ENOC Group celebrates achievements of its female Emirati employees on Emirati Women’s Day
The celebrations of Emirati Women’s Day were initially introduced by H.H Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood in 2015, coinciding with the founding of the UAE’s General Women’s Union, launched on August 28, 1975.
Themed “Preparing for the next 50 years: women are the support of the nation”, this year’s celebrations are in line with the UAE’s strategic vision to prepare for the next 40 years as the country approaches is Golden Jubilee in 2021.
His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC, said: “We firmly believe that Emirati women play a role in shaping the growth and development of our nation. As a leading player across the energy value chain, we place strong emphasis on ensuring equal opportunities for women who work in the energy sector and always look for ways to enable their personal and professional growth.
“Applying global best practices for training and skills development, we are working towards elevating our national human capital, and are focusing on equipping Emirati women with the skillsets they need to take on more opportunities and contribute to realising the UAE’s aspirations to become a global hub for innovation in technology.”
ENOC Group has an established Women’s Committee that aims to empower women within the Group and encourages their participation and contribution across ENOC’s various internal and external platforms.
“The establishment of our women’s committee is a true testament to our Group’s efforts to promote and foster a culture of equal opportunity for both women and men. Today we see ample evidence that an organisation’s prospects are conditioned by how engaged women are in the workforce. Industries are now realising that empowering women is a driver of an organisation’s success.”
ENOC Group highlighted the contributions of three of its Emirati women professionals – Shamma Al Falasi, Shamma Al Rahma and Reem Al Rumaithi – and recognised them as role models for women in the energy sector; demonstrating their exceptional leadership.
ENOC Group also runs a range of national and international training and skill development programmes for Emirati women with the goal of nurturing women leaders in the energy sector. This includes an agreement with Al Maktoum College of Higher Education’s four-week multicultural leadership academic programme at the Scotland Summer School in Dundee.
The Group also launched the inaugural ‘Women in Energy Award’ to celebrate the longstanding achievements of women who have shown exceptional leadership and have been catalysts for positive change is essential to sustaining positive momentum.