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DEWA celebrates its distinguished female Emirati engineers

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DUBAI, 1st July, 2022 (WAM) — Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) recognised its Emirati female engineers from its various divisions.

These women represent a shining example of effective national action and preparing future generations. The Women’s Committee at DEWA organised a series of events to appreciate its female Emirati engineers and their essential role in implementing DEWA projects, according to the highest standards of availability, reliability and efficiency.

“The process of empowering Emirati women, launched by the Founding Fathers, has made qualitative and inspiring achievements. Thanks to the continuous support of the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Emirati women have become an essential partner in the renaissance of the UAE and its prosperity,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

“At DEWA, we are committed to involving women in the productive and operational sectors, providing all elements of support to motivate them for self and professional development. We also strive to harness the capabilities of our female employees in scientific and practical areas to achieve success and excellence. This enhances their active participation in serving and developing the nation in all fields. The number of female employees reached 1,950 in all our divisions. This number includes 785 female employees in the engineering and technical sector, while 321 female employees occupy leadership positions. Emirati female employees constitute 83 percent of the total female workforce at DEWA,” he added.

Al Tayer noted that Emirati female engineers redoubled their efforts during the hosting of Expo 2020 Dubai and contributed to DEWA’s completion of several massive projects, to achieve the vision of the wise leadership in making Expo 2020 Dubai the best edition.

He appreciated the Emirati female engineers who have consolidated DEWA’s position as one of the best utilities for excellence and leadership in the world. He also highlighted DEWA’s keenness to celebrate the inspirational and successful female role-models who have been recognised in local and international forums.

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