Dubai, UAE, 7 March 2021:
“Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) follows the approach of our late Founding Father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may his soul rest in peace; which is supported by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood (Mother of the Nation).
This vision aims to empower society by empowering women, promoting gender equality, and encouraging a competitive environment based on efficiency, excellence, recognising calibre, talent and hard work according to the highest local and international standards. DEWA is one of the key national organisations that support women in the energy sector, especially in clean and renewably energy and sustainability. It provides equal opportunities for men and women and focuses on empowering women especially in senior and technical positions. This makes it a role model for government and private organisations inside and outside the UAE,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“DEWA has 1,949 women in its workforce, with 80.5% of them being Emirati. This includes 671 female engineers and technicians. 32% of employees at the R&D centre are female Emiratis, with most of them highly educated in science and engineering areas. DEWA Women’s Committee continues its efforts to encourage female employees to succeed, turn challenges into opportunities, and keep pace with changes. This ensures a proper balance between their personal and professional lives. Our female employees have proven their competency to consolidate DEWA’s efforts and pioneering global position. They volunteer inside the UAE and abroad. In 2020, our female employees spent 7,999 volunteering hours in 22 different humanitarian and social initiatives,” added Al Tayer.