New plan for improving UAE women’s participation
DUBAI // New plans for improving Emirati women’s participation in the workforce were announced on Tuesday by Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed.
Dubai Women Establishment’s plan for this year through 2021 involves four pillars and was announced as part of the organisation’s 10th anniversary, reported Wam, the state news agency.
“We are very proud of what we’ve achieved in enhancing the representation of Emirati women across various industries,” said Sheikha Manal, who is president of the UAE Gender Balance Council, president of Dubai Women Establishment, and wife of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
“DWE has played an important role in Dubai’s ongoing success story, by highlighting women in leadership and reducing the gender gap, and through our ongoing efforts in supporting key national priorities such as youth, happiness and innovation.”
The DWE plans to provide ideas for improving Emirati women’s workforce participation, study engagement of Emirati women in various fields, create partnerships in the public and private sectors to increase Emirati women’s representation, and develop training programmes.
Mona Al Marri, chairwoman of the Dubai Women Establishment board, said implementing the plan would require collaboration between companies and government agencies.
“By incorporating innovation into our corporate values and mission, the strategic plan will help us to continue enhancing the status of Emirati women, strengthening their role in decision-making positions, and supporting the UAE Government’s vision of achieving gender balance.”
Updated: April 18, 2017 04:00 AM