Q&A with Rozana Mosameh
Exclusive Trusted Magazine Q&A with Rozana Mosameh,Assistant Director Marketing & Corporate Communications at Ajman Free Zone (AFZ)
How would you describe your career path?
In my 15+ years in the industry, between project management and Marketing, I have made extensive efforts in evolving my skills, being a model leader and contributing to the development of the organisations I worked in, bringing my learning experience and added value to every organisation. In the early days when I began my career, I worked mostly in project management which took me into the route of the Project Management institute leading to my certification in PMP. And since Project management is a way of life, I had then studied once again to add Marketing into my portfolio of skills and I fell in love with Marketing & Corporate Communications. Today, while I am a Marketer, project management is my way of life.
What was your most challenging experience, and it has changed your mindset? What do you think?
There are always challenges in any sector of the industry, and what matters is how you can turn a challenge into an opportunity. The most challenging experience I have faced is adapting to an organisational transformation. One has to maintain a solid and steady mindset and be ready to face the drawback that every transformational phase poses. Mitigating risks is part of a leadership role, and success can only be guaranteed if risks are identified, isolated and addressed effectively.
When you get surprised by unusual or uncertain context, what do you think?
Every new or unknown development comes as a surprise to all. There are always problems that arise in any operation, however efficient it may be. I have always said to never come with a problem, instead always look for the solution and in your career its always a learning curve as you grow and as you learn from your leaders. This all translates to life experience and learning how to cope or grow thick skin next time.
What’s the key success factor for a female entrepreneur in cross cultural context based on your experience?
We are currently in an era where women are recognised as successful entrepreneurs. They have shown a great zeal and desire to be a qualified and capable force driving a robust economic development. There are numerous factors that make women a force to reckon with, some of them
being that they are hard workers, they always work on self-improvement, they are not afraid of taking risks, and most important, they are confident in their abilities.
Based on your experience, what’s the key success factor for a female leader / manager?
As a female in a leadership position, I have always noticed that women have a lot more empathy. Mix this with a strong temperament and personality, and we get a professional with the right attitude to lead, motivate, inspire and create an inviting work culture for any organisation. I believe it's important for a female to typically establish credibility, manage up and cross organisation, and influence or inspire teams and always with kindness. Females typically have the strength, the perseverance, the ability to create women empowered workplaces, and many other characteristics that make up a FEMALE.