness Sheikha Latifah Al Maktoum is understood for honing a champion mindset. Sheikha Latifah has spearheaded sports activities for ladies within the UAE. She’s an equestrian athlete who competed within the 2008 Summer season Olympics in Beijing, turning into the primary lady to symbolize the UAE on the Olympic video games. Having had a love for horses since she was a toddler, she realised from a really younger age that she wished to pursue showjumping.

In an interview with Emirates Girl, Sheikha Latifah beforehand recalled when she realised she wished to pursue the game saying, “Once I was 13, I noticed the Dubai Present Leaping staff coaching and I believed to myself, I wish to be on that staff. Realising that I needed to show myself, I labored actually exhausting and made the staff. Ultimately, my purpose was to attend the Asian video games and be on the UAE Present Leaping staff, it was my first Nations Cup and UAE gained their first-ever medal in showjumping and being on that staff was such an incredible expertise and I used to be hooked ever since.”

Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Al Maktoum

Emirates Girl’s November 2020 – ‘The Positive Jewelry Situation’ cowl star Sheikha Mozah Al Maktoum has risen to nice heights within the aviation business, by being the primary Emirati lady to affix the Dubai Police as a helicopter pilot and serving her nation. Having damaged down many boundaries throughout her profession so far and paving the best way for a lot of girls within the area, Sheikha Mozah says she’s carried out this by staying “head on with full pressure”.

“The largest hurdle for me has been beginning to pursue my dream at such a younger age,” she beforehand informed Emirates Girl. “It meant being surrounded continually by folks with extra expertise and extra confidence than me and all the time being underneath fixed stress to not solely measure as much as them but in addition exceed and be the most effective I might be, constantly. I tackled it then the best way I strategy every little thing: Head on and with full pressure. The one means out it’s via, and that’s the way you construct resilience.”

Captain Salma Al Baloushi

Captain Salma Al Baloushi is the primary Emirati feminine to rise to First Officer’s rank at Etihad Airways. Whereas she had by no means thought she would pursue a profession path in aviation, she knew she’d be “somebody or one thing” within the UAE after seeing a photograph of Captain Aysha AlHameli, the primary Emirati feminine pilot when she was in major college. It was solely after she had an indication from her grandmother which when she determined to pursue aviation.

“Throughout my research in nursing college, I had a life-changing expertise,” she beforehand recalled in an interview with Emirates Girl. “My grandmother was admitted to the identical hospital I used to be coaching in, and as soon as she requested me to assist ease her again ache, so I hugged her and requested, ‘Are you feeling okay?’ She mentioned, ‘Sure, I really feel like I’m flying. I want I may see you flying sometime, you’ll have your wings.’ Two days later she handed away. In a while, Etihad Airways introduced that it was providing aviation scholarships, and I felt prefer it was an indication, so I left my job as a nurse and by no means regarded again.”


Yasmin Al Mulla

Emirati designer Yasmin Al Mulla, the Inventive Director of YNM Dubai, is aware of very nicely the grit, willpower and exhausting work it takes to observe your true ardour in life. Her most important drive? With the ability to positively symbolize the UAE inside the world trend market, as she beforehand informed Emirates Girl. Yasmin has gone on to collaborate with world luxurious manufacturers together with Tiffany & Co, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Christian Louboutin, showcasing Emirati designers on a worldwide stage. “This area brings nothing however magnificent alternatives on each day foundation,” she informed us. “I’d love for each lady to observe her ardour, imagine in herself and take each alternative to meet her dream.”

Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi

Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi is an Emirati businesswoman who’s the Minister of Tradition and Data Growth for the United Arab Emirates. She has held the place since October 2017. Beforehand she was the Minister of State for Federal Nationwide Council Affairs from February 2016 to October 2017. Furthermore, Al Kaabi was beforehand appointed as a member of the Federal Nationwide Council (FNC) from Abu Dhabi.

Nora Al Matrooshi

Nora Al Matrooshi is the primary feminine Emirati astronaut not solely within the UAE however within the Arab world. As a professional mechanical engineer, the 28-year-old all the time dreamed of turning into an astronaut. “It is a life-changing alternative,” she beforehand mentioned of her new function. “The dream I’ve had since a toddler has come true. Now, I’ve began dreaming greater.” She is really is an inspiring function mannequin for all of the aspiring feminine astronauts on the market, who want to be in her footwear sometime.

Yasmin Baker

Emirati aerialist and aerial Nike model ambassador Yasmin Baker is all about breaking down stereotypes. “There are such a lot of Emirati and Arab girls who champion bravery and dispel stereotypes about functionality and in regards to the area typically,” she beforehand informed Emirates Girl. “It’s so empowering for the present instances and for this a part of the world. Arab girls have labored exhausting to interrupt the ice in politics, academia, enterprise, science, sports activities, arts and to normalize the thought women and men can obtain if we’re resilient.”

Salama Mohamed

Having amassed an enormous fan base together with her satirical movies and sweetness suggestions, Salama Mohamed constantly highlights the necessity for a person to like themselves. Beforehand opening up about her personal difficulties with self-love as a result of her pores and skin situation vitiligo, Salama informed Emirates Girl, “It was a battle rising up if you really feel you might be completely different and don’t slot in it’s simpler to suppose there’s something unsuitable with you.” Over time, Salama modified her mindset and now believes she is “blessed” regardless of what could look like completely different. Embodying this mantra, she lately launched her personal skincare model, Peacefull.

Asma Hilal Lootah

Asma Hilal Lootah is a lady of firsts and has paved the best way within the wellness house within the UAE after opening the primary absolutely licensed well being clinic and wellness centre – The Hundred Wellness Centre – within the nation in 2008. With a very entrepreneurial spirit, it was Asma’s love for Pilates that sparked her to launch The Hundred 9 years in the past. Discussing her journey to turning into an entrepreneur within the area, Asma beforehand admitted to Emirates Girl it may be “exhausting typically”.

“Typically, when I’m within the course of and dealing away, I get so caught up in my present focus that I don’t all the time acknowledge every little thing we have now achieved,” she defined. “It may be exhausting typically, girls will be stereotyped, and we do face challenges, however I attempt to deal with how my work will help others, and myself. It actually warms my coronary heart after I obtain type phrases, good suggestions and listening to about how the centre has impacted somebody’s life. The small sentiments from our purchasers fill me with satisfaction.”

Amna Al Qubaisi

Amna All Qubaisi is the primary Emirati feminine racing driver. As a younger feminine breaking down boundaries, Amna has beforehand shared with Emirates Girl her hopes for extra girls to enter male-dominated feels. “Seeing many ladies in male-dominated positions reaching the highest of the highest and being the most effective of the most effective [is something that stands out to me in the UAE],” she mentioned. She additionally shared her hopes for extra girls to take action and “normalize what’s thought of a male-dominated space”.

Jouhayna AlMheiri

Jouhayna AlMheiri is among the solely Emirati Air Visitors Management Officers on the planet. She’s additionally the founding father of Jumpstart Aviation and social media supervisor and speaker for WAI-ME (Ladies in Aviation Center East Chapter). Not too long ago talking on the Ladies in Aviation Common Meeting because the Grasp of the Ceremony, she inspired all girls to “please push in your desires”.

Dr. Lamees Hamdan

Dr. Lamees Hamdan skilled as a health care provider on the Royal School of Surgeons in Eire. She’s now the proprietor and founding father of powerhouse magnificence model SHIFFA, which she created as a result of being unable to seek out the pure merchandise she was on the lookout for within the luxurious market. “As a shopper, I wished one thing I couldn’t discover – I wished a high-end natural skincare line that delivered outcomes – so I assumed that maybe different folks wished the identical,” she beforehand informed Emirates Girl.

Dr.Eng Suaad Al Shamsi

Dr. Eng Suaad Al Shamsi is the primary UAE feminine plane engineer. With a level in aviation administration and in aerospace engineering, Dr. Suaad has reached nice heights, inspiring the youthful generations of the longer term.

Areej Al Hammadi

Making historical past as a Guinness World Document Holder for essentially the most soccer ‘hotstepping’ in a single minute, Emirati footballer Areej Al Hamadi has made courageous steps in direction of normalising girls taking part in soccer within the area.

“Once I was rising up, girls’s soccer was unprecedented,” she beforehand informed Emirates Girl. “To even dream of being a part of one thing that didn’t exist on the time and maintain pursuing it’s courageous as a result of it meant taking a threat and a few criticism alongside the best way. However I believe the bravest step I took was pursuing my dream and taking part in for the Nationwide Crew.”

Amna Al Haddad

Amna al Haddad has defied stereotypes by turning into a constructive figurehead for ladies within the area. As an Olympic weightlifter and in addition by being the primary Emirati and GCC nationwide to compete in Asia’s regionals, she in a while additionally grew to become part of Nike’s newest marketing campaign on interior power, as she continues to push herself to the restrict.

Talking with Emirates Girl for October’s – ‘The Bravery Situation’ in 2020, Amna mentioned, “Bravery is doing or talking up about one thing that’s uncomfortable that leaves a constructive impression on you, others and society at massive – no matter that appears like.”

Her Excellency Dr. Maryam Matar

Dr Maryam Matar

For the previous 16 years, the UAE Genetic Ailments Affiliation has been conducting pioneering analysis within the subject underneath the robust management of its founder and chairperson Her Excellency Dr Maryam Mohamed Fatma Matar. What led Her Excellency to put a deal with genetic problems in her medical profession was the proof she got here throughout throughout her research and the beginning of her profession.

“Worldwide proof means that prevention of genetic problems is the best solution to cut back, and handle genetic problems and I made a decision to dedicate myself to extra studying and implementing this proof to raised deal with our nationwide well being problem,” she beforehand informed  Emirates Girl. This led her to discovered the volunteer-led NGO to sort out a number of the most critical genetic illnesses identified to people together with genetic blood problems, Alzheimer’s, Autism, cancers of various sorts, celiac illnesses and extra.

Her Excellency Reem Al Hashim

HE Reem Al Hashimi

Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimi was vastly instrumental in Dubai’s successful bid to host Expo 2020. In addition to being Director-Common for the Dubai Expo 2020, she can also be the UAE Minister of State for Worldwide Cooperation. She grew to become a cupboard minister in 2008. She can also be chair of Dubai Cares, a kids’s training charity established by Sheikh Mohammed in 2007.

Dr. Nadia Bastaki

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There’s not many ladies that may say they’re paving the best way in a male-dominated subject, however this rings true for Dr Nadia Bastaki – the primary Emirati lady to be registered as a specialist in Aviation Aerospace drugs. She is now the Vice President of Medical Companies at Etihad.

“It feels nice – it’s a giant achievement,” she beforehand informed Emirates Girl of breaking down boundaries. “Whereas it was vital to be the primary, it was extra vital to excel in what you do and be recognised as a frontrunner and professional in my subject. Additionally, I used to be the primary lady to be promoted to the chief degree inside Etihad which was a giant milestone in my profession. Most significantly, it’s what distinction you may make and the way you as a lady can contribute to the success of the UAE.”

Muna Easa Al Gurg

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In addition to being a number one Emirati businesswoman, Muna Easa Al Gurg can also be a passionate philanthropist who believes in giving again to society each on an area and a world scale. By becoming a member of the household enterprise in 2000, she’s managed to scale it, whereas being a part of the second era of this 60-year previous household enterprise. By empowering girls within the workforce, the ESAG group has additionally given moms larger flexibility of their work-life steadiness, whereas Muna additionally launched maternity go away to 90 paid days which was accepted by the board in the beginning of 2020. Via donation drives and training, Muna has given again to society by supporting kids in want.

Fatima Al Qubaisi

Fatima Al Qubaisi is the primary Emirati lady to graduate from Harvard Legislation Faculty. She is now a completely certified lawyer practising within the UAE and continues to champion and advocate for fellow females on this nation.

Nayla Al Khaja

Nayla Al Khaja is the primary feminine director and producer within the UAE and she or he takes this duty of being a lady of firsts very severely. “I see the messages and emails I obtain from women desirous to observe in my footsteps, and I don’t take this evenly in any respect,” she beforehand informed Emirates Girl. “It drives me to do extra, push boundaries and have my voice heard.”

Sara Tamimi

Sara Tamimi is the founding father of her personal eponymous trend label that’s continually remodeling and pushing the boundaries of conformity. From creating items which can be symbolic of timeless class to reflecting the power of city life, Sara retains the wearer’s wants in thoughts as she explores opulent textures and distinctive materials via her work.

Sheikha Al Mheiri

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Being an achieved entrepreneur, Sheikha Al Mheiri brings her artistic acumen to the desk. She’s the brainchild of Society Café & Lounge and the founding father of MAD Investments (Make A Distinction), the hospitality group, that are the creators of premium signature hospitality ideas within the UAE. By bringing recent concepts and improvements, she’s continually elevating the bar for branding and good design, by inspiring girls every day.

Zahra Lari

Often called UAE’s first feminine skilled determine skater to compete in a hijab whereas additionally being titled because the ‘Ice Princess of the UAE’. Together with her rising prominence within the sport, she has defied all odds and damaged down boundaries to encourage generations of athletes to chase their desires. By main the UAE to grow to be the primary determine skater to take part within the winter {qualifications} final yr, she has impressed over 100 Emirati girls to lace up their skates and hit the ice.

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