INSPIRE TALKS launches across the UAE, to encourage and develop young women across the country

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Inspire talks is an inspirational program that targets young people in the UAE, in particular young women who are preparing to enter the workforce

Inspire talks is an inspirational program that targets young people in the UAE, in particular young women who are preparing to enter the workforce.

Launching this week in Dubai on September 19th 2012, the panel discussion will feature leading female and male personalities from across the country that aim to inspire young women and help them develop their career goals and future in the workforce.

Held once a week for ten weeks at leading universities and schools across the country, the program will be in English and Arabic, and will feature various leading women in business as well as men including, the Shilaty sisters, cultural enthusiasts, humanitarians and entrepreneurs.

With women controlling 1 trillion dollars worth of wealth in the GCC alone, the series presents a wide spectrum of women leaders who are currently impacting the Arab world in various ways. The panels will include three speakers and a Q&A session for more than 100 female students her session.

Sponsored by US based, Bridges of Understanding, Fair & Lovely and the University of Wollongong Dubai among others, the panels will be hosted by TV News Anchor and CEO of UAE based media company, Straight Street Media, Hermoine Macura.

She says, “I love listening to the youth and helping them achieve their dreams. Women are integral to any society…Here in the UAE; the future generations have so much to offer. Inspire talks is all about realizing your potential and developing the confidence to live you dreams by learning from those who are doing just that.”

Entry is free for all students. Each session will have around 100 students per session plus free giveaways for every student.

Hermoine Macura is the first Australian female English speaking TV News Anchor in the Middle East, and also one of the area’s most recognized faces. Prior to establishing Straight Street Media in 2012, Hermoine was one of the main Anchor’s on Dubai One TV’s Emirates News. Her first book, FACES OF THE MIDDLE EAST was published in 2010.

Faces of the Middle East by Hermoine Macura

FACES OF THE MIDDLE EAST is a book that aims to introduce the various ethnic and social groups who reside throughout the Middle East, proof that this part of the world is not, as many in the West mistakenly believe, a monolithic culture.

Neither a definitive story nor a political statement, FACES OF THE MIDDLE EAST, is the culmination of more then seven years of Photojournalism that documents the existence and rich diversity present in the region.

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