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05-Dec-2016

Edamah and Mumtalakat celebrate Bahraini Women’s Day

Edamah and Mumtalakat celebrate Bahraini Women’s Day

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, 5th December 2016: Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (“Mumtalakat”), and its subsidiary Bahrain Real Estate Investment (Edamah), reaffirmed their on-going commitment towards gender parity during a lunch held on Monday 5th December for their female employees at the Four Seasons Hotel.

 

During the celebration, Mumtalakat and Edamah emphasised the role that the Supreme Council for women plays towards women empowerment in different sectors in the Kingdom, under the leadership of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ebrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and the President of the Supreme Council for Women.

 

This year alone, Mumtalakat’s female employees have made remarkable achievements in different sectors. The company’s legal team -who currently comprises of 100% female members- was recognised as one of the top 100 in-house legal teams in the Middle East by Legal 500 GC Powerlist. In addition, Mumtalakat’s Chief Financial Officer was ranked 27th in Forbes’ list of 100 most powerful Arab Business Women.

 

Mr. Mahmood Hashim Al Kooheji, Chief Executive Officer of Mumtalakat said: “At Mumtalakat and Edamah, we share the objectives advanced by Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ebrahim Al Khalifa, who continues to support and empower the role of Bahraini women in society. 

As part of our commitment towards applying the principles of gender parity, we have established an Equal Opportunity Committee to promote equality and diversity within the workplace and ensure employment opportunities are open to both genders based on merit and expertise. The recognitions that our female employees have received are a true testament to the focus that Mumtalakat and the Kingdom of Bahrain have towards supporting women.”

Within Mumtalakat itself, women currently represent 46.4 % of the total workforce, 28.6 % of the managerial level of staff and 50% of the top management team. Women also represent 50% of the executive management committee at Mumtalakat. Whilst at Edamah, women represent 47.9% of the total workforce, and 50% of the senior management team.

 

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