Dubai Business Women Council discusses sustainable business practices during Network Majlis session
WAM Dubai, 26th May 2012 (WAM) -- Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) recently hosted a new session of the Network Majlis that discussed the importance of sustainability in business. The Network Majlis session was held at Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) with Deanna Othman, General Manager, Priority and International Banking Middle East, and Chair Diversity '&' Inclusion, UAE, Standard Chartered Bank, as guest speaker.
The discussions tackled various issues related to sustainability, including the emergence of low carbon economies that are becoming a major change driver across national economies and industry sectors. The speaker likewise provided practical examples of how sustainability has delivered long-term shareholder value and contributed to socioeconomic growth, citing Standard Chartered's experience in cultivating a sustainable business model.
Deanna Othman said: "It is a great opportunity to share our expertise and experience in pressing issues related to sustainability through the Network Majlis. Dubai Business Women Council is a very influential organization and we are therefore pleased to work with them in advocating the critical importance of sustainable business practices in our society. The proactive efforts of Dubai Business Women Council are crucial to encourage and inspire more women to become more involved in the sustainable socioeconomic development of the society." Raja Al Gurg, President, Dubai Business Women Council, said: "Deanna Othman provided highly relevant practical examples and highlighted best practices related to sustainability that really enhanced the impact of the Network Majlis session. We believe it is important to provide real-world case studies to truly drive home the key messages and enable the participants to understand the significance of the various topics being discussed in the sessions. We look forward to working with Deanna Othman and Standard Chartered for other projects that will benefit our members and the UAE's growing number of career women in general." Founded in 2002, DBWC motivates women to be productive members of the society, while encouraging role models to rise up from the ranks and inspire other women around the world, especially in the Arab region, to discover their true potential. DBWC organises the high-profile monthly event "Network Majlis" to provide information about the latest knowledge, skills and best practices for women entrepreneurs and leaders.