Reach is the first structured mentoring program in the Middle East dedicated to helping young female professionals unlock their true potential through structured mentoring and professional support. Mentors are experienced men and women willing to share their knowledge and expertise, within strict rules of confidentiality, to guide, support and help young women in their career development.
Launched in October 2013, Reach is a non-profit incorporated organization dedicated to female mentoring and leadership. Founded by a group of four Dubai-based professional women, Reach is the first non-profit organization to be registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and aims to support and develop the skills of female professionals in the region.
Based in the UAE, Reach is a regionally focused organization that aims to expand its mentoring support across the GCC and Middle East. As a non-profit organization, Reach supports the mentoring opportunities it offers through corporate sponsorships. This allows eligible mentees to benefit from the opportunities the organisation offers at no cost.
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One of the most rewarding feelings about Reach is our community. Seeing the eagerness in mentees to transform and witnessing the impact it has on the lives and careers of hundreds of women proves that Reach is doing what it’s meant to ...read more
I got involved in many activities helping women, but I found that Reach worked best for me. The structure around the program makes the women I mentor so serious and motivated about achieving real results. It makes them think about what they ...read more
REACH is my happy place. The beauty of working towards a noble cause is whatever energy, time and effort you put in, it returns it ten folds. There are no words to describe the satisfaction that one’s get from witnessing the success stories unfold...read more
REACH has been a fulfilling journey of giving to the younger professional generation that is keen to accelerate their career. Time is the most precious scarce asset of our time, Reach's platform enables highly experienced mentors to give their time...read more
Reach has been an enriching journey to all participants and contributors. I believe there is a great value that mentoring brings to the life of women in business. In addition to its CSR mission, companies are viewing their partnership with a...read more
I enjoyed being a mentor on the Reach platform. They clarified expectations of both mentors and mentees, provided the brief training requiring, used a structure that was easy to follow, and were focused on getting all involved the experience they wanted.
My Journey as a Reach Mentor exceeded my expectations in the sense that I was just so positively impacted by this experience. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to help a promising young woman fulfill her potential and advance into...read more
Mentorship is an untouched concept in the region and professional mentorship is even more so. So when I came across Reach, an organisation which sought to provide mentorship to women, I jumped at the chance. While I was aware that...read more
As a mentor, I enjoyed my work with the mentee assigned form from Saudi Arabia and she was handling middle management leadership and a critical area in the Bank. For me it was a big challenge to challenge myself...read more
What an amazing experience to be a REACH mentor! The platform provided an optimum environment for a fulfilling mentor-mentee relationship; with facilitating structure, on-going training events and proactive support from the program managers...read more
I was nominated to join the program as a mentee on November 2019, to be honest, at that time, I had some doubts about the added value of this program for me on my professional level. From the first orientation session with top amazing women...read more