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Engr. Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi, A Role Model for Aspiring Corporate Leaders

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A Filipino quintessence of a woman of substance: an entrepreneur, a leader, an achiever, empowered woman, a community volunteer and a mother. 

A visionary career woman who rose from ranks through sheer hard work and determination- steering Geoscience Testing Laboratory to greater heights of success, Engr. Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi exudes beauty inside and out.

Jane, as she is intimately addressed by friends, is a woman of strong will, determination, strength and faith in the creator. Jane’s achievements include three master degrees on top of her educational qualifications as a certified Quality Management Systems Auditor, mentor and an educator. She finished Master Degree in Business Administration. She also holds a Master in Quality Management and a Master in Engineering Systems Management.

Being the recipient of Emirates Businesswoman of the Year award in 2008, she has been chosen as one of the Emirates Women Assessors Panel successively during the annual celebration of Emirates Women Award under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates Group and Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Airline. – Migrant Pen


Her story is featured in a coffee table book Precious Gems in a Desert of Gold. Read More: ‘Desert of Gold’ features Filipino leaders in UAE in Rappler.


IMG_3984THE BLOGGER. Ulysses Espartero is a journalist, speechwriter and publicist who traces his roots from two Philippine jewels – Laguna and Antique.  While in Dubai, he enjoyed his expat life documenting the struggles and victories of migrant workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council states. In 2014, he released Precious Gems in a Desert of Gold, the first and only coffee table book about Filipino achievers in the United Arab Emirates. Connect with him on facebook.


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