The First ‘One of Not Many’ Mentorship Program
Discover the unique learning opportunities six young Emirati women explored when mentored by six successful Emirati entrepreneurs. Through their six-month journeys, mentees were given tailor made programs based on their career aspirations in hopes of starting their own professional projects.
HIND & LATIFA
Paired with fashion designer Latifa al Gurg, Hind Al Khoory managed to create her own athletic line TRACE in a short period of six months. ’TRACE’ aims to fill the market gap of modest yet stylistic sports wear. Latifa helped her with drawing a business strategy and introduced her to the textile world. Hind is currently interning at Vacheron Constantin.
"The mentorship program was an unforgettable experience! Unique and exciting from beginning to end. I’ve learned to be patient, strategic and creative all at once. I’ve learned so many skills which I will surely use in the future.” - Hind Al Khoory.
MAITHA & SALAMA
Maitha Al Khazraji was guided by restaurant entrepreneur, Salama Al Shamsi, to learn the fundamentals of the Food and Beverage industry in hopes of opening up her own bakery. The program allowed her to finalize a business plan, a mood board and a menu for her up and coming culinary venture.
“My time spent with Salma has been such a learning curve for me! I learned so much about the F&B industry and its secrets that no text book will ever teach me.” - Maitha Al Khazraji.
GHALAA & HALA
Ghalaa Abulohom got to apply and further develop her interior design skills into corporate events through the daily guidance of Hala Al Gergawi, CEO and founder of Tea Before Noon. By the end of the program, Ghalaa planned and executed the ‘One of Not Many’ Mentorship program finale ceremony at Etihad museum under the guid ance of her mentor, Hala. Ghalaa is currently interning at IWC for a period of 6-months.
“This program was a gift from Vacheron Constantin! Not only were we exposed to the real work environment but we also gained so much knowledge and skills for our future endeavors.” – Ghalaa Abulohom.
FATIMA & NOORA
Fatima Al Katheeri was given the opportunity to develop her marketing and communication skills with the help of jewelry designer Noora Shawqi. By the end of the program, Fatima helped Noora develop a communications campaign to launch Shawqi’s latest novelties. Fatima has completed her 6 – month internship at Vacheron Constantin.
”Being a part of the program was an exceptional and enlightening experience. I sincerely thank both the Vacheron Constantin team and my mentor for the concrete skills I developed to help kick start my career. This was a journey that I hope every student will get a chance to experience.” - Fatima Al Katheeri.
DANA & ALIA
Dana Al Dhaen drew her inspiration from artist and author Alia Al Shamsi allowing her to showcase her macro photography of nature using different mediums.
“The duality of being an artist and scientist has become a perceptible reality as a result of being in this mentorship. Working with Alia showed me that the only way one reaches their goal is just to go for it!” – Dana Al Dhaen.
MAHA & RAFIA
Maha Almehairbi worked closely with Emirati couture designer and founder of Mauzan, Rafia Helal Bin Drai. Maha was able to learn the fundamentals of owning a business and managed to design her homegrown clothing line, showcasing it at the finale. Maha is currently interning at Piaget.
“I got the chance to learn first hand from Rafia where I was exposed to all steps of manufacturing clothes, from textiles to the end product. The program allowed me to meet many people who are and always will be a great inspiration for my own career journey”. – Maha Almehairbi.
Students of the Mentorship Program 2021 in the UAE.