Gender Parity and Women Economic Empowerment on the Rise in the Middle East with UAE
Women in Leadership Economic Forum (WIL) by Naseba, taking place in Dubai on October 28 and 29,
According to industry reports organizations where women hold nearly 30% of leadership positions could add up to 6% to their net margins.
Hani Ashkar, PwC Middle East Senior Partner, said, "Diversity is integral to business sustainability and overall success. Boosting the number of women in work is not just a moral imperative but also has a measurable impact on the bottom line. At PwC Middle East, we recognise that diversity and inclusion are multifaceted and that we need to tackle these challenges holistically. To do this, we believe we also need to honestly address head-on the concerns and needs of our diverse employees and increase equity for all. This is not a one-size-fits-
The MEA region has been a development platform at Siemens for many high potential females who developed into key global leadership roles after their assignment with the company.
Eva Mourino, SVP HR Siemens Middle East, said: "I am always surprised that whenever we talk about gender parity, we mention specific metrics, like increasing net margins or boosting profit, to justify the cause. Why do we need to provide proof to explain that more leadership positions should be held by women? Women deserve a place at the table. At Siemens we believe that diversity on all levels of the organisation contributes to the overall success of the company."