Louis Berger joins AmCham Abu Dhabi ‘Women Achieve’ initiative
AmCham Abu Dhabi announces that Louis Berger 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.
Louis Berger is now the 23rd organization that has joined an expanding list of leading companies that support the Women Achieve initiative including Al Noor Hospitals Group, AMIDEAST, 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, Louis Berger 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, Louis Berger pledges to provide greater opportunities for women’s participation in training and career advancement.
“In line with the company’s values and our corporate ‘Women at Louis Berger’ initiative, I am delighted to announce that Louis Berger is now a proud member of AmCham Abu Dhabi’s ‘Women Achieve’ Initiative,” said Thomas Topolski, Louis Berger’s Executive Vice President and Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa. “As a top-20 ranked, $1bn global professional services corporation with a long term commitment in the U.A.E., it is essential that we invest in talent across gender lines to help women achieve their highest potential while contributing to the firm’s overall success,” he added.
Matthew E. Byrd, Chairman of AmCham Abu Dhabi, remarked, “We are delighted to have Louis Berger, 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 press inquiries contact:
Women in Business Committee, AmCham Abu Dhabi
Middle East & North Africa, Louis Berger