Chairperson of the National Council for Women (NCW), Dr.Maya Morsy, praised the “Women who Lead the Future” initiative by Amwal Al Ghad during her speech at the Egyptian Women Day in the presence of president Abdel Fattah El Sisi. The ceremony was held yesterday for honoring ideal mothers. Amwal Al Ghad’s  “Women who Lead the Future” initiative is organized in collaboration with the National Council for Women (NCW),  the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), and Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI).

“Women who Lead the Future” programme has succeeded in qualifying 50 women to be capable of  holding leading positions in the future, after being mentored by number of prominent women and members of the top 50 forum in the economy.

In the light of the state’s 2030 strategy to enhance women’s political participation, “Women who Lead the Future” is the first joint collaboration between the government and the private sector to qualify women for leading various sectors in the state through a practical approach.

Dr. Maya also indicated that Egypt ranked 135 globally in Women’s representation in parliament, with a potential leap in ranking to the 68th rank globally, if the representation of women in parliament rises to 25 while the parliamentary representation of women in other countries remains constant, Egypt will be the 15th among African states, and fourth among Arab states.

For women’s political empowerment, if that is achieved and simultaneously the percentage of female ministers remains 25 percent, Egypt can jump to the 67th rank, according to Egypt’s indicators of women empowerment.

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