February 2019 – Dinner Meeting

International Women - Advocacy

This month’s speaker is Hala Abou Youssef, who will be presenting  on the women in Egypt and how their role in the society has evolved. A Rotarian, Hala has a diversified career experience in three fields; Architectural Engineering, Teaching and Human Resources and with a wealth of global work experience in Egypt, Dubai and Canada.

Hala Abou Youssef

Hala has worked as an Architect in CH2M Hill in Alexandria, Egypt then changed her career into Teaching English as a Foreign Language to young learners in both the British Council in Egypt and in Kaumeya Language School. When she moved to Dubai and she changed her career into Human Resources. Hala managed the Talent Management Program for the UAE Nationals in a big Telecommunications Company "du" comprising of 2000 employees from 220 countries.
Hala is a Rotarian, Paul Harris Fellow PHF and a sustainable member in Rotary who attends with different Rotary Clubs in Durham, Toronto and Richmond Hill and has participated for the past 4 years with The Rotary Club of Ajax in their Kids against Hunger signature club service project. Hala has attended 2 Rotary International Conferences; Atlanta 2017 and Toronto 2018 and will be attending the upcoming RI Conference in Hamburg June 2019.

During the month of February, members of the Business and Professional Women’s Organization around the world will celebrate in their own unique way, the International Candle lighting ceremony. It is a time when we pause to recognize and remember how much has been accomplished throughout the world by a group of committed and determined women.
BPW Durham is pleased to invite members and guests from various ethnic and community groups here in Durham to this special dinner event, the BPW International Candle lighting Ceremony, as we celebrate the common bond of friendship we share with hundreds of BPW members worldwide.
Each candle we light represents the common bond we share with each other through cultural acceptance and respect.
The digital age not only brings members of all countries closer as we remember them at the Candle Lighting Ceremony, its also facilitates communication between BPW International and every single member.
Join us for this informative evening as we celebrate International BPW with a candle lighting ceremony.

BPW Dinner Meetings are sponsored by Durham Workforce Authority.

Date: Wednesday, February, 27, 2019
Time: 6PM – 8:30PM
Location: Three Steps Up Coffee House
605 Brock St N, Whitby, ON L1N 9S8
Cost: $35/pp

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