Dubai Chamber highlights Emirati women best practices in development

DUBAI, The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently hosted a knowledge sharing seminar at its premises which gathered members of Dubai’s business community and highlighted global best practices in engaging Emirati women in development.

The event, organised by the Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network Task Force on Emirati Women Engagement in Development, included presentations from Aramex, Empower and HSBC Middle East which examined corporate policies encouraging and facilitating women engagement within the organisations.

The presentations examined the far-reaching benefits of introducing policies that support women employees, such as flexible working hours and specialised training programmes, and explained that such policies have led to increased productivity, improved employee engagement and retention.

Members of the task force selected specific best practices shared during the event with the intention of submitting recommendations to top management within their organisations.

Last year, Dubai Chamber’s Centre for Responsible Business, CRB, launched the Task Force on Emirati Women Engagement in Development. The task force aims to encourage Emirati women’s participation in the economy, governance, and society at large and make UAE a leading example of women empowerment in the Arab world.

Source: Emirates News Agency