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Virtual mentorship for 33 Emirati women to excel in career

Saman Haziq/Dubai
Filed on October 24, 2020

The ‘Young Emirati Women for Success’ (YES) mentorship programme is organised in collaboration with the Nordic Embassies in the UAE.

An initiative to provide year-long mentorship for 33 Emirati women was launched by the Dubai Women Establishment recently.


The ‘Young Emirati Women for Success’ (YES) mentorship programme is organised in collaboration with the Nordic Embassies in the UAE where Nordic professionals will mentor the Emirati women, mostly virtually.


"The aim of the mentorship programme is to elevate and cultivate the skills of professional Emirati women, equipping them with the tools and knowledge needed to excel in leadership roles," said Shamsa Saleh, CEO of Dubai Women Establishment, during the launch of the initiative.


She highlighted the strong relations between the UAE and the Nordic countries, praising their global leadership in the field of women’s empowerment across various fields.


Marianne Nissilä, Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to the UAE, praised the strong relations that connect the UAE with the Nordic countries, expressing her happiness with the partnership with DWE in the ‘YES!’ programme.


"The Nordic countries and the UAE share a long-term commitment to empowering women and promoting gender equality. It is now even more important that we take measures to advance gender equality and women in the workspace for more resilient, inclusive and sustainable economies and societies. Mentoring programmes are one way of doing this, as they can offer impressive results in these efforts," she said.


Each Emirati mentee was paired with a Nordic mentor, the latter of whom will facilitate the personal and professional development of the former during routine mentoring sessions. The mentees will graduate from the year-long November of 2021 at the Expo headquarters in Dubai.


saman@khaleejtimes.com





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