Learning by sharing experience

ABU DHABI - Participants at Women in Leadership (WIL) Forum Middle East on Tuesday said that the forum provided them an interesting opportunity to learn by sharing their experiences.

By (Staff Report)

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Published: Wed 24 Nov 2010, 10:43 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 11:33 AM

Aisha Saeed bin Swaid, Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone’s business development manager for the UAE and GCC, said: “We have learnt a lot from the experiences of other women leaders. I agree with the speaker who said that women should behave as a woman and not as a man when dealing with others.” Khuloud Al Nuwais, Emirates Foundation’s director of projects, said: “Firstly, the forum has brought together the experience of the stakeholders who are a role model for the young women. Secondly, the forum dealt with the academic side as well by including INSEAD, which helps women become leaders, in panel discussions. So, both theory and experience are covered by the forum in addition to the networking opportunity. The foundation’s Tawteen programme also emphasises on preparing leaders.”

Suhaila Ahli, ENOC’s category manager, said: “We heard comments from inspirational people. We learned that a failure is not a failure in itself, it is healthy and that not acting on a failure is a failure.”

Jozie Habib, Gulf and World Traders’ country manager, said: “We know what we are doing, but the forum has made us more focussed and goal oriented to be able to survive in a man’s world. Learning about successes and failures of other women makes us more confident that we are not alone.” A banker who did not want to be named, said: “The forum was relevant to issues women are facing today. We shared experiences on these issues.


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