In the UAE, according to a report by Al Masah Capital, women own or run about 30 per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The Arab Women Leadership Outlook suggests that one in every eight firms in the Middle East and North Africa region is female-owned and more than 30 per cent of women entrepreneurs in the region owned large firms employing more than 250 workers.
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Merwa Abdelkadar, the Saudi representative at the G(irls)20 Summit speaks about global challenges.
"I think one of the most important things in the world that needs to be fixed is the unfair situation of women specifically in the Arab world (...) Unfortunately, although women constitute more than 50 percent of the population, their potential is stifled as they struggle to maintain their rights."
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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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