WHAT'S HOLDING YOU BACK?
Avideo featuring all the early trailblazers of the Arab region was globally released on November 14, 2015 at an event in Kuwait marking the commencement of #WeCanDoIt. With videos of more than 130 women from the GCC voicing their insights for future generations to emulate, this movement gathered enough support and interest in all the Middle East countries.
This initiative comes from Weoritu, an independent youth initiative from the Middle East focused on promoting positivity through various mediums of art with a global vision to generate a large scale impact.
“We aim at sparking a global movement of women voicing their positive advice to help inspire future generations and at creating encouraging vibes around the
This year's How Women Work conference themed “Connecting the Dots” is all about integration. Expanding on the theme, a video tagged #WeCanDoIt showcasing inspiring GCC women will also be shown at the conference paving the way for more conversations.
globe using the hashtag #WeCanDoIt. We are igniting the movement through our paintbrush logo which symbolises a torch for women around the world to work together in creating the future,” says Nasser Al Naama, another inspiring Qatari entrepreneur and one of the collaborators from Qatar.
“There are many untold stories of trailblazing women from the Arabian Peninsula that don't get fair representation in the media, either domestically or towards a wider global audience,” says Al Naama.
In doing this project, the spotlight was put on so many women from the region who have pushed the boundaries: a woman who at the age of 13, took on the role of the principal of a local school for girls in Saudi Arabia, to fill the need of a national to take the reins; a woman from Kuwait who pursued her education at a time when there