Officials: Demonstrated ability to lead and take responsibility

25,000 Emirati businesswomen generate investments exceeding 60 billion dirhams

Officials reported that Emirati women have succeeded in leaving a clear imprint in the market and business sector, as the number of registered women in the chambers of commerce and industry in the emirates has reached more than 25,000 Emirati businesswomen, working in the local and international markets, and managing investments of more than 60 billion dirhams.

They added that Emirati women have proven their ability to lead and take responsibility, and account for 66% of the workforce in the government sector, and this percentage is one of the highest in the world, and Emirati women working in private sector institutions and companies registered with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation account for about 57.3% of The total national cadres working in this sector, and the contribution of women in the labor market in the country is about 46.6%.

outstanding career

In detail, the Minister of Economy and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Securities and Commodities Authority, Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, affirmed that “Emirati women have received exceptional support from the rational leadership, and the close follow-up of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Supreme Chairwoman of the Foundation. Family development (mother of the Emirates), where the wise leadership believed in the ability of the daughter of the Emirates since the early stages of foundation, and provided her with all the elements of empowerment and development. Empowering women in the UAE has become a strategic direction and institutional work supported by government policies, and reinforced by a culture of respect for the status of women and their role in Emirati society. and in the business sector.

Bin Touq added, "Emirati women have proven their ability to lead and assume responsibility, as we find their achievements present in all the roles and responsibilities they assumed, and today they account for more than 66% of the workforce in the government sector, and this percentage is one of the highest in the world. Emirati women working in private sector institutions and companies, which are registered with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, account for about 57.3% of the total national cadres working in this sector.

He continued: "In terms of the business sector, Emirati businesswomen own 33% of the projects whose revenues exceed $100,000 in the country, and the contribution of women in the labor market in the country is about 46.6%, and the contributions of Emirati businesswomen and entrepreneurs focus on many vital sectors. Such as the hospitality, services, real estate, construction, fashion and other sectors, in addition to its pioneering contributions to the sectors of the future economy, including the space sector. ».

Leading Achievements

For his part, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, said: “Emirati Women’s Day is a precious national occasion that embodies the meanings of pride and pride in the pioneering achievements made by the daughter of the UAE in various fields of development, and celebrating her pivotal role and honorable contributions to the march of growth and progress that she has made. It has been achieved by the United Arab Emirates through its five-decade career.”

He explained that "the UAE, with the unlimited support of its wise leadership, and the vigorous follow-up of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, early on attached utmost importance to the issue of empowering women and enhancing their role in various development sectors. The state has developed integrated policies and specialized institutions for the development of women and the promotion of gender balance." in the government sector and business activities.

He pointed out that Emirati women have succeeded in leaving a clear imprint in the market and business sector, as the number of registered women in the chambers of commerce and industry in the emirates has reached more than 25,000 Emirati businesswomen, working in the local and international markets, and managing investments of more than 60 billion dirhams.

Enabling Policies

In turn, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises, Dr. Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi, affirmed that “Emirati women, thanks to the wise empowerment policies pursued by our wise leadership, and the opportunities and capabilities they provided, have become a key partner in the development industry in the UAE alongside her male brother. It is a role model for its ability to achieve successes and achievements locally and globally.”

Al Falasi pointed out that "Emirati women, with the support of the wise leadership and the follow-up of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, were able to assume leadership positions, prominent tasks and responsibilities in various sectors."

He added: "Many regional and global indicators reflect the leading position achieved by Emirati women in various fields, as the UAE ranked first in the Arab world, and 18th globally in the Gender Equality Index issued by the United Nations Development Program for the year 2020, and ranked fourth globally in The Index of Leadership Opportunities for Women, according to the (INSEAD) report, which is the first in the Arab world in terms of the percentage of participation in decision-making bodies and leadership positions, according to the report of the Arab Women’s Authority, and Emirati businesswomen occupy distinguished positions, among the 100 most powerful Arab women in the economic field, according to a classification (Forbes) annual.

In the same context, the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, said, "Emirati women are a real partner and support in building the nation, the ambitious achievements made by the state, and a fundamental pillar in the sustainable development that the United Arab Emirates aspires for for the next fifty years."

Al Mazrouei added, in his speech today on the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day, which falls on August 28 each year: “Thanks to the support of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, and his brother, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE. Ministers and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Their Highnesses Members of the Supreme Council of the Union, Rulers of the Emirates, and Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the UAE achieved first place in the Arab world, and 18th globally, in the index of equality between Both genders, and here we see it innovating and excelling in the vital positions and positions that support our path towards global leadership, leading to the achievement of the UAE Centennial 2071.”

The year of the start towards the "fifty"

The Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Suhail bin Muhammad Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, said, “The celebration of Emirati Women’s Day for this year has a distinctive feature over previous years. In all vital sectors, especially energy, infrastructure, housing and transportation, there is a need to redouble the efforts of all individuals, and to mobilize all energies for the advancement of the nation.”

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