Bentley Empowers Women Leaders

The third Extraordinary Women mentorship programme inspires young female leaders in partnership with universities from the UK and Qatar.

Bentley Motors continues its commitment to empowering young female leaders with the launch of the third edition of its Extraordinary Women mentorship programme, bringing together students, universities and inspirational female pioneers from the UK and Qatar.

What sets this program apart is its focus on empowering women in fields traditionally dominated by men. Students specialising in engineering, design, technology and business are invited to participate, providing them with invaluable insights and guidance from industry experts.

This year, the programme expands its reach to include students from the University of Doha for Science and Technology in Qatar, marking a significant milestone in Bentley’s global outreach efforts. Eight students from both the UK and Qatar will be selected to embark on this transformative journey, culminating in a week-long visit to Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe, England.

President of the University of Doha for Science and Technology, Dr. Salem Al-Naemi said: “We are proud to be partnering with Bentley on this initiative. The empowerment of women is not just a necessity but a duty we owe to future generations.”

One of the programme’s highlights is the opportunity for students to engage with extraordinary women pioneers who have shattered glass ceilings in their respective fields. Past participants have had the privilege of interacting with trailblazers such as Amanda Levete (Stirling Prize-winning architect appointed CBE for her contributions to architecture), Saudi Arabia’s Mishaal Ashemimry (the first female aerospace engineer in the Gulf region) and Amna Al Hashemi (an Emirati thought leader and serial entrepreneur), whose stories inspire young women to pursue their passions fearlessly.

This year, Bentley is thrilled to welcome Sara Davies MBE to the cohort of pioneering women mentors. As the founder of Crafter’s Companion and the youngest female investor on BBC’s Dragons’ Den, Sara brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the programme.

The Extraordinary Women mentorship programme is one of many initiatives from Bentley Motors to champion gender equality, empower women globally and foster inclusion. ✤