Dubai: Two years ago when Faryal Amir had to give up her job after her second child was born, she got cut off from her usual social circle.
The Pakistani national and some of her friends decided to host a website to keep in touch. So was born the creativemumz.bravehost.com, a networking site for creative women living in Dubai and Sharjah. Now with more than 400 members who hook up regularly, the site has become an active platform for women to share their experiences and skills.
“I had a lot of free time and did not know how to use it. I felt there were more women of my ilk who cannot find venues to interact creatively,” said Faryal, a Montessori trained teacher. She says it is a very rewarding experience to meet and make new friends over the net. “We organise workshops, coffee evenings, story telling sessions for children, post our queries and seek counsel from other members,” she said.
Like Faryal, many women in the UAE are joining the cyber club in droves, joining the bandwagon of the burgeoning number of women network users.