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  • Mthayel Al Ali on Womanhood

    In this Discovery Talk, Mthayel Al Ali, a trailblazing Emirati artist and entrepreneur renowned for fearlessly addressing critical issues related to gender and diversity, speaks about her journey – a testament to the universal challenges faced by women across the world, and the inspirational ways with which they can be overcome. She will share the passion, hurdles, triumphs and victories of her life to date. Don’t miss this encounter with one of the country’s most influential female figures.


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