ABU DHABI, August 24 / WAM / Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairperson of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation “Mother of the Nation”, and on the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day, Tamkeen and StartAD launched an acceleration platform Global Business Supported by Tamkeen Company, based at the New York University Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the US Embassy in the country and the Abu Dhabi Government Media Office, a publication titled “Achievable Emirati Women”, which includes success stories of 51 Emirati women leaders, inspirations and pioneers in various social, economic and scientific fields, by presenting their experiences and inspiring ideas.
The first copy of the book was received, on behalf of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Her Excellency Dr. Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, in the presence of Rima Al Mokarrab, Chair of the Board of Directors of Tamkeen and Member of the Board of Trustees of New York University, and Hana Barakat, Senior Associate Director of StartAD Nihal Sheikh, Assistant Director of Communications, and Robin Solman, Counselor for Cultural and Media Affairs at the US Embassy in the country.
Businesswomen were also honored at a ceremony that included the official launch of the book “Emirati Women Achievers”, followed by a dialogue session to share the meanings and stories of the UAE Women’s Day 2022 slogan, “Inspiring Reality.. A Sustainable Future”. discuss.
Her Excellency Dr. Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi conveyed the greetings of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation, and thanked her for this. participation in Emirati Women’s Day, and her pride in the sons and daughters of the Emirates alike, who have proven in recent decades They are reliable.
Her Excellency affirmed that Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak is a role model for us all, and we are honored to follow in her footsteps and continue her busy path to a prosperous future for our beloved country and for all humanity to establish
She said, “Her Highness has established values and principles that support women and worked to push them to attain the highest levels of education and encourage them to participate in various aspects of economic, political and social life. She also used all abilities to make Emirati women occupy an advanced position among the women of the world.”
She explained that this achievement could not have been achieved except due to the wise leadership since the era of the founding leader, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, “may God rest his soul”, who possessed the vision and will for women has. be a key partner in the revival of the state.
She added: “HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak realized that caring for women and preparing them for the future is necessary and important, and that development will not be achieved without their participation, by providing them with science and knowledge , empowering them and improving their abilities. to contribute constructively, which will not only benefit economic development, but certainly also in In the field of social development, Her Highness is aware that the efforts being made in this field focuses largely on women, as they are the mother, the educator, and the creator of generations.
Her Excellency also praised the contribution of this group of businesswomen to achieve innovation efforts in the UAE and pave the way for future generations of inspiring women to enable them achieve impressive achievements.
For her part, Rima Al Mokarrab emphasized that Emirati women are actively contributing in various sectors to chart the path of progress and renaissance for the UAE. Inspire us around the world and represent the next generation of women leaders, who are able to take on challenges, no matter how difficult they are.”
On her part, Nihal Sheikh said: “The history of the UAE is full of distinguished, inspiring and visionary women who have played a major role in making progress at the social, cultural and economic levels in the country. Today, the UAE embraces ‘ an elite group of inspiring role models from different generations, contributing to building a better future Today, Emirati women hold leadership positions in the country, and form an essential part of its economic and social prosperity, as well as the role they play in supporting sustainable development.. Women are leading efforts to implement the UAE’s plans, of which innovation is one of its main pillars, to build a highly competitive economy.. and enable us to StartAD has partnered with, support and draw inspiration from this group of exemplary women, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to participate in their honor.”
Dalia Odin, Head of Public Affairs and Communications at the US Embassy, said: “The US Mission to the UAE is proud to continue its collaboration with the STARTAD platform to celebrate Emirati women who work hard and contribute to the supporting the development of the UAE’s women’s empowerment agenda, and we are pleased to support and appreciate leading and inspiring Emirati women who contribute to advancing the economic development of the UAE through innovation and creativity.
The women participating in the campaign documenting their stories and achievements expressed their pride at the march of progress and prosperity achieved by the UAE, which is taking steady steps towards sustainability and building a knowledge-based economy. In the Arab world, I am optimistic and confident that more progress and growth await us, locally, regionally and globally, and I dream that the UAE will become a role model in gender equality in all fields, and my goal is to be a to play a leading role in this journey towards positive sustainable development. ”
Dr. Aisha Al Yamahi, Advisor to the Board of Directors of the “Alef” Education Platform, added: “My passion for educational technology is the source of my inspiration and success, since the education sector represents the basis on which all areas of life It has been strengthened by the introduction of the UAE Vision 2071, which aims for education sector institutions to become an incubator environment in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation.”
Salwa Al-Zahmi, CEO and Founder of SPLCO Ltd, and Head of Software Engineering Research Group at the Emirates Center for Innovation in Information and Communications Technology (Eptek) at Khalifa University, said: “The great support of the UAE government for women has not only given me a platform to create practical business solutions in the real world, but has inspired me. Also to be the voice of women in technology around the world to help reduce the gender gap, and motivate women in this field, and I would love to become the leading provider of the most innovative cloud computing technology and software management solutions , and to show how the UAE can become a source of products and services for the economy knowledge on the world stage.