AIWF Activities 2016

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“The fact that women continue to trail men in formal labour force participation, access to credit, entrepreneurship rates, and in the income they generate is not only not fair, it is also not smart economics”

-Mr Robert Zoellick, President The World Bank

AIWF Conference, Washington DC, USA , June 2008

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The AIWF and The Sharjah Business Women Council: Partnership for Innovation in Entrepreneurship. Journeys of Businesswomen in the UAE and the UK

July 27, 2016


Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, U.A.E., Chairperson of Nama Women Advancement Establishment and Founder & Patron of Sharjah Business Women Council, the Arab International Women’s Forum was delighted to organise in collaboration with The Sharjah Business Women Council a Seminar showcasing journeys of businesswomen in the UAE and the UK. The Seminar was held on Wednesday 27 July 2016 in The Royal Automobile Club, London under the title of The Arab International Women’s Forum and The Sharjah Business Women Council: Partnership for Innovation in Entrepreneurship.

As the AIWF and the SBWC are highly committed to developing the future generation of young women entrepreneurs and empowering them to break new grounds in entrepreneurship as well as in public life, the Seminar aimed to enhance their ability to provide and mainly pioneer new business ideas, solutions and products. The Seminar also aimed to optimise this category of entrepreneurs’ networking, business and personal skills that will allow them to contribute more effectively to the growth of their economies and communities as a whole.

AIWF has been recognised for its focus on economic competitiveness, sustainable human development and the empowerment of women through partnerships, innovation and increased connectively in the Arab world. Accordingly, AIWF was determined, in collaboration with its appreciated partner the SBWC, to providing future directions that would shed light on the importance of education, leadership training, capacity building and self-development for young women entrepreneurs to be more innovative and adaptive to the changing business environment.

The Seminar has been carefully organised with the involvement of a number of AIWF and SBWC leaders and entrepreneurs, who in turn had the opportunity to engage and network about potential innovative entrepreneurship initiatives and exchange challenges, success stories, opportunities for development and opinions regarding the embedment of innovation into entrepreneurship. AIWF was very fortunate to welcome prominent speakers and delegates who brought the Seminar’s objectives to life.

On behalf of the AIWF Board and Members, Mrs Haifa Al Kaylani expressed her sincere appreciation and deepest thanks to Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi for her valued presence. Mrs Haifa Al Kaylani also extended her great appreciation to AIWF Partner the Sharjah Business Women Council for the full and valuable support in organising the Seminar AIWF-SBWC Partnership for Innovation in Entrepreneurship showcasing journeys of businesswomen in the UAE and the UK.