WOW Club ‘Super Women’ fair a ground-breaking event

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Time: May 09, 2018

JEDDAH — Women of Wisdom (WOW) Ladies Club recently conducted their first ever event titled ‘Super Women’ fair at Kenanah Hotel in Jeddah. The ground-breaking event was acclaimed as a giant and pioneering step by a group of enterprising women, who initiated a platform for emerging artists and talented women in Jeddah irrespective of their nationalities.

International Indian School Jeddah Girls Section Vice Principal Farah Masood inaugurated the function. Around 700 women from different walks of life visited the fair. A wide variety of stalls were set up by the thriving young artists and emerging household entrepreneurs at the event. The superb creative works of four gifted artists that were showcased at the event captivated hundreds of women visitors. Sameea Rahat, Asha Mathew, Fouzia and Sanaa Anwar were selected by the panel of WOW art critiques and invited them to exhibit their works at the event.

Twenty-two stalls have been set up to showcase diverse art works of talented women from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. These stalls ranged from geometrical art works, calligraphy, crochet works, amazing egg arts, waste crafts, jewelry designing, abaya designing, cloths designing, bottled benefits of aloe plant, and delicious varieties of food and confectioners.

Apart from the stalls and exhibitions, the WOW group also arranged an array of interesting games and interactive sessions to break the ice and let the women from different cultures blend in smoothly under one roof. On the whole, the women exclusive event has provided an amazing evening to the art and food lovers of Jeddah with interesting entertainment sessions.

WOW is a group of around 30-young and vibrant Indian women who are academically qualified and work in different fields. Most of the team members are alumni of IISJ. The group was formed a year ago through the social media platform to nurture the talents and creativity of women. There are doctors, engineers, teachers, graphic and multimedia experts and entrepreneurs among them. WOW gives a platform to all these creative and expertise group and channelize their positive vibes to bring changes in the society by empowering women.

The coordinators who made this event a great success were Fasna Zubair, Zumina Kuttyali, Rasha Noufal, Nahana Barjis, Rejina Nabeel, Shihana Shabeer, Safa Safeer, Farsana Afsal, Shamna Sanooj, Febi Shamil, Farmi Sharsad, Fathy Qadu and Shaheeba VK.

Rejina Nabeel, one of the coordinators, unveiled the team’s plans to conduct similar events in future so as to promote the talent and empower more women artists in the city. The team is now planning to hold workshops and classes across schools in Jeddah with the objective of inculcating social values and providing personality training and thus ensuring building up of a socially committed and empathetic generation.

This article was first published in Saudi Gazette

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