November 21, 2018

The prestigious awards were held at Rixos Premium, JBR

Dubai, November 2018: The Emirates Woman, Woman of the Year Awards is the annual celebration of the brightest and boldest women making waves and shaping the future of the region. This year the awards were held at Rixos Premium, JBR, where 350 guests gathered to celebrate the astounding achievements of women in the fields of art, culture, philanthropy and business.

The esteemed event celebrating its 14th year, and the 37th anniversary of the magazine, saw a total of eight awards presented during the evening. More than 13,000 votes were cast resulting in Dr. Mai Al Jaber being crowned the Emirates Woman, Woman of the Year 2018.
The event’s lifetime achievement awards went to, Patricia Millns. She spoke on stage about the success of the magazine’s evolution and its embrace of a new generation of readers as well as honouring its historical legacy in the UAE’s magazine industry. She was deeply humbled to be amongst this year’s calibre of nominees and expressed her unwavering passion and support of the Emirates Woman brand.

Editorial Director, Gina Johnson, said: “I would like to thank all of our nominees for reminding us that in a year where women all around the world have been fighting to achieve validation in many forms, there are inspiring stories of female achievement all around us. All the time. This evening is about saluting those women amongst us whose shoulders we can stand upon to pursue our own dreams.”

Sponsors: Vhernier Milano, Georg Jensen, Facebook and Jean Paul Gaultier

• Achiever: Alisha Moopen
• Art & Culture: Batool Jafri
• Humanitarian: Dr. Mai Al Jaber
• Visionary: Kamilla Omarzay
• Young Talent: Alia Al Neyadi
• Emirates Woman Woman of the year: Dr. Mai Al Jaber
• #SheMeansBusiness: Dina Ghandour
• Lifetime Achievement: Patricia Millns

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