May 28 2013

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed at EWA 2013 ceremony

Dr.Yousef Al Akraf: EWA is a recognition highly regarded in the world of business excellence innovated by women, with unlimited development fulfilling great ambitions

Under the patronage and in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of the Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Emirates Airline & Group and Honorary Patron of the Dubai Quality Group, and graced by the presence the Emirates Women Award (EWA) of the Dubai Quality Group (DQG), announced the winners of the award in its 10th cycle of year 2013, and honoured them in various categories of the award.

The ceremony was held on Tuesday, 28th May 2013 and attended by a number of VIPs and dignitaries, as well as officials involved with the award, representatives of businesswomen councils at the UAE level, and dozens of businesswomen working in the country, in addition to the winners and honourees.

Last month, the EWA Assessment Jury held a meeting during which the selection of winners for this cycle took place, which verified that the candidates met all criteria and conditions of the award. The jury also compared the businesses and projects submitted by these candidates for the competition. They looked closely at their proposals, before selecting the winners in various categories.

The winners in different categories are: in Innovation criterion Safia Mohamed Al Mehrizi & Dr. Hayat Abdel Mageed Elmahadi, in Community Contribution Criterion Shahrazad Mohamed Al Ansari, in Carrier Achievement Criterion Alyazia Ali Saleh Al Kuwaiti, in the Strategic & Financial Planning criterion Mariam Ali Al Mahrabi & Sara Al Madani, in Leadership criterion Samya Abdul Rahman Ketait & Nadia Khalid Abdulrahman

In Overall winner in Professional Category Salma Ali Saif Bin Hareb and in Overall winner in Business category Vandana Kumar Gandhi.

Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, DQG Chairman, deeply thanked H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum for his support and patronage to EWA, stressing that, “this innovative award continues for the 10th consecutive year on the vision of our excellence-creator, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.”

Dr. Yousef added: “In its successive years, EWA notched countless successes and achieved more self-confidence and power, which is what positions it as a title that is highly regarded within the industry. It has shown that in the world of business excellence, there are no limits to innovation by women, just as there are no limits to development and ambitions.”

He explained that EWA is a motivator-initiative adopted by DQG to honour business owners and professionals who have excelled in the areas of their different specializations. It also remains a coveted platform for great ambitions and aspirations that start from small ideas. “From this standpoint, stands forth the mighty position of EWA, which does not stop to provide all types of support and motivation to every interested businesswoman, business owner, entrepreneur and professional.”

The DQG Chairman also expressed his gratitude and thanks to all sponsors of the award, including Abu Dhabi Business Women Council, Sharjah Business Women council, Roads & Transport Authority, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, ARJMST Azza Al Qubaisi, Empower, Dubai Media Incorporate, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, Supreme Council of Energy, Emirates NBD, Prism.