International Women’s Day - 2023
Gul Ahmed Energy Group celebrated International Women’s Day 2023 to acknowledge the efforts of all women. This year’s theme was #EmbraceEquity. Our aspiring female leaders & peers shared their valuable views about embracing equity and our allies showed their support by sporting #IWD colors.
Melinda Gates once said “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.”
We held a digital poster design competition with the theme Embrace Equity: Imagining a world that’s diverse, equitable and inclusive. We had some great submissions with the winners being:
1st Position – Mr. Abdullah Danish
2nd Position – Ms. Monezza Khan
3rd Position – Ms. Maham Mehmood
You can view their creative posters below!
Some other creative posters designed by our staff are below:
Conversations on Embracing Equity
Manal Kamran – HR Lead
Q: Why is Gender Equity important to you?
It’s important for Equity to be at the forefront of gender-based action to make sure
our diversity is accounted for. I believe that our actions should be framed
around fairness, to give each individual the opportunity and tools to excel in
their respective spheres.
Q: In what ways do you think we at Gul Ahmed Energy Group embrace equity?
We have greatly focused on designing and executing our Diversity & Inclusion
strategy. Over the past few years, we have doubled our female headcount by
identifying jobs during recruitment which women are to be hired for. Aside from
Diversity, we have also worked on Inclusion – bringing women into leading
positions and ensuring they have ample tools for success through Learning &
Development activities. I’m also very proud to say that we now provide
Menstrual and Paternity leaves to better facilitate our workforce. We have laid
solid groundwork and our focus is now towards how we can better ensure Equity
in Gul Ahmed Energy Group.