On March 1st for 7 days, 44 Expat and Emirati Women will recreate history and walk in the footsteps on their Emirati ancestors. Their achievement will be walking the 120km between Al Ain and Abu Dhabi. A journey that was done twice a year by the Emirati ladies not so long ago. These ladies will take on this journey led by Jody Ballard, the vision and creator of this journey. this is the interview with Jody who tell us what is about and what it signifies.
Jody Ballard is the Founder and driver behind this inaugural Women's Heritage Walk 2015. She's on a mission to help us rediscover the heritage of the Emirati women and connect with the culture as well as finding our own inner brilliance. She says, 'culture is assimilated' and its true. We all become part of a bigger community when we connect and understand each other more. We are more emphathetic to people and their issues.
The walk that starts from Al Ain and ends in Abu Dhabi honours the Emirati Women, who not too long ago made this bi-annual trek. 44 Expat & Emirati Women will make this historical journey and walk in the shoes of their Emirati ancestors to celebrate a past and help shape a vibrant future.
*This event is closed to new walkers due to logistical reasons but Jody has full intentions of making 2016 event something amazing. In the interim if you want to join their walk programme you can.
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Meet Annemarie Cross, a seasoned entrepreneur, and a women that is making a difference to many women and their businesses worldwide. A mother of 3, she started with her secretarial business and today she is at the heart of a global community of coaches and has one of the top 25 business podcasts in the world. This is her story and what she has learnt along the way. Listen Now.
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Working Mum and serial entrepreneur, Sima Najjar and founder of www.ekief.com has had an incredible entrepreneurial journey. She has achieved amazing success with seeing a problem and creating the solution. From Jordan, she is a leading Arab women entrepreneur who is one to watch in the coming years. She says if she was to start again she would begin the same way as she believes going to business school would not have armed her with the lessons and challenges she has faced. When her own journey for Arabic 'how to' videos failed she decided to solve the problem herself and start a You Tube channel where other Arabic speakers could have a place to go where they could get more 'how to' videos. This is her story of success and what lies ahead for this ambitious lady.
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As an expat one of the key skills to help us connect with our new community is the ability to network or start to build relationships with members of our community. For some of us (the lucky ones) networking is natural and open while for others its hard. It creates anxiety, fear related thoughts and worry. BUT.... all isn't lost. Simon has spent the past two years talking to some of the world’s greatest networkers to find out how they do it and now he is sharing what he has discovered with us. In my interview with Simon he breaks downs those barriers and simplifies the process with his 10 magic tips to networking. Get familiar with these and you will succeed at networking.'
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This is a conversation about her journey from corporate America to her Coaching company in Holland. She shares her insight and knowledge into what she thinks make a great entrepreneur and how her own experiences have help her become a recognised marketing coach entrepreneur.
Stephanie Ward is a Marketing Coach for Entrepreneurs who want to create a meaningful and prosperous business. Stephanie helps her clients attract and maintain a steady stream of cool clients. She does this by helping Meaningpreneurs (small business owners who find their work meaningful) get clear about their businesses and then generating marketing ideas that are a superb fit for them.
In this interview Karen shares her own heartfelt account of how tragedy, ambition and accountability collided in her life. How she found she was a strong, capable woman and how sheer perseverance and discipline can make your dreams come true. You will see what I mean as you listen. Enjoy. - See more at: http://www.thelearningcurvepodcast.com
Nicholla speaks with Karen Wilmot who has worked in hospitals, clinics and communities both locally and internationally since qualifying in South Africa in 1990 as a Registered Nurse & Midwife. The majority of her nursing career was spent working in the field of women’s health, as a midwife in labor & delivery, in clinics teaching antenatal education or in the community assisting women during the postnatal period. She also worked in NICU gaining experience of working with premature babies and subsequent care of babies born early.
Karen moved to the Middle East in 2004. Following several years of working at Muscat Private Hospital in Oman, Karen realized the great need for community support, assistance and education. In 2009 she founded Pregnant in Oman (www.pregnantinoman.com) with a vision to be recognized as the first and the best provider of continuous, holistic care for pregnant mothers and babies in Oman, offering a safe and comfortable environment where women turn to for everything related to pregnancy and childbirth.
In order to provide a holistic service, Karen qualified as a Yoga Instructor (YA 200hr YTT) and offers prenatal yoga classes in addition to the birth preparation classes for couples.
Karen is the only independent midwife offering the full range of services in Oman at present. She is the monthly guest speaker on a local radio station show called “Mums on Monday”, covering topics related to pregnancy and newborns. She writes articles for online forums “expat woman” and “the birthing site” and is quoted in several local magazines and newspapers (see below). - See more at: http://www.thelearningcurvepodcast.com/podcast-019---karen-wilmot---entrepreneur-midwife-yoga-instructor-birth--lactation-consultant-muscat-oman.html#sthash.wQof8Jx5.dpuf