September 25, 2023


Leader in aviation education for the past 15 years, Sofema Online is providing professionals in the field worldwide with its exclusive Leadership Scholarship Program.¬† Individuals from various aviation domains have already benefited from our¬† Program. For a second year, we have invested over ‚ā¨ 50,000 in the future of aviation leaders. 100 applicants were admitted and some of them are already practicing their newly acquired leadership skills.

In a male-dominated industry, such as aviation, women`s Success Stories cannot go unnoticed. One of the first to complete the Leadership Scholarship this year is Eman Mandeel  Рan Aircraft Maintenance Engineer in Bahrain. She is sharing her feedback on the Program. Read her Success Story. 

1. How did you find out about the Leadership Scholarship Program?
 I received an email from SOFEMA inviting me to be a part of their Aviation Leadership Scholarship Program. The program’s reputation for nurturing future leaders in aviation management drew my attention. After conducting thorough research, I was convinced of its merit and decided to pursue this excellent opportunity.
2. Which aviation area are you working at  Рposition/company?
 Presently, I am a part of the CAMO (Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization) team at MAE Aircraft Management in Bahrain. My role within the organization primarily involves overseeing the airworthiness of the aircraft in our fleet, ensuring they comply with regulatory requirements, and optimizing maintenance procedures.
3. What can you implement in your working practice from the studies?
The studies conducted through the SOFEMA Leadership Scholarship Program offer valuable insights into leadership, management, and strategic decision-making in the aviation sector. From this program, I aim to implement several practices in my daily work, including effective communication strategies for team leadership, improved risk management techniques, and a more comprehensive understanding of regulatory compliance.
4. What skills/knowledge did you obtain from the Leadership Program, and which course do you expect to be the most useful in your career?
The Leadership Program has equipped me with a range of skills and knowledge crucial for advancing my career in aviation management. Courses on aviation regulations, safety management systems, and strategic planning stand out as particularly beneficial. These skills and knowledge will undoubtedly empower me to excel in my current role and, as I aspire, to attain a managerial or senior managerial position in the aviation industry.
In summary, the SOFEMA Leadership Scholarship Program has been an instrumental opportunity for enhancing my skills and knowledge, aligning perfectly with my ambitions in the aviation field. I am confident that the program’s teachings will have a lasting positive impact on my career.

We are grateful for Eman`s feedback and experience.

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