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CONNECTOR.AE 68 CONNECTOR.AE 69 Lifestyle Lifestyle Core Pillars Of Indian Women Dubai Community Since its inception, Indian Women Dubai has assisted over 5,000 women entrepreneurs, organised over 100 in-person events and meet-ups and has fostered partnerships with nearly 500 brands. The core principles of the Indian Women Dubai community are founded on the belief that “When Women Support Each Other, Incredible Things Happen.” This supportive and collaborative community is a platform where women gather daily to offer support and recommendations. Functioning on three key pillars, celebrating women, giving back, and empowering them for a comfortable life in Dubai, Indian Women Dubai is dedicated to boosting women’s confidence in every aspect. media during the pandemic. Starting with just hundreds of members, the community expanded to over 30,000 during the Covid-19 era. Reema shared, “Covid truly changed my life in multiple ways. Not only did many women join the community, but the core team at Indian Women Dubai also organised various free zumba, meditation, and other sessions for women during the pandemic. It facilitated connections among women, particularly those newly relocated to Dubai. I also made the decision to leave my full-time job during Covid to lead the Indian Women Dubai group full-time, and I am glad I took that step.” The community’s growth was fuelled by word of mouth, attracting more women to join. Reema envisions building a lively and robust community of women committed to offering steadfast personal, emotional, and professional support to each other. To celebrate the achievements of Indian women in Dubai, the community organises award nights, aiming to inspire confidence and provide them with more opportunities. Additionally, Indian Women Dubai is committed to empowering entrepreneurs. Every Sunday ‘homepreneurs’ can promote their businesses for free on the community’s Facebook and WhatsApp groups. Whether seeking information on Dubai basics or intending to start a business, Indian Women Dubai serves as a resource, much like an interactive search engine. The community strongly emphasises giving back, supporting mothers with children facing challenges, aiding cancer survivors, and engaging in social projects to raise funds and empower individuals in need. Under the auspices of the Consulate General of India in Dubai, Indian Women Dubai has collaborated with and organised diverse events at the Indian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai as well.