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The new session opens the participation   to females  of 22 years  or over, they   media, entrepreneurship, work in
         before 30-40  a woman, over eight   must have their residence in one of the   companies or academic  institutions,
         months, including individual advisory and   States  of the Middle East and North   nonprofit institutions and science.
         guidance sessions to develop and enrich   Africa, and the applicant must hold a
         their professional and personal skills, build   Bachelor's degree, or has five years of   Reem BinKaram, Director of NAMA
         a knowledge networking,  cooperation,   professional experience, and speaks   Women Advancement Establishment,   48
         exchange of ideas and promote confidence   Fluent English. Each participant will have   said: “Our partnership on  the Athena
         and discuss research findings and explore   a mentor and will work in meetings to   MENA mentoring program  reflects
         business opportunities.            develop the capacity of professional and   NAMA’s continuous efforts to empower
                                            personal posts to members in 8 areas,   women locally and globally and equip
         The "Athena" program me for the    namely: governance and institutions of   them with leadership skills that help them
         Middle East and North Africa is  open   Government, responsible leadership,   chart their own path.”

             Sharjah Leadership Program Participants in                                                         SHARJAH ACTIVITIES

             Italy to Learn Strategy and Innovation from

                     Top Academic and Business Entities

         The 11th edition  of  the Sharjah
         Leadership  Program (SLP) took its  30
         participants for field training and intensive
         study to Italy’s largest metropolis, Milan,
         to offer them  a global perspective on
         best practices in leadership and business
         management. Special emphasis was laid on
         understanding international leadership and
         organisational behaviour requirements
         within intercultural contexts. Having
         this  expertise  is  key  to the  success  of
         next generation Emirati leaders, given
         the UAE’s multicultural population
         represented by over 200 nationalities.

         The five-month  professional program
         organised by Sharjah  for Capability   executive  education. The  university’s   Talent Garden; Milan  State Archives,
         Development (SCD),  commenced in   curriculum in business  management and   Italy’s public record  office  built in 1608
         January 2019.                      leadership  is shaped by the university’s   and holds prized state treasures; Turismo
                                            170+   partnerships  and  exchange  Milano; Building Energy and Design Group
         This year, SCD appointed the prestigious   programmes  with colleges  from 48   Italia.
         SDA Bocconi School of Management   countries wordwide.
         as their  international academic partner                             Participants also spent time  with city
         for SLP. An intensive  five-day course in   The  second leg of the  visit played  out   branding  and development  experts,
         leadership and management at the school,   in  the busy Italian metropolis of  Milan.   discussing Milan’s efforts in establishing
         with special emphasis on the workings of   It encompassed  visits to major Italian   itself as a hub of heritage, creativity and
         both in an intercultural  context, made   companies  like  world-class  luxury  design. One of the highlights of their trip
         up the first leg of the Italy visit for SLP   car company, Lamborghini  - leading   was a meeting with senior officials from
         participants.                      manufacturer  of  sports and  racing  cars;   Expo Milano 2015, during  which they
                                            designer Federico Sangalli’s haute couture   gained valuable insights  into how the
         The  school ranks seventh,  globally,  in   store ‘Sangalli’ in the heart of  the city;   cultural and economic landscape of Milan
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