An Emirati designer has created a new brand to hit the United Arab Emirates, taking the traditional one-piece abaya – a common Muslim female dress in the Gulf – and breaking it in two(...) Badreya Faisal said that 'Any woman who is an example of gracefully crossing over between Middle Eastern and Western fashion with the same elegance, sophistication and individuality' would be her ideal woman to dress.
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In time with the UAE's celebrations of its 41st National Day, The Dubai Women's Establishment has announced the launching of "UAE Women's Index Report" which is aimed to serve as an up-to-date reference on facts and figures pertaining to Emirati women in the various sectors of the job market as well as in education. The resource will come in handy for local and international organizations, academics, researchers and all those concerned with the status of women in the UAE.
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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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Christina Nielsen hopes she can pave the way for more women to break into motor racing in the Middle East when she becomes the first female driver to race in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East this weekend.
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A shortage of women in corporate boardrooms has led a government organisation to campaign for more diversity. Women hold only 1.5 % of board positions in the GCC’s listed companies, according to research by Hawkamah, a Dubai think tank.
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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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Mona had been counting to 20 every day so she could show off to her new friends in class. So when her bus to the Hind bint Otaiba Centre for Adult Education arrived late on Tuesday, Mona, 40, worried she would miss the first half of her lesson when her teacher would test the class on numbers learnt the previous week.
The number of male students at Zayed University has risen by more than half this year, and most of the increase has come from the university's new campus. About ,400 young men are attending this year, from 900 last.
The Dubai Women Establishment (DWE) will host the third edition of its flagship Arab Women Leadership Forum from November 19 at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai.
The two-day forum will focus on issues and opportunities surrounding the role of women in the boardroom under the theme, “Board Leadership and the Case for Diversity.”
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