Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. - AmCham Abu Dhabi announces that FedEx Express 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.
FedEx Express is now the 55th organization that has joined an expanding list of leading companies that support the WOMEN ACHIEVE initiative including Accenture Middle East and North Africa, AECOM, AMIDEAST, Bechtel, Boeing, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, CH2M, ExxonMobil, Harris Corporation, Institute of Management Accountants Middle East, Lockheed Martin Global Inc., MetLife, New York Institute of Technology, Northrop Grumman, Parsons, Raytheon, Reed Smith LLP, Squire Patton Boggs (MEA) LLP, UPS and others. As a supporter of the WOMEN ACHIEVE program, FedEx Express highlights 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, FedEx Express pledges to provide greater opportunities for women’s participation in training and career advancement.
Jack Muhs, Regional President of FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa (MEISA) said “At FedEx, we’re as diverse as the communities we serve. We believe that opening up the career opportunities equally to all people makes good business sense. Everyone, regardless of their gender, nationality or any other aspect, is a valuable member of our team, with the prospect of bringing in new solutions, creativity and innovation into our workplace. We all think differently, and therefore diversity is the key to developing a thriving business that’s in tune with its customers.”
Sharief Fahmy, Chairman of AmCham Abu Dhabi commented “Support from companies such as FedEx Express helps us to achieve the ambitions of our WOMEN ACHIEVE initiative. We thank FedEx for joining us in this noble cause, to develop more supportive environments in which women can grow and thrive in the workplace, whether they are just starting their careers or working their way up to the top.”
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. Interested participants may also visit AmCham Abu Dhabi’s recently launched Women Achieve website, and pledge their company online to support the advancement and empowerment of women in the workplace. For more information, visit www.WomenAchievePledge.org. 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.