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  • Mehr Wazirali
    Manager, People and Culture Grant Thornton UAE Mehr is a seasoned (L&D) professional with over 5 years of experience crafting impactful learning strategies for organizational growth. As the L&D lead at Grant Thornton, Mehr plays a pivotal role in aligning the firm’s learning initiatives with its long-term strategic goals. Her expertise lies in bridging skills gaps across teams and departments,…

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  • Nouf Al Khalifa
    Director, External Affairs & Alumni Relations- MENA London Business School Nouf Al Khalifa is the Director of London Business School’s Dubai Campus for External Affairs in the MENA region. Nouf has dedicated her professional life to working with students and Alumni at various prestigious universities. She has been involved in many key aspects of higher education including accreditation, quality assurance,…

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  • Jumana Abu-Hannoud
    Jumana Abu-Hannoud, co-founder and board member at Reach said when asked about her experience as a REACH mentor: “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…

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  • Pascale Wazen
    Pascale Wazen, Head of FactSet Middle East & Africa said when asked about her experience as a REACH mentor: “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…

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  • Pamela Chikhani
    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 one after the other, especially if they are women related, and you are one and can…

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  • Racha Alkhawaja
    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 to mentees to support them throughout their journeys and allowing them to witness outstanding impact. REACH has built a strong…

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  • Antonio Chedrawy
    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 strategic business advantage and objective. Antonio Chedrawy – Governing Board Member (Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)
  • Heba Alowayed
    Treasury FX Dealer in Gulf International Bank-KSA 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 (members and organizers) I felt like belonging to…

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  • Kiran Scarr
    Transformation Expert and Executive Coach 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. As a result, I could wholeheartedly focus on developing a collaborative partnership with my mentee to facilitate her thinking and learning. We…

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  • Jumana Abu-Hannoud
    General Manager, Corporate Communications Nissan…
  • Rama Hajjar – Mentor
    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 the next phase of her career. She has now applied for and received a hefty promotion and…

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  • Racha Alkhawaja
      C-level strategic leader with over 20 years of solid expertise in Capital Markets, Fund Management, Investments, and Corporate Finance in cross-asset class. Strong International and local expertise with exceptional success in growing, building, and managing new segments while increasing bottom line revenues. Selected as one of Top 50 Most Influential Women in Finance in the Middle East by Financial…

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  • Antonio Chedrawy
      Antonio is CFO at OMD MENA, the largest media network of leading global marketing communications company Omnicom Group leading financial management, audit and commercial functions. He brings over 20 years of experience in finance, media, corporate strategy, & business management in Multinational Companies. He chaired the pricing council that developed and promoted innovative business models and pricing strategies. Before…

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  • Pamela E.Chikhani
    Pamela Chikhani is the General Manager of Secure Parking UAE and Director of Strategic Alliances at the Arcadia Education. She is also a co-founder, board member and mentor at Reach, a non-profit organisation, registered in the DIFC and dedicated to helping young professional women unlock their real potential. With over 14 years of experience and a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Pamela…

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  • What are the characteristics of a good mentor?
    Has integrity (abides by strong ethics) Honest Credible Acts as a positive role model Strong value system Good listener Strong network Patience & interest to learn Tolerant of others and their point of view Punctual (awareness of time & importance to respect others time) Professional (at work with colleagues, highly regarded in the workforce) Positive (solution provider and not a…

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  • How can I be sure that my mentee and I will work well together?
    All mentors and mentees will be fully trained and supported during the year-long program (Visited 46 times, 1 visits today)
  • How will a mentee work with me?
    A good mentor is a guide, always challenging, inspiring and demanding that their mentee does their best. They facilitate the development of others through teaching, empowering, counseling and supporting Teaches Empowers Counsels Supports Model Affirm Listen Respect  Inform Inspire Probe Guide Confirm Clarify Confidential Prescribe  Advise Coach  Encourage Question Challenge (Visited 62 times, 1 visits today)
  • Why should I be a mentor?
    In one study with people who had experienced real mentors, half of them said the mentoring experience “changed my life”. Organizations that continuously support mentoring achieve outstanding results, reporting increased retention rates, improved morale, increased job satisfaction and commitment, accelerated leadership development, better succession planning, reduced stress and stronger and more cohesive teams. However, it is not just about what…

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  • What are the characteristics of a good mentee?
    Has integrity (abides by strong ethics) Open, honest & transparent about their needs Set realistic expectations of mentoring relationship Strong value system Good listener Patient & interest in learning & sharing with others Tolerant of others and their point of view Punctual (awareness of time & importance to respect others time) Professional (at work with colleagues, highly regarded in the…

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  • How can I be sure that my mentor and I will work well together?
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