The University of Dubai Women Council (UDWC) organized workshops, panel discussions and exhibitions for two days to acknowledge and appreciate the women’s efforts on their International Day. The celebration, which was held on March 8th and 9th at the University of Dubai in Dubai Academic City, witnessed the participation of a number of UAE women leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals.
The speakers at the workshop included Taim Al-Falasi, Awatif Al-Mutawa, Amal Al-Badawi, Lilian Mohammed and Walaa Al-Shehhi. They tackled different topics among them gender equality, women empowerment, women and innovation, women and happiness, the future women, as well as women and leadership. The exhibition displayed major achievements and innovations of women in the areas of food, arts and design.
The celebration, which was organized by the Women Council in collaboration with the Student Union, was attended by UD President Dr. Eesa Bastaki along with UD faculty members, staff and students.
Dr. Bastaki highlighted the university's keenness to celebrate this occasion. He said: “since its establishment, the UAE has provided women the opportunity to lay down the foundation of many achievements that we are proud of.” He added that women's empowerment in the society has witnessed a tremendous development in their roles, especially in the field of education. “We are reaping the fruits of women empowerment in many leading positions and roles in all areas.”
During his speech, he announced the opening of the first Women Council room for female students at UD to protect their privacy and unleash their creativity.
Ahmad Alkaitoob, President of Student Union Council said that the council is keen to participate in the celebration that sheds light on the significant role of women in building the UAE society in general and UD in specific.