Myth #4: Women cannot work in the UAE or own a business.
Women in the UAE are active in the workforce. They make up about 40% of the workforce, and they are employed in a variety of sectors, including education, healthcare, business, and government. They have equal rights to economic resources, including guaranteed equal pay.
Women in the UAE participate actively in the private sector in various roles. The UAE had the highest number of women on Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Arab Businesswomen in 2023 with 15 Emirati women on the list.
- Women business-owners account for 10% of the total private sector in the UAE.
- 25,000 Emirati businesswomen run projects worth over AED60 billion, and occupy 15% of the positions in the boards of chambers of commerce and industry nationwide.
- In 2021, the UAE Security and Commodities Authority issued a mandate that listed companies must have at least one woman on their board of directors.
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