Tag Archives: Female

Progress for Saudi women: Number of female workers surges 130% in four years

The number of Saudi women in the workforce has surged 130 percent over the past four years, recent official data showed. The figures released by the kingdom’s Ministry of Labour and Social Development in March showed that the number of Saudi female employees in the private sector increased from 215,000 in 2012 to 496,000 in 2016, Gulf News reported on …

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A woman’s tale: working as a female entrepreneur in a male-dominated world

Standing on stage at an event in Abu Dhabi to celebrate International Women’s Day, Dunia Othman was quizzed by members of the mainly female audience on why, out of all of the opportunities open to her, she chose to male-focused name for her product and even put a prominent moustache in her logo. “Mr Usta, the name chosen for the …

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Female Assertiveness Highlighted as an Integral Factor in Women’s Empowerment

Panel discussion explores issue at the ‘Investing in the Future’ conference. The importance of female assertiveness in women’s empowerment was a key theme arising from a panel discussion that took place at the ‘Investing in the Future’ (IIFMENA) conference, which concluded today (Thursday) at the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre in Sharjah. Titled ‘Strategic Partnerships for Economic Development,’ the …

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