13 August, 2017

Bechtel Partners with AmCham Abu Dhabi Women in Business Committee for Second Year in Support of Professional Development Platforms for Women

13 August 2017
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. – Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction, is pleased to continue its partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Abu Dhabi) Women in Business Committee to explore professional development platforms in the U.A.E. The company’s support will enable additional events, workshops, and personal development opportunities and deliver on the key ideals of AmCham Abu Dhabi’s WOMEN ACHIEVE initiative.

“Bechtel is honored to continue its partnership with the AmCham Abu Dhabi Women in Business initiative,” said Sherif Zaki, Bechtel’s Vice President and Country Manager. “We actively support a number of initiatives to make Bechtel an employer of choice for women. We have women role models across many levels of the organization across the globe, including on our projects in the Middle East and we have a global company forum, Women@Bechtel, which provides an opportunity for male and female colleagues to share knowledge, perspectives, and experiences as well as tools for success. Our GCC Women@Bechtel chapter and its 60 members are an important part of our successful partnership with AmCham.”

“AmCham Abu Dhabi is proud of Bechtel’s continued support of our dynamic Women in Business Committee,” said Sharief Fahmy, Chairman, AmCham Abu Dhabi. “Thanks to our continued partnership with Bechtel, AmCham Abu Dhabi’s WOMEN ACHIEVE program will be able to provide key ideals that will direct companies towards acquiring a supportive work environment for the professional advancement of women.”

Bechtel has partnered with AmCham Abu Dhabi to increase the awareness of the Women in Business Committee’s goals within the U.A.E. The company and the Committee constantly seek ways to improve awareness of the benefits of diversity and seek ways to identify opportunities to sustain the proportion of women from graduate intakes up through to senior management levels. Another key objective is to promote STEM fields as potential career options for Emirati girls within local schools and universities.


About Bechtel Corporation:
Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 58,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in 40 countries. For more information, visit: 

WOMEN ACHIEVE is an initiative by AmCham Abu Dhabi’s Women in Business Committee to support the advancement of women into positions of higher responsibility and leadership within companies and organizations. WOMEN ACHIEVE focuses on seven key ideals that direct companies towards acquiring a supportive work environment for the professional advancement of women. The ideals include encouraging women to grow through training, shadowing, coaching, mentorship and internship programs, considering female candidates for new opportunities and promoting ‘rising stars’ into leadership positions. WOMEN ACHIEVE also encourages women to serve on corporate boards and supports fair remuneration for female employees. For more information about WOMEN ACHIEVE, please contact 

About AmCham Abu Dhabi:
AmCham Abu Dhabi (the trademark of the American Business Group of Abu Dhabi) is a member of the global network of American Chambers of Commerce. The AmCham Abu Dhabi mission is to promote commerce, investment and goodwill between the United States of America, the membership, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates. AmCham Abu Dhabi is an independent, not-for-profit association comprised of Fortune 500 corporations, small and medium sized companies and prominent business leaders and entrepreneurs. AmCham Abu Dhabi provides a uniquely situated platform through which executives pursue and discuss issues impacting business operations between the U.S. and U.A.E. Substantive government advocacy programs, educational and networking programs and customized business service are just a few of the many benefits AmCham Abu Dhabi provides its members. Through the support of its members, AmCham Abu Dhabi has become the recognized voice of U.S. business in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit:

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