13 Thousand UAE Businesswomen own 20 thousand companies

Fatima Obeid Al Jaber, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Emirates Businesswomen Council

 By Iqbal Tamimi

Fatima Obeid Al
Jaber,
Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Emirates Businesswomen Council
said that the number of Emirate business women has reached 13 thousand woman, who
are the owners of 20 thousand companies.

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She announced this
statement during a Forum held in UAE about the private sector’s contributions
in development,
organized by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in UAE.
Al Jaber added ‘The
Ministry of Commerce and the Federation of UAE Chambers encourage women
entrepreneurs and provide them with the environment and facilities that help
them to achieve their goals and reach the success they are aspiring to achieve in
their businesses.

Percentage
of the UAE Women Participation in the Economy

INDICATOR

PERCENTAGE / NUMBERS

National Assembly

22.5%

Decision making leadership
position

30%

Government sector

66%

Workforce

25%

Free Business

4.5%

Boards of Directors of Chambers
of Commerce and Industry

15%

Small and Medium Enterprises

30%

Number of Business Women

11,000

Savings

More that 10 billion US dollars

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