SUC faculty member, Dr. Sharon Mendoza-Dreisbach, was one of the keynote speakers during the recent Global Women Empowerment Summit held in Dubai. The event which was attended by speakers and authors from the UAE, UK, Germany, Italy, Cuba, Peru, Philippines, and Kenya, included a panel discussion of women CEOs. On the theme, “Defying the Odds…..Standing as One,” Dr. Dreisbach shared her experience of surviving cancer. The event’s keynote speaker was Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, Chairperson of Sheikha Jawaher Bint Khalifa Al Khalifa Foundation for Youth and member of the Board of Trustees of the World Youth Business Club.
One of the highlights of the event was the Pink Runway, a fashion show showcasing the works of three different UAE-based designers modeled by ten breast cancer patients and survivors including Dr. Dreisbach.