Marking the UAE’s 49th National Day on 2nd December, the Sharjah Business Women Council(SBWC) has launched the “Women of Sharjah" campaign.
The month-long drive aims to highlight the achievements of the top female entrepreneurs in the emirate, and the contributions they have made for the development of the country.
The four women entrepreneurs selected for the campaign are Aisha Al Souqi, Founder of Sweetopia; Fatema Showaiter, Founder of The Ark Coffee; Shaikha Mughawer, Founder of Tibru Wedding, and Shatha Allay Al Naqbi, Founder of Shatha Beauty Spa.
These businesswomen will outline their vision for the future to encourage a rising generation of aspiring female business owners to play a strategic role in the social and economic development of the country and support them with key tools and resources to develop their business acumen.
"Our continuous efforts in supporting and encouraging women to capitalise on their capabilities and skills to realise their potential in the business realm led to the launch of the campaign to mark the UAE’s 49th National Day. The campaign, which reflects the vision and goals of SBWC will chronicle the professional journeys of the four entrepreneurs and highlight their approach to entrepreneurship and success. For their peers, these invaluable insights will steer them to drive efforts in launching their dream projects,” Sheikha Hind bint Majid Al Qassimi, Chairperson of SBWC said during the launch of the campaign.
She added, "In each week of December, one SBWC member will offer illuminating glimpses of how to create viable and promising projects and grow them into successful ventures."
Since its inception in 2002, the SBWC has dedicated its efforts to fully integrate businesswomen in the economy and promote a culture of sustainable female entrepreneurship in the emirate.
The council’s holistic approach to supporting female-owned and led businesses include assisting businesswomen in the process of setting up their businesses in Sharjah, forging partnerships with government and private organisations in the UAE and abroad, and offering various exposure opportunities to engage potential and established businesswomen in Sharjah.