Chairperson of Sharjah Analysis, Know-how and Innovation (SRTI) Park, Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, on Wednesday, welcomed inspiring girls from all over the world to The Ladies in Tech® Discussion board and The Ladies in Tech® Awards held on the SRTI Park – occasions shedding mild on how girls can play a larger function within the expertise sector and celebrating their achievements.
Delivering the opening handle to assembled friends and delegates on the discussion board, Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi mentioned it was humanity’s collective duty to open pathways into tech for women and girls.
‘We mustn’t let the tech sector develop whereas leaving half of humanity behind,’ she mentioned.
‘When expertise and female power intersect, the main focus turns into human-related points like accessibility, sustainability, and ethics. By empowering girls and shutting the digital gender hole there will probably be a optimistic social influence that advantages us all.’
Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi applauded the SRTIP staff for embodying the values of inclusivity and collaboration, which she mentioned was central to its sustainability efforts.
‘I’m pleased with the work we’re doing right here, particularly as UAE prepares for the COP28 convention,’ she advised the viewers. ‘We’re among the many most proactive gamers supporting the UAE’s efforts to fight local weather change via concrete tasks to scale back our carbon footprint and develop sustainable infrastructure.’
Now in its fourth version, the annual Ladies in Tech® Discussion board was coordinated by the Ladies in Tech® group. It introduced collectively an array of stakeholders together with researchers, specialists, representatives of worldwide organizations, advocates of ladies’s empowerment, and feminine entrepreneurs, offering immersive information sharing experiences, participating debates, and precious networking alternatives.
Themed on “Sustainability and Sustainable Innovation” the discussion board was not solely a platform for dialogue but in addition a celebration of ladies’s accomplishments on this essential sector, aligned with the forthcoming UN Local weather Change Convention (COP28) and Sustainable Growth Targets (SDGs) supporting efforts to attain local weather neutrality.
Addressing the gathered attendees, Hussain Al Mahmoudi, CEO of SRTI Park, expressed his perception within the shared targets of the discussion board and SRTI Park, specializing in enabling girls in expertise ventures and selling their financial empowerment.
Occasion highlights included panel discussions on the next subjects:
Ladies’s management in household companies: Distinguished panellists led by Dr. Ebtesam Almazrouei, Govt Director and appearing Chief AI Researcher for the Al-Cross Heart Unit on the Know-how Innovation Institute (TII) and Haleema Alowais, CEO of Sultan bin Ali Al Owais Actual Property, delved into the invaluable contributions, distinctive views, and provoking tales of ladies shaping profitable household enterprises.
Advancing Sustainable Growth Targets (SDGs): This panel addressed the pivotal function of ladies in advancing SDGs as a important pathway forward of COP28. Distinguished audio system, together with Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany, Everlasting Consultant to the Worldwide Renewable Power Company (IRENA), highlighted the significance of feminine contributions to sustainability.
Manufacturing and superior trade: The contributions, challenges, and triumphs of ladies driving innovation and progress in manufacturing and in superior trade had been highlighted by main personalities, together with Dr. Eng. Suaad Alshamsi, UAE’s first feminine plane engineer, and Fadi Abu Shamat, Head of MX Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics.
The facility of youth in sustainable innovation: An attractive dialogue on the function of younger individuals in driving optimistic change, fostering sustainability, and addressing world environmental challenges. Younger innovators and entrepreneurs shared their inspiring tasks and initiatives.
Following these vital boards and discussions, got here the Ladies in Tech® MENA Awards. In its second version within the UAE, these awards acknowledge and rejoice girls achievers within the expertise sector and mark a major step within the promotion of ladies’s empowerment and management within the fields of science, expertise, and innovation. This occasion is certainly one of seven regional awards that commemorate exceptional girls who innovate, encourage, and work to rework the expertise sector.
The winners had been:
1) ARTS AWARD POWERED BY AMAZON MUSIC
Recognizing a lady who has successfully built-in expertise with the humanities, using progressive strategies or platforms to create groundbreaking inventive experiences.
The winner: SUMAYYAH AL SUWAIDI
2) ASPIRING TEEN AWARD
This class honors a younger, up-and-coming expertise within the tech discipline who demonstrates distinctive potential and fervour for expertise.
The winner is: NOOR MAZEN AL- SADAT
3) BEST ALLY AWARD
Celebrating an ally who actively helps and advocates for ladies in expertise, fostering an inclusive and supportive atmosphere.
The winner is: MELDA AKIN
4) WOMEN IN TECH® START-UP AWARD
Celebrating a female-founded or co-founded start-up that has demonstrated distinctive innovation, progress potential, and a optimistic influence within the tech trade.
The winner is: WAFA AL OBAIDAT
5) MOST IMPACTFUL INITIATIVE AWARD
Acknowledging an initiative or challenge that has had a exceptional influence in advancing variety, equality, and inclusion within the tech sector.
The winner is: CONCAT
6) WOMAN IN WEB3 AWARD
This class highlights a lady who has made vital contributions and achievements within the rising discipline of Web3 applied sciences corresponding to blockchain, decentralized finance, and digital currencies.
The winner is: DINA SAM’AN
7) GLOBAL LEADERSHIP WOMEN IN TECH® AWARD
Honoring an exemplary feminine chief who has demonstrated excellent management abilities, driving transformative change and making a major influence on a worldwide scale.
The winner is: DR. EBTESAM ALMAZROUEI
8) WOMEN IN TECH® LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The best accolade of the Ladies in Tech International Awards, recognizing a lady who has devoted her profession to the tech trade and has constantly contributed to its development, leaving a long-lasting legacy.
The winner is: DR. MARIAM MOHAMED FATIMA MATAR
9) MOST DISRUPTIVE AWARD POWERED BY AWS
Recognizing the person who has made probably the most vital influence by difficult the established order and pushing boundaries throughout the tech trade.
The winner is: FATIMA ALKAABI