AIWF Activities 2016/17

What Others Say

“In striving to empower Arab women and realise their human rights we are fighting for the freedom to be fully and completely human, without need for permission or persuasion.”

- Dr. Benita Ferrero-Waldner,Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy.

AIWF Conference at the European Parliament, Brussels, April 2005

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Our Vision

Contribute to the UAE’s overall economic and social development by supporting women’s full integration in the economy

Our Mission

Empower potential and accomplished professional and business women to set and realize their ambitions in both traditional and non-traditional sectors in the UAE

EASE Your Business Life
EASE Initiative

Encouraging women to become active in the business world


Advising women who are eager to achieve their objectives

Supporting all women to develop better business skills to become more competitive

Enabling existing women in business to improve their performance

The Sharjah Business Women Council was established under the Amiri Decree No. 8 for year 2002 to support the integration of women in all economic activities.

In December 2010, the Amiri Decree No. 57 granted SBWC the legal personality and legal capacity and it operates under the umbrella of the Executive Office of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah and Honorary Patron of the Sharjah Business Women Council.

Our Members -

In 2011, SBWC launched its new membership scheme “Yakah” for its renowned UAE National and Non-National female business owners, professionals, productive women, as well as students and alumnae.

The name Yakah has been inspired from the Arabian Gulf's lustrous family member of pearls, known for its commercial & practical trade value in the UAE for over four decades.

With the SBWC Membership, our members realize the special offers and promotions brought to them by SBWC Benefits & Business Guide (B&B Guide) as well as Membership Promotions Program (MPP) among other services and benefits that are meant to EASE our members business life and supercharge their network simply by becoming an SBWC member