Dubai Business Women Council partners with French Business Council to organise cross networking even
Added: (Sun Apr 21 2013)
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April 20, 2013
Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) recently teamed up with Women In Network (WIN) by the French Business Council (FBC) in Dubai and Northern Emirates to organise a special cross networking event that brought together members from the WIN and DBWC, and presented a platform for them to discuss and share their views about various aspects related to entrepreneurship in the UAE.
The event - which was attended by Isabelle Leroy, Managing Director of FBC, Raja Al Gurg, President of DBWC, Julie Leblan, Founder & President of WIN and Co-founder and CEO of MyList.ae, in addition to several members from the WIN and DBWC – also provided an excellent opportunity for participants to get a better understanding of the services, objectives and achievements of WIN and DBWC.
Raja Al Gurg, President of DBWC, said, “The Women In Network by the French Business Council and DBWC share a common goal of empowering business women through an array of well-structured and high-impact initiatives held throughout the year. Therefore, this cross networking event presented the perfect setting for two like-minded organisations to come together and familiarize their members with the mission, services and accomplishments of the two entities. It also enabled the attendees to discuss emerging challenges and opportunities for women entrepreneurs in the country, while also helping them gain insights from the inspiring talks during the event.”
Julie Leblan, Founder & President of WIN was one of the speakers during the event. Leblan, who is a solicitor who has practiced in Paris, also shared her experience as the Co-founder and CEO of MyList.ae, the first online multi-store gift registry in the UAE.
“We are pleased to collaborate with the Dubai Business Women Council for this cross networking event, which complements the range of activities that WIN regularly organises in Dubai, right from networking events and lectures from business experts to highly focused training sessions for our members. We look forward to working together with DBWC on similar initiatives in future as well with the underlining goal of empowering women entrepreneurs in the country. The event also gave me an opportunity to share my experience as an entrepreneur after making a switch from a career as a solicitor, and I hope the participants at the event found it insightful and inspiring,” said Leblan.
Isabelle Leroy, Managing Director of French Business Council, said, “Creating invaluable networking opportunities remains at the core of FBC’s objectives. We organise more than 60 events a year, ranging from conferences and trade missions to workshops and social gatherings, all with the primary goal of facilitating useful networking avenues for our members. This partnership with Dubai Business Women Council to organise a joint event has certainly proved extremely productive for the members of DBWC and WIN, which is an integral facet of FBC.”
Founded in 1987, the French Business Council (www.fbcdubai.com) is the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Dubai and The Northern Emirates. Belonging to a worldwide network of 114 French Chambers (UCCIFE) in 78 countries with over 25,000 companies, the French Business Council is one of the leading chambers in the Middle East. FBC’s mission is to develop relations between its members and the UAE business community, and to encourage economic, commercial and investment relations between France and the Emirates.
Founded in 2002, DBWC motivates women to be productive members of the society, while encouraging role models to rise up from the ranks and inspire other women around the world, especially in the Arab region, to discover their true potential. DBWC organises the high-profile monthly event ‘Network Majlis’ to provide information about the latest knowledge, skills and best practices for women entrepreneurs and leaders. For more information about recent DBWC activities, log on to the Council’s Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dubai-Business-Woman-Council-DBWC/146645812070341.