The Emirati Women Achievers Campaign in Celebration of Emirati Women’s Day.
Under the Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Tamkeen & startAD, NYUAD Based startup accelerator recently launched the Emirati Women Achievers Campaign in celebration of Emirati Women’s Day.
The event put the achievements of 51 inspiring Emirati women furthering innovation and entrepreneurship across various sectors under the spotlight.
The selected Emirati women were honoured with a commemorative book profiling their personal journeys and experience in their field titled Emirati Women Achievers.
The first copy of the book was received by Her Excellency Dr. Maitha Al Shamsi, Minister of State, on behalf of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, in the presence of Rima Al Mokarrab, Chair of Tamkeen and Trustee of NYU; Hana Barakat, Senior Associate Director of startAD; Nihal Shaikh, Assistant Director of Communications at startAD; and Robin Solomon, Counselor for Public Affairs at the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi.
The honourees were felicitated during a ceremony that included a set of keynotes and the official unveiling of the commemorative book Emirati Women Achievers, followed by a roundtable discussion on the significance and stories behind the 2022 Emirati Women’s Day theme announced earlier this year by H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak’s office: “Inspiring Reality, Sustainable Future.”
On this occasion, Her Excellency Dr. Maitha Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, delivered greetings on behalf of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Mother of the Nation, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and sent Her Highness’s appreciation for this initiative on Emirati Women’s Day, and her pride in the sons and daughters of the Emirates alike, who have proven their capabilities over the past decades.
H.E. Dr. Maitha Al Shamsi emphasised that H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak is a role model for all of us, and we are honoured to follow in her footsteps and continue on her path to establishing a prosperous future for our beloved country and all humanity.
Moreover, H.E. praised the contributions and efforts of Emirati women in the workforce and the country’s development and added: “H.H. has established the values and principles that support women.
“She has enabled them to obtain the highest levels of education, encouraging them to participate in various aspects of economic, political, and social life.
“She also employed all capabilities to make Emirati women occupy an advanced position among the women of the world,” explaining that this would not have been achieved without the wise leadership of the Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who possessed the vision for women to be a key partner in the growth of the United Arab Emirates.
Rima Al Mokarrab, Chair of Tamkeen and Trustee of NYU, said: “In tribute to our founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and with the leadership of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Emirati women across all sectors are helping to chart the UAE’s path of progress.
“Today, they are teachers, diplomats, scientists, artists, entrepreneurs, and astronauts. These remarkable Emiratis are an inspiration to us all. They represent the next generation of leaders and continue to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.”
The women participating in the campaign who shared their stories and achievements expressed their pride in the United Arab Emirates’ steady steps towards a sustainable and knowledge-based economy.
Mona Al-Hashmi, Incubator Chief at the Authority of Social Contribution, Ma’an, said: “The UAE has established itself as a pioneer for development in the Arab world. I am optimistic and confident that further progress and growth await us at local, regional, and global levels.
“I dream that the UAE will reach the highest levels of gender equality in the economic and social fields.”
To read the book, the digital version can be downloaded here.
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