28th August marks Emirati Women’s Day, and to celebrate the UAE’s most influential and inspirational women, the British Business Group Dubai and Northern Emirates are planning a much-anticipated event. Five Emirati women will be participating in the event, giving motivational talks on gender equality and finding success within male dominated industries.
The theme of Emirati Women’s Day this year dedicates itself to remembering the UAE’s founding father, Sheikh Zayed, entitling it, “Women on the Course of Zayed”. Taking to the main stage to speak about their personal experiences are the following pioneering Emirati women:
1- Amal Murad, sportswoman and Nike ambassador
2- Amna Al Owais, CEO of DIFC Courts
3- Sheikha Al Maskari, chief innovation officer of UAE Space Agency
4- Maria Al Qassim, public policy consultant and commentator
5- Moderating the talk will be Lubna Qassim, lawyer and top Arab influencer
Lubna Qassim shared her enthusiasm stating, “I was so excited when our Mother of Nation, Sheikha Fatma bint Mubarak, announced that this year’s Emirati Women’s Day will carry the theme of ‘Women on the course of Zayed.”
The director of UAE Alliances at BBG Dubai & Northern Emirates, and chair of the event also said, “We at the British Business Group were inspired and honoured to celebrate this theme with amazing women from the fields of law, space, policy and sports. Emirati women have achieved so much, and I would assert again and again that this is because of the solid infrastructure that our leadership has built to enable us to flourish.”
The Emirati Women’s Day event is set to take place at Jumeirah Emirates Towers from 10.30am - 12.30pm on Tuesday August 28 and will include an Arabic-themed breakfast. Tickets are currently on sale so we’ll certainly be snapping ours up to be part of such an exciting event! See you there ladies!