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4 Feb 2016

Jamal Al Jassmi, Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies, on Khaleej Times (UAE)

UAE: Banks aim to increase women leadership in sector by 10%

"Enhancing UAE women's leadership in banking, financial services", 31 Jan 2016

Today some 30 per cent of the UAE's women hold senior management positions and run their own enterprises in the country…Emirati women are increasingly pursuing technical and managerial occupations across all sectors of the service industry. Earlier considered a conventionally male dominated industry, the banking and the finance sector in the UAE is registering significant intake of Emirati women professionals as well. Currently, some 8,000 women account for almost 72 per cent of the UAE nationals in the banking workforce, and approximately 43 per cent of the total workforce overall…The UAE Banks Federation aims to strengthen the support for women in the sector and increase female leadership by at least 10 per cent. To increase Emirati participation and leadership in this sector, local and regional bank training initiatives such as Noor Bank's Coaching and Mentoring Development Programme provide both men and women nationals with training in leadership development and growth…