December 14, 2017: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, cabinet Member and Minister of tolerance, the gala awarding ceremony for this year's edition of the Arab Woman Awards was held recently at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Dr. Shayma Fawwaz, Founder and CEO of 'GOSSIP the Brand,' a multi-concept Emirati company offering bespoke F&B and experiential services, was awarded the Arab Woman Award for Entrepreneurship during the stunning event, which is held annually to serve as a culturally accepted platform to raise public awareness on the significant achievements of Arab women across the GCC while also providing positive role models for young women to follow. Noora Fawwaz, Happiness Officer for ‘GOSSIP The Brand’ received the award on behalf of her sister, Shayma.
Noora, who is a positive and highly proactive member of ‘GOSSIP The Brand,’ continuously contributes towards the development of innovative services that creates happiness within the workplace is an inspiration for people of determination--shining out as a model for the achievements of ‘People of Determination’ across different fields. Noora’s active role in the company demonstrates the UAE’s commitment towards empowering ‘People of Determination’ and integrating them into society.
“I would like to extend my appreciation and thanks to the organizers of the Arab Woman Awards. Winning this award has given me the privilege to highlight the importance of happiness and positivity in the workplace, taking note of the significant contributions that 'People of Determination' in helping achieve these objectives. Moreover, we commit our support to the re-establishment of the Special Olympics body and the vision to develop and nurture the athletic skills of ‘People of Determination,’ wherein Her Highness (H.H.) Shaikha Mariam Bint Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan will serve as Honorary Chair of the newly restructured organisation with Shamma Al Mazrui, Minister of Youth, serving as the Chair of the Special Olympics UAE committee. We are further inspired by the words of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who said, Happiness and positivity in the UAE are a lifestyle, a government commitment and a spirit uniting the UAE community as we learn day-by-day to achieve goodness and happiness for the individual. We wish happiness for all the peoples and countries in the world,” concluded Shayma.
Launched in 2009, the Arab Woman Awards was created to serve as a strategic platform to recognize the achievements of talented, hardworking and inspiring Arab women. Over the years, the award has helped promote women in a way that befits their culture.