'Women account for 70% of nationals in banking sector'


Women account for 70% of nationals in banking sector

Sharjah - UAE's banking sector employs 10,000 UAE nationals

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Published: Sun 27 Aug 2017, 3:46 PM

Last updated: Sun 27 Aug 2017, 5:48 PM

The representation of Emirati women among the national workforce in the banking sector of UAE stands at 70 per cent, said general manager of Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS).
UAE's banking sector employs 10,000 UAE nationals.
Speaking in the run-up to Emirati Women's Day, which is marked every year on August 28 to celebrate the achievements of UAE women, Jamal Al Jasmi, general manager of EIBFS, said the rise of the country's women is a result of continued encouragement and support from the UAE's leadership.
"The vision and constant encouragement of our leaders, including the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and policy makers of the government, inspire every woman of our country to play their role in the country's economic progress," Al Jasmine was quoted as saying in a press release.
Women accounted for 43 per cent (9,977 out of a total 23,197) participants in the institute's training courses and workshops in 2016.
In the academic education programmes, which include BSc and Diploma courses, women's participation increased to 55 per cent of the total students registered for the 2016 academic year, the release added.

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