By Sandhya D’Mello
Khaleej Times, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Entrepreneur Sonia Satham says the “Panacea Medical and Wellness Centre” is a multi-specialty healthcare facility in the UAE that offers services in general medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and pathology.
The UAE has a number of organizations that empower and encourage women and the Dubai Business Women’s Council (DBWC) in particular provides a great platform for you to connect to other businesses, says Sonia Satham, co-founder, Panacea Medical and Wellness Centre, a multi-specialty clinic in Umm Hurair, Dubai, that focuses on preventive health alongside treatment.
Sonia recommends the DBWC platform for budding entrepreneurs as it has helped her scale the heights of success in the UAE.
She vouches for the support given by the UAE to women entrepreneurs. “The DBWC recently launched a mentoring program to celebrate the Year of Zayed; I feel this effort by the DBWC is very unique to the UAE. It helps you listen to success stories, get advice from peers and attend training workshops in areas of your business that you are not familiar with.”
The Panacea Medical and Wellness Centre is a seven-year-old multi-specialty healthcare facility with a focus on both the preventive and curative aspect of ailments. The centre offers services in general medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, reproductive medicine and infertility, vaccinations and pathology.
The centre’s dental department caters to cosmetic and general dentistry, periodontics, implantology and orthodontics cases.
Sonia recalled how after spending a number of years in her previous job in a marketing and PR role, she felt she had stopped growing and wanted to learn about new trends in her field. “I took a sabbatical and went to the UK to study corporate communications at Manchester Business School. Other than my degree, I also gained a lot of new perspectives in that one year that I stayed away from home and family. I had always admired people who were entrepreneurs and ran their own businesses but never got the chance to do it myself.