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25 June, 2014

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Joins AmCham Abu Dhabi 'WOMEN ACHIEVE' Initiative

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. - AmCham Abu Dhabi announces that Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a Mubadala Company, 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

25 June 2014
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. -  AmCham Abu Dhabi announces that Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a Mubadala Company, 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.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is now the  21st organization that has joined an expanding list of leading companies that support the WOMEN ACHIEVE initiative including Boeing, BrandMoxie, ExxonMobil, Institute of Management Accountants Middle East, Lockheed Martin Global Inc., Mubadala GE Capital, New York Institute of Technology, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Olgoonik Global Security, Parsons, Patton Boggs LLP, Sayah Engineering MENA and others.  As a supporter of the WOMEN ACHIEVE program, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi 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, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi pledges to provide greater opportunities for women's participation in training and career advancement.

"AmCham Abu Dhabi's WOMEN ACHIEVE initiative closely aligns with our vision for the professional advancement of women at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi," said Dr. Marc Harrison, CEO, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. "We are committed to the professional and personal development of all Caregivers, the unique name we give to our employees, and provide a range of training and educational opportunities across all levels of clinical and non-clinical roles. Currently, at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, 41 percent of our Caregivers are women, including 36 percent of our senior and management positions."

Matthew E. Byrd, Chairman of AmCham Abu Dhabi, remarked, "We are delighted to have Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, sign WOMEN ACHIEVE. AmCham Abu Dhabi is proud to support innovative initiatives, such as WOMEN ACHIEVE, that foster positive change in the business community." 
    
From Left to Right: Sana Bagersh, Chair of AmCham Abu Dhabi Women in Business Committee and Dr. Marc Harrison, CEO, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

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: Sana Bagersh, Chair of the AmCham Abu Dhabi Women in Business Committee, M: +971.50.668.0545, Email: wib@amchamabudhabi.org

Kelsey Paquin, Manager, Corporate Communications, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, T: +971.2.659.0200 x0812, Email: PaquinK@ClevelandClinicAbuDhabi.ae

About Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi:
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a Mubadala Company, is a world-class multispecialty hospital on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. and is scheduled to begin seeing patients in 2015. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is a unique and unparalleled extension of U.S.-based Cleveland Clinic's model of care, specifically designed to address a range of complex and critical care requirements unique to the Abu Dhabi population. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will have five Centers of Excellence in the following Institutes: Heart & Vascular, Neurological, Digestive Disease, Eye and Respiratory & Critical Care. Other Institutes will include Surgical Subspecialties, Medical Subspecialties, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Imaging and Quality & Patient Safety. In all, more than 30 medical and surgical specialties will be represented at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

The facilities at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will combine state-of-the-art amenities and world-class service standards. The hospital will be a 364 (expandable to 490) bed facility, with five clinical floors, three diagnostic and treatment levels, and 13 floors of critical and acute inpatient units. It will be a physician-led medical facility served by North American board certified (or equivalent) physicians. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will provide patients in the region direct access to the world's best healthcare providers and Cleveland Clinic's unique model of care, reducing their need to travel abroad for treatment. Visit us at www.clevelandclinicabudhabi.ae  

About WOMEN ACHIEVE:
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 Achieves also encourages women to serve on corporate boards and supports fair remuneration for female employees. For more information about Women Achieve, please contact wib@amchamabudhabi.org

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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: www.AmChamAbuDhabi.org

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