Expo 2020 Dubai is set to smash stereotypes of Arab women as the first world fair to be held in the Arab world led by a woman, women leaders.
31 August 2021, 12:00 AM
30 September 2021, 12:00 AM
Expo 2020 would not have been what it is – inclusive, female-oriented and universal - if it were not led by Reem Al Hashimy, the UAE minister of state for international affairs.
Al Hashimy, the Managing Director of Expo 2020, is the powerhouse who is leading the charge in organising the mega event dubbed the biggest show on earth between October 1 and March 31.
Speaking at a webinar titled 'Women Behind Expo' held by the UAE embassy in the US on Thursday in connection with the Emirati Women's Day, Al Gergawi said over 50 per cent of the workforce at Expo comprised of women, 60 per cent of are Emirati women in leadership positions.
Maha Al Gergawi, Senior Vice President, Political Affairs at Expo 2020, said the top leadership roles played by women at Expo will smash stereotypes of Arab women.
In collaboration with Cartier, the women's pavilion will have more than 1500 events lined to highlight the contributions made by women and push the agenda of women empowerment.
There will be a women's majlis where discussions will be hosted regarding the role of women in Arabia, Islam, sustainability, and sports, among others.
There will also be a huge exhibition titled 'New perspectives – when women thrives, humanity thrives.'