Sara Al Madani started her own business aged just 15. And it’s easier than ever for other women to follow in her footsteps given the UAE’s pro-business climate, says the Emirati entrepreneur, speaking to Ben Flanagan
Ben Flanagan spoke to Jane Drury, CEO of ME Digital Group, about launching ExpatWoman.com in 2002 – and how the site has grown with the corresponding boom in Dubai’s population.
In 2003, Norway became the first country in the world to impose a gender quota, requiring listed firms to raise the proportion of women on their boards to 40 percent. And in the UAE, at least 20 percent of the candidates for a listed company’s board should be women
There are a number of organisations in the UAE that help women achieve their business goals, whether that be in starting their own business, returning to work after a break, smashing the glass ceiling at work, or investing in start-ups
Two agencies that aim to help more women into work have sprung up in the UAE, to address […]
“I had no intention of turning this into a business,” Miaser Al Habori said of her furniture company Khashab Design. “It started as a hobby. I like working with my hands, and I thought, I can do that!”
All of the regional countries ranked in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report fall in the bottom third of the index, which measures 145 states according to factors like women’s economic participation, educational attainment, health and political empowerment
There are now a staggering 247 million people living outside their countries of birth and in four Arabian Gulf states – the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait – expats make up the majority of the population.
Ben Flanagan says that moving house is one of the most stressful things you can ever do – and all the more so if you’re crossing continents, rather than just a country.
Perceptions about the quality of life have improved dramatically, with the UAE now ranking 9th in HSBC’s list of top places for expatriates to live.