Women’s Advancement in the UAE: Strategies for Success


WHEN April 29-30, 2013
WHERE Abu Dhabi WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute By Invitation Interested scholars please contact nyuad.programs@nyu.edu

See April 29 for companion public event Building on the success of last year’s program, this workshop provides a forum for discussion of challenges and opportunities that Emirati women face in advancing professionally in the private sector, education, and government. In recognition of their partnership in facilitating the integration of women into all spheres of public life, Emirati men are included in these discussions. Attendees explore achievements and identify challenges to sustained progress on women’s advancement, and participate in executive training sessions focusing on negotiation, mentoring, and networking: areas identified as critical to Emirati women’s full and equal participation in the UAE’s political, social, and economic spheres.
Convened by
  • Vera Jelinek, Divisional Dean and Clinical Associate Professor, Center for Global Affairs, Individuals
  • May Al Dabbagh, Research Fellow, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard University; Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy, NYU Wagner
  • Carolyn Kissane, Clinical Associate Professor and Academic Director, Center for Global Affairs, Individuals
  • Sylvia Maier, Clinical Assistant Professor and Gender Specialization Director, Center for Global Affairs, Individuals

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