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UPS Sponsors American Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi Women in Business Committee to Support Professional Development Platforms for Women

05 February 2017

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. – UPS signed a sponsorship agreement with the American Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi (AmCham Abu Dhabi) and continues supporting the Women in Business Committee to explore professional development platforms in the U.A.E. As an official sponsor, UPS will fund events, workshops and personal development opportunities and deliver on the key ideals of AmCham Abu Dhabi’s WOMEN ACHIEVE initiative.

“We are honored to work alongside AmCham Abu Dhabi to further our shared vision of women’s development in the region. UPS pledges to provide greater opportunities for women’s participation in training and career advancement, and have made this a key part of our diversity strategy,” said Esther Ndichu, Director of Public Affairs for UPS in the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Africa region.  “We are keen to work together on innovative projects that foster a positive change in the business community, especially in the region, and continue to grow the 30% of our management and specialist positions that are held by women.”

“AmCham Abu Dhabi thanks UPS’ team and its leadership for the continued support of the Women in Business Committee,” said Sharief Fahmy, Chairman, AmCham Abu Dhabi. “We are steadfast and will continue to support current and future women leaders, enabling them to advance in their professional careers. We look forward to working closely with UPS in shedding light on the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.”

UPS recognizes diversity and inclusion are core drivers for business growth throughout the world. Through this partnership, UPS will empower women in the region to advance professionally and scale greater heights. The company is especially keen to see an increasing number of females in more senior positions, which will be done via a range of training sessions, coaching, and mentorship programs. UPS reassures its commitment to the WOMEN ACHIEVE program, and providing a work environment favorable to women’s development. The company empowers women by allowing them to refine their leadership skills and flourish in their respective jobs and areas of expertise.

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About UPS:
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS or follow @UPS_News.

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

Maud Gaspard, PR and Communications, UPS, T: +971 4 807 8745,
Email: mgaspard@ups.com  

© Press Release 2017

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