Zain Bahrain, a leading telecommunications provider in the kingdom, and the Bahrain Society for Training & Human Resource Development (BSTD) have launched a new women empowerment initiative.
It is aimed at developing women’s leadership skills through gender equality in each sphere of activity and various aspects of development, said a statement from the telecom company.
The first phase of the initiative was announced at a special ceremony held in Zain Tower with the participation of several governmental representatives, private institutions and selected people, it said.
The event revealed its first programme highlighting the Bahraini distinguished competencies in different disciplines and roles; to emphasise the pivotal role of gender equality between women and men in developing the society and the fundamental impact of both genders’ respective presence in the community.
Dana Bukhammas, director of human resource, Zain Bahrain, said: “We are delighted to continue embracing community equity in Bahrain with the support of Bahrain Society for Training & Human Resource Development.”
“This is another step for our company to build a society where men and women are equal in the workplace to act, lead, develop and succeed,” she added.
Ahmed Attia, chairman of BSTD, said: “Our organisation and Zain Bahrain have the same common objective towards Women Empowerment in Bahrain, which resulted in signing a cooperation agreement of the new initiative to build a principal for an equal, justified society between women and men.”
Dr Houria Al Diri, director of Media and Women’s Development at the society, said the new initiative integrated programme was launched on December and will last until the end of 2019.
Women in Bahrain are already playing a crucial role in the economy and the initiative will help them in getting more opportunities and creating a bigger impact in the society, she noted.
“The programme will include numerous activities and events targeting all groups of society of different ages and specialties,” she added.