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Christie’s Real Estate Dubai honours 'women in real estate'

DUBAI, February 13, 2024

Christie’s International Real Estate Dubai, one of the UAE’s leading luxury real estate firms and the sole Middle Eastern affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, recently hosted a bespoke luncheon to support women entering the world of investments and real estate and honour some of the region’s most successful female leaders.
 
Welcoming the city’s leading female figures to the invite-only 'The Women Investment Empowerment Luncheon' at Josette in Dubai, the luxury real estate firm said the event was aimed at not only celebrating those women who had overcome significant challenges to emerge as luminaries in their fields, but also strive to foster lasting relationships as part of a wider, supportive female community.
 
Amidst the elegant surroundings of the Michelin-starred Parisian restaurant, around 50 of Dubai’s most inspiring women attended the event, co-hosted by renowned entrepreneur and media personality, Rosemin Madhavji. 
 
Among the attendees were Alejandra Castro Rioseca, Chilean philanthropist and founder of MIA art collection, Nada Kabbani, Editor in Chief Elle Arabia, Zeina Ladki, Creative Director of FLTRD, Zina Khair, Syrian fashion entrepreneur, Eliane Amer, CEO of Trevi Group and Dalia El Ali, Founder of Dee by Dalia.
 
Jackie Johns, the Managing Partner at Christie’s International Real Estate Dubai, said: "The Women Investment Empowerment Luncheon is our way of augmenting the immense strides women are taking in various sectors across Dubai, particularly in the world of investments."
 
"We are providing a platform for them to share their experiences, empower other women, and create communities they can rely on for support. This is vital in a city where women are rapidly breaking through the proverbial glass ceiling," stated Johns, who herself is a real estate doyenne with over 30 years of industry experience. 
 
Female empowerment is an increasingly trending topic in Dubai, with a string of high-profile events aiming to buttress the rise in gender parity the city is currently enjoying, she added.
 
It is a recent phenomenon. As late as Q1 2023, a survey by Fidelity found that women were significantly less confident of investing, with only 33% of women actually seeing themselves as investors.
 
Similarly, Vanguard revealed that 50% of women were less likely than men to trade actively, while BNY Mellon asserted that only one in every ten women globally felt they fully understood investing.
 
The UAE seems to be leading the charge when it comes to bucking this trend. Its historically male-dominated real estate market saw female investment increase by a staggering 50.7% in 2022, amounting to $16 billion in real estate transactions. 
 
According to the Dubai Land Department, women also accounted for approximately 34.8% of registered real essays brokers.-TradeArabia News Service



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