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Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the emirate, has teamed up with the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to explore business strategies to increase female workforce engagement as part of thriving, sustainable economies.

Ford is celebrating this year’s International Women’s Day with some of the brightest female minds in Saudi Arabia by hosting the first women-only Henry Ford Entrepreneurship Academy workshop with Effat University March 7-9.

Committed towards harnessing the entrepreneurial energy of youth to pioneer new businesses, Sheraa hosted 2017’s inaugural Startup Weekend at its state-of-the-art hub in American University of Sharjah.  The Startup Weekend event is part of the global movement coordinated by TechStars and supported by ‘Google for Entrepreneurs’. In this edition, Sheraa provided a platform to over 200 participants to kick-start their entrepreneurial journey and set up their maiden business ventures.

Success is always within arm’s length if you are ready to work for it. Turning your passion for food into a career can be a reality. Education and experience are essential factors to help an individual pursue a career as a food entrepreneur, but there is one important quality that can help all aspiring foodies to be successful in their career: it is the passion for food. It could be as simple as bringing your grandmother’s famous family recipe to developing your own catering line.

The role of women in the economy is widely recognized as a key driver of progress. Interestingly, research shows if we increased women’s participation in the workforce, in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region alone, it would add $180 billion [1], or 7 percent, to the economy in 2025, forming the backbone of a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem across the wider MENA region.