The role of Arab women is often perceived one-sided in Western countries. In fact this perception must be revised when looking at the achievements of women in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The booming economy - one of the fastest growing economies in the world - demands for a well educated society. A 2005 Forbes list of "Women to Watch in the Middle East" included two Emirati women. Telling the success stories of Emirati women in leadership positions will give exposure to the West and serve to counterpoint existing prejudices about the opportunities for women in the UAE.
Kristin Augsburg: Spent five years in the UAE; four of which working with the German Industry and Commerce Office in Dubai. Editor of the "Geschäftshandbuch VAE" ('Business Guide UAE').
Isabell Claus: Former Assistant to the CEO & President of DaimlerChrysler Middle East FZE in Dubai and educated in International Business, Business and Law as well as Arabic Studies at Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna University, Harvard University, London School of Economics and Dubai University College.
Kasim Randeree: Academic background includes Research Fellow at the University of Oxford; Visiting Lecturer at The University of Manchester; Lecturer at The British University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates University and University of Lincoln; Adjunct Professor at the American University in Dubai and Assistant Lecturer at the University of Hull.