Friday, February 23, 2018

Dubai to host first Mums@Work career fair in region



Mums@Work, a UAE-based organisation dedicated to helping talented women to return to the workforce, has announced that it will be hosting the region’s first Return to Work Career Fair.

Following the success of its ‘Return to Work’ programme in 2017, the organisation is holding the event to provide the perfect platform for businesses to connect with highly talented and experienced women from among the 50,000 professionals within the Mums@Work community.

The Return to Work Career Fair will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai, Business Bay, Dubai from 9 am to 1 pm on March 1.

The event is perfectly aligned with the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the Gender Balance Council’s goals to make the UAE one among the top 25 countries globally for gender equality by 2021.

The event will offer 100 women an opportunity to share their experiences and talent with companies, and benefit from the advice and support of the Mums@Work career coach partners before and on the day.

“The event supports professional women who have taken a break from their careers and are now ready to rejoin the workforce. With over 50,000 women in our community, we have some of the best talents in the region which may otherwise have been overlooked by employers without a platform such as ours,” said Louise Karim, managing director of Mums@Work, part of the Mackenzie Jones group.

She pointed out the event is a perfect opportunity for our candidates to network and build meaningful professional relationships with some of the best global brands, who may choose to hire them for either “‘returnships’ or permanent roles”.

“With reports showing that fully integrating women into the workforce has tremendous benefits for the economy, and as the UAE moves towards being a global leader in gender equality, we are confident that this event will help shift perceptions in the region and be an important step towards making ‘returnships’ a normal practice across the country,” added Karim.