Visual impairment not a hindrance to unlocking potential

Sheikha Al Jassasi

Sheikha Al Jassasi is the first visually impaired Omani to earn a Master’s degree in business administration from the UK’s University of Bedfordshire. Al Jassasi was determined to achieve her ambitions and quests of pursuing higher education and launching her own business in the face of unimaginable obstacles. Growing up, she always felt that she was different from her peers and people treated her differently. However, thanks to the unconditional love and support of her family, she was able to turn her disability into a triumph for herself and for the visually impaired community in her society. Her latest project, Podcast Noor, supports the visually impaired community and provides them with the necessary tools to break barriers.

About the Speaker

Sheikha Al Jassasi
Motivational Speaker

Sheikha Al Jassasi is one of the most inspiring Omani women, whose unwavering determination, ambition and love of learning surpassed everyone’s expectations, including her own. She is the first visually impaired Omani woman to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from  Bedfordshire University, UK. Prior to that, Al Jassasi earned a degree in translation from Sultan Qaboos University. 

Al Jassasi is an ambitious woman who continues to inspire others to unlock their potential and overcome personal challenges. Al Jassasi is committed to changing the world’s stigma and attitudes linked to disability.