The Board of Directors of the Dubai Women Establishment (DWE) held a meeting to review the organisation’s 2017-2021 strategic plan. The plan is focused on promoting the skills of Emirati women, and enhancing their capabilities, in line with the UAE’s strategic priorities.
The Board also reviewed DWE’s various achievements in the past years and discussed the progress made in implementing the vision of Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council, President of Dubai Women Establishment and wife of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, to more closely integrate women into the region's development process, and enhance their status and leadership.
The Board highlighted the positive impact that the ‘Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2016’, the biggest and the first event of its kind to be held in the Middle East and North Africa region, has made on advancing women’s empowerment in the region. The Board Members also highlighted the success of the Forum in promoting a global dialogue on critical women’s issues. The event saw the participation of over 3000 local and international attendees that included prominent thought leaders and decision makers from across the region and the world.
Mona Al Marri, Chairperson of the Board of Dubai Women Establishment, commended the efforts of Dubai Women Establishment and Dubai Ladies Club in implementing the vision of Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed.
Al Marri said, "DWE’s achievements reflect the creative spirit behind its projects aimed at promoting women’s participation and leadership in development. These projects, which have made an impact not only in the UAE but regionally as well, have encouraged us to launch further such initiatives. Enhancing women’s capabilities through innovative initiatives continues to be a top priority for us. Our new five-year plan will feature fresh strategic directions for realising our larger vision."
The meeting also discussed Dubai Ladies Club’s 2016 achievements in offering an environment for women to develop themselves and providing superior wellness and recreational services. The Board highlighted the Club’s continuous efforts to support women’s well-being in various areas of life through its services and state-of-the-art facilities.