Dubai / WAM
The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), has disclosed that its total membership has increased by 15.7 percent during the Q1 of 2018. The increase in membership brings the total number of DBWC members up to 684, which reflects the council’s important role in supporting business women and enhancing their competitiveness in the country’s labour market.
The DBWC also revealed that it has added 93 new members during the Q1 of the year, reflecting a growth rate of 27.4 percent, compared to the same quarter last year.
The council reported that 522 participants took part in its workshops and seminars during the first quarter of 2018, representing a growth rate of 2.8 percent, compared to same period last year.
The council added that it held 21 workshops and seminars during the Q1 of 2017. However, 16 workshops were organised during same period of this year, which indicates the quality of this year’s selection of workshops and seminars were organised according to the council members’ needs.
The DBWC marked the Year of Zayed by launching a mentorship programme entitled ‘DBWC Spirit of Zayed Mentorship Programme 2018’, which offers DBWC members the chance to be mentored by leaders and experts in the business community and from prominent companies. Through their individual partnerships with, the members gained valuable personal and professional insights and advice that aim to help them excel in their endeavours and keep pace with the latest developments in their fields.
Dr Raja Al Gurg, President of the DBWC, said that the council has adopted an advanced strategy in 2018 that aims to enhance the skills and expertise of its members, and raise awareness on concepts and practices that are advocated by the government such as sustainability and innovation.
She added that the result of the Q1 2018 reflects the council’s important role as a leading centre for female entrepreneurs in the country.