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MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, has extended his congratulations to chairperson of the organisation’s Women’s Committee, Fatima Mohammed Al Jokar, after she received her Master’s degree with distinction on international environment law from Dubai Police Academy.

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Al Tayer praised his colleague for her “distinguished studies and perseverance”, which he said reflects the great interest that the UAE attaches to its people, in supporting their higher research that benefits the nation, and their employers.

HE said: “We are committed to initiatives that empower female employees to better perform in their positions at DEWA and motivate them to contribute effectively to the UAE’s overall national development process.

“Providing the right working environment has made DEWA an ideal destination for Emirati female professionals to attain the highest positions just like their male colleagues.

“DEWA plays a pivotal role in supporting the female-empowerment journey initiated by our founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

“We remain committed to our female employees, to strengthen their capabilities and harness their potential to contribute to the empowerment of society as a whole.”

Al Jokar thanked DEWA for the opportunity to pursue her master’s degree, as part of the organisation’s scholarship programme for its employees.

She also expressed her appreciation for Al Tayer’s efforts and his continuous support in developing the professional and academic paths for employees, to balance their professional and social lives, to deal with various challenges and take advantage of all available opportunities.

She said: “DEWA encourages us to develop our creativity, which is important to achieving our corporate objectives.

“It reflects the support of the wise leadership for Emirati women’s empowerment programmes in the government and private sector.

DEWA has become a role model in this field, providing the necessary ingredients for the success of Emirati women, helping them achieve a balance between their professional and social life, to achieve excellence.”

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