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Third Arab Women Leadership Forum opens in Dubai

Forum will be opened by Ruler of Dubai at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai

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Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai will open the third Arab Women Leadership Forum, on Monday at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai.

The annual, titled “Board Leadership and the Case for Diversity, is being organised by Dubai Women Establishment (DWE). The topics of discussion will include matters that have a bearing on the issue of a more gender equitable corporate culture.

Speakers at the two-day event will be drawn from a wide variety of sectors and disciplines including economists, legislators, successful women leaders and experts in the field of corporate governance and gender-equitable board practices in the Middle East.

Keynote speakers at the forum are Shaikha Manal Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Women Establishment; Mohammad Ahmad Al Murr, Speaker of the Federal National Council and Princess Ameerah Al Taweel, Vice Chairperson of Al Waleed Bin Talal Foundation.

“This event is well-timed to support the UAE’s agenda of ensuring the advancement of UAE women to complement the fast-paced development of the country,” said Mona Al Marri, Chairperson of DWE’s Board who highlighted that the forum’s theme has particular relevance to an issue that is increasingly gaining prominence in the Middle East .

The event, which operates under the guidance of Her Highness Shaikha Manal Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Women Establishment and wife of Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, is one of many initiatives established by Dubai Women Establishment for the benefit of women with the active participation of private and public sector organisations.