If you're a people manager and you have an opportunity to take part in a project or experience, work or non-work related, that puts you in a setting where you are not a leader, I highly encourage you to take it. At a minimum, you will develop more empathy and be more capable and willing to build authentic connection with your team.
To those of you who are burgeoning leaders, I urge you to take some time to think about your strengths and weaknesses, and how the way your life has shaped you as a person impacts the way you lead your teams. It's important to understand all dimensions of ourselves and how they can help us be successful in leadership roles.
If the MENA region is to recognize the potential economic windfall of women's employment, it is crucial that more young women enter and remain in the workforce. Fortunately, recent research points to concrete actions that employers, NGOs, governments and young women themselves can adopt to help more young women enter and stay at work.