February2020

  • NAMA Empowers Afghani Eomen Refugees in Pakistani Host Communities

    NAMA Empowers Afghani Women Refugees in Pakistani Host Communities

    February 24th, 2020, Pakistan: Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) and UNHCR Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children, has concluded a comprehensive visit to Pakistan, which entailed meetings with several entities and institutions...
  • Setting Standards in Hospitality

    Setting Standards in Hospitality

    Mona AlHebsi, director of human resources at Jumeirah Group’s Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel, received the Excellence in Hospitality award at the fifth edition of the Women in Leadership and Excellence Awards organised by Mice Quotient. Held on February 6, 2020, WLEA is a part of the Arab Women in...
  • Women 20, We-Fi highlight better gender-disaggregated data on access to finance

    Dubai (UAE): Issues facing women entrepreneurs across the MENA region were discussed today at the We-Finance Challenge workshop, co-sponsored by Women 20 (W20), held at the WE-Fi MENA Regional Summit in Dubai. The two secretariats joined forces to look at the barriers on access to finance; and the legal...
  • Exploring a new paradigm for the workforce in the 4th Industrial Revolution

    Exploring a new paradigm for the workforce in the 4th Industrial Revolution

    February 18th, 2020, Dubai (UAE): Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2020 hosted a plenary session that explored how individuals, governments and global institutions can adapt to new ideas and ways of operating during the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and how women’s participation and advancement is essential in this transformation. The session...
  • Change in attitudes dismantles gender stereotypes: Theresea May

    Change in attitudes dismantles gender stereotypes: Theresea May

    February 18th, 2020 Dubai (UAE):  It’s important to inspire a new generation of young women to take up leadership positions and encourage a new generation of young men to recognise the talents that women bring to these roles. That is the message from the Right Honourable Theresa May, Member...
  • GWFD 2020 Women on Boards panel says momentum is growing

    GWFD 2020 Women on Boards panel says momentum is growing

    eBoard platform by DFM and DWE is streamlining application process for board positions at DFM-listed companies. One third of DFM-listed companies already has female representation on boards.    February 17th, 2020, Dubai (UAE): Women’s growing presence and positive impact on boards are gaining momentum due to continued efforts to achieve...
  • We-Fi Summit hosts roundtable to spark discussions on women’s advancement

    We-Fi Summit hosts roundtable to spark discussions on women’s advancement

    February 17th, 2020, Dubai (UAE): The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) hosted a ministerial roundtable as part of the first We-Fi MENA Regional Summit being held on the sidelines of the Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2020 (GWDF). The roundtable, which highlighted key issues on the state of women’s economic...
  • World Bank Group Launches Initiatives Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

    World Bank Group Launches Initiatives Supporting Women Entrepreneurs 

    February 17th, 2020 DUBAI (UAE): The World Bank Group announced two new initiatives to improve access to start-up financing and e-commerce markets for women entrepreneurs, at the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Summit held on the sidelines of Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2020....
  • Mohammed bin Rashid receive IMF, World Bank Chief, Ivanka Trump

    Global Women’s Forum: HH Mohammed bin Rashid receive IMF, World Bank Chiefs, Ivanka Trump

    February 16th, 2020, Dubai (UAE): Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, received today, in the presence of Dubai Crown Prince His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the...