Balqees Al-Daghar

Balqees Al-Daghar graduated from UAE University in UAE with BSc. In Electrical Engineering in 2009. She started her career as an electrical engineer in the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai. She was actively involved on site of building and facilities projects for a year and a half. Looking for a dynamic thrive in her career, Balqees joined as a technical support engineer in the switchgear industry for 6 years with the technology leader Group Company ABB.

Balqees has been an active volunteering member in IEEE since 9 years. She was elected as student chair of IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group in UAE University. Then while on her career path, she was appointed as WIE IEEE UAE Section secretary. Her active contribution as a public relations coordinator of the Women in Engineering Science and Technology Forum (WIESTF) organizing committee in 2011 has made her win an outstanding volunteer award and she was later nominated as IEEE UAE Section Events and Public Relations chair for 2012. In her role, Balqees has managed to create a collaboration platform for both IEEE and ABB, that's when she was awarded for her notable contribution and for organizing IEEE exhibition in WETEX 2012, and IEEE UAE Section Annual Meeting.