Dubai /Â WAM
As part of its initiative for the Year of Giving, the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council (ADBWC) launched the third campaign to spread the culture of entrepreneurship in Abu Dhabi, under the theme â€œOur social responsibility to serve the nationâ€.
The drive will feature more than 45 activities, as well as general and specialised training courses to raise awareness and knowledge for businesswomen on the culture of entrepreneurship to foster the spirit of innovation and creativity, and to equip women with skills they require to launch and develop their own businesses, said Maryam Al-Rumaithi, Chairwoman of the Executive Board of ADBWC.
Addressing a press conference, she said that during the eight-month campaign, female entrepreneurs would receive financial, economic and legal support, as well as consultancy.
â€œPanel discussions will be held to analyse the challenges facing women entrepreneurs, explore issues of high economic priority, and discuss best international practices in a range of areas including trade, services, and industrial and professional services and products,â€ she added.
â€œA series of collaborative agreements will be signed with a number of public and private institutions that provide services and facilities to female entrepreneurs,â€ she further added.
She also revealed that three exhibitions and six trade and promotion road shows will be organised.
â€œWe will also launch an
integrated, creative business incubator and a creative entrepreneurship club,â€ Al-Rumaithi said.
Panel sessions dedicated to economically empowering women and stories of successful women entrepreneurs will, therefore, be launched, as well as an entrepreneurship club, an innovative integrated business incubator and a best project award.
â€œThe third drive followed two other successful drives, with the second campaign in 2016 attracting 1,319 participants, an increase of 47 percent from 2015. The second campaign achieved a satisfaction rate of 94 percent,â€ she noted.
Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council, part of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, aims to provide
appropriate opportunities for women to be well trained and qualified and expand the scope of their involvement in professional and commercial business, open new horizons and roles for women and urge their creativity and self-confidence, highlight women’s achievements in contemporary life and offer new job opportunities for women in various walks of life with emphasis on the economic sector.