His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Chancellor of the Higher Colleges, delivered the keynote address today at the last day of Insight Dubai International Conference 2012, hosted and organized by Dubai Women’s College (DWC).
Sheikh Nahayan addressed a diverse audience of 130 students from 30 countries along with Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Vice Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology Dr. Howard Reed, Director of DWC and other distinguished dignitaries.
Sheikh Nahayan stressed that the activities of Insight Dubai should strengthen the belief of participants that women, working individually or together, can lead other people toward worthy goals and can achieve those goals if, as leaders, they are guided by a sound vision and are able to inspire others.
He further added that leaders face a huge challenge in helping other people realize their full potential as good human beings. “We in the United Arab Emirates have been remarkably fortunate to have leaders of wisdom and vision. Under the wise leadership of our President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan, our Vice President, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahayan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, the UAE is creating a Knowledge-Based Society and Economy that can inspire the aspirations of other nations.”
A number of the region’s most prominent women spoke on women’s leading political change including Ms. Raymonde Folco, Former member of Parliament of Canada. Nima Abu Warda, Presenter of BBC World's weekly financial program of Middle East, Rana Korayem, UN Gender Equality entity Egypt & Hala Kazim, Emirati artist and entrepreneur.