Science and technology conference to focus on women

21/09/2009 - Dubai Investment News
Science and technology conference to focus on women

Written by Bob Brunskill

Women are to be the focus of a technology conference, it has emerged.

The Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) and Dubai Business Women Council will be presenting a forum from September 28th to 30th, in news that may interest those looking to buy property in Dubai.

Increasing female input into the industry is seen as one of the key elements in building knowledge and enhancing society, according to Dr Abdalla Alnajjar of the ASTF.

Dr Alnajjar emphasised the fact women have been fundamental to the economy and pointed out it is important that the workforce of each firm is comprised of over ten to 15 per cent of female staff.

The Arab Women in Science and Technology conference will see speeches and presentations from a variety of experts in the industry and will include seminars such as Business leaders and the empowerment of females in the sector.

Other features will focus on education, training, health and business, as well as looking towards consolidating the presence of Arab women in business.

ASTF is based in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and has a network of 13,000 scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs.

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