Emirates news agency – AD Ports Group and Aurora50 partner to empower Emirati women

ABOU DHABI, October 6, 2021 (WAM) – AD Ports Group, a leading trade and logistics enabler, has signed a new partnership agreement with Aurora50, a social enterprise focused on providing advice on gender balanced administration in UAE.

Through this new partnership, AD Ports Group and Aurora50 aim to create a more inclusive and integrated work environment with a new goal-oriented program, GLOW (Gain Leadership Opportunities for Women).

The program was designed to accelerate the careers of high-potential Emirati women and prepare them for managerial and managerial positions. The accelerator will enable Emirati women to build a strategic plan for their career development and maximize career opportunities using design-thinking tools.

In addition, it will provide an appropriate support mechanism and vehicle of encouragement to enable Emirati female employees to reach and realize their highest potential.

The program was launched at the Board Summit 2021, a major meeting held in Abu Dhabi to address the challenge of diversity on boards.

Aurora50 Co-Founder Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan said: “Our collaboration with AD Ports Group is a critical step in our efforts to strengthen gender diversity and unified prosperity in the country. Through GLOW, we will help AD Ports The Group effectively identifies local talent, builds more successful careers for its Emirati employees and strengthens the talent pool of female directors at the executive and board level. ”

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Group CEO, AD Ports Group, said: “AD Ports Group strongly supports the vision of HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the mother of the nation, as well as the UAE’s national strategy to encourage and encourage women to play. a leading role in the long-term development and future prosperity of the Emirates. Our corporate culture is committed to developing the exceptional female leaders of tomorrow and closing the gender gap in an industry that men have traditionally dominated. ”

“By discovering holistic pathways for talent through empowerment platforms such as GLOW, we will continue to empower our Emirati female employees and support the growth of Emirati female talent across the UAE.”

Maitha Al Marar, Vice President of Human Capital and Emiratization, AD Ports Group, commented, “Through the wise vision and invaluable support of our leadership, Emirati women are playing a pivotal role and achieving remarkable achievements in different industrial sectors. GLOW is a distinguished initiative. which focuses on building the technical capacity and personal development of Emirati female employees at AD Ports Group. ”

Participants will be chosen by a selection committee established by Aurora50 on the basis of a standard criterion that aligns with AD Ports Group strategy. Third-party assessment tools will also be used to shortlist participants.

The program includes live and virtual workshops, a dedicated workbook with online reading references, practical tools and homework.

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