29 August 2017 :
Abu Dhabi University’s new Dubai Campus, marked the UAE’s third annual celebration of “Emirati Women’s Day” today (Monday) with a talk that hosted renowned entrepreneur and board member of Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sara Al Madani, who shared with students her experiences and the various elements that led to her success in becoming an influential member of the nation’s business community at a relatively young age.
Addressing faculty, staff, students, ADU alumni and university officials, Sara Al Madani said: “Since its formation in 1971, the UAE’s wise leadership has paid special attention to the empowerment of women, and provided them with the support they need to become key players in shaping the nation’s future and contributing to its sustainable national development. This support also enabled Emirati women to achieve awe-inspiring feats with their performance and dedication to serve the country in various fields including economics, culture, even politics. Today, the Emirati woman has become a prominent role model that lights the path for future generations of young women to become an integral part of the UAE’s success story”.
She added: “When we examine the lives of successful individuals, we find that innovation is a profound element that helped them achieve their goals. It is through innovation alone that we can accomplish more. Our wise leadership realized the crucial role of innovation and established it as a behavioral approach for all members of society in the UAE. It is now up to us to deliver upon this mandate through adopting innovation and creativity as our way of life to excel in whatever we do.”
On his part, Director of ADU’s Dubai Campus, Dr. Ibrahim Sidawi, expressed the University’s pride in hosting renowned entrepreneur Sara Al Madani, whose experiences are an inspiration to young Emirati women hoping to follow in her footsteps. He said: “Emirati women are experiencing a golden age supported by the UAE’s wise leadership who built a nurturing and empowering environment for women. The advancement of Emirati women today is the result of the visionary approach of the nation’s Founding Father the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who believed women are key partners in the national development process.”