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Thursday, 22 May 2008 02:07

A down-to-earth Filipino bagged two of the most prestigious awards in the Emirates Businesswoman’s Award (EBWA) held on May 20, 2008.

The finale of the most-prestigious award being given to both professionals and business owners for expatriates and the valiant women in the United Arab Emirates successfully kicked off its 6th year. The awards were under the patronage of His Highness, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman, Emirates Group, and president, Dubai Department of Civil Aviation. The Emirates Businesswomen's Award is also supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Emirates Businesswomen's Council. The event was attended by His Highness, Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum and various dignitaries from diverse countries including Hon. Atty. Virginia P. Calvez, the Philippine labor attaché in Dubai.

The Filipinos have once again proven their world-class leaderships and their utmost-stunning professionalisms in work and in community service in the United Arab Emirates. A Filipino woman, the pride of Filipinos in Dubai and one of the founders of Filipino Digerati Association (Digerati), Engineer Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi, bagged two of the uppermost prestigious awards, for Professional Women (First Runner Up) and the Criterion Award for Leadership.

The criteria for the awards include leadership; future goals and financial performance; business, professional and career achievements; community contributions; and participation and innovation. The EBWA 2008 aims to recognize and reward the exemplary contributions of women in the business and professional sectors of the UAE. The original 84 women contenders were from various government and blue chip companies embracing managerial positions to chief operating officers to business owners. The EBWA 2008 aims to recognize and reward the exemplary contributions of women in the business and professional sectors of the UAE. The award has generated strong response from business and professional women.

Here is the coverage of the awarding ceremonies by the Khaleej Times:

UAE- DQG and Shell announce winners of EBWA 2008

Khaleej Times - 22/05/2008

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Shaikh Saeed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum handed out on Tuesday the awards to eight winners of the Emirates Business Women Award (EBWA) 2008 in Business and Professional categories at a gala dinner ceremony held in Grand Hyatt Dubai.

Paris Gallery was appreciated for their support as a Gift Sponsor of the Award, according to a press release.

Shaikh Saeed also gave a special recognition to Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai; for her dedication and contribution to the development of women.

Raja Al Gurg accepted the trophy on behalf of Princess Haya. Garnering the top EBWA 2008 award during the ceremony was Maryam Sharaf, the Overall EBWA Professional category winner.

Also awarded were Mary Jane Alvero - Al Mahdi, runner-up in the Professional category; Criterion winner Shaikha Azza bin Rashid Al Nuaimi (Leadership); Criterion Winner Dr Nawal Al Hosany (Business, Professional and Career Achievement; Criterion winner Maryam Al Jallaf (Business, Professional and Career Achievement); Criterion winner Haleh Janani (Future Goals and Financial Performance); Criterion Winner Monira Safar (Community Contributions and Participation); and Criterion Winner Mona Al Kandi (Innovation).

Organisers DQG and Shell, also gave certificates of appreciation to the sponsors, supporters, assessors and jury members of EBWA 2008.

"Dubai Quality Group is pleased to witness the culmination of yet another successful cycle of the Emirates Business Women Award. It has been our firm belief that this initiative has the power to influence women to be more involved in the economic affairs of the country; and this has been proven by the growing number of successful women in the fields of business and professional expertise, many of them products of this groundbreaking initiative," said Marwan Al Sawaleh, Chairman, DQG. # # #

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Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2008 02:51

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