With grant funding support from the National Research Foundation, the University of Wollongong in Dubai is proud to have teamed up with Dubai Business Woman Council (DBWC) to understand more about the role of women in the UAE workplace and the factors associated with women attaining, and succeeding in, leadership positions. It is hoped that the research will contribute to public policy initiatives aimed to heighten career leadership development opportunities among women in the UAE.
UOWD – DBWC WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP SEMINAR SERIES
The UOWD - DBWC Women and Leadership Seminar Series was launched in 2015 with a view to making a contribution to the dialogue and debates surrounding gender issues and women in leadership positions in the UAE. The seminar series provides an opportunity for working women to both share and learn from their own (and other’s) personal leadership stories and experiences, to learn from key thinkers, researchers and government representatives in the area, and to join the conversation about policy implications.
LEADERSHIP QUOTES SERIES
As part of this ongoing research between UOWD and DBWC, a number of inspirational women are giving their views on the nature of leadership, what it means to be a leader and their own leadership journey. Motivating quotes from these conversations are shared on a regular basis on both DBWC and UOWD’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
This project has received funding support amounting to AED 175,000 from the National Research Foundation as part of the University-Industry-Research Collaboration Award – a UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs initiative that helps to promote university-industry research collaboration projects which establish the agenda for longer-term partnerships in the UAE.