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UNASCO, a UAE national company hosts a gala to honor outstanding leading business women across the MENA
 

UNASCO the main sponsor and organizer of the gala dinner  collaborated with Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport to honor and encourage businesswomen across the region and build close ties between UAE females and the international delegates visiting Dubai.

Dubai, (22.09.2015) UAE: UNASCO a 100% national company inaugurated 35 years ago Under the a special Decree from Late H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum father of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Ruler, UNASCO (Union National Air, Land and sea Shipping Co. LLC) sponsored a prestigious gala dinner to honor and celebrate the achievement of inspiring motivating and leading women who have excelled in their respective fields and set an example to a whole generation of women in the UAE and the Middle East. The night of glitz and glamour was held at Main Ballroom, Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, Al Falak Ballroom in the presence of business professionals, First Ladies, foreign delegates and dignitaries from across the MENA region, Europe and the Far East.

The program commenced with a welcome speech by UNASCO CEO-MS Nadia Abdul Aziz and followed by a speech by the Chartered Institute of Logistic and Transport Global President (CILT) Mr Paul Brooks. He commented on how women in logistics, transport, aviation and  other sectors are part of CILT initiatives globally. Then the former only female President of CILT Dr. Dorothy Chan- from Hong Kong, who is also a great supporter of WILAT (Women In Logistics and Transport) who made  WILAT actually take off by her support during her presidency period. Dr Dorothy Chan was awarded, followed by Princess of Nigeria Vicky Haastrup and the first female Minister of Transport and Aviation of Nigeria, Dr. Kema Chikwe. The night of style and glamour, business and networking concluded with dinner, accompanied by live entertainment, henna painting for guests and raffle draw with strong growth in business networks.

The Award categories were “Women Supporting the Cause of Women Empowerment”, Women’ Contribution to CSR and Charity” and “Women High Achievers and Pioneers in the UAE and Middle East. Winners among UAE nationals were H.E Ameera Bin Karam, Dr Maryam Mattaer, Ms.Nayla Al Khaja, Ms. Fatima Al Shirawi, Mrs Amna Bin Hendi,   Dr. Rafia Ghubash ,  Dr Habeeba Al Maraashi, Ms. Nisreen Shocair-president of Virgin Megastore, Dr Ameena Al Rustomani, Ms. Lubna Qassim Executive Vice President  ENB , Ms.Pansy Ho-From Hong Kong-China, Mrs Uma Deshpande CEO and founder of Queen Bee Productions, Ms. Shamsa Saleh-CEO of Dubai Women’s Establishment,  Ms Fatma Al Jaber-Head of Al Jaber Group , Ms. Lamia Khan, Head of Dubai Ladies Club and Ms.Sandy Saxena

More than twenty professionals were awarded for their contribution and achievements. As main sponsors of the valuable event, UNASCO, which is one of UAE’s oldest and leading logistic and marketing companies, extended full support to UAE national companies and rendered special rates for SMEs and women’s businesses as part of their CSR strategy and work with community.

The Honorary Gala Dinner was organized in the sideline of the Chartered Institute of Logistic and Transport (CILT)’s Global Annual Conference. This was not only a valuable venue for networking and business opportunities; but also a platform for creating and implementing important strategic decisions in the Emirate and also across the UAE. This is an annual conference which was previously held in the UK, Australia, Colombo, Malaysia, and now held in Dubai and next year it will be held in Canada and China.  CILT has a CSR division called ‘Aspire’ which helps and sponsors less privileged people to get a complete education in Supply chain and logistics.

CILT a very important organization was formed in 1919, it received a Royal decree from the King of England in 1926 and currently Her Majesty the Queen of England is the honorary patron. As for the UAE CILT Chapter, which women in logistics and transport (WILAT-Middle East) is under, CILT UAE   honorary patron is H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

Ms. Nadia Abdul Aziz, Chairwoman of WILAT-ME and CEO and Partner of UNASCO expressed her vision saying, “Our goal at UNASCO is to foster CSR as one of our corporate culture pillars. My emphasis, in every association or company I represent, is on giving back to the community. Through this initiative we want to have long term relationship with females from across the globe and showcase the outstanding potential of UAE female professionals to our foreign delegates and build effective  relations that last and are positive.’’

Under the leadership of Ms. Nadia Abdul Aziz, UNASCO handles air cargo, sea cargo and land transportation and documentation as well as integrated marketing services to their clients. This is a 100% National UAE Company that works with international agents for global trade and cargo handling of its clients.

UNASCO handles various products such as fashion garments, medical equipment, furniture, vehicles, spare parts for luxury branded vehicles, machinery, plastic products, raw materials, horse feed, dry food stuff, household equipment’s, lighting products, building materials, oil, aluminum and much more. UNASCO always aims to provide fully integrated, cost effective, flexible and personalized logistics and transportation solutions to all its customers and likes to work with its clients as long term partners. Ms Nadia supports women and new startup businesses by offering discounted rates for female owned businesses as well as SME’s. She is also the Chairwoman of WILATME (Women in Logistics and Transport, M.East region- under the guidance of  CILT leadership globally ) and a member of Board of Governors for Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs and supporter of many CSR causes and events. Secretary General for the NAFL-National association of freight and logistics –part of global FIATA organization. Ms. Nadia indeed is a role model for Emirati Business Women in trading, logistics and corporate social responsibility.

In line with the vision of the ruler of Dubai, H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ms. Nadia encourages and promotes Emirati women to hold important and powerful positions such as CEOs, Board of Directors role, president’s positions through their dedication and hard work. The Government and leaders of the UAE are offering vast support and opportunities to women and  our females should utilize this in the most productive way possible.

We are lucky to be in the UAE and have such support, there is no excuse for failure, we have all the tools provided to us for our career enhancements.
Through this partnership UNASCO set an exemplary roadmap for the cause of women empowerment and strengthened their profile as a women-friendly organization, creating an inclusive work environment and culture.

UNASCO also invited Women in Logistics and Transport groups international members (WILAT) and regional WILAT members to attend this event. Board Members of  WILAT-ME and the Global WILAT   are all volunteers and all work on training, networking events, workshops, leadership programs, coaching, all this is  for women advancement and positive empowerment.

 Among other eminent guests were Head of DP World ladies, media entrepreneurs, Dubai Customs, Female international aviation and transport Ministers, president of Business women councils, the first female UAE film producer, CSR entrepreneurs and doctors, most powerful Middle East top 100 females and more.  Dubai Ladies Club supported the event and Executive Women Magazine were the official Media partners.


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Posted on : Tuesday, September 22, 2015  11:38:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
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