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Australian mission, QBA panelists discuss challenges to women in business sector.

Tribune News Network DOHA THE Embassy of Australia in Qatar and the Qatari Businesswomen Association (QBA) on Tuesday hosted a panel discussion focusing on experiences of women working in the business sector in Qatar. Held at St Regis Doha, the event was led by Australian Ambassador to Qatar HE Axel Wabenhorst and QBA Vice Chair Aisha Alfardan. It was attended by a number of leading women from Qatar as well as members of the diplomatic and Australian communities. Panelists included Executive General Manager of Organisational Effectiveness and Strategic Leadership at Commercial Bank Kimberly Reid and CEO and Managing Partner of Starfish lane Kids Kimberley Sheedyon the Australian side. On the Qatari side, Marketing and Communication Director of the Anti-Doping Lab Qatar Mishael al Ansari and Communication and PR Manager at Alfardan Group Sara Fahad Alfardan shared their experiences. The panelists discussed the challenges and opportunities women face working in the business sector in Qatar. They also shared the lessons they have learnt along the way and their advice for women looking to establish or develop their careers in Qatar and overseas. The topics discussed included the return to work after maternity leave, work-life balance, travel and workplace experiences. The panel included an interactive question and answer session followed by the opportunity for guests to network over brunch.

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Publication:Qatar Tribune (Doha, Qatar)
Article Type:Discussion
Geographic Code:7QATA
Date:Mar 6, 2019
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