Emirati Women’s Day: Aspiring Restaurateurs Can Win Dhs500,000 In Funding

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Restaurant Secrets Inc. has created a fund to support female restaurants on Emirati Women's Day

In honour of Emirati Women’s Day, Restaurant Secrets Inc. is giving one aspiring female restaurateur Dhs500,000 to kick-start her dream restaurant

This Emirati Women’s Day, one Emirati female will be given Dhs500,000 to kick-start her dream of owning a successful restaurant. Female-owned consultancy firm Restaurant Secrets Inc. aims to support and empower female entrepreneurs and Emirati businesses and has a host of successful businesses under its belt: Utopia Bakery, Mitts & Trays and Jolie Café to name a few. What’s more, 40 per cent of its clients are women. We love to see it.

“I am constantly inspired by these women every day, their creativity, resilience and spirit of entrepreneurship,” shared Gabrielle F. Mather, CEO and founder of Restaurant Secrets Inc. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with many Emirati woman, building long-lasting relationships, while helping them establish successful, thriving businesses…We are looking for visionary and bold women with a dream to channel their creativity and passion into building a sustainable and successful restaurant business.”

The Dhs500,000 fund will offer full support to candidates throughout their journey from aspiring to established restaurateurs; services include conceptualisation, recruitment, pre-opening support and the launch itself. To apply, all you need is a business plan and proof of a businesses degree or experience in running a small business. Your application will then be reviewed by a panel of judges. UAE Nationals only. Applications are open from today (28 August) and will close on 27 September, 2021. Apply now

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  • Words by Savanna Smith