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Shimaa Alfaidi

Student, Volunteer, and Writer in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Presently, Shimaa is finishing her Business Entrepreneurship major at Effat University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In addition to studying a SAP program, she founded a non-profit program. The name of the project is MHARATI (My Skills). MHARATI is a program with proven strong impact on communities and society. The main objective is to empower Saudi women through providing them with full confidence and development at both the professional level at work and the personal level. Additionally, MHARATI focuses on teaching women how to become global citizens.In the summer of 2014 she participated in the MEPI program where she developed leadership skills, expanded her understanding of civil society and the democratic process, and how both may be applied in our home communities. Lastly, she is a member in Empowerment of Entrepreneurship (WED) Empower Women in Business at the United Nations.