Report by Khatima Kilani
TheGlobal Women’s Forum, which was held in Dubai on 23 _24 February, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, which is organized by “DWE” (Dubai Women Establishment) in collaboration with the “women’s Forum for Economy and society”, gathering leaders from the public and private sectors in order to encourage the participation of women in labor, management and society in the Arab region.
Under the slogan “Let’s invent” the Conference began its activities in order to provide a suitable environment for women’s work in terms of developing strategic capabilities and access to continued sustainable networks, as well as infuse hope and inspiration in the hearts of all the ladies from different generations and from different regions.
Her Majesty Queen Rania delivered a speech that gave women hope, drive and ambition, and confirmed Her support for the efforts of individual women in the region and commended the United Arab Emirates, which is a model for women’s empowerment in the region.
Her Majesty also spoke about research showing that the success of any lady is followed by the success of other women, because women instincts are created to give and support others, therefor who empowers has enabled a single woman is like empowering an entire community.
Her Majesty also stressed that there is a need in the Arab world to catch up with globalization, and stand up again to take the lead.