Saturday 26 November 2022 - 3:47:36 pm

Abu Dhabi Chamber forms new board of Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council


ABU DHABI, 2nd October, 2022 (WAM) – As part of its efforts to support businesswomen and female entrepreneurs in Abu Dhabi and help them increase their contribution to the emirate's economic growth, the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry has formed a new board for the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council (ADBWC).

The new board will have a mandate to help female entrepreneurs refine their skills; introduce them to the applicable laws and policies; and help them learn how to leverage local and federal governmental initiatives and incentives to name a few.

Chaired by Asma Al Fahim, the ADBWC board comprises Board Members from the Abu Dhabi Chamber along with successful businesswomen in Abu Dhabi, including Nour Al Tamimi, Dr. Khadija Al Ameri, Marwa Al Mansouri, and Sheikha Al Nuwais.

“Over the past fifty years, the UAE has placed women empowerment amongst its top priorities and supported the Emirati woman to be a key partner in building the UAE,” said Chairwoman Al Fahim, commenting on the new formation of the ADBWC board.

She added, “The support of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and Honorary Chairwoman of the ADBWC, played a huge role in women development in all fields, especially entrepreneurship. Thanks to H.H. Sheikha Fatima, the Emirati woman is now equipped with all the factors of success to occupy her proper place regionally and internationally.”

Al Fahim pointed out that the ADBWC is keen to increase its communication with businesswomen in Abu Dhabi to keep them updated on the latest economic changes, noting that the Council will launch new initiatives and programmes to support the business environment and equip female entrepreneurs with all the necessary tools that enable them to leverage all business opportunities in local, regional and international markets.

WAM/Amjad Saleh