Dubai: The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has organised more than 50 social as well as technical activities and received four benchmarking visits during 2022. The female employees’ satisfaction with the committee’s performance reached 94.5 percent.
DEWA’s female employees were offered 50,000 training opportunities and received 63 scholarships over the past three years. DEWA hosted 28 fresh graduates in 2022, including 26 in engineering and technical fields.
“DEWA is one of the national organisations that support women in the energy sector, especially clean as well as renewable energy and sustainability. It provides equal opportunities for both men and women, focusing on empowering women in senior and technical positions,” Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, remarked.
Ms. Aysha Al Asam, Vice-Chairperson of DEWA women’s committee remarked that “the committee organises events, activities, and benchmarking. It participates in local and international events to exchange knowledge as well as expertise and promote cooperation. “
The vice chairperson added that “the committee is keen to conclude effective partnerships with the concerned authorities and organisations, to provide female employees with the necessary expertise and knowledge. It also recognises competent, capable as well as dedicated female employees and highlights their role in serving society.”
According to Ms. Fatima Al Jokar, Chairperson of DEWA Women’s Committee, DEWA’s top management supports the committee for the success of female employees in achieving a balance between their social, professional and personal lives.
The number of DEWA’s female employees has reached 1,937 across all divisions, including 778 in the technical as well as engineering sectors and 523 in senior positions. Emirati women form 83 percent of the total workforce at DEWA.
DEWA’s Research and Development (R&D) Center has 16 female employees, 15 of whom are Emiratis. The female staff constitutes around 35 percent of the R&D Center’s team.