Our next Women Entrepreneur in the Middle East is Maria Inglis. Ladypreneur & Co Partner of Advantage Sports UAE is a lady on a mission. Based in Abu Dhabi, she's always been driven by her entrepreneurial spirit which was engrained in her through her family business. Her early career saw her climb the ladder in recruitment and build a business acumen skill set. This year though has been her steepest learning curve. In January she was diagnosed with a form of Leukaemia which could have mentally beaten her but her in built desire to overcome her obstacles and find a way over them has seen her turn her health around and rapidly build a competitive business in Sports & Fitness here in the UAE. In this interview we learn more about how Maria and her husband have taken their business in the last 18 months, what's her secrets to keeping on top of work load and how Leukaemia has made her more determined to see their business grow. You will be pleased to know that she is in remission.
Amira Rahim, Artistpreneur and Abu Dhabi's lady of colour has blazed a trail discovering her artistry signature through colour. Colour has become her healer and her therapy. Her early artistic endeavours were trying to be 'picture perfect' and recreating exactly what she was looking at but this work made her miserable and demotivated. It wasn't until a fellow artist and blogger commented on her use and appreciation of colour which Amira completed resonated with that she realized her relationship with colour was her key to her artistic journey. In this interview we discover more about Amira's Learning Curve of her journey, how she interprets the lessons she has learnt along the way. She share's her project this month called 'Art for Syria' and share's with us why its important not to take yourself too seriously.
The Learning Curve Podcast - THE Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa Region:
Back in 2012 Loulou won the UAE reality TV show, 'The Entrepreneur' - her prize was Dhs. 1,000,000/- . This took her on the path to creating the Middle East's only virtual skill market place. Nearly 4 years on she has amassed a community of 70,000 freelancers, 5000 customers and over 9000 posted jobs. In 2013 she signed up with Eureeca to crowd finance the next stages of development of her business. With their help she generate over US$100,000 in funds. She plans to see Nabbesh be a billion dollar business within the next 10 years. This is her interview of her entrepreneurial journey, her top business advise and what she is doing to keep herself being inspired and moving forward.