Maryam Al Subaiey
Maryam is a writer and entrepreneur. She has founded Q Talent, which supports local talent and create awareness about creative industries; UChange, a Qatari youth initiative; and Qatar Together, which encourages youth to achieve the Qatar 2030 goals. She created a documentary about home businesses run by women, which was shown at the ALWANEE 2012 summit in Jordan. She was also part of a team that broke a world record by giving the biggest Arabic reading lesson ever in April 2014. She won first place in the professional category of the 2014 Al-Fikra competition for Q Talent. She has previously worked as Director of Programs and Creation for Qatar Television, and has published several books for children in Arabic. She has also published a collection of poems, Gathering the Tide: An Anthology of Contemporary Arabian Gulf Poetry.