SAP has been officially recognised as one of the 2020 Best Workplaces for Women in the GCC, by leading global workplace culture authority Great Place to Work Middle East. Taking place for the first time in the region, Great Place to Work recognised 40 organisations in GCC.
For SAP, greater gender balance is a priority, with the executive board setting a goal to have 30 percent of management positions filled by women globally by 2022. Aligned with the Women at SAP initiative, SAP hosts numerous efforts and initiatives in the Middle East, such as the Business Women’s Network, the “Women’s Professional Growth” webinar series, and the SAP Women Forward LinkedIn community.
“SAP named as one of the GCC’s top workplaces for women is a testament to our leadership in fostering gender diversity and equality in the workplace,” said Ahmed Al-Faifi, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, SAP Middle East North.
“Across the Middle East, nationwide transformation agendas, such as Saudi Vision 2030, are bringing more women in the workplace. In the technology field, which is seeing rapid growth, we are supporting women’s professional development so they can reach their full potential.”
All certified organisations were considered for the list, but the 40 Best Workplaces were selected by focusing on the Trust Index survey averages rated by female employees, while taking into consideration female ratio in each organisation along with the fair treatment regardless of gender.
Tanzeel Rahman, Managing Director, Great Place To Work Saudi Arabia, said: “Women today face a unique set of challenges both in and out of the workplace ranging from pay, fairness, empowerment, etc. The Best Workplaces on this list have created a greater sense of fairness, collaboration, and professional development for female employees. These positive experiences empower them to bring their full potential to the workplace and the world.”
The ‘Best Workplaces for Women in GCC’ are represented by a diverse number of governmental entities and industries including logistics, technology, finance, media, retail, fashion, FMCG, hospitality, healthcare and manufacturing.
Mazen Harb, Managing Director, Great Place To Work Middle East, said: “Employees told us how they felt about 60 different aspects of their workplace culture, including credibility, respect, pride and camaraderie. Among these, measurements of fairness and equity revealed the biggest gaps between womens’ and mens’ workplace experience; Women, more often than men, experience management playing favourites and handing out promotions and work projects unfairly.” — Tradearabia News Service