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Arab Women another view

Posted on | October 26, 2010 | No Comments

Unfortunately when it comes to understanding Arab women many in the west simply cannot see past the cloths.

Sad really.

On a daily basis I interact with Arab women who are nothing short of amazing in their take on business, politics, media and social issues.

In fact the women I interact with are no different than the women I taught in Montreal or at SUNY Plattsburgh several years ago now.

Here is a little challenge.

Listen to the recording, below, of Deem Al Bassem the creator of the Switch restaurent.

Listen to the ideas, the drive, the risk taking and the passion.

Then imagine a short petite women wearing a Shayla and Abaya sitting in front of me.

Faith, custom, family are all elements we live and grow with but our humanity and drive is very common, as 5 minutes with Deem will convince you.

Deem has lived almost all her life in Dubai but she is a Saudi Arabian national, and proud of her heritage.

Maybe, just maybe if we get past what people look like and where they live we will see the world in a whole ne light!

Listen to this inspiring podcast.

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