About International Womens Society(IWS)

Welcome to International Women’s Society!

This Society is for those International Women who are from around the globe and reside in Dubai.  I started IWS to connect the women in Dubai, local or expat, all ages (18+), ladies of leisure or professionals.

As a champion of women, one of my favourite days in the calendar is IWD.  I have been organising ‘International Women’s Day’, since 2009 and each year connecting London’s diverse women and celebrating their achievements.  It is an evening full of successful stylish women, delicious food and fabulous friends. Taking this inspiration I wanted to extend the same Greatness in delightful Dubai.

We all know that a woman’s greatest friend is another woman, so why not build great friendships, share your knowledge and experience, empower women and help guide their ambitions.

IWS aim’s to bring you interesting micro events and workshops. Ie. Experts in fashion and food, make-up master classes and style makeover’s, cultural events, health and vitality seminars, business set-up consultancy, talks by inspirational business women and fun lunches and brunches.

Our weekly meet-up is usually held on the weekend, ‘See You Saturday!’ Events are held at stylish and sophisticated venues that are intimate and friendly, where women will value each time by attending.

In addition, we have also started a Whatsaap Group for our most active IWS members, however to join this you need to attend one of the events or you can be recommended by an existing member and meet you in person.

We are here to help you and open to any suggestions you have to grow ‘Your Society’ .  We can always do with a extra pair of hands so we welcome volunteers to join our IWS Team.  If you would like to help IWS in organising any of the future events we welcome your support.

IWS look’s forward to meeting with you soon at our future events.

Love & Blessings

Maryum Sharif

IWS Founder

Maryum Sharif - Founder of IWS

I am a British Expat from London.  I was travelling for work and took a pit-stop in Dubai for a few days;  I not only fell in love with this beautiful city but also my future husband.

I married and moved to Dubai in 2013 to start a new chapter in my life.  Previously a serial Entrepreneur, CEO of Style Moguls Image Consultancy in Mayfair, a Fashion styling company,  Reporter for the BBC Asian Network, hosting elite events for my Business Club and running my own youth mentoring charity, to mention a few areas of work.

I enjoy being the Lady of Leisure and love my new home; and this glorious sunshine but my heart is most happy when i am helping my fellow female friends.  I wanted to create the same circle of Greatness in Dubai and hence IWS was born.

Only brave women can leave their life behind and start a new one in another country.  Our IWS members share the best of love and laughter by connecting new friends from around the globe.

Our meet-ups will be held at stylish and sophisticated venues that are intimate and friendly, where women will value each time by attending.

  • Maryum Sharif

    Founder of IWS

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