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Women make up 55pc of Abu Dhabi Chamber staff

ABU DHABI, August 29, 2017

Emirati women make up over 55 per cent of the total workforce at the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI), 37.5 per cent of the banking sector's manpower and 66 per cent of total government jobs, a top official said.

The number of Emirati businesswomen and entrepreneurs in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi has hit 3,555 and they are running projects valued at billions of dirhams, Mohammed Thani Murshed Al Rumaithi, chairman of the Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry was quoted as saying by Wam, the official Emirates news agency.

In statements marking the Emirati Women's' Day, Al Rumaithi, who is also the chairman of ADCCI noted that 30 per cent of the government jobs held by women are senior decision-making posts.

"Emirati women are working diligently and efficiently, contributing to the country's economy on the same footing with men," he added, signalling out the UAE women's contributions to R&D in areas of space as well as in other platforms developed as part of the government's efforts to build a robust knowledge-based economy.




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