Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) announced the launch of the UAE telco sector’s first Women’s Council as part of its commitment to empowering women and, in parallel with the UAE leadership directives, to emphasise the pivotal role women have in both society and different sectors across the country, on Monday.
“The Women’s Council is representative of the growing need for diversity within our day-to-day operations and reinstates EITC as a future-facing organisation committed to bringing the UAE’s women empowerment and leadership agenda to life. Together we will form a consortium of like-minded advocates who are passionate about women’s empowerment and aligning the company’s visions to effectively promote inclusivity within the workplace, within the industry, and within the communities of our beloved country,” said Hanan Ahmed, EITC Women’s Council Chairwoman.
Through the formation of the EITC Women’s Council, the company is in a healthier position to empower its female employees, which make up 29 per cent of the company’s workforce. In addition to this, recent figures reveal that 40 per cent of new recruits are female – a positive sign for EITC’s diversity growth trajectory.
Members of the EITC Women’s Council include Hanan Ahmed, Chairwoman; Dr Alia Al Serkal, Vice Chairwoman; Noora Al Mansoori, Official Council Spokeswoman; Dr Mansoor Habib, Council Advisor; Aisha Rawert, Council Member; Dr Raffaella Bianchi, Council Member; Mona Gulaid, Council Member; Maryam Thani, Council Member; and Jennifer Gonzalez, Council Member.
Through its vision, the Council will aim to Connect, Collaborate, Learn, Communicate, Grow and Empower in order to enhance the overall performance, participation and wellness of female employees within a spirit of tolerance and inclusion.