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Institute of Sustainable Development Launches 1st FQ Lounge in the Region


The Institute of Sustainable Development Dubai at Middlesex University Dubai, SAP Next-Gen and The Female Quotient partnered to launch the first FQ Lounge in the region at the University campus. The goal of the FQ lounge is to promote global change makers and support the development of the next generation of female leaders.

The launch included a panel discussion with distinguished speakers such as Fatima Alloghani, Head of Expo Academy & Emiratisation at Expo 2020 Dubai, Dr Tenia Kyriazi,  Deputy Director of Academic Operations at Middlesex University Dubai, Wissam Kadi, Global Director at SAP Next-Gen, Mariam Farag, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Social Impact at MBC Group and Aishwarya Srivastava, LLB with International Relations Student at Middlesex University Dubai. Dr Belisa Marochi, Head of the Institute of Sustainable Development moderated the session.

"SAP is a strategic partner of the Female Quotient (FQ) globally and we are delighted to partner with Middlesex University Dubai to launch and introduce the FQ Lounge to the MENA region for the first time. In the lead up to Expo 2020, this marks a continuation of SAP Next Gen's efforts to strengthen partnerships and to step up dialogue around the 2030 Agenda while inspiring the next generation of leaders.”

The FQ Lounge concept is a space designed to connect and inspire young leaders. Aishwarya Srivastava, the FQ Lounge Campus President, will head the organisation of a series of events across campus engaging stakeholders and students across departments.

“The Institute of Sustainable Development at Middlesex University Dubai is happy to partner with SAP for the launch of the FQ Lounge in Dubai. The lounge elevates female talent by exploring solutions on how men and women can lead together to reach gender balance. “ stated Dr Belisa Marochi.

The Institute of Sustainable Development fosters the advancement of sustainable development into the university, community and global practices. Through outreach, research and training, ISD is a thought leader in sustainability advocating for the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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