Women in STEM Hackathon, Conference & Awards closed curtains on a stimulating Conference with speakers from across all regions exploring topics of interest and the Awards Gala Dinner to end the night on a fantastic buzz.
At the opening note at the Women in STEM 2015 Awards ceremony, Meera Kaul, Global Chairperson of the Meera Kaul Foundation said, “I am extremely pleased to see the engagement of women in last two day of the event. It is important women to unite, especially in the Middle East where there is huge gap in the number of women employed in the STEM industries and the ones who are at the C-Suite positions.”
Winning ‘Best All Round STEM Executive’ was Sherifa Hady, Director Enterprise Group Distribution-Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa at Hewlett-Packard UAE.
The ‘Best Entry Level STEM Executive’ title was awarded to Mai Ahmed Abualkas, CEO and Founder, Amateur Club Training Center, Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Houda Chakiri, CEO of Enhanced Technologies based in Morocco won the ‘Best Middle Level STEM Executive’ award.
Resident of Egypt Mona Mohamed Nasr, Vice Dean at Canadian International College was awarded the ‘Best Senior Level STEM Executive’.
Niti Manoj Shroff, CEO of Niti Distributors Ltd currently based in Kenya was recognized as the ‘Best STEM Business Entrepreneur’.
Encouraging Start-up ventures, Women in STEM awarded the ‘Best STEM Business Start-Up’ to Jordan based Yara Abdelqader Alkhader who is the CEO of SA3ED.ME.
Rumbidzayi Rosemary Mlambo, Co-founder and Director of TechWomen Zimbabwe who inspired the audience as a speaker was also recognized as the ‘Best STEM Enabler and Facilitator’ at the awards.