The UAE Gender Balance Council hosts gathering for Christine Lagarde
Her Highness Shaikha Manal Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, wife of His Highness Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, welcomed Lagarde’s visit to the UAE to attend the annual World Government Summit, which is held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Her Highness praised the prevalence of women in key positions across vital sectors in the UAE, as well as the supportive entrepreneurial environment provided by the nation’s wise leadership that enables women to succeed. Her Highness stated that entrepreneurship is a vital resource for the national economy, and highlighted that the UAE has around 23,000 female entrepreneurs who own investments and projects worth approximately Dh50 billion. These investments span large-, small- and medium-sized enterprises across different sectors including trade, tourism, food and free-lance.