The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) has announced that 42 members submitted their applications to join in the 2nd cycle of DBWC Mentorship Programme 2019, which was launched following the resounding success achieved in the first cycle.
The six-month programme, which will end in October, will foster businesswomen and female entrepreneurs' skills, develop their expertise, and enhance their competitiveness within the business community.
The programme was launched as part of the DBWC's leading initiatives to celebrate the Year of Tolerance. The steering committee of the 2nd cycle has recently held a meeting to approve the names of mentees and bring them together with the counsellors, where 34 mentors paired with 34 participants in order to appoint the right mentor for the right participant, given that each mentee seeks to develop a particular area.
Members of the steering committee include Nadine Halabi, Business Development Manager of DBWC, Hanane Arif, Head of Communication and CSR and Business Development officer at Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking Middle East, and Salma Sakhnini, Founder and Managing Director ICON Investment Consultants, and Nazha Osseiran, managing partner of Chipmunk General Trading (L.L.C.).
The Executive Committee of DBWC will also hold a meeting on March 21 in the presence of the mentors so as to introduce trainees to the mechanisms and methods of mentorship.
The participating members will be mentored by renowned experts specialized in professional disciplines, according to a comprehensive plan set based on the mentors' meeting with the participants. Representatives of prominent international companies are delivering the training including Patchi, Google, BWC, Facebook, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Edelman, University of Wollongong-Dubai (UOWD), Canon Middle East, among many more.
Commenting on the occasion, Nadine Halabi said: "The DBWC mentorship programme has become an essential pillar of the council's plans. It focuses on enhancing the competitiveness of its members, through offering customized mentorship and training that meet the mentees needs. This is in fact what makes our mentorship programme special, the way it responses to the needs and requirements of each participant.
It is no doubt one of our unique initiatives thanks to being up to date with the best practices adopted in the field of vocational guidance. It will help participants develop their personal entrepreneurial characteristics and get necessary support when needed from networks and organizations concerned with developing projects" Halabi added.
She stressed that the programme will enable participating members bolster their capacities, nurture their skills and improve the institutional and professional performance. Through its diverse initiatives, the DBWC is committed to empower its members and enhance their skills and this is the ultimate goal of all DBWC's year-round programmes, initiatives and events.
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