March2017

  • Striving to achieve Gender Equality

    Dubai, UAE: According to a new survey carried out by Professional Women’s Community, Hopscotch, 6 out of 10 women believe the UAE still has work to do to achieve gender equality. The survey was released to understand the views of women and the ways in which they feel empowerment...
  • Sparking Innovation

    Setting up a successful business and working for yourself is the dream career for many, but a combination of innovation, vision, organisation and trusting your instinct is what makes a successful entrepreneur. Women in the UAE are leading entrepreneurship into a new era of enrichment as more females are...
  • NYU Abu Dhabi engaging women via weSTEM

    Scientific innovation is essential in all fields of life in the contemporary, globalized world. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce is crucial to the world’s economic competitiveness and innovative capacity. Ironically, women who make up approximately 50 percent of the workforce of the developed world are disproportionately...
  • ‘Powering up’ women via financial literacy

    Empower Women Global Champion for Change Rochelle R. Dean, Consultant and Founder of Candid Concepts Development, partnered with Marion Bethel-Sears, Women’s Rights and United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women elected expert, along with Director Gaynel Curry of the Department of Gender and Family Affairs hosted...
  • Creating Conducive Environment for Shepreneurs

    Sharjah (UAE), March 15th, 2017: Since the UAE gained its independence in the 1970’s, Emirati women have worked side-by-side with their male counterparts towards the nation’s advancement and achievement. The invaluable efforts and sound guidance by the UAE’s wise leadership to uplift women’s status have led the UAE to...
  • Masdar Institute PhD student wins ‘2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Rising Talent Award’

    Abu Dhabi (UAE) March 14th, 2017: The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced that PhD student Nazek El-Atab has been selected for the 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science (FWIS) Rising Talent Award for the...
  • Why women in tech matter – bringing the message to #SXSW

    This article was originally published on the ITU Blog. What does a 14-year-old teenager from Ireland, an engineer from Nigeria, an executive from France, a tech entrepreneur from Texas, and a Hollywood actor have in common? They all support the EQUALS vision for gender equality in tech! At South by...
  • AFLEE COMMUNITY: Nurturing Women’s Empowerment

    Adityas Financial Literacy and Economic Endowment (AFLEE) is an initiative that seeks to raise awareness about women economic participation in Kenya among university students. Talking about the program, Josephine Adeti – an Empower Women Champion for Change explains: “We increase awareness by engaging with the students in person and...
  • Be Bold for Change

    EDA faculty and students mark International Women’s Day Her Excellency Al Kaabi shares personal and career growth experiences as an eminent Emirati woman change-maker Abu Dhabi (UAE) March 9th, 2017: Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, Chairwoman at Media Zone Authority-Abu Dhabi, twofour54,...