For this month’s issue, our cover star Fatma AlMheiri delivered a double dose of elegance, poise and beauty.
She wears many hats, from being the Founder & Creative Director of Venus The Label to Communications Manager at Museum of the Future, she manages to carry out each role with integrity.
Seen in a brand that closely resonates with her value, the Emirati creative was fiercely female in Tiffany & Co’s Hardwear collection, to represent a brand whose true DNA remains unwavering season after season and is similar to what she stands for.
To understand more, Emirates Woman spoke to AlMheiri to delve into what integrity means to her.
How does integrity show up in your life with those you know?
This question put a big smile on my face. I cannot stop but think of the people that are currently in my life and how they are far beyond blessings. I actually have a very dear friend, who only brings positivity into my life. That on its own is always a beautiful addition. Integrity for me can come in many forms whether it’s small actions or certain words. If I was to however emphasise one thing it would have to be always keeping promises to others even if it means making an effort to do so. I also value trust and would never want anyone to share another person’s secrets with me, this is a specific point I look out for when a new person comes into my life. It is of great importance to me that the conversations we have about honesty, and how we let our actions speak for who we are and what we believe in are always in the very fabric of my relationship with the people around me. I’ve been recently crossing paths with people who tell me how proud they are of me, and that makes me strive to do even better. It means a lot when someone doesn’t know you on a deeply personal level yet sees what you have achieved and praises you for it.
How do you operate with integrity in your life?
I work really hard to practice what I preach. For example, I’m always one to keep promises and you can see that through my loyalty to my friends and family. In my professional life, I’m always ready to do the work I was trusted to complete. Respecting others’ opinions even when I don’t agree with them and learning to be the bigger person is another way I try to operate with integrity. Having integrity makes me feel confident as I believe in everything I stand for.
This is The Integrity Issue, what does integrity mean to you?
It’s a way of living. You always need to do the right thing even when no one is looking. That’s what truly matters. At the end of the day, it’s just you and yourself. Treating people with respect, helping others, never letting the situations modify your actions, and decisions in life, staying committed, implementing trust and being honest to yourself and everyone is something that you should always carry with you.
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