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DEWA lauds successful Emirati women leaders

The event was attended by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and other DEWA officials who commended the work of leading Emirati women

DEWA lauds successful Emirati women leaders
[Source photo: Anvita Gupta/Fast Company Middle East]

Dubai Electricity Water Authority (DEWA), during the celebration of the eighth Emirati Women’s Forum, honored successful Emirati women leaders and DEWA’s female employees who contributed to its global excellence and leadership.

Held on Emirati Women’s Day, the event was attended by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and other DEWA officials who commended the work of leading Emirati women and was broadcasted live on DEWA’s internal and external channels.

“I am pleased to celebrate with you on the eighth Emirati Women’s Day, a momentous occasion to highlight the qualitative and honorable achievements made by the UAE in all fields and sectors, especially in women’s empowerment. It is also an annual milestone to showcase Emirati women’s success, widely recognized in the UAE and international forums. This is in recognition of their active contribution in all fields of national work and their qualitative achievements in promoting sustainable and comprehensive development,” Al Tayer said while honoring the leaders. 

With the video presentation on women’s journey at DEWA and UAE, the forum also featured a panel discussion—Emirati Women: A Unique Model of Empowerment—in the presence of Amani Al Hosani, UAE’s first female nuclear scientist from the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation; and Hessa Ali, Control System Engineer for the Hope Probe, from the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre.

The event also witnessed the participation of DEWA female employees during a forum presenting success stories of the DEWA pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The forum also hosted a panel discussion titled: “DEWA’s Support for Women… Sustainable Gains and Achievements”

“Emirati Women’s Day is celebrated this year under the theme ‘Inspiring Reality.. Sustainable Future’. It represents the core of the role of our female employees that aims to ensure a brighter and more sustainable future for current and future generations. Every day, they prove that nothing is impossible with innovation and hard work. This makes them role models in anticipating and shaping a sustainable future and contributing effectively to DEWA’s mega projects, especially in clean and renewable energy. This consolidates DEWA’s position as an outstanding and leading utility worldwide and promotes Dubai’s position as a global hub for sustainable development and a green economy,” Al Tayer added. 

The event also marked the presence of Fatima Mohammed Al Joker, legal advisor at DEWA and chairperson of the Women’s Committee DEWA. During the event, she remarked out of 1950 female employees working in DEWA, 83% are Emirati women, out of which over 300 are in senior leadership positions.

“My message to all Emirati women is to be pioneers in our respective sectors. The UAE is investing a lot in their education. We need to take advantage of those opportunities and utilize them for the success of Emirati society and Emirati women specifically. I am so proud to see they have proved themselves in various fields,” Al Joker said.

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