Celebrating Emirati Women’s Day with Her Highness Shaikha Latifa Bint Hamdan Al Maktoum

The afternoon of August 28th witnessed an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation as distinguished guests and attendees congregated at the prestigious Grand Hyatt. The occasion was none other than the celebration of Emirati Women's Day, a remarkable event that bore even greater significance due to the gracious presence of Her Highness Shaikha Latifa Bint Hamdan Al Maktoum. This event was hosted by Tanfeeth on behalf of Emirates NBD Group, marking a moment of unity, collaboration and shared purpose.

Tanfeeth CEO, Maryam Bahlooq, opened the ceremony with insights that underlined the organization's dedication to excellence where her visionary leadership resonated, promising valuable insights to guide attendees on a journey of collaboration.

A focal point of the event was the engaging panel discussion with Her Highness, skillfully moderated by Fatima Abdulrahman, Tanfeeth’s Chief Human Resources Officer. This discussion centered around the theme of women empowerment, weaving in narratives of personal journeys, challenges, and leadership qualities. Her Highness Shaikha Latifa Bint Hamdan Al Maktoum's thoughtful insights resonated deeply, providing attendees with a wealth of inspiration to carry forward. The subsequent Q&A session enriched the conversation further, allowing the audience to actively participate and contribute to the discussion.

A delightful transition led to the much-anticipated Emiratization Awards, an integral part of the event. These awards celebrated the exceptional accomplishments of those individuals who are truly dedicated to nurturing local talent and fostering sustainable growth. This embodiment of collaboration painted a vivid picture of a promising future, united in purpose.

Abdulla Qassem, Group Chief Operating Officer and Tanfeeth Chairman, provided the event with a profound conclusion with his supportive and empowering closing remarks. His words encapsulated the essence of the day, offering attendees a collection of invaluable takeaways and insights to ponder regarding the importance of celebrating our female Emirati colleagues and the importance of having male allies in this journey.

An expression of gratitude was extended to Her Highness through a token of appreciation, further underscoring her role in this celebratory event. As the event concluded, attendees were treated to a very special book signing of Her Highness' remarkable work, "Through my Eyes: The Life of Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum."

Beyond the festivities, this event epitomized the spirit of empowerment and collaboration. It was an opportunity for attendees to absorb profound insights, celebrate exceptional achievements, and forge connections bound by a shared sense of purpose. The dialogues, awards, and reflections of the day have the power to kindle the flames of inspiration in attendees' hearts, driving them to relentlessly collaborate for a brighter and more empowering tomorrow. 

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