Abu Dhabi, UAE, 28th August 2018: In line with H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak’s “Mother of the Nation” declaration to celebrate Emirati Women’s Day on the 28th of August each year, the Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE), has organized a special event to mark the day and join the nation in celebrating the achievements of women in the UAE.
To mark this occasion, H.E. Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori, Governor of CBUAE announced that the Central Bank would be honoring H.H. Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak, by awarding her the two most valuable commemorative coins issued by the bank, in recognition of her efforts in the advancement and empowerment of women in the UAE.
H. E. greeted numerous guests of honor and CBUAE female Emirati leaders and took the opportunity to praise H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak as an inspiration for Emirati women everywhere. Furthermore, H.E praised the UAE’s wise leadership for providing support and motivation for Emirati women, which has allowed them to compete with other female pioneers around the globe.
H.E. stressed the importance of the day as a platform to highlight and celebrate women’s achievements and inspire the next generation of female leaders. His Excellency commented that CBUAE aims to lead by example and has worked hard to develop and qualify women at all levels at the bank.
Currently Emirati women account for around 75% of UAE Nationals working in the financial sector.