On the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day Noora Shawqi, Founder of Noora Shawqi jewellery discusses the importance of this special day.
What does celebrating Emirati Women’s Day mean to you?
As a mother and an entrepreneur, this day indicates how well we are represented in our nation. It brings immense joy to have a day dedicated to us that shows how the women of the country are constantly valued for our strength and efforts.
How would you assess the journey of Emirati women so far in terms of their achievements?
Emirati women have come so far in such a short period of time. Our Rulers are to thank for always supporting us and providing opportunities. I am continually inspired by all the high achieving Emirati women, whether it’s business owners, scholars, industry leaders or family makers, there are so many incredible stories to be told. It fills me with so much pride to see the achievements of Emirati women!
What is your biggest achievement so far?
My family and my jewellery brand.
As an Emirati woman what do you still aim to achieve?
I want to succeed in representing the women in my country in the best way possible, the sky’s the limit!
What is your personal motto?
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Who is a woman that inspires you?
For me it’s not one woman, it’s the women I surround myself with who truly inspire me. It’s my friends who are juggling being mothers and business owners, it’s my female relatives who have always provided me guidance and support. And it’s the Emirati women in the public eye who are working to improve the lives of everyone in this country.
What is a message you would send to Emirati ladies on this day of celebration?
To be proud of yourselves and what you have achieved!