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24 January, 2017

Executive Expatriate Relocations Joins AmCham Abu Dhabi 'WOMEN ACHIEVE' Initiative

Executive Expatriate Relocations Joins AmCham Abu Dhabi 'WOMEN ACHIEVE' Initiative

24 January 2017

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. - AmCham Abu Dhabi announces that Executive Expatriate Relocations 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.

Executive Expatriate Relocations is now the 52nd organization that has joined an expanding list of leading companies that support the WOMEN ACHIEVE initiative including Accenture, AECOM, AMIDEAST, Bechtel, Boeing, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, CH2M, ExxonMobil, Institute of Management Accountants Middle East, Lockheed Martin Global Inc., MetLife, New York Institute of Technology, Northrop Grumman, Parsons, Raytheon International, Reed Smith LLP, Sayah Engineering MENA, Squire Patton Boggs (MEA) LLP, UPS and others. As a supporter of the WOMEN ACHIEVE program, Executive Expatriate Relocations 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, Executive Expatriate Relocations pledges to provide greater opportunities for women’s participation in training and career advancement.

“Executive Expatriate Relocations is delighted to be joining AmCham Abu Dhabi's WOMEN ACHIEVE initiative. Women’s advancement in the corporate world is a cause that we firmly stand by,” said Marie O’Neill, Head of Business Operations, Executive Expatriate Relocations. “Working with AmCham Abu Dhabi to help create more opportunities for women in Abu Dhabi means that together we can expand opportunities and open doors.”

Sharief Fahmy, Chairman of AmCham Abu Dhabi, remarked, “We are delighted to have AmCham Abu Dhabi Member Executive Expatriate Relocations join WOMEN ACHIEVE as the 52nd signatory company. AmCham Abu Dhabi is proud to support innovative initiatives, such as WOMEN ACHIEVE, that foster positive change in the business community.”

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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.

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About Executive Expatriate Relocations (EER):
EER was founded in Dubai in 2005, identifying a need for a personalized and professional relocation company that not only delivered a service, but created a package specifically for each individual client, and delivered it professionally, timeously and with integrity. We have carried the EER ethos forward and truly believe that our hands on approach to each individual we met has contributed to our success and we look forward to welcoming new families and individuals as we continue to Open Doors to the Middle East”. EER has grown from strength to strength since inception, and is now proud to offer full services throughout the U.A.E., Armenia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, and has partners globally to assist with any other services outside of the Middle East. Our success is based on our strong team of dedicated, passionate, multi-lingual consultants with a combined knowledge and experience spanning 50 years. This is not only the secret to our achievements but has allowed us to continue expanding across the Middle East. As long term expatriates ourselves we bring experience, knowledge and empathy and offer expert advice on living and working in the Middle East. For more information, visit www.eerme.com  

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 ACHIEVE 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

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

For press inquiries contact: 
Dareen Zoughbi, Chairperson, Women in Business Committee, AmCham Abu Dhabi, 
T: +971 52 928 6066, Email: wib@amchamabudhabi.org

Marie O’Neill, Head of Business Operations, Executive Expatriate Relocations,
T: +971 4 421 1819, Email: marie@eerme.com

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