Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) has recently hosted a group of 34 business and engineering students from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore to discuss key issues related to the contributions of women in promoting social and economic development. The students are visiting the UAE as part of a Middle East study tour wherein they will be exploring the history, culture, politics, economic climate and advancements made in the UAE.
DBWC further revealed that it has organised a special activity focusing on “Women in the UAE” as part of the itinerary of the visiting students. The topics discussed during the meeting included existing constitutional and legal protection for women; political participation of women; women in the workforce; women & education; businesswomen and entrepreneurs; women’s organisations; and the role of Emirati women in putting the UAE on the path of progress and prosperity.
Raja Al Gurg, President, Dubai Business Women Council, said: “Dubai Business Women Council actively reaches out to organisations in the UAE and from other countries to conduct a healthy exchange of ideas and promote cultural understanding. Our meeting with students from Nanyang Technological University gave us an opportunity to share our experiences on promoting greater participation of women in the social and economic transformation of the society. We are certainly pleased with the outcome of our discussions and we hope to conduct similar activities in the future.”
Nanyang Technological University is an internationally reputed research-intensive tertiary institution. Its broad-based education covers science and technology, business and the arts, entrepreneurial and leadership skills to prepare students for the global working world. The university has roots that go back to 1955 when Nanyang University was set up. Today, it has four colleges with 12 schools, and four autonomous entities. The university provides high-quality global education to more than 33,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Founded in 2002, DBWC motivates women to be productive members of the society, while encouraging role models to rise up from the ranks and inspire other women around the world, especially in the Arab region, to discover their true potential. DBWC organises the high-profile monthly event ‘Majls Business’ to provide information about the latest knowledge, skills and best practices for women entrepreneurs and leaders
Aparna Shivpuri Arya
Aparna Shivpuri Arya is Assistant Editor, Business Group, CPI, Dubai. Before joining CPI, I was working with UNESCAP in Bangkok. I have a Masters degree in International Law and Economics from Switzerland and a Masters degree in International Studies from National University of Singapore. I have worked with think tanks across countries on international trade issues.