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Unlock Her Future: Empowering the region's female entrepreneurs

Unlock Her Future: Empowering the region’s female entrepreneurs

The Bicester Collection’s inaugural ‘Unlock Her Future Prize’ MENA Edition celebrates women entrepreneurs. Bicester Collection’s Chantal Khoueiry and the winners share how they are driving positive change

Pomellato group CEO Sabina Belli

Inclusion, empowerment are key to success, says Pomellato’s Sabina Belli

The group CEO of global jewellery brand, Pomellato, says cultivating a shared vision and fostering a culture of empowerment have been paramount to the company’s success

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Women now hold 10.8% of board seats in listed UAE firms, reveals report

The report showed that while the UAE leads the region with women holding board seats, the overall picture for the GCC is less rosy

Lan Guan Chief AI Officer of Accenture on navigating the AI path responsibly

Accenture’s Lan Guan on navigating the AI path, responsibly and productively

Accenture’s chief artificial intelligence officer shares why it is essential to educate businesses and citizens to embark on their AI journey at their own pace, leveraging data for evidence-based decision-making

Amanda Bout HR Lead at Abott EPD METAP and CIS on why STEM education is key for women

Advancing STEM education for women is crucial, says Abbott EPD’s Amanda Bout

The HR head – METAP & CIS region – for the global healthcare company shares why it is key to empower women pursuing a career in healthcare and STEM roles

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Women in business: How diversity can drive the tech sector

Governmental initiatives in GCC countries are paving the way for greater female representation in senior and leadership roles, but we still have a long way to go

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How Womena is amplifying the voices of trailblazing Arab women

“We are a purpose-driven organisation and so ‘People’ and ‘Purpose’ will always be above ‘Profit’,” says Womena’s Elissa Freiha

Mastercard lasting legacy

Spotlight: 25 inspiring women leaders who’ve created a ‘Lasting Legacy’

Part of its ‘Priceless’ campaign, Mastercard’s book celebrates the journeys of women who are making a difference on a global scale

Financial

Women can be a powerful force in the financial world and the time to get started is now

Here are a few tips on how to start building your financial future

Women in tech

Rising together: The dividend that women can provide

Women bring unique perspectives and experiences to the table, which can lead to new ideas and approaches

Tamakani milestones showcased by Aamer Sheikh PepsiCo CEO Middle East

How PepsiCo’s Tamakani initiative is empowering Saudi women

Aamer Sheikh, PepsiCo CEO Middle East, shares how the company’s women empowerment platform aims to support one million Saudi women by 2030

Emirati Women's Day 2023

Women in Business: Female trailblazers paving the way for peers

We shine the spotlight on trailblazers who are forging ahead in their successful careers, a inspiring others with their professionalism, spirit and skills

Women startups

Women-led startups are aiming for a bigger slice of scarce funding

On a global level, the past year was difficult for almost anyone looking to raise money, but it was almost impossible for small startups founded by women

Innovation

Why diverse teams drive innovation and success

There is a growing recognition of the importance of inclusivity in the workplace

Embracing equity in the accounting sector

Women in business: Embracing and empowering equity in the financial sector

ICAEW UAE’s female members share how chartered accountants can lead the charge in helping organisations to embrace equity

BeingShe Universe 2022 grand finale held in Dubai on 26 November

BeingShe Universe grand finale held in Dubai on November 26

Aparna Bajpai, founder of BeingShe Organisation mentioned that this edition was powered by Mai Dubai, running under the theme ‘Beauty and Fitness in Perfect Balance’

International Conference on Women, Peace and Security to be held in Abu Dhabi

The aim of the conference is to review the achievements and challenges relating to the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325

Fazeela Gopalani

ACCA Middle East’s Fazeela Gopalani on the association’s mandate and ‘Women in Finance’

The head of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Middle East) says everyone has a role in ensuring a level playing field for the next generation of leaders

Hanan Nagi is founder and CEO of HNI

Insights: Why women make good leaders

Women can use their innate characteristics to help create a workplace culture that will attract the best people, to build the teams that enable both them and their companies to thrive

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Pandemic sparks surge of female entrepreneurship in the UAE – report

New data from LinkedIn and World Economic Forum shows that gender bias and economic impact of the pandemic led to a rise in ‘necessity entrepreneurs’

VIsa launches She's Next with FAB and DBC

Visa, FAB and DBWC launch ‘She’s Next’ programme for female entrepreneurs in UAE

She’s Next will deliver significant networking opportunities in partnership with the Dubai Business Women Council for female entrepreneurs in Dubai

Aurora50 report: gneder diversity has doubled on boards in UAE

Gender diversity on the rise across UAE boards, reveals Aurora50 report

Research undertaken by Aurora50 in collaboration with Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government revealed that the number of listed board seats held by women in the UAE has more than doubled in two years

Dr Raja Easa Al Gurg

Dr Raja Easa Al Gurg named new chairperson of ESAG

In addition to the new role, Dr Raja Easa Al Gurg will continue to hold the post of group managing director of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group (ESAG)

Interview: Onpoint Staffing’s Diamond Fares on staffing trends and opportunities for women in hospitality

Onpoint’s founder and managing director tells us about the challenges of being a female entrepreneur and opportunities for women in the regional job market

Sahar Khan, marketing director, dubizzle and Bayut, on why performance, passion and results can transcend bias

Khan says we need to stop thinking there are gender-based challenges and embrace the opportunities instead

Women in business: Diversity, equity and inclusion at the workplace

The HR director of Veolia Middle East says human resources teams have to lead the way to promote gender equality and foster inclusivity in the company

Women in business: How to increase equity at work

Michigan Ross professor and the Sanger Leadership Center’s faculty director shares why equity is important and how we can incorporate it at the workplace

Many roles to fill, more opportunities to grasp

The UK-based television personality and founder of Insight with Passion says it’s essential that women celebrate and support each other, as we work together to build a more equal society

Women in Business: Building an equal world

Alexia Hilbertidou, changemaker and founder of GirlBoss, tells us why her generation can’t settle for slow progress when it comes to gender parity

Women in business: Why future of technology must be inclusive

In the past two years, the tech world has shown us its impact on all life fields and sectors, opines Azza Al Marzouqi, HPE UAE HR Lead