• Investing in equality

    UAE, August 28th, 2017: Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist, today marked the third annual Emirati Women’s Day with the launch of an online trading programme for UAE women which aims to further enhance women empowerment in the country. Launched in 2015 by HH Sheikha Fatima...
  • Bodour Al Qasimi, UNESCO Sign MoU to Enhance Cultural Cooperation

    Paris, France, August 10th, 2017: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has recently been signed by Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, President of the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), Head of Sharjah’s World Book Capital Organising Committee; and Irina Bokova, Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...
  • Ambreen Musa: Surpassing the FinTech Frontier

    Tell us about yourself and how you started your professional journey. Originally from Mauritius, I moved to Australia to pursue my undergraduate degree in business. Even before I embarked on my corporate career, I was already smitten by the idea of becoming an entrepreneur. At the age of 21,...
  • Mumzworld Takes the Lead in Bringing Mumz Back into the Workplace

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Mumzworld, the region’s leading e-commerce platform for everything mother, baby and child, takes yet another step in helping to empower mothers, this time with the unique introduction of a ‘returnship’ programme for those qualified professional mumz looking to re-enter the workplace. The initiative introduced by...
  • NAMA Calls for Strengthening Empowerment Programmes for Refugee Women

    Amman, Jordan, May 24th, 2017: NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) has called for the intensification of international efforts to support refugee women professionally, economically and socially. The women empowerment organisation, which works to move the status of women beyond equality to ensuring they become fully productive members of society,...
  • Reach Mentoring, Lebanese League of Women in Business join forces to empower women

    Dubai, UAE: A first-of-its-kind agreement has been signed between Reach, the first non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring and leadership of women professionals in the Middle East, and the Lebanese League of Women in Business (“LLWB”), a socio-economic association committed to developing and supporting women’s leadership initiatives in Lebanon. As part...
  • 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...
  • Abu Dhabi oil company celebrates ‘International Women’s Day’

    Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) joined the global community in celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2017, with a series of events and activities organized across ADNOC Group companies. In a statement marking International Women’s Day, H.E. Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and...
  • Early marriage, pregnancy risk for adolescent Syrian refugees

    Education and counseling are key to improving the lives of Syrian girls in Jordanian refugee camps, according to a new study. Writing in the journal Pathogens and Global Health, three current and former experts at the United Nations Population Fund outline the dire situation in which many young women in...