Emirati Women Achievers Campaign Launched by Tamkeen & startAD

Emirati Women Achievers Campaign Launched by Tamkeen & startAD

Under the Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak - Inspiring reality, sustainable future

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Tamkeen and startAD, with US Mission to the UAE, have spotlighted 51 inspiring Emirati women furthering innovation.

On the occasion of celebration of Emirati Women’s Day, the selected Emirati women were honored with a commemorative book profiling their personal journeys and experience in their field titled Emirati Women Achievers.

The first copy of the book was received by Her Excellency Dr. Maitha Al Shamsi, Minister of State, on behalf of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, in the presence of Rima Al Mokarrab, Chair of Tamkeen; Hana Barakat, Senior Associate Director of startAD and other dignitaries.

The honorees were felicitated during a ceremony that included unveiling of the commemorative book Emirati Women Achievers, followed by a roundtable discussion on the stories behind 2022 Emirati Women’s Day theme - “Inspiring Reality, Sustainable Future.”

On this occasion, Her Excellency Dr. Maitha Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, delivered greetings on behalf of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak.

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She emphasized that H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak is a role model for all of us, and we are honored to follow in her footsteps and continue on her path to establishing a prosperous future for our beloved country and all humanity.

H.E. Dr. Maitha highlighted that these Emirati women are contributing to innovation in the UAE and paving the way for future generations of inspiring women to achieve impressive achievements.

Rima Al Mokarrab, Chair of Tamkeen and Trustee of NYU, commented: “In tribute to our founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and with the leadership of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Emirati women across all sectors are helping to chart the UAE’s path of progress.

"Today, they are teachers, diplomats, scientists, artists, entrepreneurs, and astronauts. These remarkable Emiratis are an inspiration to us all. They represent the next generation of leaders and continue to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.”

Assistant Director of Communications at startAD, Nihal Shaikh, said: “The UAE has seen an active history of strong, resilient, visionary, and inspirational women who have paved new paths of social, cultural, and economic progress.

"Emirati women now hold leading positions across the nation and play an instrumental role in the country’s economic and social prosperity, along with its push for sustainable development."

Daleya Uddin, Head of Public Affairs and Outreach at the U.S. Consulate General Dubai, said: “The U.S. Mission to the UAE is proud to partner with startAD to celebrate Emirati women achievers who are advancing the UAE’s agenda for women's empowerment."

The women participating in the campaign who shared their stories and achievements expressed their pride in the United Arab Emirates’ steady steps towards a sustainable and knowledge-based economy.

Mona Al-Hashemi, Incubator Chief at the Authority of Social Contribution, Ma’an, commented: “The UAE has established itself as a pioneer for development in the Arab world. I am optimistic and confident that further progress and growth await us at local, regional, and global levels."

"I dream that the UAE will reach the highest levels of gender equality in the economic and social fields.” Of her aspirations for the next 50 years, Al-Hashemi added: “My goal is to contribute and play a leading role in this journey for positive, sustainable development.”

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