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November 15, 2018

Farah Al Qaissieh is an Emirati social entrepreneur and motivational speaker, she holds a Bachelors of Finance from Zayed University.

Farah launched Stutter UAE in 2013 to raise awareness and support people who stutter through various workshops and events.

UAE based accelerators have brought in her expertise to support and mentor local startups. Her engagements include ‘e7 banat al emarat’ that works on supporting young women in developing social initiatives across the country in various fields.

In 2016, Farah was featured in a book chapter titled “Game Changers: How Women in the Arab World Are Changing the Rules and Shaping the Future”.

In 2017, a short film documentary ‘Just Another Accent’ premiered at the Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner and Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden; shedding light on Farah’s journey with Stutter UAE.

In 2018, Farah was awarded the Abu Dhabi Award; the highest civilian medal and recognition granted by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.