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Nurturing female networks

Nadine Halabi, Manager of Business Development at Dubai Business Women Council, explains how a strong network can work wonders for your entrepreneurial endeavours

Nurturing female networks

Every entrepreneur would agree that it’s important to be surrounded by likeminded individuals for motivation and lucrative support.

Networking councils like the Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) are created to fill a very large gap in the Dubai economy. They provide a platform for likeminded business women to interact and engage in educational and innovative activities. They provide guidance to their businesses and allow people to meet industry experts, discuss new business opportunities and create mutually beneficial relations.

Support structures like these also connect members, which opens opportunities for collaborations and partnerships. We often see members help each other solve intricate matters and working together to reach success.

Furthermore, a networking group of likeminded women is beneficial for several reasons, including inspiration, motivation, learning from each other’s experiences, and willingness to support each other.

The DBWC’s strategy is to build awareness, educate, promote opportunities and enhance positive change in the community towards the acceptance of women in business. This is also at the heart of the DBWC’s belief in empowering women and motivating them to be productive members of the society and economy.

Its monthly Network Majlis events are hosted to provide information about the latest knowledge, skills and best practices for women entrepreneurs and leaders, as the council is invested in strengthening the bond between business and professional women in the UAE.

As more networks rise in the UAE, the DBWC’s aim is to encourage leadership and advocate responsible action, while identifying key issues, offering information, and pooling our resources to ensure the well-being of women as entrepreneurs and members of the workforce.

For more information about the DBWC or how to become a member, visit www.dbwc.ae.

About DBWC

Established in 2002, under the umbrella of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Dubai Business Women Council is the official representative organisation for business women, both professionals and entrepreneurs, in the Emirate of Dubai.