At ExpatWoman, we pride ourselves on diversity, both in and outside of the office. Our website caters for a huge range of different types of women across the world... And we have over 12 nationalities in our headquarters alone!
So much so, we decided to display our pride for our nationalities and home countries and dressed up for the day.
Today ExpatWoman.com joined in the global #100Women debate run by the BBC. This is an annual debate that the BBC hosts across the world. It was the number one topic trending on Twitter in the UK last year during the debate.
The BBC first launched 100 Women back in 2013. The debate examines women and their roles in societies today. It explores women, how they are viewed and the issues women face today in the modern world across many cultures. This was discussed across the internet social media, television and radio. I was proud to part of this worldwide moment. It still shocks me that so many women live without a voice in the 21st Century. I hope that being part of this movement can make a small chip in knocking down this blockade.
At 1pm today a group of ExpatWoman.com members sat in our conference room in the middle of Dubai to participate in the debate.
We recently read an article published by Gulf News, titled "Is expat egotism on the rise?" The feature discusses whether expat egotism is on the rise, and shares tell-tale signs that you yourself have become victim to the narcissism often found on the streets of Dubai.
Of course, we were inspired - thanks Gulf News! So here's our own version.
*Note, while names have been altered, each scenario is based on true experiences. We'd also like to point out this is purely satirical, and for light-hearted entertainment only.
Janine*, a twenty-five year old expat has always lived a sheltered life in her home country. When she moved to Dubai, all she had was just her career in her mind but it was only a matter of several months when she became “Dubai-fied”.