Women make up 70% of nationals in UAE banking

The rise in numbers is believed to be thanks to encouragement from the UAE's leadership
By Lubna Hamdan
Mon 28 Aug 2017 09:28 AM

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.

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Last Updated: Tue 29 Aug 2017 09:57 AM GST

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