By Jeremy Lawrence
New development programme 'will harness the potential of the many dynamic Emirati women'
Dubai Airports has announced plans to launch its Aspiring Women’s Programme during an event to mark the third Emirati Women’s Day. The initiative is aimed at female Emirati managers and graduates, and isdesigned to develop high-performing women into the company’s future leaders.
Dubai Airports is already a leader in this field, employing more than 200 Emirati women in a wide variety of roles, 32 percent of which are in leadership positions. The aim is to further boost this figure with the nine-month programme to encourage more women to advance in aviation.
The move comes at a time when the sector is expected to experience rapid growth. According to Oxford Economics the aviation business will support more than 750,000 jobs in Dubai by 2020, contributing 35 percent of Dubai’s total GDP.
Ann-Marie Campbell, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Development at Dubai Airports, said: “We are delighted to launch DA’s Aspiring Women Course and believe this programme will harness the potential of the many dynamic Emirati women in our organisation. The passion and commitment of Emirati women who strive to exceed in their professional lives is truly inspirational and is sure to enhance their professional careers and the future of this great country.”