Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) has concluded its participation as a strategic sponsor of the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit organized by Women Advancement Establishment, NAMA, and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, UN Women, under the theme “Women Excelling in Economy”, held recently at Expo Centre Sharjah.
During its participation, the Chamber was keen to help realize the theme of the Summit by setting up a special pavilion for UAE gold and jewelry designers and young entrepreneurs to allow them to display their products of jewelry and diamonds, gold and precious stones, and enable them to communicate with representatives of institutions that support entrepreneurs taking part in the Summit.
Raghdah Taryam, member of Sharjah Chamber’s board of directors of, said:
"Our participation as a strategic sponsor in the first edition of this Summit was motivated by Sharjah Chamber’s keenness to support all economic activities and especially initiatives supporting women and young people, and in compliance with its role of fostering the local communities and to implement the principles of social responsibility that the Chamber is working to devote for the business community and to remain an example to be emulated by the other entities operating in the United Arab Emirates. "
Taryam stressed that supporting this Summit and setting up a special pavilion for UAE gold designers is in line with the directives of HH Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qassimi, President of the Women Advancement Establishment, NAMA and Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, to enable women and grant them components of success to channel their energies into serving the community and contribute to progress and prosperity.
Taryam noted that Sharjah Chamber is sparing no effort in supporting male and female entrepreneurs to achieve their professional aspirations and enable them to enter the labor market successfully and achieve competitiveness, and she added that studies indicated that there were more than 32 thousand Emirati women who were managing enterprises ranging in value between 45 and 50 billion dollars.
Mona Al Suwaidi, Executive Manager of the Chairman's Office, said: "The UAE designers' platform has provided an ideal opportunity for young Emirati creative talents to enter the jewelry industry, develop their marketing skills and compete to reach the world, as Sharjah Chamber seeks to support Emirati entrepreneurs to develop their ideas and encourage creative enterprises as well as provide support and consultation and motivate them to participate in important events. "
In addition to this Summit designers in attendance had previously participated in the 43rd edition of the Watch & Jewelry Show as well as the Human Resources Conference, both held last October, in which they presented an array of jewelry made of diamonds, gold, pearls, coral, and many other rare minerals and gemstones bearing their own marks, with unique shapes and exquisite colors that match the finest jewelry and the world's largest brands.
The creations of the designers included a wide selection of options that suited people of different ages for different occasions, with the possibility of adding personal touches to each creation according to shoppers’ wishes, whether by inscription, writing, changing the type of metal or stone, or even changing the color to suit all tastes.