Doha, Qatar – [Jan 22, 2024] – Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) and the Qatari Businesswomen’s Association (QBWA) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding to encourage and empower the next generation of female business leaders.
The agreement was signed by CMU-Q Dean Michael Trick and QBWA Vice Chairwoman Aisha Hussein Alfardan. Immediately afterward, Ms. Alfardan spoke at the CMU-Q Dean’s Lecture Series about the role of businesswomen in community development.
Dean Trick believes the agreement will provide important opportunities for students interested in entrepreneurship. “At CMU-Q, we have hundreds of female Qatari students and alumni, many of whom are driven to contribute to the business landscape. This agreement with the Qatari Businesswomen’s Association will provide new avenues for our students and alumni to network and succeed in business.”
Mrs. Alfardan expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “QBWA is committed to promoting the advancement of women in business. This MoU with CMU-Q presents a unique opportunity to guide and mentor the next generation of female leaders in Qatar, paving the way for a more inclusive and prosperous future.”
The MoU outlines a framework for collaboration between the two organizations. CMU-Q students will have access to mentorship, internship, and employment opportunities. In exchange, CMU-Q offers its depth of knowledge and expertise to QBWA in the fields that challenge business leaders in Qatar, fostering connections that ignite innovation and knowledge exchange.
About QBWA: Qatari Businesswomen Association (QBWA) is an independent non-profit entity working under the umbrella of Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA) which has been established under the Amiri Decree No. 14 for 2002.
QBWA aims to empower women and promote their active participation in the economy, benefiting both women and society as a whole.
QBWA has played a vital role in driving economic growth in line with the government’s vision. The association has emerged as a leading model of best practices and active participation.
QBWA’s strategy is focused on expanding its impact locally, regionally, and globally, building partnerships with both Qatari and international organizations to advance its mission and achieve its goals.