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DBWC launches ‘Spirit of Zayed’ mentorship programme for women


DUBAI, 22nd January, 2018 (WAM) — The Dubai Business Women Council, DBWC, has marked the ‘Year of Zayed’ with the launch of a mentorship programme designed to honour the pioneering vision of the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and facilitate the full participation of women across socio-economic life.

DBWC has been spearheading the path towards increased female-led economic prosperity by encouraging women to formulate, advocate and pursue their own vision and ambitions through a series of activities that address topics as diverse as Arab women in sport, the rise of women in finance, and the role of Dubai’s business sector in challenging gender distinctions.

Starting from next month, the inaugural DBWC ‘Spirit of Zayed’ mentorship programme, a first-of-its-kind for the region, will bring together the UAE’s captains of industry in tailored partnership with the council’s entrepreneurial members. DBWC members will gain valuable personal and professional insights and advice to help them navigate complex business situations in pursuit of their dreams.

Dr. Raja Al Gurg, President of DBWC, said, “Dubai Business Women Council embodies the values of progression, leadership and goodwill, pioneered by the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan. We are committed to driving innovation and change for gender parity and I am confident that the ‘Spirit of Zayed’ mentorship programme will play a vital role in our progression towards a society that challenges bias and better distributes opportunity to ensure women can succeed as equals in business and social development.

Dr. Al Gurg added that the programme brings together the most prominent personalities and experts from various sectors including banking, finance, real estate, fashion, beauty, technology, cybersecurity, media and radio, as well as government and consulting institutions.

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