“ABU DHABI — A society aimed at enhancing the role of women in all engineering and allied fields was formally launched last week in Abu Dhabi.
This is the first time that such an organisation has been set up in the UAE.
Established by Al Hosn University, a leading Abu Dhabi-based institution dedicated to high-quality, value-based education, the Society of Women in Engineering (SOWIE) has been founded by active and highly skilled women engineers from Al Hosn University and other institutions.
Among SOWIE’s members are women engineers, scientists and technologists in the UAE and the rest of the region. They will collaborate and share expertise in organising various programmes that empower women to prosper and lead in their fields.
‘There has been an excellent response to this groundbreaking initiative and we believe that with the dynamism and dedication of its founding members, the Society of Women in Engineering will play an important role in fully harnessing the potential of women to be leaders, innovators and role models of the society. Moreover, this group will greatly help in creating a more harmonious and productive collaboration among different women organisations in the society, enabling them to consolidate their efforts and make it easier for them to achieve their common objectives,’ said Dr Reem Sabouni, assistantprofessor, Al Hosn University.
Promoting the achievements of women engineers and raising public awareness of their accomplishments
Constituting a forum for the exchange of opinions and experiences regarding education, research and employment for women with interests in engineering
Assisting women engineers in finding appropriate training and job opportunities by providing them with a reliable database and networking avenues
Offering programmes that facilitate young women to pursue a career in engineering and develop their technical and communication skills
Collaborate with other women’s organisations and engineering societies and associations.”