ADBC and the Women Empowerment Committee by CCI France UAE jointly organize a roundtable on mentoring

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Celebrating the conclusion of the Women’s Economic Empowerment and Mentoring Program, the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen’s Council, in cooperation with the Women’s Empowerment Committee of CCI France UAE, has hosted a panel discussion on the importance of mentorship in business and entrepreneurship at the Chamber Tower in Abu Dhabi.

HE Dr. Khadija Al Ameri, Board Member of the Abu Dhabi Chamber and Member of the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council, attended the panel discussion with Ms. Agnes Lopez-Cruz, Managing Director of the CCI France UAE, members of the French Embassy in Abu Dhabi, and a large number of businesswomen and women entrepreneurs who participated in the program.

In his welcome address, HE Al Ameri commended the Women’s Empowerment Committee of CCI France UAE for their efforts in organizing the program with the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen’s Council, which has helped women entrepreneurs to acquire the experience and knowledge necessary to start their business and left a positive message. impact on all participants. She said the program has helped increase cooperation between Emirati women entrepreneurs and their French counterparts, allowing them to share their inspiring experiences in the trade and business sectors.

The board member pointed out that the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council has always supported the initiatives and creative ideas of Emirati women, equipping them with the necessary tools to succeed, including training courses, marketing and technical support.

“The Council also plays a key role in increasing women’s contribution to the national economy by giving them the opportunity to engage properly in trade and business. The Council is also essential to help women carry out their activities from home while developing their capacities and encouraging them to be more creative,” added Dr. Al Ameri.

During the roundtable, panelists, specialists in entrepreneurship and skills development, highlighted the importance of internal mentoring, intellectual property rights, skills and talent development, and how to develop initiatives for entrepreneurs who wish to enter the world of trade and investment.

For her part, Ms. Agnes Lopez-Cruz gave a motivational speech on the success of the program and its results, while a group of program participants gave a brief summary of their time with the program and its benefits, noting that the program has encouraged them to continue learning and to be more creative in their businesses.


Mara R. Wilmoth