SHARJAH -- A new initiative, called 'Jeel', is to be launched by Sharjah
Businesswomen Council, SBWC, in collaboration with Education For Employment,
EFE, on December 8th to support the creative ideas of budding entrepreneurs.
Launched under the patronage of Sheikha Jawaher
bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Honorary Chairperson of SBWC, and run by the council
across Sharjah, Jeel will provide entrepreneurs with incubators for their
creative ideas. The incubators provide mentorship, support and guidance to grow
innovative business ideas. Jeel will also offer collective and individual
training courses and provide professional financial advice alongside surveys to
assess market needs.
The initiative will run for three years and will
contribute to the economic development and professional empowerment of young
graduates in the UAE. The initiative aims to enhance women’s leadership in
business and to contribute to the creation of a generation of professional
women capable of innovating, managing and developing businesses professionally.
The council also revealed that this initiative will
extend to various cities in the Emirate of Sharjah, aiming to encourage women
in the business sector, and to contribute to creating a generation of
professional and creative female innovators.
Ameera BinKaram, Chairperson of SBWC, said,
"The Emirate of Sharjah has always believed in the capabilities of Emirati
women and provides support and empowerment policies for them through the vision
of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler
of Sharjah. Now, with the guidance and leadership of Sheikha Jawaher, the Jeel
initiative will further reaffirm the eagerness of Sharjah and the UAE to
provide professional support for future generations of entrepreneurs. Through
this initiative, Sheikha Jawaher seeks to establish an innovative, effective
female generation ready for their own private businesses."
BinKaram added that in providing encouragement and
motivation for young graduates to become business owners Jeel will be
instrumental in providing new jobs and business opportunities, contributing
positively to improving the economic and social conditions of women, the family
and the community.