AmCham Abu Dhabi announces that MENAWA Strategic Advisory has become the latest signatory of WOMEN ACHIEVE, an innovative program established by its Women in Business Committee that promotes the professional advancement of women.
The program was developed to encourage companies and organizations to give women more opportunities to advance their careers by offering them positions of greater responsibility and leadership.
MENAWA Strategic Advisory is now the 28th organization that has joined an expanding list of leading companies that support the WOMEN ACHIEVE initiative including Accenture, Al Noor Hospitals Group, AMIDEAST, Bechtel, BrandMoxie, Boeing, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, ExxonMobil, F&E Aerospace, Institute of Management Accountants Middle East, Lockheed Martin Global Inc., Mubadala GE Capital, New York Institute of Technology, Northrop Grumman, Olgoonik Global Security, Parsons, Patton Boggs LLP, and others.
As a supporter of the WOMEN ACHIEVE program, MENAWA Strategic Advisory reassures its commitment to provide a work environment that is favorable to women’s development by empowering women to refine their leadership skills and flourish in their respective jobs and areas of expertise. Moreover, MENAWA Strategic Advisory pledges to provide greater opportunities for women’s participation in training and career advancement.
“As a woman who has forged a successful career in a male dominated field, I feel it is my duty to ensure that there is adequate support for other women who want to follow my lead,” said Ade Garrick, co-founder and co-chair of Menawa Strategic Advisory. “By joining the Women Achieve initiative I pledge to support and nurture female talent within MENAWA Strategic Advisory,” Ade added.
Matthew E. Byrd, Chairman of AmCham Abu Dhabi, remarked, “We are delighted to have MENAWA Strategic Advisory sign WOMEN ACHIEVE. AmCham Abu Dhabi is proud to support innovative initiatives, such as WOMEN ACHIEVE, that foster positive change in the business community.”
Established in January 2013, WOMEN ACHIEVE emphasizes seven key ideals, which direct companies towards acquiring a supportive work environment for the professional advancement of women. These ideals include encouraging women to grow through training, shadowing, coaching, mentorship and internship programs, as well as considering female candidates for new opportunities and the support of ‘rising stars’ into leadership positions. WOMEN ACHIEVE also encourages the induction of women to serve on boards of various organizations and advocates the importance of fair remuneration for female employees.
Participation in WOMEN ACHIEVE is open to entities of all sizes. Companies that are interested can elect to become signatories by contacting AmCham Abu Dhabi. In addition, WOMEN ACHIEVE signatories receive a certificate of acknowledgement from AmCham Abu Dhabi for their support and are eligible to use the WOMEN ACHIEVE seal on their communication collateral.