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Women achievers honoured at Dubai event

DUBAI, May 23, 2017

Local and expatriate women achievers from diverse fields of business and technology were honoured at the recently concluded Emirates Women Award, an event highlighting the role of women in the UAE society, held in Dubai, UAE.

Dubai Quality Group, organisers of the event, concludes the 14th cycle of the awards, which was under the patronage of HH Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Airports, president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, chairman and CEO of Emirates Group and the patron of Dubai Quality Group.

The award ceremony was graced by Fatma Buti Al Mheiri, chairman of DQG; Ahmed Al Mulla, vice chairman of DQG; government officials, dignitaries, and business women from across UAE, and local media, said a statement.

The award aims at recognising and appreciating women in the UAE (both Nationals & Expatriates) for their outstanding contribution to the country, it was also a motivator, inspire and encourage the future generation of women to achieve their true potential by empowering their status in the society.

Al Mheiri and Al Mulla honoured nine winners professional and business women from various fields of business, it said.

The ceremony was opened with the welcome speech by Al Mheiri, who pointed out that The Emirates Women Awards has been adjudged as one of the most prestigious and transparent awards in the region which has enabled us to benchmark achievements of women.

“The event is held annually to appreciate and recognise the active participation of women in the UAE society, which is highly encouraged by the wise leaders of the nation,” she said.

Al Mheiri added: “Today the Emirati women constitute two thirds of government employees and university graduates, and one third of the cabinet. Women are fortunate to live in UAE – a nation that transforms dreams into reality – giving women the right to dream and supporting them to turn their dreams into reality.”

“As Emirati women, we hold a major responsibility towards our homeland and society to uphold our great heritage and history, in order to build of its bright future in the coming years,” she said.

“The award allows for self-assessment personally and professionally, it is a journey of self-discovery and EWA will continue to provide support and motivation to every entrepreneur and professional in the UAE,” Al Mheiri stated.

“Today, as we celebrate by honouring these achievers, we hope that our message is successfully passed on to the future generation of women, to encourage them to follow and fulfil their dreams, goals and ambitions. I believe that we will witness more successful women in the future, venturing into new areas of business and conquering new heights, contributing their part to creating a community that aspire to be the best globally. And she thanked the jury for their efforts, fairness and transparency in selecting the best candidates,” she concluded.

This year’s overall participation reached 110 participants which included 22 professionals and 88 businesswomen, said a statement.

The winners were selected and verified by the prestigious EWA assessment jury after conforming to all criteria and conditions of the award. The Jury Members & Assessors was headed by Dr Amna Khalifa and Dr Eisa Al Qaydi chief assessor and consultant, Emirates Women Award 2017.

The participants were judged based on their leadership skills, strategic and financial planning, career achievements, community contribution and innovation. The award was drawn into two main categories — business owners and professionals from government private sectors, it added. – TradeArabia News Service




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