Female leaders come together to discuss How Organisations can Support Women’sUpward Mobility in the Workplace

Female leaders come together to discuss How Organisations can Support Women’sUpward Mobility in the Workplace

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: Coinciding with International Women’s Day, the Pearl Initiative, the leading Gulf business-led non-profit organisation promoting a corporate culture of accountability and transparency, in collaboration with NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, will host a webinar to discuss the role of women in the corporate world and examine how organisations can create female leaders of the future by supporting upward mobility through inclusivity. 

The virtual event, to take place on 10th March from 3 pm to 4:15 pm (GST), will bring together leading businesswomen from the Gulf region to discuss how their careers have been accelerated in organisations that have adopted a more inclusive working environment. The panel discussion will feature a keynote speech by Her Excellency Reem BinKaram, Director of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, followed by a conversation between Ms. Rana Zumai, Head of Corporate Communications for Nesma Holding, and Ms.Maryam Zaman, Partner and Head of Governance Services at KPMG Lower Gulf.

Moderated by the Pearl Initiative’s Executive Director, RanyaSaadawi, the webinar will facilitate a conversation on how good corporate governance can help frame the advancement of women in the workplace, focusing on challenges and opportunities presented by implementing an organisational diversity strategy. The discussion will centre around top-level leadership roles, the importance of robust organisational values in underpinning policies and procedures and the use of positive company culture in enabling an environment to promote women’s advancement in business.

Speaking in advance of the panel discussion, Executive Director of the Pearl Initiative, RanyaSaadawi said:“We look forward to welcoming these revolutionary Gulf women to lead the discussion around women in the workplace. We hope that by facilitating this key discussion, organisations will become more open to a cultural change, and advance the inclusion agenda by developing talent among employees of all levels."