Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) Women’s Committee and the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Governance (MBRSG) launched a joint report entitled ‘Women Leaders in The Era of Challenges’, to highlight women’s leadership and their vital role in social and economic development.
The report has more than 15 chapters, including leadership skills of female leaders, psychology and differences compared to male leaders, mental capabilities, their role in senior positions, success factors for Arab women as per Dubai Women’s Establishment, and women in leadership according to the International Labor Organization (ILO).
The report also focuses on DEWA’s experience in women empowerment to achieve sustainable development. It covers innovative initiatives from DEWA Women’s Committee on self-development as well as career and psychological development, to ensure a balance between personal and professional lives.
Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said that the journey of Emirati women’s empowerment was started by the late Founding Father Sheikh Zayed, who enabled them to hold senior positions and contribute effectively to shaping the future, building the nation and preparing next generations.
”DEWA provides equal opportunities for men and women and focuses on women empowerment in all positions. The number of female employees has reached 1,943 employees across all departments. This number includes 720 women in the technical and engineering division and 311 women in senior positions. Emirati women constitute 81.5 percent of the total female workforce at DEWA, while Emirati women at the Research and Development Centre has reached 34.2 percent, holding higher degrees in science and engineering areas.”
“We were delighted to collaborate with the Women’s Committee at DEWA to list out details of the challenges, the world is going through and highlight women’s abilities to turn these into opportunities. The report also outlines the mechanisms through which leading women in our Arab societies succeed in combining their family and work life in a balanced way, enabling them to establish a prominent position for themselves in their respective fields of work,” said Ms. Aisha Sultan Al Shamsi, Director of Executive Education at MBRSG.