HBKU-Difi event to celebrate Qatari women achievers
March 06 2016 11:53 PM
Dr Amal al-Malki and Noor al-Jehani al-Malki

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), has invited community members to attend a special panel discussion featuring five distinguished female Qatari thought leaders tomorrow at 9am at HBKU Student Centre.
Organised by HBKU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences in collaboration with Doha International Family Institute (Difi), the event, titled “My Voice, My Future”, will celebrate the accomplishments of leading women in Qatar and explore how women can best shape their futures.
Dr Amal al-Malki, founding dean of HBKU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, reflected: “The College of Humanities and Social Sciences of HBKU was founded with a remit to be a catalyst in these fields, employing academia and research to the service of society. This is the first time that we are celebrating International Women’s Day in an academic setting at HBKU.”
“The focus of this event is to bring Qatari women to the forefront of the conversation and give them the space to represent themselves and their unique experiences. The event also brings together Qatari women from different professional backgrounds in an attempt to showcase the success stories and the challenges faced by them, and to state Qatari women’s aspirations and objectives for the future,” she added.
Noor al-Jehani al-Malki, executive director of Difi, commented: “Driven by Qatar Vision 2030 and aiming to enhance women’s capabilities and empower them to participate fully in all spheres of life, we want to highlight the achievements and aspirations of younger women, while encouraging them to be proactive and take advantage of opportunities that could shape their futures.”
Featured panellists include Dr Kholode al-Obaidli, former vice-president of National Talent Management within the Human Resources Department at Qatar Airways, Aysha al-Mudahka, CEO of Qatar Business Incubation Centre, Dr Asma al-Fadhala, director of Research at the World Innovation Summit for Education, Hanadi al-Darwish, artist and director of the Visual Arts Centre of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, and Tahani al-Hajri, columnist.  
The event will be moderated by Reem al-Harmi, a well-known Qatari columnist, and will be followed by a question and answer session and a networking reception.

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