Dubai is set to host The Arab Women Leadership and Business Summit, an event sponsored by the Dubai Business Women Council, the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce, from September 22 to 23.
The two-day event aims to enhance the role of women in various areas of professional growth through providing them with information, strategies, insights and perspectives on leadership development.
The summit will include sessions, group discussions and interactive meetings with the focus on strengthening the financial, legal and political status of women in business.
A survey, which was conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development recently, found that the percentage of Arab women in leadership positions has increased in the past decade.
Yet, it also noted that there is still much to be done to strengthen women involvement, adding that a continuous support in the Arab world for women’s participation is needed in all sectors.
Originally published on Arab News