Dubai Airports today reaffirmed its commitment to accelerating the advancement of women in the workplace and celebrated progress to date to mark International Women’s Day, which falls tomorrow and celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Recent data compiled by the Arab Women Organisation found that women account for 66 percent of the UAE’s public-sector workforce, and 30 percent are in decision-making roles. As of today, 31 percent of Dubai Airports’ executive team is comprised of women, higher than the national average, endorsing Dubai Airports’ stance on running a gender-balanced business. In addition, 36 percent of women in executive positions are UAE nationals.
"Women workers at Dubai Airports are inspiring and of great value to the company. Developing and mentoring the next generation of female leaders is a top priority as we strive to increase visibility and accountability of women in all positions especially those in central executive roles," said Ann-Marie Campbell, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Development at Dubai Airports.