H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), today, expressed her pride in the achievements of Emirati women and their contribution to the UAE’s progress and development, based on knowledge and sincere work. H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak praised the contribution of Emirati women in achieving the vision of the UAE’s wise leadership and highlighted their keenness to actively participate in the public and private sectors.
In a speech delivered on her behalf by Dr. Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, at an event organised by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to mark the UAE’s 8th annual Emirati Women’s Day, H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak praised the commitment of ADNOC’s senior management to implement the directives of the wise leadership and commended the progress made by ADNOC’s female employees, pointing out that women now occupy some of the highest leadership positions in the company.
H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak noted that ADNOC’s female employees are a clear example of the great contribution Emirati women are making to the UAE and their progress and development.
Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak said, “Every year I witness the steady progress you are making in increasing your percentage at work, advancing professionally, and developing your performance through training, practice and experience. This has enhanced your skills and abilities and enabled you to make effective and distinguished contribution to your country.
“I was pleased to note that you are working across all ADNOC sites and benefiting from the opportunities made available in response to the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and with the commitment of ADNOC and Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, who steadfastly implemented the leadership’s directives for women empowerment. Women now occupy the highest leadership positions in ADNOC and are no longer a numerical percentage of ADNOC’s workforce, but strong and influential human capital, instrumental in the company’s progress.”