Dr. Isha Farha Quraishy Mrs. UAE United Nations 2023
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Dr. Isha Farha Quraishy Mrs. UAE United Nations 2023.
Full name: Dr. Isha Farha Quraishy
Title/Year: Mrs. UAE United Nations 2023
Previous Titles: Mrs. Universe 2019 - Solidarity, Mrs. Middle East Universe 2019, Mrs. International 2018
Pageant System: United Nations Pageant
Education Level: Doctorate
Zodiac sign: Aries
Hobbies: International Speaker , Tech- Host , Artist, Actor, Professional Classical Dancer.
Years competed: 13 years in technology
Countries visited: Middle East ,Paris , India , China
Likes: Spread Positivity and Accept Positivity
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Please tell us about yourself.
Isha is Dubai based, a well-known personality who contributed to UAE through her versatile Skills, talents and intellect. She had received several recognitions and awards Internationally and widely known for her personality who equally successful in her passion and profession. She is known as "The Beauty Queen with Intellect of UAE ". She is Metaverse & Web 3.0 Innovation Evangelist, Founder and CEO of IFQ Foundation, also working as Middle East Business Head in a well-known Enterprise company. She was formerly working as a Practice Head for cloud and Infrastructure, and also Strategic PMO in World's Largest Education Company - developing Education technology using Emerging technologies. Isha is a Doctorate, Post Graduate with several Technology certifications and 13+ yrs. of Experience as a technology specialist in UAE and India, worked with World enterprise companies likes HP , VMware, EMC, Microsoft, Wipro , Infosys, GEMS Education, Finesse and currently with SDLC.
Isha is a Professional Classical Dancer, Acted in Bollywood /Regional Movies and always supported UAE as a Celebrity Speaker & Guest endorsing many Conferences, Events and Shows*. She is also an Actress, Model, International Speaker, TV host, Professional Dancer, Artist and Philanthropist. She is true inspiration for Womanhood - who proves through her life going beyond and above through her extraordinary talents in her Art, Technology, Social Activities and Fashion all at same time.
Isha focused on Education technology with a mission to make education accessible to Every single child on the planet. Isha has been developing an advanced technology platform for empowering people with special needs. Isha Runs Workshops and classes for People of determination.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Please tell us about your education.
I'm Doctorate in Technology (D-tech) specialized on Ed-tech and post-graduated in science. I have also done an additional courses in Bio Informatics and SAS software in clinical research. Moreover, during my professional journey I have completed several technology certifications from EMC, VMware, Microsoft, ITIL and a certified PMP professional too.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What does women Empowerment means to you?
Everyone speaks about Women Empowerment, but for me, “Empowerment is self-realization” -realizing one’s worthiness.
There are two kinds of people in the world - Leaders and Followers. Leaders are the one who set themselves as example for rest of the world, while Followers follow them. But, a real leader is the one who transforms that follower in to another leader. So, when I say Women empowerment, first it should start from self - Once you identify your Worthiness , the “X” factor or element in you - you become the leader and you are empowered yourself, and you are the one now to empower others. Only a self-empowered woman can empower a whole community. Only she can uplift and raises her sisterhood in to an ultimate stage.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Tell us about your pageant history.
The State Level pageant in 2017 was an eye opener to my presence on ramp. I must say my sincere thanks to my dearest friend Divya who ignited my confidence to participate in pageant. Subsequently this event paved the path to National and International pageant as well. I directly participated at Miss and Mrs. International in 2018 and I won the Title Crown and Mrs. International 2018 along with best Talent and best Smile subtitles.
Being Mrs. International - I realized how my life changed 360 degree where my voice is heard. Whole of womanhood started looking at me as an inspiration and being an international face of Dubai also gave me much pressure and sense of responsibility towards the society and community that I live in.
Mrs. International gave me direct entry to both Mrs. World and Mrs. Universe to represent Middle East in 2019. And I chose to go at Mrs. Universe and became the first ever candidate and set a history from entire middle east to represent among 92 countries. After my Solidarity title winning at Mrs. Universe 2019-20, I realized value of my talent, ability and skills to improve the life of others, especially for the people of determination. I have been involved in social activities, empowerment initiatives since my school days. I found Mrs UAE United Nations being a platform for not just a cute beauty face or show piece - I found more respect and beauty with a purpose here. I realize this platform recognizes Women of a Content, Women of Intellect and Women who willing to give back to society. During my journey for People of determination, I feel there is a lot more for me to give back to the society, I'm moving ahead aligning myself to 4 (out of 17) important Sustainability goals of UN. Quality Education, Good Health, Gender Equality and Sustainable Living, The IFQ group has been established on these pillars of Sustainability. Mrs. UAE United Nation will surely give me more power and visibility to fulfill my mission.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What inspired you to do your first pageant?
Pageants often take face value for the word “beauty”. People conveniently ignore the intelligence factor while focusing more to glamour. However, I felt being a crown winner is never an easy journey, but it’s a journey to start another hard journey, while you are building self-responsibility, setting yourself as an example for the world. The most inspiring factor for me at pageant is the way you build your self-confidence, realizing the X factor within you and how you utilize this power to support the people who look up to you. More the power you are more responsible.
I love this journey when you hear success stories and inspirational testimonials from the people who are inspired by your activities, your life and the way you face and overcome the challenges in life. Every success story has a pain to say, and it inspires me to live for it.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?
As I mentioned earlier, Mrs. UAE United Nation defines the pageant in a different angle. It more emphasis on Beauty with a purpose, it gives women utmost respect and chose the women who have contributed to the society in different ways and lived their life to that expectation. It is more than a glamour, it stays for the purpose - purpose to save the society and Mankind. Me being a Mankind Volunteer and Philanthropist, I feel Mrs. UAE United Nation is the right platform and the most precious Crown to wear for my journey ahead to support my Country and the World. If I could give back at least 10% to the society that will be my success, if I could inspire at least 10 people that will be my success, or if I could change the life of One that will be my success.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about?
Pageant is about finding the right Women icon for the World to influence the people positively. You are judged by the way you carry yourself, your confidence, your behavior and how well aware are you about the society you are living inn. And How capable are you for making a positive impact to the society. All pit together is what defined as your personality, your IQ and intelligence and Emotional intelligence. It clearly talk about your inner beauty than your skin color. You as a person is being judged 360 degree.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What makes your director different from others?
I do not have a director in my country, I am making an history from Arab world once again representing UAE first time at United Nations Pageant. I am super proud. However, next year onwards I would continue to support my sisterhood as UAE National director for UAE United Nations Pageant in my country who are capable of being at this platform to make the change for the world.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are you being judged on during the competition?
As I mentioned earlier, you are judged by your personality, your level of confidence, you as a person inside out beyond your cast creed, religion, geographies or nationality. It's about finding the iconic women for the world.
A pageant participant need to meet certain criteria's well before joining the contest. Which includes how knowledgeable or how well aware of the society around you. A women should have opinion about every single thing under the sun, it’s not about right or wrong answers - its all about what you think about it, you take on that subject. Another criteria is about how well are you attached with your country, and how are you taking your going to portray your country in front of the world. Most importantly, what's your take away from the whole platform, and how are you going to carry your power and title in a responsible way to change the world positively. Now all this comes with your discipline factor, your behavior, your attitude.
Glamour or beauty is defines here purely on your personality than a skin show, United Nations pageant stands out in that a way as it emphasis women as a content not as a material.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Tell us about your experience during the competition.
My biggest take away from my last world finals at Mrs. Universe is that - you are able to validate yourself, your worthiness, and where do you stand when you meet the beauty brains across world. That gave me a total change in my confidence and self-awareness, you realize how strong you are, how talented you are and how skilled and beautiful inside out you are. This validation also give you room to understand your negatives, the areas to improve. When you are your own criticizer, it is the best lesson to learn and that make you even refined better version of you.
The grooming and training session we go through in each pageant is totally different from others, and so it's an opportunity to learn different things from different countries, different culture and ethnicity and every single day turn out to be a new learning. Now most importantly you get to see sisterhood from all parts of the world, that’s so amazing beautiful time spend and some of them are still dear to my heart since then and we support each other for each other's journey online, offline, conduct webinars, seminars, conferences, endorsements and orcs support each other and drive business as well. So the friendship or the bond you create from such platform stays for life its so amazing to see each other growth and we remain friends forever. We are planning a biggest pageant show for all the previous year's winners from Mrs. Universe from our year - and that goanna be a milestone when every single person walking will be a showstopper herself.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Who would you recommend your system to?
I would recommend to those iconic women who have spark in them to be a game changer for the world, who is willing to give, who can drive a community. It's is also equally important to choose the right candidate as any power is like a weapon - its so important how you use it, The crown is like a power - now it should be given to the hands of most deserving and right leader.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for.
My latest campaigns are moving in line with 4 most important suitability goals of United nation.
Sustainable living .
My most focused and wide moment is a combination of 1st two sustainability goals. I'm using my technology platform to empower People of determination. I strongly believe in teaching fishing to satisfy the hunger for life time than giving one time fish and satisfy hunger once. Which means, to make determined capable of driving their on life independently. To make them sufficient enough to make their living. I work with few Foundations and training centers for People of determination conducting and driving Robotic and coding sessions, art training, skilled based training for them to develop their own ways of living, and improve their mental capacity.
In IFQ , we are also developing education technology specifically focused on Special needs. The training system and technology equipment to improve the life's of determined. We also have robots and Avtar buddies and trainers, that can act as companion for special needs to manage and interact and help their daily day to da activities using AI. And We have found a unbelievable change in their life style and interaction and also they feel they are accompanies and more open without a fear.
I also work with some scientists and research lab in developing tools to capture the brain waves of autistic, to predict and guide them on their next step, It gives you analytics and understand us to predict on their moves well before the action. I'm developing an Learning operating system that will address the Special needs first time in the history of technology.
Using Health tech - we are also building Medical University and Health cities in parallel virtual world that will change the world to all new perspective and the good health will turn to reality. I'm also part of Africa & India moment for Tribal women heath and Maternity care.
Coming to Gender Equality - I am driving a campaign for Women in tech, to help more womanpower in to leadership positions and tech being one such platform to give them most comfortable career. And lastly the sustainable living, we are working towards reducing the carbon footprints through technology implementations.
Many more confidential projects and campaigns are lined up which is really exciting and I'm sure world will wait for it to be launched. 2019, I have done heavy campaigns for Domestic Violence and Child abuse, and I'm glad its impact is still persist in the region.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What appearances have you done with your title?
More than a celebrity, my country know me as a Women leader or a people person, because I was always among common people, penetrate into their crown tried to be one among them. I am the founder of Women's Forum - WMF, Ambassador for Global Tolerance faces for World Leaders forum Dubai and got opportunity to be part of numerous Humanitarian movements like Care to feed, we woman worldwide, Unites states of Women etc. Now looking forward to be Voice of Youth 2030 with Sustainability goals of United Nations.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are some of your achievements?
Doctorate in Technology - D TECH - Ed-tech 2022
Diplomatic Mission GLOBAL PEACE UN – Her Excellency 2022
Good Will Ambassador - Diplomatic Mission Global Peace - UN 2022
Certified National Human Rights Commission 2022
Certified National Commission for Women 2022
The Ambassador - Global tolerance face 2019 by World Leader's Forum Dubai
The Global Woman Icon 2020
IOT - The Women of Content 2022
Top 50 Inspiring Women UAE 2021
The She Awards Global 2022
The Inspirational woman 2020
The Women leaders to look up to in 2022
The Model of the Year 2020
The Corona Warrior supporting COVID Resilience during Pandemic
The Life Style Influencer Award 2022
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls?
My definition for beauty is all about a person's personality which is closely linked with her attitude, behavior and the way she treat others. Women is always a symbol of Goddess and mother, which means the warmth and comforts that she radiates out defines her beauty. I always feel, I stand out not just because of my skin or how symmetrically perfect and measured the body is, rather the positivity and attitude that you spread across. My Ability to speak and confidence that I carry always gave be a step above when it comes to any crowd.
I'm all the more proud and happy that, people love my company and presence and the trust and long bond that I create in life is always my treasure and success factor throughout my life. I believe I am the best, its that you believe about yourself will be perceived by others around you. How you see yourself, is how others look at you as.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner.
That will be my Dream come true moment - as a Title winner of Mrs. United Nations 2023 . Which will bring all the sense of responsibility and my duty to fill that title and do justice to the crown I wear. I will be thankful to god almighty, my mentors, trainers, my parents and family, my friends, my completer crew and team and all the more to my people across world and my country . It can only be possible with the love and support of all these put together, that can be the driving factor of my success any moment. Now, my next step will be to uplift the people of determination to an ultimate platform, this title will give me all the support I need from world to work for this noble cause.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?
For me Beauty Queen portrays a perfect Women Iconic figure for the World to look up to. Beautiful inside out, the one who have the power and ability to drive a mass community to stand as a leader, influence the generation and community. Every single act or word you speak is taken with utmost respect and your followers follow you, and so its again My responsibility to set examples, and cannot miss anything in your life by ignorance, rather need to be very careful about every single thing that you do in your life. I also believe, a Beauty Queen completed being a perfect daughter, mother, wife, sister, a social volunteer and a professional women hats at same time.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: How did competing in pageants helped your life?
As I mentioned earlier, be being a normal women among 1000s doesn’t help for my voice to be heard or create a wave among the world, rather every feathers I achieved in my pageants gave more power, more strength and more confidence to make the waves and impact and influence positively.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: How did pageants helped your self-esteem and body image?
I truly do not believe a Pageant is all about body show or body imaging. It's about the personality showcasing. Self discipline, and self-care just comes as a part of it. When it comes to self-esteem - Yes! It has completely changed the way the world look at me. However, I am totally against towards the people who portray women as a material or a showcase doll. Beauty with brain concept is often difficult thing for the public to accept even now when it comes to women, even after the 20 - 30 years of effort through the Beauty pageant, world is still reluctant to accept the intellect of a women. Today if you look at the politics, business and media most of the instinctual and creative brains are women, and that proved and brought more revenue compared to men.
A women by DNA is a project manager, finance manager, strategist, analyst, a great coordinator. Leader solution provider and multi tasker. But her skill to be utilized at right place than between 4 walls of her home.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel?
When you truly inspires your sister hood, it’s a kick of satisfaction that triggers your body and mind. When you realize if you could change someone's life 1%, that gives the eternal joy, and give the urge to do and contribute more and more for the people. It's always the inspirational story of people like us help them come of out their traumas, help them to be focus oriented, inspires them to be independent and many a times gave courage to raise voice again the injustice. However, its their word, their love, their care and most importantly when you realize you are the reason for their success - that spark inspires me in turn to do more and more and push hard myself to even overcome most complex situations. Me as a woman also have faced giving up situations, but when you see your people looking up to you with all hope and expectations, you hold yourself stronger and fly above the challenges. I love to inspire and get inspired by the Womanhood around me, I learn from every moment that they teach me. I proudly wanted to say - my people with lot of love calls me "Guardian Angel", Angel & Goddess - and my name Isha so much connects with that feelings ! Forgive me if I'm over expressing it here. I truly doesn’t know how should I express this feelings m already in tears while saying this ….. And I wish if I could be a shade for them throughout my life and create more strong women leaders during my journey.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over?
I prefer to be being myself, will be a 100% true me throughout my grooming and training and on the stage. I'm sure the being myself will be the best win - and that will conquer judges heart and attention. I believe in my personality, my confidence, my ability and skill and more than that I am a people person m looking forward to make new friends and life long bond at Mrs. UAE United Nations.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: How did you prepare for your competition?
I need to focus on my body a bit, being a mother and business professional that is something I have been neglecting a bit lately. Otherwise, I am focused, I'm driving few camping in the coming months, I'll have to move it bit agile, that would help me keep my mission focused. I will also be working on my National costume, I wanted to bring in a theme that reflects my country's culture, vision and the future. My team is putting their brains in to it and looking forward to come up with really amazing outcome. I have my mentors and groomers trying to work on my personality enhancement and public speaking platforms, it's more like a refreshment for me and every time I learn many new things and tips. Little bit selective on my public appearances, shows and media and my association with organizations as well.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk?
The most important thing is your confidence, confidence is like your attire, wear it all the time. Keep the smile on your face, that radiates the vibrant energy that you carry within. Then focus on your posture correction, posses, and the walk style. The eye contact is very important in your walk, as it captures the attention of the audience and connects. Your sound and the mannerism on the stage also counts a lot. Be composed and elegant with the attitude and smile completes you on the ramp. Feel Beautiful and elegant with in, that will perceived.
Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress?
Choose the ones that suits your body structure, enhance you. Every women will have a different body styles, its not necessary to be one with skin revealing or bold, some clothes that suits slim trim body structure may not be suitable for every individual, I strongly suggest its important to choose the ones that enhance your personality, beauty and suits your body nature.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are your tips for winning interview?
Interviews always excites me, throughout my pageant journey I always faced on stage Q & A or live forum. Every pageant has definite pattern. I also believe there is no right or wrong answer for anything. It's about what do you think about it, what's your opinion about it. I would also prefer not to hurt anyone's feeling while you answer or negatively point out anything rather keep it very positive and thoughtful.
I’m super excited to be part of.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it?
I have given 100% every moment. I have no regression any point, all that I have achieved I am proud off all my falls are lessons. Hence, at this point When I validate all that happened in my life is for a better reason. I'm fully thankful to all the opportunities that was given to me and I have out my best effort to make it to success.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?
Every Individual is unique by themselves, I always try to see the positives in others. I also believe what you give to others is what you can expect back. I trust I have given good to others to the best of my knowledge and hence I have never seen any mistakes or bad experiences that way. However, I have tried to help and support my fellow contestants several times if they are in need to make anything perfect or need expert opinion, or suggestions for a better options as a good friend.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Any modeling or acting experience?
I have done several brand modelling in UAE and in India. Number of stage shows and television appearances. I 'm celebrity Showstopper for numerus designers in many Fashion weeks and designer shows cross UAE and India.
My first Movie in regional language was screened in International Filmfest, which was an experience with all legendary artists. I'm awaiting my Bollywood release "The Book". I have committed two Hollywood Films as Title lead; one movie is periodic movie a very classic character of Ad 1236 named "The Empress " and Also Working towards a 5D Hollywood project as well "Sultana"
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are your plans for 2023 as a Queen?
First time in the History of UAE - I'm bringing the show for people of determination , I'm so excited and awaiting for the same. As said - there are confidential projects in pipeline and focus on my career journey.
IFQ foundation is aiming to bring a lot of changes to the society like making a center of excellence in technology, Art, culture and sustainable living. Will also be focusing on media and movie career as well going forward.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
I wanted to be an iconic woman for the world while the Genz and alpha generations should look up to and get inspired. I wanted to create many women leaders take up this legacy of being passionate about making positive impact to the world a the same time keeping the profession , family , and art close to the heart.
I'm sure all my upcoming projects is going to make a mark on this planet.
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Personal Trainer : Sujith Koshi Varghese - 1st Certified trainer from people of determination
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Dr. Isha Farha Quraishy Mrs. UAE United Nations 2023, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Photo by Bicky Boss Studio Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief Mr WorldClass 2023 Mr United Nations 2018 Platform: Women Empowerment Ambassador to International Foundation for Orphans iffocares.org
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