Reach is a non-profit mentoring program dedicated to helping young professionals unlock their true potential through structured mentoring and professional support.
Founded by a group of four Dubai-based professional women, Reach is the first non-profit organization to be registered at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). It aims to support and develop the skills of female professionals in the area of financial services and its related sectors. Mentors are experienced men and women willing to share their knowledge and expertise with their mentees, within strict rules of confidentiality, which should build trust and encourage mutual respect.
Reach works by encouraging the planning of professional/personal objectives for the full year program and documenting these ideas in an on-line platform. The objectives are reviewed and discussed at each mentoring session throughout the year. Monitoring of this process is overseen by the program administrator. There is an alignment of interests between mentor and mentee and an acceptance by both parties to adhere to a clear code of ethics.
One of Reach’s key objectives is to produce a new generation of female leaders from and for the Middle East; confident, driven, knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate and inspiring. To achieve continuity through a structured program, which may sustain future generations.
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.