Dubai Women’s College (DWC) held recently Celebration of Partnership honoring employers, partners, and DWC graduates for their outstanding support of the College during the 2010-2011 academic year.
The annual event celebrates the fruitful and abiding partnership ties DWC establishes every year with the national and international communities and highlights outstanding contributions by staff, students and graduates. The event was attended by H.E. Ahmad Humaid Al Tayer, Director of Al Tayer Group and representatives of the banking, business, and media sectors in the UAE and DWC graduates and staff.
Dr. Howard Reed, Director of DWC, awarded H. E. Ahmad Humaid Al Tayer with the “Lifetime DWC Supporter Award” for his continuous, invaluable, and most momentous support to Emirati students and DWC over many years.
Commenting on the event, Dr. Reed said: “With 23 years of achievements, DWC maintains its pioneering position in the UAE by providing Emirati women with the skills that ensure their success as future leaders.”
Dr. Reed added that “The first 15 graduates in 1992 were pioneers for the nearly 5,000 working DWC graduates who have changed the rules for local women in the workforce and raised the standards and expectations for working Emirati women and men. These courageous working graduates changed Dubai more than all of the buildings and roads combined. They changed how Emiratis thought about themselves and how the rest of the world thought about Emiratis.”
A number of partners were awarded during the ceremony including Injaz, CISCO, IICERT, Dubai Health Authority, Standard Chartered Bank, Al Mashreq Bank, Harrisburg Area Community College, Dubai Islamic Humanitarian Foundation, Global Village, Abela & Co, Yateem optician, UAE Genetic Diseases Association, DWC Alumnae Board Members, HSBC, Sukaina Bint Al Hussein School, Johnson & Johnson Middle East among others.
Media Awards went to Al Bayan, Al Khaleej, Emarat Al Yaum and Al Ittihad newspapers, Noor Dubai radio, Sama Dubai TV and Dubai TV.
Since its inception in 1989, Dubai Women’s College has graduated 6432 students, 85% of whom are employed in private and government institutions. Holding senior positions, these graduates are making an indelible mark on the Dubai landscape by changing the prevalent thinking about UAE career women and raising the criteria and expectations about UAE globally.