Yi-Hwa Hanna & Carlin Gerbich on dodging taboos to publish Women’s and Men’s Health in the Middle East

March 23, 8:30am - 9:30am GST. Hosted at Urban Bistro

part of a series on Taboo


About the speaker

Yi-Hwa is the Editor-in-Chief of the Middle East edition of Women’s Health, the fastest-growing women’s magazine brand in the world.

Prior to her role with WHME, she has worked on leading titles such as Good Housekeeping Middle East and VIVA, with more than 12 years of experience in the media industry, covering everything from writing and editing to social media, television, live radio, and event hosting, as well as countless collaborations with international brands.

An avid amateur photographer and artist, a keen traveller and foodie, an animal-lover and a style enthusiast, she’s also an advocate for living a healthy and active lifestyle. Yi-Hwa has a firm belief in living with a sense of adventure, and whether it’s singing, dancing, yoga, barre, boxing, parkour, archery, surfing, or paddleboarding (and everything in between!), she loves anything that awakens your creativity, gets you moving, and makes you feel truly alive.

Carlin is a writer, photographer and editor who has a deep-seated love for health and fitness, and cars. He’s currently editor-in-chief at Men’s Health Middle East, but also contributes to Esquire Middle East.

His work has appeared in many other national magazines, including Boat Owner Middle East, Middle East Golfer, Charged, Esquire Weekend and esquire.com. He also contributes to Women’s Health Middle East, and is a former editor of Men’s Fitness Middle East, Car and Driver Middle East and constructionweekonline.com.

Before his move to Dubai, Carlin was also editor of Great Cars and Car Buyer, and held senior positions with Classics Monthly, Cars and Car Conversions, RallySport. He also contributed to VolksWorld, J-Tuner, Race Car Engineering and Men’s Fitness.

In his spare time, he enjoys CrossFit, motorsport, cycling and being a dad.

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This month CreativeMornings Dubai is back in the CNN Building but in the Urban Bistro, the talk will start at 8:30 so arrive early for breakfast and a chance to meet some new and old friends.