'The Learning Curve Podcast - THE Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East. I'm delighted to introduce you to Mariam Shibib the CEO and Founder of the Pomegranate Institute, a language institute at its core but so much more than that too. Mariam story is a great example of someone who has become very clear on her purpose and her own why! Its a complex journey to get there for each of us but she's found her story and knows what her passion and direction is. Mariam is from a blended background meaning her ancestry is peppered with a number of cultures and flavours. She's part German, part Syrian and part Iraqi and her husband is from Pakistan. She has spent a lot of time in the UK and now Dubai is her home for her family and business. In this episode you will hear about Mariam's humanitarian background and how that has heavily influenced her journey. She tells us the story behind why her business is called Pomegranate institute. Its a humbling story! She shares with us how at the heart of understanding people is 'communication' and how the world would be a better place if we took the time to find the ways to communicate with each other. She tells us why Dubai was right for her business and how key moments in our lives shift our prospective and we need to be paying attention. It was a delight to listen to her story! Mariam is a warm and open story teller. Her voice is very soothing and she articulates her story so eloquently. I can't wait to spend more time getting to know her. Thank you Mariam for your hospitality. Your office space is a wonderful place to be in and your team are awesome. Thank you!