“Entrepreneur Middle East Academy’s mission is to instill the entrepreneurial mindset in individuals and to help them think out of the box. As we were looking for an inspirational Emirati figure whose story would encourage youth in the UAE, we reached out to Amna Al Haddad. Her journey in building a resilient mindset as an Olympic Athlete inspired her to deliver an outstanding masterclass to the attendees of the “Be Bold Youth Leadership Program”. Her collaborative spirit and her fantastic personality lead to having a very engaging conversation and the feedback received from our audience exceeded our expectations. They all left inspired to go beyond their limits and capabilities. Thank you, Amna!”

Sarah Saddouk
Head of Innovation & Strategy, Entrepreneur Middle East

“We reached out to Amna Al Haddad to invite her as a speaker during our Inclusive Diversity week at Danone. We were looking for an inspiring figure who, through sharing their personal journey, would inspire our Danoners to live out fully our cultural and individual values both at the workplace and in their personal lives. From day 1, the collaboration could not have been smoother: Amna was quick to grasp the messages that we wanted to convey; she was flexible and accommodating, responsive, and professional beyond our expectations. The session – although executed via WebEx – turned out to be a great success: Amna was able to engage and pull in her audience for the full duration through interactive questions and through her genuine communication. Her truly inspiring journey was a living testimony of inclusion and diversity, courage to break boundaries, powerful collaboration, and perseverance to reach one’s goal. We could not have hoped for a better speaker. Thank you!”.


Mary Yaccoub
HR Business Partner (Lebanon, Egypt, South Africa) – Danone

“I was tasked with finding a guest speaker for our first ever graduation at my school. This was daunting, but I knew that I wanted the speaker to be someone who would motivate and inspire our young people. I can say without reservation that Amna was the best choice. Her talk at the graduation was not your average 20 minute speech from behind a podium. Amna was active, didn’t need anything to read from and was engaging the entire time. She encouraged her audience to participate which was a welcome change from the rest of the ceremony. Her speech was funny, emotional and was incredibly relevant for our young people. The staff, parents and students were delighted. Amna was so easy to work with, always answering my emails straight away and was keen to know more about the students to tailor her talk to them. I cannot thank her enough for her work that evening.”

Emmy Quinn
Assistant Director of Post-16 at GEMS FirstPoint, The Villa.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better moderator for our recent International Women’s Day event at Flow, Amna is engaging, inspiring and did a fantastic job at shaping the event. She showed great diligence in researching discussion topics and working with the panelists beforehand, ensuring topics were relevant to the speakers and continued to encourage and guide them throughout the event.”

Nicola Walsh
Marketing Manager, Jumeirah Restaurant Group.

“Our mission at the Fitness & Wellness Department at NYUAD is to inspire and support people to shift their habits and mindset, evolving into better, healthier and more fulfilled human beings. As a result of this mission, we were pleased to invite Amna Al Haddad to our campus to share her journey, in turn inspiring people to make positive changes in their own lives for the better. Amna’s relaxed, down to earth approach with plenty of “aha” and “wow” moments, helped the audience feel really connected, especially with female participants who couldn’t wait to speak with her after the seminar and have more of their questions answered. It is certain to say that the audience were positively charged on Amna’s pleasant and happy personality. We were pleased to have conducted this very successful event with Amna courageously presenting her journey, sharing her trials, tribulations and successes with us, and she undoubtedly inspired and motivated us all to walk away feeling a sense of inspiration to follow our dreams.”

Marko Mladenovic
Director of Fitness & Wellness Department, NYU Abu Dhabi

“On behalf of all of us at Darkness into Light Abu Dhabi, we wish to express our heartfelt appreciation for your involvement in making the inaugural light ball such a monumental success. Through your unceasing support and encouragement, we are facilitated in the continuation of out primary goal; raising mental health awareness in support of some of the most vulnerable people within our community. We are utterly overwhelmed by your response and wish to reiterate the fact that any and all achievements are collaborative; without you our efforts would be futile. Thank you.”

Darkness Into Light.

“Amna is an inspiration woman who doesn’t give up no matter what. She taught each and every one of us to be what we choose to be, she achieved such a huge thing in life. She has an amazing experience as an individual,”

Maryam Al Jarman
Year 8 Student at GEMS NSG.

“Amna Al Haddad inspired us with her story of breaking boundaries and making it to the UAE Olympic Squad – highlighting Collaboration as being key”

Lorraine Twig
Senior Director, Partner Strategy & Sales, EMEA, Ciena.

“Amna Al Haddad came to visit our school to talk to us about her journey from a person struggling with anxiety to the person she has become now. I was really inspired by her and I learnt a lot from her as well. One of the many things I learnt was once you have a goal, you should always be aiming towards it and that just by doing a simple step that means you’ve achieved something,”

Jawaher Kazim
Year 8 student at GEMS NSG.

“She was very empowering and inspirational woman. I enjoyed learning from her experiences. I hope that one day I become as confident as she is.”

Deima Aboamir
Year 8 students at GEMS NSG.

“Amna, where to even start. You not only showed what a strong individual is and should be, but how we can move on from a being lost with no purpose. Thank you for coming.”

Student year 8 from GEMS NSG.

“Amna is as talented a moderator as she is an athlete. On the 3 occasions that we have been lucky enough to work with Amna her consummate professionalism and attention to detail have exceeded our expectations on each and every occasion.”

Nicola Walsh
Director of Marketing, Dubai Retail

“Amna’s charisma and energy will light up any event, and her professionalism is matched only by her empathy and attention to detail. Her contribution to the launch edition of the Middle East Youth Expo was significant. Not only do we hope to work with Amna again, but we recommend her to anyone else who is looking for a fantastic speaker, moderator or panelist.”

Chris Fountain
Co-Founder of the Middle East Youth Expo

“We collaborated with Amna Al Haddad on a series of motivational talks in the UAE. Amna’s enthusiasm and ability to connect with local audiences, especially Emirati girls and athletes, was a major factor in the success of her talks. Amna was always willing to speak to participants offline to answer participants’ questions. Her story of resilience and determination is why she is an inspiration to all Emiratis.” 

Public Affairs
U.S. Consulate in Dubai

فخورين بالملهمة والرائدة الإماراتية آمنة الحداد ألهمت لاعباتنا الرياضيات والجمهور خلال الجلسة الحوارية المؤثرة والتي لاقت صدى إيجابي، وتعاون المؤسسة مع آمنة الحداد كان له أثر تحفيزي مختلف بشخصيتها النابضة وخلفيتها المذهلة والتي ساهمت بشكل كبير في الرد على استفسارات لاعبات نادي الشارقة الرياضي للمرأة وجمهور الجلسة الحوارية والمتابعين لمؤسسة الشارقة لرياضة المرأة

إدارة الاتصال المؤسسي

مؤسسة الشارقة لرياضة المرأة

“In one of the first virtual NYUAD Sport’s Majlis, we invited Amna to speak to our community about her journey. Amna discussed difficult issues helping to foster understanding, empathy, and a collective path forward. Amna’s willingness to be genuine and vulnerable is evidence of the strength she has in lifting up others, raising awareness, and highlighting important societal matters.”   

Peter W Dicce
Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Athletics, NYU Abu Dhabi

“We hosted our first virtual session in April and Amna was our first speaker in our virtual session. Amna is such an amazing and inspiring speaker. We are really honored and grateful to have worked with her and feature her story in our Women’s Majlis Series. Her level of professionalism and how she puts her heart in everything that she does is admirable. During the session, Amna shared her experience with us and how it is important to “Believe in Yourself”, set your goals and work at your own pace to achieve your dreams. Her positive energy all throughout the session resonates with her character which the participants really loved, even virtually.

Thank you Amna, YOU are Awesome!”

Cherry Mendoza

Project Coordinator, Dubai Future Foundation

It was a wonderful opportunity to communicate with Amna Haddad and e-meet her. She was a source of inspiration and a real example of the strength of women in the Middle East sports community. I hope that my daughter will have the same strong personality and passion to be a champion!”

Session Attendee,
Medical Science Liaison, Danone

“Amna Al Haddad is an inspiration to all of us! Her inclusive and diverse experiences, and how it has touched so many lives, is an absolute testament of resilience! I appreciated the fact that her story is more about the journey and not the end result!”

Session Attendee,

IS IT Account Manager, Danone