In the News

  • The Gender Balancing Act

    Abu Dhabi UAE, June 15th, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that it will achieve a gender-balanced workforce, with 50 percent women and 50 percent men, by 2025. “We believe strongly that gender equality is essential for a high-performing, innovation-led organization,” said Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s chairman and CEO....
  • Bringing Pakistani Female Techpreneurs to Limelight

    Startup Grind Islamabad and CIRCLE, through its Women and Business Chapter Islamabad (capital of Pakistan), recently brought local women techpreneurs to limelight in a panel discussion and networking event held at the National Incubation Centre (NIC) on Friday, May, 26th, 2017. Moderated by CIRCLE CEO, Sadaffe Abid, the panel...
  • 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...
  • Strategic MoU encourages women into real estate sector in Saudi Arabia

    Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 31st, 2017: JLL, the world’s leading real estate investment and advisory firm, and Effat University, a private non-profit institution of higher education for women in Saudi Arabia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that encourages students into the real estate sector. The...
  • Activating Social Impact

    BizWorld UAE received the Best Social Enterprise Award during the Ta’atheer Social Impact Awards ceremony which was held in Dubai recently. BizWorld UAE received the award for its impact as a social enterprise in implementing programs aimed at developing entrepreneurships education and financial literacy across the Middle East. In...
  • 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...
  • Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi named Chair of WEF’s MENA Regional Business Council

    Jordan, May 21, 2017: The World Economic Forum (WEF) has named Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) – UAE, as the Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Regional Business Council (RBC) for the Middle East and North Africa. Sheikha Bodour’s appointment...
  • Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi Elected As President of Emirates Publishers Association for Second Time

    Sharjah (UAE), May 17th, 2017: In recognition of her ongoing efforts to develop the publishing industry in the UAE, Emirati publishers have unanimously elected Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and CEO of Kalimat Group, as President of the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) for the second time. Once...