Dean of The Faculty of Arts & Humanities, The British University in Egypt (BUE)
SHADIA S. FAHIM is a Professor of English Language and Literature. She obtained her BA and MA from Ain-Shams University and her Ph.D from Exeter University, UK (1989). Her special research interest is the study of English literature from postmodern and cross-cultural perspectives, with focus on Modern Literary Theory, fiction and power discourse. She has also published in the area of the development of education. Prof. Fahim is also the BUE representative in the International Network New Initiatives and Challenges in Europe (NICE Network) a consortium of 45 higher education institutions across Europe and a member of their annual meeting.
She has extensive experience at both National and International Universities. Her academic career started in 1975 as a demonstrator in the Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University. After obtaining her M.A., she was awarded a full time scholarship grant at Exeter University, U.K from 1983-89 and her Ph.D thesis was recommended for publication. In 1994, her book, Doris Lessing: Sufi Equilibrium and the Form of the Novel, was published by McMillan Press Ltd. in England and St. Martin in the United States. She was awarded a Fulbright Post Doctorate scholarship in 1995. As a Fulbright scholar, she participated in the George Washington University & the Binational Fulbright American Studies Summer Institute, Egypt (2003) and was nominated advisor for the American Studies Regional Conference on Developing American Studies.
Before joining the British University in Egypt (BUE), she founded and was Head of the Department of English Language and Literature at the Higher Institute of International Languages from 2000-2005. She earned her Professorship Degree in 2005 and was consultant for the English Programme in New York Institute for Technology (NYIT). She joined BUE in September 2005 as a full Professor and was assigned several developmental tasks as the Teaching & Learning Coordinator and the English Programme Coordinator for the BUE Centre for Community & Consulting Services (CCCS). In 2009 she was appointed Head of the English Department. In 2016, she held the position of Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the British University in Egypt. Prof. Fahim was also an UNHCR consultant and has worked as principle investigator on a research in the MENA region focusing on refugees and the provisions of higher education in the region. She was awarded in April 2018 a certificate of appreciation for obtaining international research grant for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities by The British University in Egypt (BUE).
Chairwoman, The Worx for Events
Neamat developed a passion for events from her early years and she dedicated her career to this industry working on both sides, both the client and the agency sides, when finally she decided to open her own event management consultancy.
Neamat first event focused job was as an Event Planner in the Egyptian Stock Exchange in May 2004, among her key achievements there was organising the 100-year anniversary of the Egyptian Stock Exchange. She then moved to Promoters Egypt, where she worked on Concerts for Amr Diab and Hakim, Corporate clients like Mobinil and Coca Cola and the Air Show AVEX.
She later joined Broadcast Film Production and Events where she assumed the role of General Manger. She started up and structured the events department in the company and attracted clients like Frito-Lay and Mobil
Moving back to the client side, Neamat joined EFG Hermes as a Regional Events Manager, where she held a diversified portfolio of events, such as The ONE-ON-ONE Conference held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt in 2008 with 650 key stakeholders attended the 5-day Conference, boasting a 50% increase in attendance over the previous year. ACCESS 09 held in Dubai, UAE in 2008 and 2009. EGYPT CAPITAL DAY, LONDON, UK in 2009: a one-day conference was co-organized with the London Stock Exchange to attract foreign direct investment to the MENA region.
Among her main achievements is holding the Official Gala Dinner of Economic Development Conference, Sharm El Shiekh 2014.
Finally, with The Worx, Neamat aims to take aid in growing the event industry Egypt and support in putting Egypt back on the map of Event Destinations
Dr. Yomna ElSheridy
Dr. Yomna is the president of Business Women of Egypt 21, an Egyptian NGO dedicated to the empowerment of women and enhancing her contribution to the Egyptian economy. She has set Mission for the association: We seek to achieve positive change through our business development services and distinguished expertise through networking and international partnerships.
Under her supervision BWE21 created an impact for women business owners to expand their reach.
Organize capacity building training workshops in different fields. In cooperation with the Egyptian Stock Exchange, European Bank, etc.
Create platform for business women from different countries around the world to share
Working on Successful partnerships and cooperation agreements as Global Partnership for SME?s, protocol for the cooperation of the Business Women Association of Bahrain, Jordan and Kurdistan, Cooperation agreement between BWE21 & the General Authority for Investment, Global Project Partners E. V. (GPP) & BWE 21 &Protocol of cooperation between SEEDS and BWE21.
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