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Canon Joins DBWC to Empower Women in Print & Imaging

Aligning with the company’s core values of a human-centred approach, Canon presented the first module of its workshop series ‘Women Who Empower’, led by Ayman Aly, Marketing Director, Canon EMEA.

Printing module of workshop series by Ayman Aly, Marketing Director, Canon EMEA.
Printing module of workshop series by Ayman Aly, Marketing Director, Canon EMEA.

Participants delved into the intricate world of photo printing workflows, exploring emerging trends and market insights, with an exclusive demonstration featuring different print solutions and print media.

The programme includes three modules: printing, photography, and content creation, with each having two theory and two practical sessions. The classes include foundational theory, technical instructions, and a month of supervised Canon equipment practice in the chosen field.


Besides Aly who leads the printing module, renowned action photographer and Canon Ambassador Jorge Ferrari will lead the photography curriculum, while Emirati director and executive producer Nahla Al Fahad will provide extensive training in content creation.

The interactive workshops are part of Canon’s ‘Women Who Empower’ campaign in collaboration with the Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), a leading platform in the UAE for the personal and professional development of business women. The initiative aims to uplift and support women in the print and imaging industries through webinars, mentorship opportunities, and networking events.

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“Women Who Empower initiative embodies Canon’s unwavering dedication to diversity, inclusivity, and women empowerment. We believe that by providing women with the necessary resources, training, and support, we can drive positive change and unlock their full potential in these dynamic industries,” comments Venkatasubramanian Hariharan, Managing Director at Canon Middle East and Turkey.

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“We are delighted to collaborate with Canon in this game-changing campaign, highlighting our shared dedication to empowering women in the print and imaging divisions,” adds Nadine (Halabi) de Francesca, Head of Business Development and Operations at DBWC.

The workshop was hosted by Dubai-based Art Plus I Community, Gallery & Printing, a modern art gallery and community for both new and veteran artists.

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