Initiatives

Inspired by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the DBWC created exclusive programmes and initiatives that encourage and help develop entrepreneurship in the country :

Entrepreneurship :

Dubai Business Women Council aims to drive entrepreneurship amongst women in the UAE through diverse Entrepreneurship Initiatives:

#SheLeads Accelerator programme 2020:

Creative Zone and Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) have partnered to accelerate the progress of women entrepreneurship in the UAE, through a set of diverse entrepreneurial and educational initiatives. This initiative aims to benefit 100 selected women through a 12-week intensive online training program. The program will assist in achieving possible solutions to the barriers, women face when starting and growing businesses, such as knowledge of and access to finance, their legal rights, getting customers and a lack of relatable role models and mentors.

With innovation and education central to the development of human capital, the programme targets an expansive group of women that are either employees (regardless of position and industry), entrepreneurs or other professionals seeking to enhance their occupational knowledge and skills. The 12-week module will provide theoretical and practical courses led by renowned entrepreneurs and industry experts.

Know more. Watch the announcement HERE

MindCloud Entrepreneurship Program 2017:

The Mind Cloud Entrepreneurship Programme was an innovative business venture, that is in line with DBWC’s mission to promote gender balance and aid UAE women in their fearless ambitions to make ever more valuable contributions to society. With innovation and education central to the development of human capital, the Mindcloud programme targeted an inclusive audience of students, SME entrepreneurs and corporate employees with an A-Z curriculum of tailor-made theoretical and practical courses led by real entrepreneurs.

The Mind Cloud Academy Entrepreneurship Programme courses included: Customer Acquisition & Retention; Legal & Governance; Mindful Leadership; Business Model; Design Thinking; Finance; Marketing & PR; Pivoting Business Model; Sales Strategies and Scaling Up Strategies. Each course in the programme was certified as part of the KHDA-certified diploma.

MindCloud Entrepreneurship Program 2017 in the news HERE

Ro’Ya Academy for Entrepreneurship 2014 & 2015 :

Ro’ya, an initiative launched in 2014, was an opportunity for women in the UAE who had an idea for a business but didn’t have the financial capability or the know-how to venture into it. Along with offering financial support to female entrepreneurs through a competition, the initiative provided participants with the opportunity to meet and learn about the fundamentals of starting a business from a range of industry experts and over a span of 6 weeks of attending intensive business set-up related courses. This initiative was offered to women only and was at NO cost.

Ro’Ya Academy for Entrepreneurship News 2015 HERE 2014 HERE

Ro’ya 2015 & Ro’ya 2014 videos - Watch Here

Mentorship :

The mentorship program for DBWC members aims to help business women succeed in their business and career by helping them develop their skills in order to prosper in their chosen fields. Chosen candidates will benefit from getting a one to one mentorship opportunity by industry experts who represent multinational and SME Enterprises as well as leading government entities.

DBWC ‘Spirit of Zayed’ Mentorship Programme 2018 in the news HERE

DBWC Mentorship programme 2019 in the news HERE

Mentorship programme videos - Watch HERE

Gender Parity

Women and Leadership Seminar Series in collaboration with University of Wollongong in Dubai and UNDP:

The Women and Leadership Seminar Series was launched in 2015 with endorsement from HE Dr. Raja Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC). The series have been a highly engaging platform with many eminent Women Leaders from within the region who have shared their Leadership Narratives and success stories in order to create awareness amongst other women and provide guidance for others to follow. Guests included women leaders from the public and private sector who have accomplished great success throughout their careers. The core idea of the series is to celebrate the success stories of these amazing working women to inspire positive and sustainable change.

Leadership seminars News HERE

DBWC, UOWD and UNDP Seminar Series videos – Watch HERE

Gender Balance Best Practices Forums:

This forum organized by the DBWC and the UOWD, offers valuable success insights in to how the region’s private and public sectors have transformed prevailing gender parity issues into rewarding business solutions. The forums focus on the UAE’s proven success in inclusive organizational cultures that pointed to severe gender inequality and pay gap within the international labor market.
View more about the latest forum HERE

DBWC, UOWD and UNDP #BalanceForBetter Forums - Watch HERE

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