Hamdan bin Rashid: Supporting efforts for gender balance is a priority in “Finance” – across the Emirates – news and reports


His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, appreciated the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chair of the General Women’s Union, Chair of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation for the efforts to support the participation and empowerment of Emirati women, and to enhance their active presence in all aspects of life. His Highness affirmed that adopting the special package of empowering initiatives for women. It comes from Her Highness’s keenness and her constant endeavor to consolidate the role of Emirati women, as they are active partners in the process of sustainable development, and in the programs of preparation for the fifty, which various governmental and private bodies and agencies are working to implement.

His Highness said: “The Ministry of Finance gives priority to supporting efforts to balance the sexes, and to enhance the presence of women’s expertise in leadership positions within the government financial sector. Hence, we have instructed the necessity to take advantage of the global pioneering position of the Ministry, and its close relations with its strategic partners at the regional and international levels, to work to raise the percentage of women’s representation in the boards of directors of financial institutions at all local and global levels, in conjunction with the launch of a women’s council in the ministry. It is concerned with supporting and empowering women, and upgrading their capabilities, so that Emirati women continue to harness their potentials and capabilities towards serving the nation, and enhancing its prosperity and growth.



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