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Zain hosts 2nd annual Women Empowerment forum in Kuwait showcasing progress to date and future roadmap


Brainchild of Bader Al-Kharafi, the initiative’s focus is on raising the roles and number of women leaders across all Zain operations 12 months on, initiative having a marked impact on multiple levels within the company Forum witnesses all Zain country CEOs participate, indicative of the initiatives importance Program implemented aligns with the UN’s Women Empowerment guidelines In a regional first, Al Kharafi announces the creation of a new position, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, to drive Empowerment initiatives that define, enhance and continue to cultivate an equitable work environment Another first sees company introduce flexible hours for working mothers with children up to Kindergarten age


Kuwait City – 13 November, 2018 : Zain Group, the leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa hosted its second annual Women Empowerment (WE) forum at the Four Seasons Hotel, Kuwait on 12 November, gathering 300 female participants from across the Group, including CEOs of each Zain operation and their respective Human Resources heads. The meeting showcased the progress and achievements to date, future plans and strategy, as well as highlighting how the efforts Zain is undertaking are closely aligned to the UN’s Women Empowerment guidelines. The initiative is the brainchild of Zain Vice-Chairman and Group CEO, Bader Al-Kharafi, who in November 2017 inaugurated the female-focused empowerment initiative, aimed at achieving gender equality and empowering women in the organization to act, lead, develop, and succeed. During the forum, Al Kharafi delivered informative keynote addresses on leadership development as well as holding discussions with the participants.