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Emirates Islamic launches women’s empowerment programme for UAE nationals
Bank aims to boost its Emiratisation drive and increase participation of women in workforce

Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, on 28th Jan, 2020 reiterated its commitment to Emiratisation with the launch of ‘Kuwati’, an in-house women’s empowerment programme for UAE nationals. This initiative is in line with the National Strategy for Empowerment of Emirati Women that was launched in 2015 by HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of General Women’s Union, Supreme Chairwoman of Family Development Foundation and President of Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, to acquire gender equality and women’s empowerment in the UAE and across the world.

Through the three-month programme, Emirates Islamic’s mission is to make sure that Emirati women reach their potential and are well-equipped to successfully embark on their career path in the banking industry. The bank aims to train more than 30 participants every quarter and create an environment that will assist improve local talent and enhance their career skills and capabilities. The first team of candidates, which comprised of 35 Emirati female staff members, kicked off their three-month training journey recently.

Salah Amin, CEO of Emirates Islamic, said: “As a home-grown bank and a main Islamic financial group in the UAE, we have a long-standing commitment and duty towards developing and empowering Emirati women, as we provide them with great possibilities to grow, improve and make contributions to the UAE economy. I would like to prolong my best desires to all participants as they develop in their journey to fulfil their aspirations.”

Marwan Salem Abunawas AlMheiri, Chief Human Resources Officer at Emirates Islamic, said: “Emirates Islamic is dedicated to supporting the success of Emarati women, who play an instrumental role in shaping the future of the UAE and assisting realise the country’s visionary aspirations. We are assured that the Kuwati programme will enable the bank to build a robust pool of UAE national woman talent and cement our status as an employer of preference for Emarati women throughout the nation.”

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