Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi encouraged women to become entrepreneurs and created Sharjah Business Women’s Council to remove difficulties and problems facing women in starting their businesses. NAMA Women Advancement Establishment Launched under the Emiri Decree (107/2015) issued by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. NAMA is chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qassimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah.
Our core philosophy at NAMA is to raise awareness that women are an indispensable human resource for the development of every nation. NAMA was conceived to go beyond the remit of supporting women and ensuring gender equity to a broader scope that aims to see women become influential key members of society, thereby enabling them to climb the ladder of success.
It encourages policies and legislation to support women and actively pursues programs that support gender integration into all sectors and abolishes unjust practices and policies that discriminate against the advancement of women.
Its three affiliates, Sharjah Business Women Council, Irthi Contemporary Craft Council and NAMA Fund fall under the umbrella of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment.
Sharjah Business Women Council was established in 2002 and is one of NAMA affiliates to contribute to the economic development of the Emirate of Sharjah by supporting women’s full economic integration and assisting female talents in maximizing their potential. SBWC currently established business women, entrepreneurs, professional, students and university graduates eager to explore the business world, and aspiring startups who want to tap into the field of entrepreneurship.
SBWC communicates, connect and cater to members through a tailor-made membership management system, provide general and costing that included 1-on-1 consultation and coaching, legal advice, and dispute resolution and business guidance.
Alongside with membership services, SBWC runs a variety of programs that enhance entrepreneurs’ development such as Badiri Women’s Enterprise Development Virtual Academy and Jeel, geared towards creating the next generation of women entrepreneurs in Sharjah.