Forum part of broader initiative by DBWC to empower young women in the UAE
[UAE, 29 May, 2013] – Zayed University in collaboration with Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) inaugurated today (Wednesday, May 29, 2013), the first edition of the Emirati Young Women Entrepreneur Leadership Forum at the Zayed University Dubai Convention Center, Dubai Academic City. Organized under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Emirati Young Women Entrepreneur Leadership Forum is being attended by speakers from DBWC who will share their experiences and offer advice to young and aspiring Emirati women entrepreneurs.
Raja Easa Saleh Al Gurg, President of Dubai Business Women Council, who was the keynote speakers at the forum, said: “Entrepreneurship remains one of the key elements in our continuing thrust for women empowerment in the UAE. By encouraging more women to be entrepreneurs, we are harnessing the largely untapped potential of women to become key contributors to the social and economic development of the society. DBWC is therefore looking forward to further strengthen our partnership with Zayed University and other like-minded institutions to organize several more initiatives that promote entrepreneurship among women. The Forum has actually received a very enthusiastic response from women of different social status, and this is a clear indication that we are moving in the right direction towards creating a new generation of successful women entrepreneurs in the UAE.”
Founded in 2002, DBWC motivates women to be productive members of the society, while encouraging role models to rise up from the ranks and inspire other women around the world, especially in the Arab region, to discover their true potential. DBWC organises the high-profile monthly event ‘Network Majlis’ to provide information about the latest knowledge, skills and best practices for women entrepreneurs and leaders. For more information about recent DBWC activities, log on to the Council’s Facebook page: