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The Global Entrepreneurship Summit – Entrepreneurial Ventures of Arabia (GES-EVA) held at the Dubai World Trade Centre put the spotlight on promoting women entrepreneurship in the SME sector regionally. The experts said that it is imperative to continue to create the foundation for promoting women entrepreneurship to enable them to excel and develop their businesses by learning from the experiences of the successful Arab women entrepreneurs.
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Also, read: 60% of companies globally now have women representation on their Boards of Directors at ameeinfo.com
Diversity in boardrooms through a greater presence of women is essential for improving the quality of corporate governance in the region, and women need to be empowered and their contributions recognised in family-owned, public as well as corporate enterprises in order for the next generation to take their rightful places on boards across the region, panelists agreed over three panel discussions at the third Arab Women Leadership Forum, organised by the Dubai Women Establishment.
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Women run only 3% of world's largest firms but more powerful than seven years ago. New research by CTPartners Executive Search Inc. said women CEOs at the world's largest corporations may not have made great progress in terms of numbers but have at least made up for it in terms of running larger and more powerful companies.
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The recent European Parliament resolution about the UAE got it wrong on a number of fronts. It lacked objectivity and risked undermining the European Union's reputation for fairness. No more did it get it wrong than on women's rights, according to Ghanem Nuseibeh, founder of Cornerstone Global Associates and senior visiting fellow at King's College London.
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Progress towards gender equality in Jordan remains “very slow”, women’s rights activists said on Sunday. Speaking at a panel discussion on gender equality, Layla Naffa, director of projects at the Arab Women’s Organisation, said that Kingdom needed to take further steps to improve women’s situation.
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