13 women professionals and entrepreneurs honoured - GulfToday

13 women professionals and entrepreneurs honoured


Winners with the officials during the event.

Business Bureau, Gulf Today

The Dubai Quality Group concluded the 16th Cycle of Emirates Women Awards (EWA), under the patronage of Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, and the patronage of DQG.

The ceremony was graced by Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Khalifa Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Eng. Hassan Omar, Chairman Dubai Quality Group, DQG Board Members, VIPs, government officials, Jury Members, Award Assessors, Participants Sponsors, Media Partners, and distinguished guests from across UAE, at Habtoor Palace, Lxr Hotels & Resorts.

The ceremony was opened with the welcome speech of Eng. Hassan Omar, Chairman, Dubai Quality Group, said “In line with the UAE’s leadership vision to encourage women to achieve her dreams making significant accomplishments in various sectors, they have held the highest executive leadership positions in public & private sectors, and they have proven their ability to contribute effectively in social and economic development locally, regionally and globally. Emirates Women Award vision is to highlights the role of women in the UAE society and aims at recognizing and appreciating women (both Nationals & Expatriates) for their outstanding contribution to the country.”

“The success of the Emirates Women’s Award since 2003 has been the result of the inevitable support of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the patron of the Award. His encouragement & support to women of all nationalities in the UAE is a driving motivational factor for us over the years, to contribute in our way in promoting and celebrating the achievements of women in the UAE,” he added.

 “A new category of “young women leaders” will be added to the award by next year to ensure that our message is successfully passed on to the future generation of women, to motivate, inspire and encourage the future generation of women to achieve their true potential by empowering their status in the society,” he added.

 “We feel delighted, honoured to announce the number of applicants to the award is increasing yearly with 78 applications received this year includes 61 professionals and 17 businesswomen.” He added.

The Sponsors who have extended support and honoured are Dewa as main sponsor, British Orchard Nursery as platinum sponsor, TOBAZ & Fujairah Charity Association as Silver sponsor, ARJMST as Trophy Sponsor, Dubai Media Inc. as Strategic Media Partner and Business Dubai Magazine as Media Partner.

The participants were judged based on their leadership skills, strategic and financial planning, career achievements, community contribution and innovation. The award was drawn into two main categories — business owners and professionals from government private sectors. The Jury members of the award were Dr. Huda Al Matroushi, Dr. Mariam Mattar, Dr. Eisa Al Qaydi and lieutenant Colonel. Salah Al Marzooqi, Chief Assessor. This year 13 winners honoured from professional and businesswomen were selected and verified by the prestigious EWA assessment jury after conforming to all criteria and conditions included: Sheikha Dr. Shama Bint Mohammed Bin Khaled Al; Eng. Maitha Mohammad Bin Adai; Ms. Amina Ahmad Mohammed Ahmad; Dr. Noura Ahmed Sultan AlDhaheri; Mona Haider Ataya; Awatif Rashed AlSuwaidi; Dr. Leila Soudah; Dr. Babett Gutsmuths; Dr. Inas Fahmi Ramdan Gazar; Ms. Aisha Abdulrazzaq AlObeidli; Eng. Sara Ali Hassan AlZarooni; Ms. Jennifer Peltenburg; and Ms. Ambareen Musa.

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