Dubai: The UAE is a spot the place women can develop of their private lives and careers with none hurdles as the emirates promotes gender equality, say women expats of the country working in prime positions, simply forward of Women’s Worldwide Day on March 8.
“Sturdy gender equality imperatives have enabled us to entice, retain and empower the best mixture of expertise, guaranteeing that our feminine workforce members obtain their potential and contribute totally, for them and for us, proper right here in the UAE. As a lady, I really feel fortunate to dwell in the UAE as the country does a lot to promote women in work tradition. There aren’t any challenges as women to discover jobs. It is equal. All of it comes down to your personal achievement and benefit,” mentioned Layal Saad, Senior Director of Human Assets at Procter & Gamble.
“In actual fact, Procter & Gamble is supporting to be certain that we transfer the subject of gender to the prime of the area’s priorities in 2021 and past. Our not too long ago concluded #WeSeeEqual Summit introduced collectively main voices on Gender Equality to problem the present discourse and commit to the actions wanted for progress,” she mentioned.
Aissata Sada Wane, CFO, Schneider Electrical Gulf Nations, mentioned she has by no means felt uncared for or excluded for a job simply because she is a lady. “The UAE is a melting pot and a country that respects women residing in the Emirates.” “I feel again in the days of my older feminine kin there have been fairly a number of challenges. We’ve got most actually made progress since. Going ahead, we want to attempt to obtain parity round points equivalent to alternative and remuneration. And that’s what all of us have to preserve pushing for.”
Emirati Khadija Khalifa, senior director of economic & sponsorship, World Village mentioned: “I applaud the achievements of women throughout the UAE and past. Right here in World Village, now we have a deep-rooted perception in range and a mission to deliver extraordinary folks from round the globe to redefine how we expertise tradition. As an Emirati lady, I’m extraordinarily proud and honoured to play my half in the more and more inclusive society we’re constructing in the UAE.”
Jana Gutierrez Kardum, Senior HR Supervisor for Central Jap Europe, Center East, Africa and Turkey, Pink Hat mentioned: “UAE’s nice numerous pool of expertise has enabled us to develop the proportion of women in our UAE workplace by greater than 40 per cent — a outcome that offers us braveness to proceed and increase our programmes centered on women.” She mentioned: “Our Women’s Management Neighborhood gives alternatives for Pink Hat women to develop their public talking abilities, join and trade expertise, get alternatives to exhibit their management talents and get publicity to senior leaders in Pink Hat’s organisation. We even have an inner mentoring program, which has a particular chapter centered on mentoring for women.”
Maya El Hachem, Managing Director & Associate, Boston Consulting Group mentioned she would really like to take the alternative of IWD to salute women in numerous work sectors and applaud their efforts and arduous work in the UAE. “This 12 months, IWD arrives at a difficult time for most women in every single place, whether or not as scientists working in the direction of a vaccine, nurses and medical doctors on the entrance strains, or moms and professionals attempting to stability tasks underneath a brand new set of circumstances. IWD is a very good second to replicate on the challenges women face and think about the impact of COVID-19 disaster on the progress now we have made on gender equality.
Hanan Ahmad, Head of Company Affairs and Assurance (Appearing) at EITC and Chairwoman of du’s Gender Stability Council additionally mentioned: “Main by instance and setting new requirements in assist of range are commitments that du considers prime most precedence. As such, these have enabled us to drive and preserve optimistic adjustments throughout the organisation, by driving equal alternatives, selling women in Management roles, fostering skills & subsequent era of feminine leaders specifically in STEM roles. From du Gender Stability Council perspective, we create consciousness, encourage discussions and drive optimistic actions in the direction of constructing a office that helps gender stability in an agile organisation.”
“In accordance to the UN, with none intervention, the progress may very well be set again many years. Globally, women are extra doubtless to work in sectors that have been hit the hardest by the disaster. Furthermore, the current BCG examine, “Easing the COVID-19 Burden on Working Mother and father”, discovered that though many males stepped up to assist throughout the COVID-19 disaster, women nonetheless shoulder higher tasks for their youngsters and dwelling,” she mentioned.