To Mayar Darwish, the Women Take the Lead Network has been both eye-opening and empowering. She is planning to share her experience with her team of women at Pepsico.
By Rasmus Bøgeskov
It was the prospect of exchanging professional experiences, knowledge, and opinions with Danish and Egyptian young women leaders that prompted Mayar Darwish to join the Women Take the Lead Network. She herself works as marketing manager at Pepsico and she was expecting that her Danish counterparts would be telling very different stories about their carrers since Scandinavia is known for having made headways when it comes to gender equality and women’s rights.
“But it really stunned me how many similarities there were between us. Of course, we are all humans and at the core we are the same. But I had expected that the differences in our background and life styles would show clearly. I wouldn’t have thought we had so similar experiences in our lives,” Mayar Darwish says.