Jan 07 2014

Dubai Quality Group launches the 11th cycle of Emirates Women Award

Press Conference during the launch of Emirates Women Award on 7 Jan 2014

Dubai Quality Group announced the eleventh edition of the Emirates Women Award under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, and Honorary Patron for Dubai Quality Group , held this year under the theme of “Celebrating Achievements” on Tuesday, 7th January.

Attendees at the launch of Emirates Women Award on 7 Jan 2014

The aim of this award is to highlight and celebrate the outstanding achievements of women who have excelled in all fields and honour their contributions to the development of community and thus serving the goals of the overall development process in line with the UAE strategic vision. This honouring on the other hand serves as an incentive for the young generation to exert more efforts and offer a role model that provides inspiration towards better achievement. The award management uses several criteria in selecting the winners including leadership, innovation, community contributions, career achievements, and strategic and financial planning. The applications will be divided into two main categories: Business Owners Category and Professionals Category including employees in the public and private sectors.

The winners will be selected by a team of assessors and jury whose members possess high expertise, integrity, and reliability. The jury will adopt a set of rules and regulations for each category. With regards to the business owner category, the applicant must be the owner of the company or a partner in the UAE for a period of minimum three years. In addition, the applicant must be primarily responsible for the current performance of her business. With regard to professional category, the applicant must be employed at one of the institutions in the public or private sectors in the UAE and must have worked in the same professional sector for a minimum of 3 years.

Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, Chairman Dubai Quality Group , said: “”By hosting this award, we reaffirm our commitment to boosting and improving the standards of quality and excellence at work and our belief in the importance of the Emirati woman’s role women in all areas. The theme of this year’s awards “Celebrating Excellence” reflects a new culture that must be prevalent in the work environment so that we deal with our career responsibilities dynamically and efficiently, and this should constitute a part of the work culture and life culture as well.”

Badriya Al Tamimi, Managing Director, Dubai Quality Group , said: “We are adding new category to the award this year and reaching out to women who excel in new fields as individually talented in their respective fields such as Art, Sports, Science, etc. This wouldn’t have been achieved without the great and unique support provided to women from UAE’s leadership and government. And I would like to focus on a very important factor which is the family role in this aspect, where a woman manages both personal & professional commitment with support of her family”.

“It is a celebration of womanhood too! A woman’s role is much bigger and significant than being a business owner or professional, she is the main pillar of the family & society. Her role as a mother & wife is very important because that can build or break the family thus the society”, she added.

The 11th edition will continue to celebrate the success of business groups and organisations but critically, also applaud who have demonstrated exceptional talent individually. A message of thanks was issued to the Abu Dhabi Business Women Council as main sponsor for its continued support in addition to Etisalat Services Holdings and DEWA as Platinum sponsors and the British Orchard Nursery as Gold sponsors.

Dubai Quality Group was established in 1994 to develop and promote Quality and Business Excellences practices in UAE and boost the advancement of its members.