Narrowing Gender Gap is a Key Priority for Saudi Aramco

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The FINANCIAL — Saudi Aramco hosted the Gulf Region Organization for Women (GROW) forum under the banner of “Shaping the Future of Female Opportunities”, at the Plaza Conference Center today. GROW is a strategic platform seeking to promote policies supporting professional development for women in the Gulf.

Celebrating the second year since its inception, the event marked the organization’s 10th meeting in partnership with 27 different and related entities. It promoted dialogue on important policy shifts underway in the Kingdom which are underlying moves towards improving female professional development.

Saudi Aramco President and CEO, Amin H. Nasser, opened the forum with a keynote address reaffirming Saudi Aramco’s unwavering support of female professional development and celebrating the company’s robust policies in this area.

In addition, H.E. Dr. Tamader Al-Rammah, Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Development, participated in the “Ministry’s Call to Action” session which preceded a speech given by Saudi Aramco Human Resources Executive Director, Nabil Al-Dabal’s entitled “Cultivating the Seeds of Collaboration”.

Underscoring the Kingdom’s already successful efforts to improve gender diversity and Saudi Aramco’s considerable work in this field, Nasser said:

While highlighting the industries and sectors where females can play a leading role, Nasser noted that Saudi Aramco is hiring more qualified females and developing talent to take on diverse roles and responsibilities across its business segments, adding that Saudi Aramco has entered into partnerships across the Kingdom with national training institutes which will improve the quality of professional and vocational training in the Kingdom, such as the first all-female Business Process Services Center in Riyadh, led by GROW.


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