This year’s theme of International Women’s Day was adopted by CUC Ulster University as it signifies values of self-confidence and self-worth, which form the foundation of women’s leadership. The event director of the 2nd Annual Women’s Day Colloquium and CUC Ulster Faculty Member, Ms. Komal Beg had this to say about the event: ”we were extremely honoured to bring together such a high calibre of speakers, sponsors, and of course, such a fine audience at this year’s colloquium. As our largest event, yet at our brand new state-of the-art campus, it was an honour to host such a mix of speakers and talents. We also wish to thank our sponsors, Toms Shoes, Santa Maria Novella Qatar for their generosity in supporting the International Women’s Day agenda.” One of the speakers, Ms. Sara Alkhelifi, spoke on the extreme importance of Cybersecurity in Academia and the important role that women play in the field of Cybersecurity in Qatar, outpacing the global male domination in the field. Speaking about this trend, she stated, “Qatar is paving the way in the field of cybersecurity by women representing a significant portion of Qatar’s cybersecurity workforce.” The event was sponsored by Toms Shoes, which built a large activation within the university campus, showcasing its most popular items in the season leading up to the whole month of Ramadan. Toms provided exclusive merchandise discounts for attendees, students, and faculty of CUC Ulster University. In addition, another sponsor, Italian perfumery Santa Maria Novella provided its signature fragrances to the large group of attendees, signifying its interest in supporting International Women’s Day.
About CUC Ulster University:
CUC Ulster University is situated in the heart of Doha’s West Bay in a state-of-the-art new campus, offering UK degrees to students worldwide out of its Qatar campus. CUC Ulster University is the second campus outside the UK, of internationally ranked, and 158-year-old Ulster University in Belfast, Ireland. The university offers a total of 15 undergraduate, postgraduate, and higher national diploma programmes across such areas as Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Business Analytics, Business Studies, and more. It also offers Qatar’s first Master of Education in Education Management programme, to prepare the next generation of educators and education leaders in Qatar and the greater region. CUC Ulster University can be found online at cuc-ulster.edu.qa, and on all social media at @CUCUlster.
About International Women’s Day:
International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global event celebrated annually on 8th March as a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.