Nurturing Women’s Economic Empowerment

Inspiring businesswomen unite to share their success stories.
Nurturing Women’s Economic Empowerment

March 10th, 2020, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE): Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) has celebrated this year’s International Women’s Day with a Business High Tea & Networking event exclusive for UAE businesswomen. Attended by women business leaders, the event held in Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah served as an excellent platform to connect and learn from fellow female entrepreneurs as well as celebrate each other’s business milestones.

The event was a follow through after RAKEZ has cemented its commitment to empowering women by launching the BusinessWomen Package in August 2019, the UAE’s first-ever business set-up package dedicated to women. Emirati entrepreneur Hessa Al Qassim, Founder of Culinary Boutique, has joined the gathering as a keynote speaker, where she shared the story of her success in an aim to inspire more women to follow her footsteps.

“I remember when we first had the idea to design a set-up package especially for women. We were very excited about it, knowing the impact it will make in empowering women to claim their throne in the business landscape. Now, we are home to over 500 female-led companies operating in various fields,” said Ramy Jallad, RAKEZ Group CEO. “We organised this event to celebrate this elite community and provide them an avenue to exchange ideas and success stories. This gathering is definitely the first of many. Watch this space as we aim to encourage, support and nurture the second half of the community.”

Ms. Al Qassim, said: “Women have redefined their role in the society over the years and now is probably the best time in the human history for women to be alive – gender equality has immensely progressed, opening up a lot of opportunities for us to be whoever we want to be. I want more women to understand this, especially the ones who dream to build their business empire. People around us are supportive and even business hubs such as RAKEZ empowers us to achieve our aspirations in life.”

Since the introduction of its women-focused package, the community of women business owners in RAKEZ have grown by 60%.

About RAKEZ BusinessWomen Package:

RAKEZ BusinessWomen Package is the United Arab Emirates’ first-ever business set-up package designed for women, which empowers female entrepreneurs to realise their business dreams at cost-effective rates starting from AED 6,200. The package comes with a license, office space, eligibility for a UAE Residence Visas and an option for a zero balance bank account.

About Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ):

RAKEZ is a powerhouse business and industrial hub established by the Government of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. It currently hosts over 15,000 companies coming from over 100+ countries and operating in more than 50 industries.

RAKEZ offers entrepreneurs, startups, SMEs and manufacturers a wide-range of solutions, including free zone and non-free zone licenses, customizable facilities, and first-class services provided in a one-stop shop. Furthermore, RAKEZ has six specialized zones that are tailored to specific needs of investors: a Business Zone for commercial and service companies; Al Ghail, Al Hamra and Al Hulailah Industrial Zones for manufacturers and industrialists; a Media Zone for the creative firms; and an Academic Zone for educational providers.

A leading economic zone, RAKEZ aims to continue attracting diversified investment opportunities that will contribute to the economic growth of Ras Al Khaimah.


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