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GCC female entrepreneurs' challenges in focus

A key forum highlighting the economic challenges faced by female entrepreneurs in the GCC will take place in Bahrain this October.   The second edition of the 'Gulf Busin

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Female pilot wins Saudi licence

Thirty-five-year-old Hanadi Al-Hindi, has become the first licensed female pilot in Saudi Arabia, a report said. Al-Hindi, who had battled kidney problems, has acquired licence from the Jeddah-based General Authority of Civil Avia

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Etihad female engineers attend global meet

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, recognised its top 10 performing Emirati female engineering trainees by giving them the chance to attend the 25th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Orlando, Florida.

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Philips takes part in Saudi female job fair

Philips is taking part in ‘Glowork,’ a leading female career fair in Saudi Arabia, to expand its engagement with future female leaders and empower them to consider careers in the kingdom’s professional work force.

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Saudi firms demand male consent for female workers

Companies and schools in Saudi Arabia’s private sector are stipulating that female employees obtain the consent of their male guardians when seeking work, said a report.   According to the Labour Ministry,

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Abused female expat workers in Bahrain up 25pc

Numbers of abused female migrant workers seeking protection have increased by 25 per cent in Bahrain, according to campaigners.   A shelter in Manama, operated by the Migrant Workers Protection Society (MWPS), ga

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In a first, NCB Capital names female CEO

Saudi Arabia's National Commercial Bank (NCB) has appointed Sarah Al-Suhaimi as chief executive of its investment banking arm, sources aware of the matter said, the first time a woman has been named to head an investment bank in the kingdom.

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Saudi daily names first female editor

Soumayya Jabarti, the first female editor of a Saudi national newspaper, hopes to see more women take up top media posts in the kingdom. She was named as editor-in-chief of the Saudi Gazette, one of the two main English-language d

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Abu Dhabi council honours female students

The UAE Ministry of Interior held a programme in co-ordiation with the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) to honour female students at the Adult Learning Center. The initiative is in pursuance of the ministry’s strategy, rep

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Oracle in deal to boost Saudi female employment

  Technology giant Oracle said its Saudi unit has signed an MoU with Glowork, a website dedicated to women empowerment in the Kingdom, to help Saudi women boost their IT skills and get employment.  

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