AIWF President & Founder Haifa Al Kaylani was proud to contribute a key article for the fourth edition of the QS Quacquarelli Symonds quarterly magazine, QS Global Education News, this issue themed ‘Women in Higher Education’ and designed to look at how women are shaping higher education and developing the leaders of tomorrow.
In her article, Haifa wrote: “At AIWF we clearly see education as pivotal to the region’s progress and integral to its economic success. Without a doubt, the advancements in access to education for women that we have witnessed in the last two decades in the region have delivered unprecedented opportunities for economic inclusion for women which has positively impacted families, communities, sectors, and whole communities.”
Haifa also shared the history of AIWF’s Young Arab Women Leaders initiative, which in its first phase was comprised of a series of ten conferences held alternately in London and across the Arab World, a platform to bring mentors in political, economic, and social leadership roles together with talented, educated, creative, and innovative young women aspiring to community, business, and political leadership.
This year, AIWF will be relaunching the Young Arab Women Leaders platform as a virtual academy for young Arab women’s leadership and development, working with our partners to equip young women leaders with the tools to start, grow, and lead successful businesses and the skills to navigate post-COVID challenges for women’s inclusion in the economy and entrepreneurship.
Read the full article here.