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Forum set to highlight key role of mentorship

Bahrain Business
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
GDN Online Desk
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MANAMA: Tamkeen, in co-operation with Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) and FinMark Communications, has announced the hosting of a mentorship and networking event aimed at raising awareness of the importance and benefits of professional mentorship in the development of the next generation of young Bahraini business leaders.

The event will take place on Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm at Gallery 21 and will bring together representatives from a number of successful professional mentorship programmes and initiatives alongside other senior human resources professionals sharing stories of mentorship success.

The evening’s discussion will focus on addressing the benefits for both young male and female professionals as they look to achieve career progression and assume leadership roles in the future.

Panelists will include: Dawood Al Ashhab, BisB head of human resources and general services, an active mentor and member of the steering committee of the Women’s Professional Leadership Initiative (WPLI), a new women’s development initiative in Bahrain; Dana Buhiji, chief human resources officer at NBB and steering committee member of WPLI, a board member of Reach, the first non-profit organisation dedicated to the mentorship of women professionals in the Middle East; and a representative from Tamkeen’s soon to be launched Career Mentorship Programme.

The discussion will be moderated by FinMark Communications managing director Zahraa Taher and will be followed by networking.

Encouraged to join the event are all professionals interested in potentially becoming mentors and mentees from across the many vibrant sectors in Bahrain’s economy including banking, insurance, hospitality, media and telecommunications, industrial and healthcare, to name a few.

“We are delighted to partner with Tamkeen to hold this event. Its purpose is two-fold with the aim to highlight the importance of professional mentorship to the development of the next generation of business leaders and to ensure they are acquainted with some of the leading local and regional mentorship schemes that are available to support them,” Ms Taher said.

“We have assembled a panel of senior human resources professionals and specialists in mentorship to provide case studies and share stories of success of how professional mentorship has helped drive advancement and career growth for young, participating individuals.

“With Bahrain’s vast pool of talent, we look forward to welcoming many potential mentors and mentees to the event and to exploring opportunities to share and gain work and leadership experience,” she added.

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