Dubai Women Establishment delegation participates in Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2016 in France

DEAUVILLE, France, 4th December, 2016 (WAM) — A delegation from the Dubai Women Establishment, DWE, participated in the 12th annual Women’s Forum Global Meeting which was organised by the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society in Deauville, France from 30th November – 2nd December.

The 12th edition of the annual forum was built on the theme, “Is the sharing economy a sharing world?” and is considered one of the most prominent global forums which highlight women’s position and their effective role in the development and economic process of countries.

DWE’s participation comes as part of their belief in strengthening the role of Emirati and Arab women in the forum following the successful Global Women’s Forum Dubai, GWFD, earlier this year, in addition to DWE’s interest in discussing future and joint cooperation mechanisms with the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society and the possibility of organising additional forums specialised in supporting and enhancing women’s roles and participation.

The delegation included Lamia Abdulaziz Khan, Director of Dubai Ladies Club, AlMaha Al Bastaki, Projects Manager at DWE and Aisha Saeed Harib, a member of the Dubai Youth Council, who was invited to represent the UAE from the “Rising Talents” platform, which includes more than 160 females from 50 different countries. The “Rising Talents” programme highlights young females who demonstrate an active and inspirational role within the economy and society.

Commenting on DWE’s participation, Shamsa Saleh, CEO of Dubai Women Establishment, said, “H.H., Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council and President of Dubai Women Establishment, is keen to increase the DWE’s participation in international forums, especially those which empower women and highlight their role and position in global societies. This is where our participation in the 12th annual Women’s Forum Global Meeting stems from. The delegation discussed ways to further collaborate with the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society in the future, with the possibility of organising additional forums which support women following the great success or organising GWFD during the year, which was held in the Middle East for the first time.”

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