The expo also provides opportunities for 15 female interns from different backgrounds. UAE women hold the most important positions in work industry as planned by UAE authority to close the Gender gap. Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and director-general of the Expo 2020 office, holds the most important executive position in the expo project. Three Emirati women also occupy the position of vice president, Hayat Shamsaldin, VP for Art and Culture Affairs, and Maha Al Gergawi, VP for International Participants Affairs, and Aliaa Al Ali, VP of Schools Programme. Amal Al-Badawi holds a bachelor’s degree in Media and Journalism from UAE University in Al Ain and worked for eight years in marketing and communication. She joined the expo to work in the communication department, as well as the strategy and crisis management department. Maryam Al Safran, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania who joined the expo in 2017, is the director of the Expo Schools Programme
Aisha Al Marzouki, a graduate of Zayed University, who specialises in environment and sustainability sciences, works for the sustainability department at the expo. “We are engaging the community through collaboration with schools, government and private institutions and community members so that the concept of sustainability is disseminated more widely as we aim to use Expo 2020 as a global engine for sustainability,” she said.