In his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, has issued a decree forming the board of the Dubai Women Establishment (DWE).
Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, wife of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and President of the Dubai Women Establishment, expressed her gratitude and appreciation for the support of Shaikh Mohammed and his effort to empower women as an equal partner in the community.
Sheikha Manal stated that Sheikh Mohammed’s support motivates Emirati woman to excel both locally and internationally.
Sheikha Manal wished the DWE’s new board all success during its term towards greater role and impact for the establishment at both local and regional levels.
Pursuant to the decree, the new board comprises Mona Al Marri as the Chairperson and Managing Director and Hala Youssef Badri as Vice-Chairperson. Members of the board are Huda Issa Buhumaid, Khawla Rashid Al Mehairi, Hana Abdul Wahed Al Rostamani, Huda Saeed Naeem Al Hashimi, Lamis Mohamed Hamdan Al Shamsi, Muna Busamra and Lubna Qassim Bastaki. The term of the new board is three years and renewable.
This decree is considered valid from the date of issuance and will be published in the Official Gazette.
The DWE was established in 2006 following directives from Shaikh Mohammed. The establishment encourages and facilitates the participation of Emirati women in the workforce and society.