Under the patronage of Her Highness (H.H.) Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA), the pioneering edition of the biennial Women Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS), opened today (December 4, 2017) at the Exposition Centre Sharjah. Organized by NAMA under the theme of 'Women Excelling in Economy,' the occasion intended to thrust UN Women's ongoing efforts to deliver on the women’s economic empowerment dimensions of the 2030 Program and its Sustainable Growth Goals (SDGs). During her involvement as one of the welcomed speakers of the event, Dr. ShaymaFawwaz, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of GOSSIP The Brand name, a leading Emirati brand name managing multi-concepts in Event Administration, F & B, and other markets, highlighted the value of the adoption of industry ideal practices and the development and eventual execution of policies on support of women entrepreneurs.
WEEGS complements NAMA's commitment to support UAE's vision, specifically the goals and purposes guided towards females empowerment. The summit launched discussions with global decision-makers on the advancement of the flagship program on entrepreneurship and gender-responsive purchase, helped protect the interest of women entrepreneurs and local business owner, as well as existing approaches, possibilities, and case studies to equip females in non-traditional sectors that will encourage organisations' commitment for action.
In her speech throughout the panel session entitled ‘Industry leaders supporting gender- responsive procurement,’ Shayma emphasized on the should give due relevance and concern to the adoption of methods and the development of even more plans that could aid sustain and protect women.
entrepreneurs and their services. She was signed up with by a panel of champions of ladies empowerment, which included Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO & Carbon Monoxide Founder, WEConnect. International; Mohamad Samir, Senior Authorities, Procter & Gamble; Javette Hines, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Development, Incorporation and Sustainability, Citi and S.N. Nyeck, Senior Scientist and Other from UCLA.
Shayma stated, "The UAE has been at the center in the adoption of numerous equality policies, which has actually permitted women to take pleasure in the exact same amount of opportunities paid for to males. These initiatives complement the goal of UAE Vision 2021 to give assistance and help to businesses of female entrepreneurs. WEEGS achieved success in its initiatives to serve as a tactical platform to highlight the importance of women's role in culture and to expand support for females in the public and economic sectors, specifically those within the supply assistance chain. The event saw the development of numerous collaborations and the affirmation of assistance from leading federal government companies and entities like Masdar, Sharjah Investment and Growth Authority (Shurooq), and Mubadala, to name a few.".
" The Women Economic Empowerment Global Summit played its part as a calculated device to attract pioneering start-ups from throughout the world, and while doing so, strengthen Sharjah's reputation as a thriving hub for entrepreneurship - falling in line with UAE's Vision 2021, which establishes women entrepreneurship as a vital enabler of the UAE's transition to a knowledge-based economy,” she concluded.