Nadine Halabi on a Mission for all Dubai Business Women to Collaborate, Innovate, Create and Thrive at DBWC and Beyond.
For this new episode of Unlimited Women’s Brands, we’re excited to welcome Nadine Halabi, Business Development Manager of the Dubai Business Women Council. A role that Nadine has covered for over a decade, but more than a role it’s a job with a mission! A Mission to ensure business women and female entrepreneurs feel motivated to innovate, create and thrive. A Mission accomplished on an ongoing basis as proven at the beginning of this year by CEO Middle East who nominated Nadine as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in the Region under the list of ‘Women of Influence in the Arab World 2021’ Nadine and her team have been our trusted “companions and advisors” during the months of the pandemic throughout a rich series of webinars and workshops and we finally had the pleasure to meet her in person at Dubai Chamber for the launch of DWBC 4th mentorship cycle, a topic and an opportunity that is very dear to us and so much in line with Unlimited vision that we couldn’t refrain from asking Nadine to join us on Unlimited podcast to tell us more…About her journey, about the Council and about all the initiatives that are out there for us all to grab and maximize. For some sneak peak and behind the scenes follow us on Instagram at Un.limited.me and let us know your comments!
Nov 6, 2021
How Digital is Transforming the World of Marketing and Communication, with Jelizaveta Kozlova - Founder of EK Laboratory
For this new episode of Unlimited Women’s Brands, we’re excited to welcome Jelizaveta Kozlova. Founder and Communications Director of EK Laboratory (eklaboratory.com), Jelizaveta is an emerging competitive figure in the luxury, fashion and lifestyle scene in Dubai. She joins us today to share her story: the story of a young female entrepreneur coming from a mid-class family in Latvia with a higher education value, which gave her a solid vision to pursue her studies in Cambridge and after completing Master's degree at Instituto Marangoni in Milano - to launch her own entrepreneurial journey in Brand and Marketing communications. Her fresh eye and her ability to blend the luxury brand knowledge of the Russian consumer perspective with the Italian know-how, allowed her to lead special campaigns for global luxury brands like Bulgari, Kiton and to execute brand image advisory, social media and events for privately-held companies. Now Jelizaveta aims to empower both high-end SMEs and established companies in the Middle East, offering a digital-forward brand strategy and content production. So let’s explore what is the new direction of Marketing and Communications from the perspective of a young and independent businesswoman and let’s see what are the tactical points to help to build high-conversion brand awareness, even on a small budget.
Jun 15, 2021
In this new episode of Unlimited Footpath series, we’ll discuss about parenting and how to raise healthy, happy and resilient children! NO, it won’t a typical talk about motherhood, in fact we’ll start from the figure and the role of the father, as this episode is dedicated to Professor Kamel Abu Jaber, father of Dr Linda Abu Jaber, who’s joining us today from Jordan. We reached out to her to answer all the questions that we received from you though our Social media channels asking us to talk about how to deal with children anxiety, mental health, bullying, cyber security and much more. Why Dr Linda? Well, she has been practicing medicine for over 30 years and is American Board Certified in General Pediatrics, in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and in Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She’s also the author of 2 books dedicated to parenting and allergies with a 3rd one on anxiety just about to be published. The 360’ approach in her profession is the reflection of her personal journey as caring daughter, loving wife, and working mother of 2 very active children which has led her to embrace a mission : to empower moms and dads with evidence-based, easy to use, practical information, tips and skills to be the best version of themselves, to enjoy strong marriages and to confidently and happily raise healthy, happy, resilient children. Grab your pen and paper and be ready to take note and then put her tips right into practice
May 28, 2021
Shaping Skylines and Materializing Dreams - Chandni Vasan Shares Her Story, Thriving in a Traditional Men’s Industry, the Aluminum and Glass.
With this new episode of Unlimited Features we’ll enter into a male dominated world - the construction sector - to uncover the journey of Chandni Vasan, General Manager of Oxford Aluminum Passionate about design & academically ambitious, Chandni started off as a designer in the construction Industry. After her marriage she moved to UAE where she was offered to join her partner's family business, but to develop expertise and earn trust and authority she opted to work first for an external company. 200kms of commuting by car every day and a toddler waiting for her at home didn’t stop Chandni who instead truly felt that the efforts were worth it. As if her gained experience in business operations, marketing, technical specification & market insights weren’t enough, it was only after enrolling for an Executive MBA that she felt ready to re-join her family business, so she could bring a valuable new point of view. Let’s welcome Chandni to understand together how a woman’s perspective can impact such a male dominated industry, or vice versa.
May 17, 2021
For this new episode of our Unlimited perspective series we’re pleased to introduce you to Emma E Burdett, Diversity Champion and Founder of WILD – an empowering and networking platform for women in design. With a solid background in construction and interiors sector, after encountering significant challenges in the workplace while in UK, Emma moved to Dubai where a large corporate firm asked her to set up a Women’s Empowerment platform. This quickly became a staple, vibrant and integral network within the UAE; but a sudden and further triggering situation at work brought Emma to a breaking point. Broke and broken, she ventured on a journey of self-discovery which led her to the striking realization that inspiring Women was indeed a passion, and that bringing Women together, creating a community and making a difference was something she felt compelled to do. This was the beginning of WILD, a platform for ALL women to come together, feel a sense of belongingness, hold events where Women can network with purpose. Most recently it developed into WILD Woman Transformational coaching to help Women overcome fears, build confidence, find and use their voice, stand and speak in public with impact and to become POWERFUL. As we get to know that WILD stands for Women In Leadership Deliver…it’s time to unleash the WILD Woman trapped inside us and welcome Emma on our platform!
May 3, 2021
With this new episode of Unlimited Women’s Brands, we continue to explore the world of Female Entrepreneurship and today we enter into a world of luxury, high end fashion and beauty , Roseminsworld! Rosemin has long become synonymous with luxury. ENTREPRENEUR, CELEBRITY INFLUENCER, PRESENTER & MEDIA PERSONALITY, Rosemin’s journey in the world of fashion started after graduating from London College of Fashion, when she had the good fortune to join maestro Tom Ford as his assistant. This gave her the opportunity to learn from the best before making her way steadily up the corporate ladder working with brands like Gucci, Burberry, Sotheby’s to then become European PR Director of Juicy Couture, working closely with department stores like Selfridges, Harrods and Harvey Nichols and dressing in Juicy Couture’s iconic loungewear famous faces such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Queen Rania, Kate Moss, Kate Winslet, Jemima Khan, Sienna Miller, Jude Law, Thandie Newton, Charlotte Casiraghi and Princess Beatrice just to name a few. After moving to Dubai in 2007, Rosemin founded RR & CO Bespoke Luxury Management which was the first PR showroom in the region with an exclusive focus on the luxury sector for fashion, beauty, skincare and jewellery. Her knowledge of the industry from both an International and Regional point of view, blended with her natural affinity to luxury brought her to become an authority in all things fashion and beauty, an award winning media personality and a sought after host, speaker and TV presenter, starting from her fashion segment “Fashion Thursdays”on Dubai One TV, to the hugely popular weekly beauty series #BazaarBeauty in collaboration with Harpers Bazaar Arabia, and her most recent weekly show, “Style Council” for GQ Middle East, where Rosemin continues to lead the way in beauty and skincare. From the world of luxury to Unlimited, it’s a real honor to welcome Rosemin!
Apr 26, 2021
With today’s interview we’re thrilled to launch the brand new season: Unlimited Women’s Brands, to share the professional and personal journey behind Brands conceived by Female Entrepreneurs, discussing their vision, ethos and point of view. To lead the series, we’re excited to introduce you to Regional Serial Entrepreneur Donna Benton! Donna is internationally recognized for the creation of The ENTERTAINER, a product and service that would make the unaffordable affordable to the people of Dubai and which grew, under Donna’s leadership, into a data-driven technology firm with more than 300 people in 15 countries, contributing USD1.3 billion to the economy annually. Now founder and CEO of The Benton Group, Donna continues to strive for new business concepts, venturing into various industry segments through startups of her own, acquisitions and investments without ever compromising her signature positive attitude and contagious energy
Apr 16, 2021
For this new episode of Unlimited perspective series we’re glad to introduce you to Mimi Nicklin, International Best Selling Author of “Softening the Edge”, host of the ‘Empathy for Breakfast’ show as well as the ‘Secrets of The Gap’ which was recently nominated among the top 5 best Podcasts in UAE by Khaleej Times. Creative Officer and Regional Managing Director for a global advertising agency, Mimi has lived in London, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Singapore, Cape Town and now Dubai, and worked for over 15 years in 25 markets across the globe with the mission to change organisations from the inside out, focusing on cultural, behavioural and mindset change. She’s an Empathy Ambassador who believes that `Empathetic influence can make a significant difference to our society and world of work, and her HER GOAL is TO inspire change, FILL THE EMPATHY GAP AND REBUILD OUR SOCIETIES AND BUSINESSES WORLDWIDE, ONE ORGANISATION, AT A TIME! So today we’re here to contribute to MiMi’s mission and spread her message about Empathy.
Mar 20, 2021
This is the first episode of our brand-new series: “Features by Unlimited” where we present young and emerging talents, giving them a voice and sharing awareness around their stories and enterprises. Today we are pleased to welcome Myrna Trad Haddad, the author of the new book, After Midnight. Born and raised in Lebanon, Myrna fought socio-cultural pressures to marry young and strived instead to build an independent life for herself. Myrna has been working1 since she was a teenager in order to pay for her studies. Her perseverance and strength led her to a promising career notwithstanding harassment from bosses, loneliness and addiction. Silent for many years but fascinated by our mission and empowered by the interviews in our first season of Unlimited, Myrna reached out to us to share her story. Myrna is an example of the resilience and courage that characterize the many silenced women around us, whose story we never get the chance to hear… We met with her in Dubai where she travelled to apply for the Sheikh Zayed Young Author Award. So, please join us in this premiere interview and let’s wish her all the best for her new book.
Mar 3, 2021
With this new episode we’re proud to launch our Brand new podcast series titled “Unlimited Talks”. This podcast is a result of an incredibly successful Talk Series that we kick started at the beginning of the year under the title “Unlimited Beyond Inspirational”. The first of these events “From A Job To A Mission”, broadcasted Live via Zoom, took place on January 12th at Oblong Contemporary Art Gallery in Bluewater Island – Dubai. It focused on the journeys of successful and inspiring women who drastically shifted their corporate career paths to embrace their real missions. Among the panelists were Federica Mele, who we are pleased to welcome back to Unlimited today to walk us through her personal and professional journey and to help us answer some key and recurring questions: what is our Mission? what is our Purpose? How can we identify these things and pursue them beyond predefined paths and goals? Ultimately, Why do we do what we do? Federica is a Former Marketing manager in a leading corporate reality, with extensive experience in Retail in emerging markets, Customer Experience, Customer and Employees Satisfaction, Education/ training programs and multichannel communication. After nearly 20 years of managing global projects and after a relocation from Milan to Dubai she decided to embrace her passion and pursue her purpose by starting her own Consulting Firm. That’s how throughout the last 6 years Federica has been leading empowerment coaching programs for corporate companies, executives and employees with the specific mission of empowering people to discover and maximize their potential. Now, let’s welcome Federica and learn from her own journey and her coaching experience.
Feb 1, 2021