Raytheon International Inc. joins AmCham Abu Dhabi ‘WOMEN ACHIEVE’ Initiative
Raytheon reassures its commitment to provide a work environment that is favorable to women’s development
AmCham Abu Dhabi announces that Raytheon International Inc. has become the latest signatory of WOMEN ACHIEVE, an innovative program established by its Women in Business Committee that promotes the professional advancement of women.
The program was developed to encourage companies and organizations to give women more opportunities to advance their careers by offering them positions of greater responsibility and leadership.
Raytheon is now the 38th organization that has joined an expanding list of leading companies that support the WOMEN ACHIEVE initiative including Accenture, AECOM, Al Noor Hospitals Group, AMIDEAST, Bechtel, BrandMoxie, Boeing, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, ExxonMobil, Institute of Management Accountants Middle East, Lockheed Martin Global Inc., Mubadala GE Capital, New York Institute of Technology, Northrop Grumman, Olgoonik Global Security, Parsons, Squire Patton Boggs LLP, and others.
As a supporter of the WOMEN ACHIEVE program, Raytheon reassures its commitment to provide a work environment that is favorable to women’s development by empowering women to refine their leadership skills and flourish in their respective jobs and areas of expertise. Moreover, Raytheon pledges to provide greater opportunities for women’s participation in training and career advancement.
“Our company strongly values the diversity of our global workforce around the world as a proven means to delivering success for our customers,” said Christopher J. Davis, President, Raytheon International Inc., in the U.A.E. “We are proud to support the AmCham Women Achieve initiative to help advance women in business, and spur new ideas and innovations for the U.A.E. in the global marketplace,” he added.
Bob Harward, Chairman of AmCham Abu Dhabi, commented, “We are delighted to have Raytheon sign WOMEN ACHIEVE. AmCham Abu Dhabi is proud to support innovative initiatives, such as WOMEN ACHIEVE, that foster positive change in the business community and realize the full capacity of talent available to grow industry.”
Established in January 2013, WOMEN ACHIEVE emphasizes seven key ideals, which direct companies towards acquiring a supportive work environment for the professional advancement of women. These ideals include encouraging women to grow through training, shadowing, coaching, mentorship and internship programs, as well as considering female candidates for new opportunities and the support of ‘rising stars’ into leadership positions. WOMEN ACHIEVE also encourages the induction of women to serve on boards of various organizations and advocates the importance of fair remuneration for female employees.
Participation in WOMEN ACHIEVE is open to entities of all sizes. Companies that are interested can elect to become signatories by contacting AmCham Abu Dhabi. In addition, WOMEN ACHIEVE signatories receive a certificate of acknowledgement from AmCham Abu Dhabi for their support and are eligible to use the WOMEN ACHIEVE seal on their communication collateral.