Under the patronage of His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Award for Young Business Leaders successfully held its gala granting event recently at Zaa beel Hall 6 of the Dubai World Trade Centre. During the event, Dr. Shayma Nawaf Al Fawwaz, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ‘GOSSIP The Brand,’ an Emirati brand and homegrown concept with a global vision aimed to introduce and provide sustainable options throughout the social entrepreneurship landscape, was awarded the ‘Best Female Entrepreneur Award’ in recognition of her exemplary management and proceeding efforts to champion the root cause of women entrepreneurship in the UAE. ‘GOSSIP The Brand’ is composed of key multi-ventures that consists of an F& B arm, an event management service and a brand name administration company managing leading luxury brand names like Tiffany and Hermes, among others.
The win is the most up to date addition to Shayma's success tale, that has been commonly identified and recognized as one of the country's top female businesswomen and key player in the Food & Beverage( F&B) sector. In addition to this new award, she is additionally the recipient of theArab Lady Award 2017 for Entrepreneurship. Shayma has formerly worked as a member of different panels that went over practices and policies referring to female entrepreneurs,
including NAMA, the pioneering edition of the biennial WEEGS - Women' s Economic Empowerment Global Summit; Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival; and SHEERA: YAL panel discussion: Driving Innovation in the Food and Beverage Sector. His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Andrew, the Battle Each Other of York, invited GOSSIP Cafe and Dessert in support of entrepreneurship and to celebrate Shayma's success during the UAE edition of the 'Pitch@Palace' initiative held in Abu Dhabi.
Shayma said, "His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, verified the importance of ladies when he said, ‘Emirati women continuously affirm their presence and active participation in the march of development.’ We graciously thank him for his leadership and for working as an inspiration not only for Emirati females but for local business owners too. This award is a massive success and will certainly additionally inspire and drive me to advertise and sustain local entrepreneurship and the women empowerment - beaming out as an instance for others to follow."
Now on its 10 th edition, the Mohammad Bin Rashid Award for Youthful Business Leaders identify and reward distinguished business owners In the UAE and the Arab world. The award is additionally a part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and now sustains the Dubai 2021 Plan in its goal to motivate younger generations to introduce and promote a business culture as well as an optimal atmosphere for innovative ideas. The award has actually continued to receive the assistance of various local and government entities as well as private sector banks and companies in making it possible for SMEs to continue to be key pillars of financial task and encouraging entrepreneurs to introduce jobs at the local and international levels.