Dubai. The membership database of the Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) has grown by 10 per cent in the first quarter of 2019, bringing the total number of members to 949, up from 864 by the end of 2018, according to a statement from the group. The increase in the membership database \u201creflects the important role played by the council in support of businesswomen to enhance their competitiveness in the country\u2019s labour market,\u201d the statement said. In the first quarter of 2019, the council staged as many as 13 activities and events, including workshops, symposiums, business meetings and trade missions, to enhance the expertise of members and develop their skills necessary to get a preference in the labour market and improve their competitive performance. More than 308 businesswomen took part in these activities. Meanwhile, the council launched the second cycle of the DBWC Mentorship Programme 2019 in the first quarter, building on the first cycle\u2019s success.