Popy, Detroit asked Soha Jawabreh, Dubai Government Human Resources Department

AddedTuesday, February 26, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Workplace an college climate for Muslim women
I'm a Muslim and will be pursuing a career in the engineering field. Any advice pertaining to what kind of environment I should be expecting in college or at a workplace? Thank you. [:
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  • Soha Jawabreh , Dubai Government Human Resources Department
    Answered Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 8:35 AM
    Being a Muslim women and working as an engineer is not an obstacle at all. There are too many Muslim women and engineers around the world, and they proved to the world that women can do a lot in all fields and in Engineering field as well .. Like Eng. Mariam Al Thani - past IEEE Section Chair in UAE. You need to focus on your education and work hardly to prove that women engineers can do a lot to the world whether you are a Muslim or not :)
  • Zahra Khan , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Answered Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 4:22 PM
    In terms of an academic or workplace environment, you shouldn't have any issues being Muslim.
    
    Social challenges in college are the same regardless of which field you are in such as finding a social circle that maybe is not that much into partying etc. 
    
    But I've experienced zero discrimination as a Muslim during my time in college and in the workplace.