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H.E.’s attendance reaffirms significance of awards in recognising women for excellence and contribution to business, government and society

Dubai, UAE:  His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, has confirmed his patronage and attendance at the Arab Woman Awards UAE 2014. The awards aim to raise public awareness of significant achievements by Arab women in the region and to provide young women with inspirational role models.

Established in 2009 by ITP, the region’s leading publishing company, the Arab Woman Awards has awarded over 220 inspirational women from the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia across a diversity of fields that include business, fashion, entrepreneurship, charity, media, government and literature

Her Excellency Ameera Bin Karam, Chairperson of the Sharjah Businesswoman Council and honorary Chairperson of the Arab Woman Awards UAE Judges Board, said, “The Arab Woman Awards play an important role in recognising the contribution of women across all walks of life to this nation. I am pleased to be involved with the Awards, and am impressed with the strength of the nominations we have received this year. It is also an honour to have His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mabarak Al Nahyan offer his support and patronage to the 2014 Awards.”

Other Judges Board members for this year’s awards include Dr Manal Taryam, CEO of Health Care Services & Noor Dubai Foundation; Manal Ataya, Director General at Sharjah Museums Department; Nada Al Lawati, Founder of S.E.E.D Group and Board member SBWC; Alia Mazrouei, COO of Mazrouei Holdings and co-founder of Just Falafel; Nadine El Chaer, Editor in Chief of Ahlan! Arabia; and Nadine Y. Maalouf, Owner of the SME Advisory Group.

With nominations flooding in for exceptional women across the seven emirates, the 2014 Arab Woman Awards are expected to present the richest field yet of inspiring women in leading positions.

Sue Holt, Deputy Managing Director, ITP Consumer and Founder of the Arab Woman Awards said, “We are delighted that the Awards yet again fall under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahayan, and that he will be present at the actual awards ceremony at the end of November. His Excellency has been actively involved in encouraging and supporting women’s education and contribution to the growth of the UAE and so he is an ideal patron for our awards.”

The Arab Woman Awards 2014 will be presented at a glittering red carpet gala dinner on November 25th 2014. The event will be attended by His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, over 400 female VIP guests as well as members of the royal family. The Awards will be presented by Arab public speaking champion Shurooq Al Banna, who scored a podium place at the 2013 Toastmasters World Championship.

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ITP publishes more magazines serving the Middle East’s business and consumer markets than any other company. The group’s activities include magazine publishing, Internet ventures and online publishing, contract and corporate publishing, event management and digital printing services.   ITP Consumer, a division of ITP, is the largest publisher of English language women’s magazines in the Middle East with leading brands including Harper’s Bazaar, Ahlan!, OK!, Grazia, Cosmopolitan and VIVA

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