13,000 women own 20,000 companies in UAE

June 2nd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Abu Dhabi, June 2 (IANS/WAM) The number of Emirati businesswomen has crossed 13,000 who together control over 20,000 business establishments in the country, an official said.

According to the chairperson of the Emirates Business Women Council and of the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council Eng, Fatima Al Jaber, the women could prove their capability for economic participation as a result of the economic renaissance in the country.

Women could enter a number of new fields, which were believed to be inaccessible for women such as investment and industry, and prove their important role in the economic and social development, she said.

–IANS/WAM
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