AmCham Abu Dhabi announces that Northrop Grumman Corporation 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.
Northrop Grumman is now the 20th organization that has joined an expanding list of leading companies that support the Women Achieve initiative including Boeing, ExxonMobil, F&E Aerospace, Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Middle East, Lockheed Martin Global Inc., Mubadala GE Capital, New York Institute of Technology, Olgoonik Global Security, Parsons, Patton Boggs LLP, and others.
As a supporter of the Women Achieve program, Northrop Grumman 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, Northrop Grumman pledges to provide greater opportunities for women’s participation in training and career advancement.
“As a leading global company, with a long-term presence in the U.A.E., Northrop Grumman is very proud to be part of the Women Achieve initiative,” said Sandra Evers-Manly, Vice President, Global Corporate Responsibility, Northrop Grumman. “We share a common goal with Women Achieve – to provide an environment where women can further develop leadership skills and excel in both their professional and personal lives. In the current global environment, the inclusion of women in the workforce is imperative to sustaining local economies and enhancing development and growth in the region. The U.A.E. has an outstanding record of promoting Women in the workplace; such initiatives will only help reinforce their leadership in this vital area. Northrop Grumman believe that investing in workforce development, education and internships for women from early childhood to professional levels, will enable successful transition into global organizations,” she added.
Matthew E. Byrd, Chairman of AmCham Abu Dhabi, remarked, “We are delighted to have Northrop Grumman Corporation, 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.
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Chair of the AmCham Abu Dhabi Women in Business Committee