Women comprise 43% of the Islamic finance provider’s workforce – well above the industry average where female employees comprise in excess of 25% of the workforce.
CEO of Sakana, Mr. R. Lakshmanan, said:
“Today, we offered our female employees a token of our appreciation for their marvelous achievements over the last two years since Sakana was established. As a wider gesture, we are also giving our male employees a gift for their wives, mothers, or sisters.”
Bahrain’s progress in the arena of women’s professional development has been made possible by forward-looking constitutional reform, but also in the Islamic financial services sector by the growth in career development opportunities. This includes the growing number of training courses and professional qualifications, all of which are supported by a proactive regulatory environment.
Mr. Lakshmanan added, “Having feminine strong attributes is at the core of who Sakana is – a brand deeply rooted in home and family, an area that women have traditionally supported and developed. Our research indicates that women are the key decision makers and influencers of home acquisition, styling, management and sustainability. It is even more appropriate, therefore, that we have such a strong representation of women working for us.”
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