Sheikha Salama Bint Hamdan Al-Nahyan, Wife of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces was awarded the “Woman Personality of the Year Award” by the Middle East Excellence Awards Institute.
The award was presented to Sheikh Diab Bin Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, on behalf of Sheikha Salama, by Dr. Hanif Hassan, Minister of Health in a special ceremony for the 10th Middle East Women Leaders Awards which coincided with the International Women’s Day.
The award pays tribute to the remarkable acumen of the winner – her overall excellence, achievements and innovative leadership. The award recognizes the impact of her contribution to her community and humanitarian work and, in the process, highlights the important role that women like leaders like Sheikha Salama play in today’s organizations and how they inspire a new generation of women for further social, intellectual and cultural achievements.
The 10th Middle East Women Leaders Awards is organized by the Middle East Excellence Awards Institute as a way of recognizing the phenomenal treasures of versatile abilities and changing roles of women achievers.
The awarding ceremony witnessed the convergence of senior officials, topnotch businesswomen and women leaders who set trends, exercised influence, created and devised innovative strategies that made a difference to women’s involvement in the evolving global sphere.
In remarks at the ceremony, Ali Al-Kamali, CEO of the Middle East Excellence Awards, said that women in the UAE have always received support from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to enable them keep pace with the scientific, social and economic development.
This support, he added, reflects a huge development towards involving women in decision-making.
“Women in the UAE assume leading positions in various arenas. Specifically, there are now four female ministers in the cabinet, as this rate has not been achieved in any other country in the world,” Al-Kamali further said.
“The UAE has become the destination for all global economic and cultural institutions as well as for millions of tourists and a platform for global events, thanks to the efforts of the late founding father Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan who spared no effort to establish the blessed process of development which President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan leads now,” he added.
The Middle East Excellence Awards Institute recognizes the phenomenal treasures of versatile abilities and changing roles of women achievers and aims to pay tribute to the outstanding contributions of women trailblazers who made valuable efforts in inspiring and transforming the world with their indomitable willpower.