Posted on November 18, 2019

Doha Learning Days (DLD), the country’s first experiential learning festival, organized by WISE, set aside 17 November as Women Empowerment Day.

The day’s sessions marked the theme with activities in the Networking Majlis that focused on empowerment and inspiration. ‘Speed-Mentoring’ gave high school students and their parents the chance to meet current undergraduates from several universities including Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, Georgetown University in Qatar, Northwestern University in Qatar, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar and Texas A&M University at Qatar in a speed-mentoring format. Questions related to applying for college and what the courses entail were shared in an intimate and casual setting.

‘Speed-Mentoring with Female Change-makers and Role Models in Qatar’ introduced an impressive line-up of local female change-makers and thought-leaders who openly shared their knowledge and advice with young girls to give them guidance and inspiration going forward on their future career paths. Speakers included Folly Bah Thibault, principal presenter on Al Jazeera English, Amal Al-Muftah, an established Qatari filmmaker, and Haneen Al-Saify, a Qatari influencer.

DLD is open to the public and the activities and sessions are free-to-attend. For more information on the full program, that runs until November 19, please visit: