Posted on May 07, 2015

Last night, at the Melia hotel in Doha, aspirational women and men from Qatar’s community enjoyed a motivational talk given by the enigmatic entrepreneur, Esther Jacobs.

Jacobs, who is known as the “No-Excuses-Lady” is an expert in getting results with limited resources – managing to raise over $25 million for charity – and has starred in the European Survivor reality show amongst a host of other TV appearances. Her three-step process of ‘strive, struggle and shine’ helps women to break down their goals and firmly focus on leveraging their strengths to live the career of their dreams.  Jacobs believes that if you really want something, you’ll find a solution. If not, you’ll find an excuse.

Esther Jacobs inspires women 2 [].jpgWhen asked to speak about her advice for keeping your head high and your shoulders back throughout the "struggle" phase, Esther Jacobs replied: “Focus only on the things you CAN change; otherwise you’ll just lose your energy”. Her ethos clearly resonates with a wide scope of people. This inspirational event, organized by How Women Work and sponsored by Crunch Doha and the Entrepreneurs Organization, was a forerunner to the 6th annual How Women Work Conference, scheduled for Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st May 2015 at QBIC, the Qatar Business Incubation Center. 

Tickets are currently on sale online through and at The One stores in Villagio, Lagoona and Landmark malls. To discover more about the program and line-up of speakers, you can follow How Women Work conference and other activities through their website (, and the How Women Work community Facebook page.