Queen Rania Speaks At The Global Women’s Forum In Dubai
Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan delivered the opening speech at the Global Women’s Forum opening ceremony which took place in Dubai on Tuesday.
During her address to the Forum’s audience, The Queen urged the leaders to break inherited molds that have been imposed on women and pursue innovation in improving their standing. She added “When a woman succeeds, she reaches out to those around her and pulls them up with her. That is why if you empower a woman, you empower a whole society.” Queen Rania also highlighted the success stories of several Arab women who have employed modern technology to serve their societies, as only a sliver of countless initiatives by Arab female pioneers, Petra news agency reported.
The Global Women`s Forum which will last for two days is the first ever to take place in the region. It is organized by the Dubai Women Establishment and Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society. It’s attended by women leaders from all over the world.
Following her Keynote speech at the Forum’s opening ceremony, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan was awarded the Mohammed Bin Rashid Medal of Honor for Women. It was presented to Her Majesty by the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The medal was initiated personally by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai to honor and celebrate leading women for their achievements. It was given to Queen Rania along with the IMF director, Christine Lagarde in recognition to Her Majesty’s invaluable impact as a champion for women’s empowerment across the Arab Region.
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