For the second year in a row the International Majlis of Women at the American University in the Emirates celebrated International Day of Women with a full day of seminars and workshops for women and girls on empowerment and leadership.

The International Majlis of Women, which was founded at AUE as a platform to connect women from all walks of life to engage in empowering dialogue, boasts an increasing membership among students, professionals and members of the wider community, offers workshops, seminars and panel discussions year round. The focus of this year was on finding empowerment through self development. Speaking on the occasion, the President of AUE, Professor Muthanna Abdulrazzaq, encouraged young women “to dream the impossible and follow those dreams with determination because nothing is impossible with hard work and dedication”. The workshop offered in collaboration with ICON consulting saw 100 young women engage in leadership building and team building exercises to encourage them to become positive agents of change in their personal, academic and professional lives.