Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival 2019 signage

By Paola Saenz

Today I attended Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival – and what a fascinating experience this was!

Najla Al Midfa, Sheraa´s CEO, opened the festival by welcoming all the participants and talking us through their corporate journey and absolute mission to build and empower the next generations of entrepreneurs. She sure set the perfect mindset for everyone to focus and make the most out of the two-day seminar ahead of us.

HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal, shared his experiences with the hope to encourage the audience to pursue their dreams. Akon, the Grammy award-winning artist and entrepreneur, reinforced the importance of our spiritual, environmental and personal duties. This was then followed by a talented 12-year-old girl who reminded us all that magic only happens when you believe in yourself. All of this was the perfect introduction for Dr Shefali Tsabary, acclaimed author, wisdom teacher and psychologist, who grounded us all and shifted our attention to setting us free from fear. As you can read, I could go on forever, listing all the valuable lessons that I take home with me today. 

Today was totally inspirational, it touched the reset button in me, and I am eager to see what tomorrow will bring. If you were not able to attend the seminar today and you are in the region, I encourage you to try and attend tomorrows. 

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