ALHOSN University formed a committee of Dr. Kholoud Altorkustany (Chairperson) and Miss Wedemah Abdallah Matar (Vice Chairperson) who represented the University at the ARAB Women Leadership Forum held in Dubai. Panelists discussed the role of women representation in the GCC parliaments and how investing in women has become one of the core strategies of the GCC countries in general and the UAE government in particular. Another topic which was discussed was the framework towards the inclusion of women in the private sector. While workforce participation amongst women citizens in the GCC has increased in the past decade, they have opted to work in the public sector rather than the private, therefore not fully harnessing the great potential of GCC women’s contribution in the private sector. During the forum, Miss Wedemah Matar met with his Highness, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
the Crown Prince of Dubai. She also hosted her highness Alexandra Princess of Denmark
and countess of Frederiksberg and Mette Laursen
, the Warton school of Business, a delegate at the forum.
“Encouraging women entrepreneurship can positively impact the nation’s competitive edge. Understanding entrepreneurship, the regulatory environment and the support it demands will help in effectively build an ecosystem that embraces aspiring GCC women entrepreneurs and boost their entrepreneurship activity” Miss. Wedemah added.