Sharjah Business Women Council Drives Empowerment and Networking Success in 2023

By: GWL Team | Wednesday, 9 August 2023

With impressive accomplishments to start the year off, the Sharjah Business Women Council (SBWC) has given its members more possibilities for networking and learning. The SBWC has significantly contributed to the professional development of its multicultural community of more than 2,000 business women and aspiring entrepreneurs in the first half of 2023. Over 500 women in diverse sectors have had their career trajectories directly impacted by these activities.

SBWC has been steadfast in its dedication to advancing women in business from the beginning. To introduce members to new prospects in industries including fashion, food & beverage, fragrances, and more, the council has organised a number of activities, from introductory meetings to exciting networking events and expert-led seminars. SBWC has earned high accolades from a number of sources for its commitment to create a healthy ecosystem for women entrepreneurs.

The director of SBWC, Mariam Rashid Bin Al Shaikh, expressed her pleasure with the accomplishments made by the council thus far this year. She emphasised the fundamental conviction held by Sharjah and SBWC: that empowering women via education, skill development, and beneficial connections across many marketplaces is essential to advancing society. "We are very pleased with the results of our strategic efforts to upskill and integrate more women into the UAE's economy this year," she said.

The contributions of SBWC go beyond regional limits. The council has launched 45 specific projects aimed at assisting female entrepreneurs in order to promote a thriving business culture both inside the UAE and abroad. Its vast network, which spans 48 countries, provides access to new markets and possibilities. Additionally, women looking for business setting chances may enter the Sharjah market easily thanks to SBWC's single-window service.

Through their involvement in big local events throughout the year, member firms have benefited from tremendous exposure. Ramadaniyat at Sharjah's House of Wisdom, Azyan at the Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre (JRCC), and celebrations honouring International Women's Day are a few of these occasions. Over ten venues in Sharjah featured members' enterprises, which were promoted to target audiences through pop-up exhibits during neighbourhood gatherings and events sponsored by alliance partners.

Additionally, SBWC has given its members a unique setting where they may discuss ideas, investigate best practises, and absorb knowledge from successful business experts. One of these occasions was called "SBWC Talks," when Saeed Ghanem Al Suwaidi spoke on "The Roadmap to Business Success."

As the year goes on, SBWC is firm in its dedication to supporting the growth of female entrepreneurs, empowering them as company owners, and building a more inclusive and prosperous business environment in the UAE and worldwide.