F&E Aerospace Joins 'Women Achieve' Initative

F&E Aerospace signs on AmCham Abu Dhabi Initiative for the 

advancement of women

Dubai, UAE. 1 October 2013 - AmCham Abu Dhabi announces that F&E Aerospace has become the latest signatory of WOMEN ACHIEVE, an innovative program by its Women in Business Committee that promotes the professional advancement of women. WOMEN ACHIEVE was created by AmCham Abu Dhabi’s Women in Business Committee to encourage companies and organizations to offer women more opportunities to advance to positions of greater responsibility and leadership.

F&E Aerospace, a leading name in the aerospace industry's event sector, joins a growing list of prominent companies who have joined the WOMEN ACHIEVE initiative, including BOEING, ExxonMobil, Parsons, Mubadala GE Capital and others. As a supporter of the WOMEN ACHIEVE program, F&E Aerospace reaffirms that its commitment to providing a work environment that is conducive to women's development, by empowering women to refine their leadership skills and grow in their respective jobs and areas of expertise. As signatory, F&E Aerospace also pledges to provide greater opportunities for women's participation in training and career advancement.

Sharief Fahmy, CEO F&E Aerospace expressed his delight about joining this initiative by saying: “The global nature of our business means our staff are as diverse as our products, and many of our staff speak multiple languages. Our industry is very much driven by the people who operate within it and our success is the direct result of the hard work, knowledge and determination of our teams. Given that 60% of our employees here at F&E Aerospace are women, we feel that the Women Achieve initiative is very much in line with our company culture and is something we continue to support. We strive to create an atmosphere of mutual respect, support and friendliness.”

Matthew Byrd, Chairman of AmCham Abu Dhabi, said "We are delighted to have F&E sign WOMEN ACHIEVE. AmCham Abu Dhabi is proud to support innovative initiatives, such as WOMEN ACHIEVE, that foster positive change in the business community".

Established in January 2013, WOMEN ACHIEVE focuses on seven key ideals that companies undertake to guide them towards developing a work environment that is conducive for the professional growth of women. The ideals include encouraging women to grow through training, shadowing, coaching, mentorship and internship programs, to consider female candidates for new opportunities and support ‘rising stars’ into leadership positions. WOMEN ACHIEVE also encourages the induction of women to serve on boards of different organizations and promotes 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. WOMEN ACHIEVE signatories receive a certificate of acknowledgement from AmCham Abu Dhabi and are eligible to use the WOMEN ACHIEVE seal on their communication collateral.

 

Notes to Editors:
For press inquiries contact: Sana Bagersh, Chair of the AmCham Abu Dhabi Women in Business Committee, Tel: +971.50. 6680545 Email: wib@amchamabudhabi.org

For F&E Aerospace, contact: Gemma L’Appanna, PR Manager – T: +971 4603 3300 M: +971 555 163 914; E: gemma.lappanna@dubai.aero

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