The Emirates Group Elevates Gender Equality in 2024

By Ivan PetrenkoMar 13, 2024 01:32 AMNews
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The Emirates Group has made significant strides in promoting gender equality by establishing a Gender Balance Council. This initiative is a testament to the Group's commitment to creating an inclusive work environment with a focus on women empowerment through various programmes.

The council, representing the Group’s commitment to gender balance, sets forth an agenda that includes mentorship programs, professional development workshops, and events aimed at advancing women in the workforce. The initiative aligns with several national and international commitments, enhancing the Group's role in promoting gender equality.

 

A highlight of the celebration was insights shared by Liz Wiseman, a renowned author and leadership expert, who imparted valuable leadership strategies to the Group’s employees. This underscores the Emirates Group’s focus on personal and professional growth, fostering a culture of leadership among its workforce.

The Group's gender balance strategy encompasses equal pay, equitable recruitment, and balanced policies to ensure a bias-free remuneration structure. This comprehensive approach has attracted a diverse pool of women talents, showcasing the Group's position as an employer of choice for women across generations.

Women in the Group have shown remarkable representation and progression, with significant achievements in management levels and a notable increase in the workforce composition. Initiatives such as the UAE Gender Balance Council pledge, participation in the UN Global Compact, and various programs to combat unconscious bias illustrate the Group’s multifaceted approach to gender equality.

Moreover, the Group’s commitment extends beyond its corporate borders to empower girls in disadvantaged areas through education and support projects, embodying a global vision for women’s empowerment.

By marking International Women's Day with these initiatives, the Emirates Group not only reaffirms its commitment to gender equality but also sets a benchmark for corporate responsibility towards a more inclusive and equitable future.

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