Amal Maher

Fellowship year

2017 - 2018

Field

Placement when a fellow

Yomken.com - Innovation Officer

Higher education

Tourism and Hotel Management, Suez Canal University

Current country of residence

Egypt

Biography

Amal Maher Tahawy graduated from the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management at Suez Canal University. She worked at AYB-SCU, a branch of AYB (Alashanek ya Baladi Association for Sustainable Development), starting as an HR employee, then becoming HR director for two years. Amal was the first female president of AYB Ismailia. The following year she became a member of AYB Association, and was responsible for supervising the Port Said branch. In addition, she worked with Takatof-SCU as a coordinator of the Tourism’s Triple Effect Team, where they worked on a project to solve the blood crisis in Egypt. Amal is a co-founder of Firan, the first student club at a tourism school in Egypt, which works on three projects: qualifying students to work in tourism clubs, tourism promotion, and discovering unknown tourist destinations in Egypt. During her work with these organizations, her communication skills were sharpened as she dealt with government officials, employees, and students. Her planning skills were also improved by learning how to manage large numbers of teams on an extensive time schedule. In having to find solutions to urgent problems, she has learned how to work effectively and efficiently under pressure.