Sharjah: Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, President of the American University of Sharjah (AUS), has praised the exceptional achievements of AUS Emirati female alumni, students, and staff on UAE Emirati Women’s Day 2023. The occasion, held under the theme ‘We Collaborate for Tomorrow,’ reflected AUS’ dedication to fostering innovation and empowerment at its core.
According to the President, the Day is celebrated to honor the incredible achievements and contributions of Emirati women to our society.
Dr. Susan Mumm, Chancellor of AUS, shared that “at AUS, we are immensely proud of our Emirati female alumni, students, and staff, who have consistently demonstrated their dedication, leadership, and commitment to shaping a brighter future for our society.”
Dr. Wafa Khalfan, who chairs the Emerging Scholars Network at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), noted that “education remains the cornerstone for Emirati women’s success, irrespective of their chosen paths. A decade ago, postgraduate classrooms showcased a different landscape. Today, Emirati women form the majority, embodying the UAE’s education-driven empowerment.”
Ms. Aisha Deemas, Director-General of the Sharjah Museums Authority, commented that “my AUS experience expanded my perspective on women’s multifaceted roles. It aligns seamlessly with the broader vision of equality, innovation, and collaboration. Emirati Women’s Day celebrates our determination, creativity, and leadership, with each achievement being a stepping stone toward greater excellence.”
According to Ms. Fatima Al Shuweihi, Head of Cultural Guidance at Heart of Sharjah, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, ‘Shurooq,’ Emirati Women’s Day holds the significance of appreciating and empowering Emirati women, supporting their contributions to family, society, and the nation’s success.