In honor of the 3rd annual Emirati Women's Day, Dubai Airport has released a new video celebrating the occasion.
The aim of the video is to highlight a new career development program, the 'Aspiring Women's Programme,' which targets Emirati women in managerial positions and the future of women in the UAE's aviation industry.
According to Khaleej Times, "The nine-month programme will provide Emirati Women with leadership coaching, workplace challenges, workshops, as well as support women to build their network across the organisation and wider airport community. It will ultimately lead to a professional certification recognised by the Institute of Leadership and Management."
In a statement about the ocassion and the new initiative, Ann-Marie Campbell, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Development at Dubai Airports, said, "We are delighted to launch DA's 'Aspiring Women' course and believe this programme will harness the potential of the many dynamic Emirati women in our organisation. The passion and commitment of Emirati women who strive to exceed in their professional lives is truly inspirational and is sure to enhance their professional careers and the future of this great country."
As of today, Dubai Airport employs about 200 Emirati women, 32 percent of whom hold leadership positions. They hope to increase that number over the coming years, as more women move into one of the UAE's fastest growing industries.
Watch the inspiring video below!