DUBAI: The Women’s Committee at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has held numerous events in celebration of the Emirati Women’s Day launched by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood. Held on 28th August every year, the event coincides with the establishment of the Women’s Union on the same date in 1975. This year’s celebrations are held under the slogan, “Women are Partners in Giving.”
The Women’s Committee celebrates the Emirati Women’s Day every year as the event has become a cause of inspiration for Emirati women to continue on the path of diligence and giving. A host of distinguished events has been held reflecting the implications of this year’s theme: Goodness & Giving. A bunch of RTA women leaders was selected; each was given a portrait spotlighting her record of achievements during her career at the RTA. This initiative contributes to diffusing positive energy among women and increases the spirit of giving and efficiency at work.
A panel discussion was held with Dr Maryam Mattar, Founder and Chairwoman of the Emirates Genetic Diseases Association, at one of the tourist attractions near the Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa, in the presence of several RTA female staff members. The session highlighted the role of Emirati women in fostering the community and coping with various challenges encountered during their professional career. Discussions also reviewed the role of the UAE in empowering Emirati women and their contributions to the development drive. Then the audience was offered an opportunity to discuss this topic and other issues related to women’s health, community, genetic predisposition, genetic diseases & prediction methods and the best scientific means to avoid associated risks. Gifts bearing the slogan of the event were also given to female employees.
RTA Women’s Committee is keen on empowering women employees and giving them more self-confidence to take up leading positions. Such a policy will enhance their presence as effective individuals capable of giving and striking a balance between work and family commitments. News Desk