Women make up 70% of nationals employed in the UAE’s banking sector, which has one of the highest rates of working Emirati women when compared to other sectors in the country
Jamal Al Jasmi, the general manager of the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), said the rise in working Emirati women is due to encouragement and support from the UAE’s leadership, who “inspire every woman of [the UAE] to play their role in the country’s economic progress”, adding that EIBFS also contributed to the increasing participation of Emirati women in the sector through education and training programs.
UAE women accounted for 43 percent of participants in the institute’s training courses and workshops in 2016. They also accounted for 55 percent of the total students registered for the 2016 academic year.
EIBFS has launched several initiatives to promote the careers of Emiratis and provide them with training for banking and insurance sectors.For all the latest banking and finance news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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