Dubai, UAE – Celebrating International Women's Day 2023, H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, former Minister of State for Tolerance in the UAE, delivered an inspiring talk to Nissan employees at an exclusive event hosted by the company at its regional headquarter in Dubai. The event honoured women empowerment, cultural diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.

As the first woman to assume a ministerial post in the UAE, Her Excellency shared a variety of experiences and stories from her long career and highlighted the important role that gender equality plays in organizations. During the session, Her Excellency also acknowledged Nissan's efforts in equipping women to challenge the status quo and defy ordinary in the automotive industry.

Thierry Sabbagh, President, Nissan Saudi Arabia, INFINITI Middle East and Managing Director, Nissan Middle East, said: "At Nissan, diversity, equity, and inclusion are key pillars of our business strategy and one of our greatest strengths. By fostering a gender-equal culture, we are proud to create an environment where employees are recognized and appreciated for their achievements, irrespective of gender or cultural background. It is through events like this that we spread awareness about women empowerment and take a step in the right direction to #EmbraceEquity."

H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi has played a vital role in placing the United Arab Emirates on the world map of female empowerment. An inspirational and influential female leader, Her Excellency has earned the highest global accolades for her distinctive accomplishments throughout her career.


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