Starting next month, the inaugural DBWC
'Spirit of Zayed' mentorship programme, a first-of-its-kind for the region, will bring together the UAE's captains of industry in tailored partnership with the Council's entrepreneurial members.
The forum, entitled Gender Balanced Leadership for Innovation and Change, was co-organised by DBWC
, the University of Wollongong in Dubai, and the United Nations Development Programme.
and MasterCard, we do not see Ro'Ya as a one-off initiative, but rather we approach it as an ongoing effort to empower women in the UAE.
Established in 2002, DBWC
inspires women to be productive members of the society, while heartening role models to emerge from the ranks and inspire other women cross the globe particularly in the Arab region, to learn their true potential.
Nadine Halabi, coordinator at the DBWC
, said many women in the UAE have entrepreneurial aspirations, but the lack of financial support is holding them back.
The half day workshop increased the DBWC
members confidence when speaking in public and provided tips on how to engage with an audience, inform them of the right message, how to educate them with the facts and inspire them to listen, absorb and take action the formula of how to Own Your Space.
The event was attended by Isabelle Leroy, the managing director of FBC, Raja Al Gurg, the president of DBWC
, Julie Leblan, the founder & president of WIN and co-founder and the CEO of MyList.
This initiative which comprises widely informative and highly motivating seminars complement our own efforts to provide practical training and educational support to the members of DBWC
The AIWF Conference serves as an excellent platform to support the growing number of women in the UAE who are aspiring to be successful leaders in business, politics and other fields of expertise," Raja Al Gurg, DBWC
The forum was opened with remarks by Dr Raja Al Gurg, President of DBWC
, and Rana Nawas, which also welcomed prominent business leaders like Fadi Ghandour, Co-founder and Vice Chairman, Aramex, Louise Vun, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard, Zainab Kufaishi, Institutional Relationship Manager, Invesco, Simona Agolini, Project Director for Iraq, Shell and Laila Mohd Suhail, CEO at Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment.
I am thankful to the DBWC
for giving me this opportunity to share my experiences and knowledge with its members, who are all highly talented and inspiring women who continue to scale new heights as entrepreneurs in a highly competitive market," she noted.
Mind Cloud Academy and DBWC
share a commitment to provide strategic education opportunities and this landmark partnership will help to create a supportive network of bright minds who believe in the success they are capable of achieving," said Genny Ghanimeh, Founder and CEO of Pi Slice & Mind Cloud Academy.