Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi joins AmCham Abu Dhabi ‘Women Achieve’ initiative
25/06/2014 1:37 pm EDT

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AmCham Abu Dhabi announces that Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a Mubadala Company, 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.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is now the 21st organization that has joined an expanding list of leading companies that support the Women Achieve initiative including Boeing, BrandMoxie, ExxonMobil, Institute of Management Accountants Middle East, Lockheed Martin Global Inc., Mubadala GE Capital, New York Institute of Technology, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Olgoonik Global Security, Parsons, Patton Boggs LLP, Sayah Engineering MENA and others. As a supporter of the Women Achieve program, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi 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, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi pledges to provide greater opportunities for women’s participation in training and career advancement.

“AmCham Abu Dhabi’s Women Achieve initiative closely aligns with our vision for the professional advancement of women at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi,” said Dr. Marc Harrison, CEO, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. “We are committed to the professional and personal development of all Caregivers, the unique name we give to our employees, and provide a range of training and educational opportunities across all levels of clinical and non-clinical roles. Currently, at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, 41% of our Caregivers are women, including 36% of our senior and management positions,” he added.

Matthew E. Byrd, Chairman of AmCham Abu Dhabi, remarked, “We are delighted to have Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, 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.

For more info please contact:
Sana Bagersh
Chair of the AmCham Abu Dhabi Women in Business Committee
Mob: +971506680545
Email: [email protected]

Kelsey Paquin
Manager, Corporate Communications
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Tel: +97126590200 x0812
Email: [email protected]

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