Dubai Airports is reaffirming its commitment to the nation’s female workforce by launching new career development programmes targeting Emirati women in managerial and internship positions to ensure that women play an important role in the future of the UAE’s aviation industry, on the occasion of the Emirati Women’s Day.
The airport management company announced plans to launch its ‘Aspiring Women’s Programme’ aimed at female Emirati managers and designed to develop high-performing Emirati women into the company’s future leaders.
The nine-month programme will provide Emirati Women with leadership coaching, workplace challenges, workshops, as well as support women to build their network across the organisation and wider airport community. It will ultimately lead to a professional certification recognised by the Institute of Leadership and Management.
The programme supports the UAE’s national agenda to achieve gender balance in the workplace and become one of the world’s top 25 countries for gender equality. Today, Dubai Airports employs more than 200 Emirati women in a wide variety of roles, 32 percent of which are in leadership positions. Dubai Airports hopes this figure will rise over the coming years as it encourages more women to advance in the rapidly growing and important aviation sector.
Speaking on the occasion, Ann-Marie Campbell, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Development at Dubai Airports, said, "We are delighted to launch DA’s 'Aspiring Women' course and believe this programme will harness the potential of the many dynamic Emirati women in our organisation. The passion and commitment of Emirati women who strive to exceed in their professional lives is truly inspirational and is sure to enhance their professional careers and the future of this great country."