Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) , the official organization that represents the business women community in Dubai, falls under the umbrella of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Council was first founded in 2002 by its President, HE Raja Easa Al Gurg with HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and ruler of Dubai, as its Honorary Chairperson.
Dubai Business Women Council opens its doors for membership to local and expatriate business women in Dubai and throughout the UAE, and its objective is to provide business women in Dubai with the right opportunities to develop and enhance their business enterprises. The Council works with Dubai Chamber to support women entrepreneurs by granting them access to a range of B2B tools and useful database.
The Council’s mission is to provide its members with extensive and diverse networking platforms through exposing them to business related events and conferences that are taking place in Dubai , throughout the emirates and the region; to empower them through our extensive training sessions, seminars and workshops; and also to connect members with other members whether they are here in Dubai or in other parts of the world and pave the way for possible business opportunities that could possibly develop into successful partnerships.
The Mission of the DBWC encompasses many aspects of the lives of business women both in society and the economy as it is our intent to support Dubai’s business and professional women, who are driven to achieve success on both national and international fronts, to increase their contribution to the economy and the productivity of Dubai and promote and shape economic development across all sectors and areas of the business community.
DBWC is committed to promoting tolerance and cultural understanding through dialogue and cooperation and champions the cause to fight stereotypes across the Arab world by acknowledging the achievements of Arab women and offering them a voice to highlight the challenges they face.
DBWC also aims to leverage its members’ competitiveness through a series of initiatives, policies and programs, which are designed to support them throughout the process of initiating their businesses in the public or private sector enterprises. The Council hosts its monthly Network Majlis, which gathers the DBWC members while hosting a guest speaker every time. The guest speaker discusses a business related topic that could help all the members in attendance benefit from the session in one way or another. Aside from Network Majlises, the Council also participates and supports other events throughout the year. For more information about our previous Network Majlises, you may visit our website on www.dbwc.ae
Membership is open to business owners and executives who aspire to own their own business one day.
Requirements entail the applicant to submit a CV or a BIO along with an application form. Business Owners or partners in a business are requested to submit a valid trade license.
The annual membership fee for applicants working in the UAE is AED 500 and USD 200 for applicants residing and working abroad.