Emirates is paying tribute to the contributions of Emirati women in aviation, celebrating their vital role in supporting the UAE’s ambition to a be a global transport powerhouse.

Women constitute nearly 40% of the Emirates Group’s Emirati workforce. With more than 180 women in leadership roles, they also hold decision-making power across a gamut of businesses and functions.

The Emirates Group provides mentorship and practical training programmes for Emirati female professionals, as well as access to a host of development and leadership programmes including the Rolls-Royce Leadership Programme and GE Aviation Programme.

Emirati females in senior positions at the Emirates Group also have the opportunity to enrol in the INSEAD Women Leaders Programme, which enables them to build powerful networks with female leaders from around the world.

Developing Emirati women leaders

Earlier this month, the Emirates Group became a launch partner of Aurora50’s women’s networking initiative, NOORA – the new community of ambitious, corporate women collaborating together and leading with impact.

The Emirates Group has also recently signed the UAE Gender Balance Council’s pledge, reinforcing its commitment towards female representation and providing them equal opportunities that elevate their capabilities and advance their careers.

Diverse and skilled talent pool

With the UAE’s progress trajectory and future ambitions to lead across a number of global benchmarks, Emirati women continue to play a significant role in advancing the nation’s vision.

The Emirates Group has recently brought on board its first female Emirati pharmacist as well as first female nurse from the country, who both share the dedication and passion to contribute to the UAE’s aviation sector, alongside their peers across the Group’s other business units such as innovation and technology, auditing, fleet management, and more.

This diverse and versatile talent pool demonstrates the skills that Emirati women possess and their drive to support the UAE’s economic growth and stability.
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