Skip to main content

Muna proves a woman can win….

Muna Al Balushi
Muscat, (Oman): It is a rare feat for an Arab woman. But Muna Al Balushi handles her complex job in insurance at ease. A mother of two kids, Muna balances both professional and personal life in balance.

Muna is a perfect example of how a better education helps Arab women to get into a plum career. Muna Al Balushi is now an Assistant General Manager with Oman United Insurance Company. Her tryst with Oman United Insurance Company has a history of 15 years she was working with. But success was not a cakewalk for Muna. There is loads of hard work, determination and passion behind it.

From the childhood onwards she had an ambition to be a working woman. So when she completed basic education, soon Muna joined with a company and started a humble beginning with her career. But she realized that only better education will bring good jobs. So she took a decision to study more in order to be a better professional. She joined for her management study and completed her Diploma in Business Administration.

Later she completed her Masters of Science (MSC) in Insurance Risk Management and bagged a scholarship from British Council to study Advanced Diploma offered by Chartered Insurance Institute in the UK. Muna travelled to Britain while she was pregnant with her first baby. But all her hard work for gaining professional knowledge in Insurance has paved the way for a meaty job in Oman United Insurance Company.

Now she thanked her family for their support. Her parents always stood as a strong pillar behind all her decisions. Afterwards, she got a husband with wide understanding..All these positive family background helps her to pursue her dreams without any impediment.

Now Muna Al Balushi enjoys her work with Oman United Insurance Company. She likes both friendly higher officials and hardworking juniors. And she thinks that still has a lot of depth lies with the subject Insurance.

She is a perfect example of a successful woman. And she says that if work hard a woman can achieve any feat in life. "If a woman wants to do something in her life, wants to achieve something, she will definitely acquire it. She has to be ambitious to become something in her life. Today's women are confident and regardless of the family pressure, hindrances or kids, they can definitely achieve glory by balancing both their professional and personal lives."- Muna says.

And like her life, she wants to allow her children to grow as their wish. "Some mothers do force their children to follow a line which they wanted for themselves. But I believe that my children should choose on their own of what they are good at and what they would want to do with their lives. I don't want to enforce my decisions on them. I was never forced to do anything in my life. I was lucky to have very understanding parents. So, I will be the very same to my kids."- Muna sums up her ambition on children.


Popular posts from this blog

Astronomy in the Arab world discussed at AUS

Sharjah, (UAE): American University of Sharjah (AUS) held a high-impact seminar entitled Steps for an Arab Astronomy Renaissance at its campus on May 14, 2014. The event, which was held in partnership with Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and the Dubai Astronomy Group (DAG), drew a large audience comprising students, faculty members, university officials as well as members of the public.

The seminar, which was hosted by Mohammed Yahia—editor ofNature Middle East and a prominent science journalist who also represented Nature Arabic Edition, a scientific publication in Arabic by Nature Publishing Group—was a follow up on the article on the state of Arab astronomy published earlier in Nature by Dr. Nidhal Guessoum, Professor of Physics and Associate Dean, College of Arts and Science. The event featured a number of exciting presentations, including an engaging review of the state of Arab astronomy by Dr. Guessoum.

Commenting on the importance of seminars such as these throughout the region, Ya…

Cisco to train Omani graduates in Amsterdam

Muscat, (Oman): Cisco Systems has announced it is to select graduates from colleges and universities in Oman for a two-year training abroad, Muscat Daily , an English Daily from Oman, has reported.

This is part of Cisco mission of helping Oman to utilise its potential in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector through its training programmes. “We will receive applications till the end of this month and the shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in May. Those selected will begin their training in Amsterdam in July,” said Iyad al Chammat, general manager of Cisco Systems in Yemen, Oman and Afghanistan. The company is also offering a six-month internship programme in Oman for third and fourth year students, he said.

“In Oman, we are paying back to the community through our academies. We have 20 academies in the sultanate, including those at the Sultan Qaboos University, Higher College of Technology, and CAS,” Chammat said.

Al Chammat also noted that Cisco has 20 ac…

Why You Should Not Opt For IIT Bombay

This article is written by IITians in theblog

If asked to compare IIT Bombay to IIT Delhi, most students say that the difference is negligible. Both are in metropolitan cities with good options for hostels, PG accommodations, food and entertainment. Cultural activities are equally good as is the faculty and study methodology. Even placements at the two IITS are amongst the best in the country. Yet figures indicate that the top JEE rank holders prefer Computer Science Engineering at IIT Mumbai rather than IIT Delhi. But, we are here to tell you when and why you can avoid IIT Mumbai.

Mumbai IIT was earlier placed in the suburbs, away from the crowds, giving IITians the space and peace to pursue their career goals. Today the area in Powai is surrounded by high rise building, malls and traffic snarls, bringing with it all the clatter and patter of a metropolitan hub. Just like the population and popularity of Powai and its neighbouring areas has grown, so has the quality of education at thi…