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In order to tackle today’s business challenges you need the best talent you can get. No matter whether it is a man or a woman: only the best counts. Numerous studies have proven over and over again that companies with a higher proportion of women in senior management and executive positions have a significantly higher return on assets, share values and financial oversight.
In Pakistan and the Middle East the participation of women in the workforce is, according to World Bank statistics, below 30% whereas in Pakistan’s leading companies the average participation of women in corporate positions is hovering around 10% of the total workforce. This leaves a huge opportunity for companies who understand that women bring complimentary strength, are paramount to user-driven innovation and have a positive impact on the reputation of the organisation.
Engage Women, an initiative of Engage Consulting, is born out of this realization. It aims to support female talent and organisation towards enhancing gender diversity in senior management and executive positions across the region.