KUWAIT: Kuwait Industries Union yesterday highlighted the great successes of Gulf women seeking to carry out national responsibilities and urged them to do their part in the industrial sector, which is a sector that attracts the least female talent. “We must celebrate the successes of women, especially in the industrial sector in the Gulf, and highlight the most prominent of these success stories, especially at this critical juncture that requires us to pay more attention to the industrial sector to face new developments,” said Barrak Abdul Mohsen Al-Subaih, Board member of Kuwait Industries Union. “We look forward in this conference to reach common Gulf action plans in the mechanism of permanent cooperation between the industrial sectors in the Gulf in order to further activate their role and enhance the participation of women’s competencies to be a role model for all segments of society in all productive sectors of employment and others.
We are proud of the distinctive contributions of women in the Gulf and the great potential and skills in all sectors of employment,” Subaih added. Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Planning Hind Al-Subaih said: “We wanted to have the opportunity to highlight the successful efforts and provide supervisory models of success of women in the areas of mission work in the Gulf to help them benefit from the development of joint plans for cooperation. The Gulf aims to take advantage of women’s skills in the industrial sector, including supporting industrial projects and achieve what we aspire for them.
Women make up half of the society and can participate actively in all sectors, especially the productive sectors.” The conference at the Sheraton Hotel began with four successful Gulf women – Sheikha Hind Al-Qasmi from UAE, Basma Al- Zamel from Saudi Arabia, Halel Abdulrahman Khaled from Bahrain and Kamla bint Ali Al- Ofi from Oman – who narrated their success stories about their businesses, how they managed to achieve success in a “male-dominated world” and how they proved themselves and made it big despite the difficulties and obstacles they faced. Kuwait Industries Union was established in 1989 for industry owners and investors in the industrial sector in Kuwait by a decision of the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor. The union’s membership includes about 270 industrial establishments licensed by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
The union aims to serve the industry and industrialists and take care of their interests by improving their performance and upgrading and supporting the national economy. It also aims to raise the level of workers in the industry in the technical aspects by developing their abilities by serving the industrial field and raising the will and capacity of development.
By Faten Omar