Ameera is the founder of Weyakum (with you), a social enterprise that aims to equip UAE youth and young professionals with the skills necessary to succeed in their professional lives, contributing to the UAE Government’s vision of creating a more diversified and competitive Emirati workforce. Ameera supports Emirati youth in realizing their professional and educational aspirations whether it is pursuing their higher education at renowned academic institutions, becoming social entrepreneurs or joining international programmes such as the United Nations Young Professionals Programme.
Ameera’s experience includes working on Wall Street and the UN as well as locally with the Abu Dhabi Government at Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, the hub for entrepreneurial support and funding for UAE nationals. Her professional experiences and international network enable her to build synergies across multiple projects and organizations.
She is an avid supporter of women empowerment, social entrepreneurship, quality education and social inclusion, all of which she believes will lead to sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
Ameera holds a Masters in International Affairs with a concentration in Sustainable Economic Development from Columbia University in New York. She currently serves as the President of the Columbia Alumni Association of the UAE. As a member of the Abu Dhabi Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, she initiated and managed Understanding Ramadan a project aimed at promoting tolerance, a topic she is very passionate about.