#EachforEqual: UAE celebrates women in the construction industry

On the occasion of International Women's Day, UAE firms turn the focus to a gender-balanced environment

#EachforEqual: UAE celebrates women in the construction industry [representational image]
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#EachforEqual: UAE celebrates women in the construction industry [representational image]

On the occasion of International Women's Day — which falls on 8 March — UAE companies, including government entities, are celebrating women in the region across different sectors including construction, logistics and supply, facilities services, real estate.

Construction consultancy firm WSP Middle East introduced a week-long campaign, highlighting contributions that female workforce make towards ‘greater harmony and achievement’. The company recently launched a maternity policy to offer a minimum 55 working days and a maximum 130 working days paid leave for its female staff.

Security service company Transguard Group leaned towards gender diversity, stating that it creates a talent-based workplace, irrespective of gender.

Director, Energy and Sustainability, Phillipa Grant, AESG, said: "The increasing number of women entering the [construction] industry provides undeniable value, improving equality."

Logistics and supply chain DP World identified equality as one among its key goals, stating that "enabling smarter trade is not a gender-based job," on its LinkedIn platform.

Chairman of DAMAC Properties, Hussain Sajwani, took to LinkedIn to acknowledge and appreciate the "women in his life who have been a huge source of inspiration."

UAE companies echoed the #EachforEqual approach, by endorsing and contributing towards an environment that is gender-balanced in nature.

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