AUI Celebrates 25 Years of Female Innovation, Leadership, and Impact


The Al Akhawayn community is glad it could hold its events alongside International Women’s Day 2020prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. This month, AUI collaborated with the No Violence Alliance (NOVA) and the Leadership Development Institute (LDI) to celebrate 25 years of female innovation, leadership, and impact at AUI. 


The month of March commenced with “Women’s Circle” sessions on campus last Thursday to engage the AUI community in a discussion about women’s rights, struggles in the workplace, and female leadership. The first session, entitled “Pressing Forward: Women in Leadership,” was led by AUI professors Wafa Elgarah and Deborah MacArthur. It featured an active discussion about attendees’ experiences in the workplace and advice for gaining leadership roles.  


During the second session, Professor Amal Idrissi, a professor of law at the University of Moulay Ismail in Meknes, covered women’s rights in the workplace. Both sessions were attended by a mix of female students, staff, faculty, and alumnae of AUI.


Following these discussions, community members and administrative departments were invited to write notes to impactful women at AUI on Friday. They were given free themed postcards to encourage each of the powerful women in their lives.