"I value our family time and know that it’s precious. Family is the reason for everything, don’t you think?". Meet Alice Laugher; CEO of multinational, award winning company, CTG; mama of one; Chair of the UN Women's Empowerment Principles Taskforce in Dubai; horse owner and our Hopscotch Hero for January. We're not sure how she does it all, so we thought we'd find out...
"1 in 4 of us are affected by some form of mental health issue yearly… does this seem like such a surprising statistic when some terms related to mental health are anxiety, stress, & emotion?" We speak to Dubai-based Life and Careers Coach, Shazia Hussein, about her 8 tips to tackle stress through kindness.
"I can now start optimising the quality of my life in terms of both my physical and social activities and optimising for my most efficient effort in my professional life." Selin found work through us as a Digital Manager; read about how she achieved her dream role and how this has changed her day to day life.
"In order to keep my own family wheels turning, I have had to put a few coping mechanisms in place." Meet Rana Nawas, ex-Senior VP of Sales at GE, President of Ellevate Dubai, host of When Women Win and all-round superstar.
“Always be prepared and keep your heart open, because you never know how, when and where that next opportunity will come your way –sometimes the biggest gifts come in the smallest packages!” Meet our ever-positive November Hotshot, Melbourne’s Sila.
'As much as I enjoy the beach, cafes and dynamism of this city, I truly miss having a job that allows a good and healthy work-life balance.' This month's Star Candidate is Carla, read about her story right here.
"It's about juggling the 24 hours in the day - being with my daughter and husband, practicing on the golf course and getting some time to sleep!" In a bumper edition of Hopscotch Heroes to celebrate next week's FBM Ladies Open golf tournament, we catch up with four dedicated professional women golfers on the international circuit about their family balancing act...
Months in the planning, Talent Round Tables was the first event of its kind in the region and was designed to help top talent in finance, procurement, sales and marketing to meet with four of the most progressive businesses here in MENA. Find out what went down here!
"The moment it hits you that your EQ is more important than your IQ but in your 20 odds years of life, you have spent more time honing your IQ and technical expertise, it comes as quite a shock." We take a peek into the world of EQ with Direction Dose's Samia Hasan, and discover the vital role it plays in work and life successes.
"Every day I wake up, there is one good change that is waiting for me to trigger and one wish to make come true, which is to be that great inspiration for my kids just like my mother was and still is for me!" Meet Maysoun Ramadan, this month's Hopscotch Hero, and read about her six vital tips to keep the occasional chaos of work and family life in check!
"I would say be open to anything that comes your way - if it doesn't work out, it’s cool. At least you tried. If it does work, you have one more feather in your cap!". This month's Hopscotch Hotshot is Rochelle!
"We are delighted to partner with Hopscotch and meet women that aspire to work with us and share the same values as we do." Holly Graham, Zurich Insurance. Announcing the HR Team members at our next event, Talent Round Tables!
“What if I regret it? What if I make a mistake? What if I never find a job in my new career? What if this is a huge mistake and I end up wasting my time?” Our Star Candidate, Gaby, is no different to the rest of us when trying to find a new job! Read about her successful and ongoing journey here.
"Getting older and wiser, I am less and less a threat to myself: I worry less, I overreact less, and I am no longer my own tribunal like I used to be when I was younger – that is liberating." Meet this month's inspirational Hopscotch Hero, Sophie Le Ray.