Posted on March 03, 2019

In celebration of International Women’s Day, W Doha announces another What She Said panel discussion with some of the nation’s most successful women in the art industry. The What She Said panel– Art: Truth, Tales and Triumphs - features four Qatari women who will share their wonderful journeys and what it takes to be an artist or filmmaker in the Middle East today.

The inspiring panel of speakers includes Bouthayna Al Muftah, a visual artist whose work has appeared in Mathaf, Amal Al Muftah, filmmaker, whose film 'Smicha' was screened at Cannes Film Festival in 2017 as part of the ‘Made in Qatar’ Series andHend Fakhroo, Writer and Director - known for her first short film, His Name (2012), screened at the Festival de Cannes, the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, and the River Film Festival and Abeer Al Kuwari, an artist who emerged in the field of photography and she is first member of Qatar’s Women Photography Association.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Boutaïna Azzabi Ezzaouia, the Senior Engagement Producer and Facebook Lead at Al Jazeera English.

The event is set to take place on Wednesday, 13th of March 2019 at 7PM in The Great Room at the W Doha Hotel.Thefour speakers will provide guests with an inside look into their lives, how they overcame both personal and professional obstacles and their advice for other women;creating a dialogue that will inspire and motivate women of all ages to never be afraid to chase their dreams. Following the panel, guests will then be invited to join Bouthayna Al Muftah as she leads an interactive and hands-on art activitythrough Origami. Ladies will learn first-hand from Bouthayna the art of Origami and its historic significance.

Previous What She Said panel discussions spurred buzz and excitement in the local community by featuring local women who have not only shaped the Qatari scene but have also prevailed in their respective fields on a global level. W Doha wants to blow women away with thrilling activities where they can get together to inspire and motivate one another now and for the long-term. Women continue to be an integral part of the art industry and have left their marks wherever they go, and this is one more conversation that proves nothing is impossible – a conversation not to be missed!

Wassim Daaje, General Manager at W Doha said, “We are very excited to host a thirdWhat She Said conversation for the women of Doha. Due to the extremely high turn out from the previous two panels, we knew that we had to host another panel discussion sooner than later. I am confident that the ladies of Doha are dedicated and hardworking, so we wanted to create a platform for them where they can exchange advice and motivate each other to grow beyond their expectations. We’re positive that this discussion will be just as thrilling and inspiring as the first two panels.”

What She Said featuresdistinguished women from across the worlds of fashion, music, fitness, media, art and more. It is a platform, which empowers them to share their personal stories in an uncensored, free spirited W style that will inspire their audience. The event is open to women only and limited spots are available. To join the conversation and reserve your spot, please email [email protected].

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