The Arab International Women’s Forum is pleased to announce, on World Mental Health Day 2021, that it has launched ‘Building Resilience in the MENA Workplace‘, an initiative that will see AIWF host a series of three sessions welcoming business coaches and HR experts to share their insights on how women professionals, in business and in entrepreneurship, can manage the social and economic tensions that have arisen due to the COVID pandemic.
AIWF recognises that many of the women in our global network are experiencing heightened fear, worry, and psychological stress in these times, which could be impacting their mental health, employee performance, entrepreneurial success, and their engagement in family and community life. The OECD has called for an “integrated, whole-of-society response” to mental health resilience after COVID-19; to this end, AIWF is proud to organise this first virtual panel discussion as part of its 2021 Impact Series, addressing women’s mental health in the face of the unprecedented coronavirus crisis. Through this initiative, which was initiated and will be chaired by AIWF Board Member Hanan Saab, AIWF aims to open up frank and meaningful dialogue about the many challenges they are facing and introduce women to strategies to help women navigate challenges of stress, burnout, and motivation at home and at work.
This path-breaking 60-minute session will be addressed by coaches and mental health practitioners who will share insights on the extent of the psychological and mental impact of the pandemic on the global population, especially on women, and introduce participants to strategies to handle challenges to mental health as we all reconstruct our working, social and family lives after the pandemic. The session will include elements of coaching which will specifically demonstrate how to:
– Recognize the signs of burnout
– Build resilience to manage mental health in your professional and personal life
– Adapt to socio-political and emerging complexities in the post-COVID world of work
– Harness new opportunities that might arise from new realities
– Contribute to creating a working world where everyone can thrive and all stakeholders – employers, employees and entrepreneurs / self-employed workers alike – have a vital role in building and sustaining thriving and inclusive working culture.