Make a difference and be of value to family, friends, work, and community.
What is one skill or attribute you feel is important for an effective leader to have?
Leading through values with no compromises (integrity, trust, empathy, respect).
If you were giving a TED Talk, what would it be on?
Resilience on an individual level and as a team. We face lots of challenges and setbacks everyday. The most important thing is to learn, reflect, and get back on track again.
What do you think the importance of promoting Women in Tech is?
For years, the perception of women in the workplace, especially in tech, has been underestimated. However, women in tech all over the world are proving each and every day that they can be part of the movement and take leadership roles as equals to men. I was humbled that I represented Women in Tech in two conferences sponsored by UN Women in the Middle East to talk about challenges and how IT companies and labor regulations are encouraging women as an important partner in tech.
What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
It’s a celebration & inspirational day for all women of achievement.
It is a day to remind all women & young girls that they can & have great value, to get inspired by other women leaders across the world.
What do you think is the importance of promoting female leadership?
Women are great leaders by nature when they are empowered and given the chance to lead. Women have always managed family and work, and advancement in their careers — side by side with great stamina, perseverance, empathy, mentorship, and team spirit. They become role models within their organizations and community — encouraging, inspiring, and mentoring young girls to find their passion.