Dubai Business Women Council highlights women's empowerment

DUBAI, 14th June, 2022 (WAM) -- Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) received eight foreign delegations from various countries with nearly 200 delegates during the first quarter of 2022, contributing to the growth of the council's international relations networks, the formation of new successful cooperative partnerships, and the exchange of experiences.

Dr. Raja Easa Al Gurg, President of DBWC, stated that the council is a strategic link between women’s business communities around the world and the representative of the Emirate of Dubai and its vital, diverse, and balanced business environment. She added that Dubai is considered a global model for empowering women in the workplace and strengthening their competitive roles in business and economic realms.

Al Gurg further highlighted that the DBWC had had numerous strong international relations networks with many global marketplaces for more than 20 years. Such relationships are used to form future partnerships and unlimited initiatives and programmes.

The visiting delegates represented a diverse range of ethnicities and cultures, most hailing from Turkey, France, Mexico, Estonia, Serbia, Canada, and Brazil.

Nezaket Emine Atasoy, President of the International Investment and Business Confederation (Uluskon), which consists of 18 Federations of Businesswomen and 24 Federations of Businessmen, was one of the most significant delegates. Uluskon is a non-governmental organisation with representatives in all 81 cities of Turkey and in 100 countries worldwide. They discussed the business landscape in the UAE and Turkey and collaboration opportunities.

Furthermore, DBWC received a delegation of Brazilian women from the "Virada Feminina" Foundation, an organisation dedicated to women's empowerment and community betterment, and an Estonian delegation representing the "ÄND" Foundation, which promotes and brings together women and entrepreneurs from many industries.

The council also hosted a high-level Canadian tech delegation of businesswomen and entrepreneurs led by Marcy Grossman, Ambassador of Canada to the UAE. The visiting delegation included six Canadian companies specialising in modern and digital technologies and was headed by official women and entrepreneurs. The visiting delegates and the members of the DBWC discussed opportunities for joint cooperation and partnerships.

The DBWC received a multi-sectoral delegation of more than 22 companies from Guadalajara, Mexico led by Laura Romero, Vice President of International Business of the Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce from Mexico. The visit was part of their seven-day study mission to Dubai as their first approach to the market and learn about the business environment and opportunities for their companies. During the meeting, many future and possible cooperation opportunities were discussed in the areas of entrepreneurship, women's empowerment and economic partnerships.

Another important delegation was the G100 Club, whose main aim was to expand its network of relationships and provide enhanced policies and practices. During its visit to the DBWC, it discussed the good governance and best practices implemented in the city of Dubai. The delegation’s visit was part of their 100 meetings and consultations with stakeholders in multilateral institutions such as the UN, EU, GCC, Corporates, Business Leaders, Universities and Civil Society. The delegation was headed by its Founder and President, Dr. Harbeen Arora and was attended by six other eminent global businesswomen who were part of the club. The G100 Club has a huge empowered network of 250,000 women entrepreneurs across 150 countries.

Furthermore, as part of its six-day visit to Expo 2020, the DBWC welcomed the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry delegation, led by Branislava Simani, Director of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Entrepreneurship Sector, and five other entrepreneur women who also sought possible cooperation and partnership opportunities.

Finally, the expertise of Dubai's entrepreneurs and businesswomen was shared with EMBA delegates from France. The meeting was about the delegation’s interest in learning more about the work of the DBWC, and the Board’s overall perspective on the progression of the business women landscape in Dubai.

Established in 2002, under the umbrella of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the DBWC is the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of businesswomen in the emirate.