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‘Urgent need to keep advancing Arab women on economic front’

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KUALA LUMPUR / WAM

HH Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammad Al Qasimi, Wife of HH the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) and Honorary Chairperson of the Sharjah Business Women Council (SBWC), attended the Sharjah Business Women Forum in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.
Organised by NAMA in collaboration with the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce (MICCI), the forum was held with the aim of exploring ways to empower women in the Middle East and Southeast Asia and to advance their role in all economic, social and professional walks of life.
Speaking on the occasion, Sheikha Jawaher said the UAE, under the guidance of its wise leadership, has sought to empower women out of its belief in their tremendous capabilities and their potential to advance the nation. She noted that women have been able to prove that they can excel and accomplish achievement in all spheres, particularly business.
She added: “There is an urgent need to continue advancing Arab and Muslim women on the economic front. Without women’s essential role in development, a community loses an important precious resource. This is why Sharjah has been keen to provide all forms of support for women through its many initiatives, most notably the NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, which is dedicated to advancing women in the economic sector and providing them with training and advice in this area.”
Sheikha Jawaher invited the members of MICCI and the Malaysian business women community to visit Sharjah and learn more about the emirate’s efforts in supporting and encouraging businesswomen. She said: “Malaysian businesswomen have succeeded in establishing their main and influential role in the Malaysian economic system through their various businesses that have not only added value to Malaysia, but also contributed to the Islamic economy as a whole.”

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