Iman Ben Chaibah
Iman Ben Chaibah started Sail Magazine more than 9 years ago to document the social debates and discussions in the community in a form of opinion articles, to foster knowledge growth among the youth and to represent the thought process of Emiratis to the international reader. She then expanded Sail into a publishing house for digital and print books to grow the local content on the international level, and to give more chances for writers of all genres to be published. Iman was recently appointed as the Vice President of the Emiratis Publishers Association Board.
As a result of all the efforts she’s been making, she received the UAE’s Young Digital Publisher Entrepreneur Award, was chosen as a Delegate to the International Achievement Summit in San Francisco, received the Young Entrepreneur Award from Startup Businesses magazine, and received the Arab Woman Award in Literature. Iman has also completed the elite Magazine Publishing Course in Yale University. She was also selected as a fellow in the Rosalynn Carter Journalism Fellowship in Mental Health to spread the knowledge about the issues in this domain through her magazine’s platform. Iman was also part of the UAE official delegations to different book fairs and publishing conferences across the globe such as London, Paris, Sao Paulo, and New Delhi
On the side, Iman consults different companies on their content and digital presence. She continues to be part of discussion panels and give talks in entrepreneurship, literature and publishing in the Middle East, women in business, digital publishing, mental health, and youth empowerment.