Schneider recognises women’s empowerment

Business Tuesday 09/April/2019 16:29 PM
By: Times News Service
Schneider recognises women’s empowerment

Muscat: Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, demonstrated progress toward its inclusivity goals by furthering the diversity and inclusion agenda.
The company made the announcement that 100 per cent of Schneider Electric country presidents, in all markets with 10 employees or more, have endorsed the UN’s Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).
Schneider Electric becomes the first multinational company to achieve the unanimous commitment from all its country leaders. Under the WEPs, Schneider Electric aims to continue to pursue gender equality at the workplace while also promoting empowerment and advocacy in the business markets.
This is being done by adopting global best practices such as equal pay initiatives, access to energy training, and developing the next generation of young talent with university student interns gaining real-world experience. Schneider Electric believes that diversity and inclusion breed innovation, creativity, engagement, collaboration, and high performance — all necessary ingredients for a successful workplace in an increasingly competitive and complex world.
Hanan Darwish, Cluster President – Gulf and Pakistan, Schneider Electric said: “We at Schneider, have always been convinced that a gender-balanced and diverse workforce performs better than a homogenous one. We take great pride in being be part of an organisation where equal opportunity exists for everyone, everywhere."
"This is sincerely embraced at all levels, embedded in our culture, and increasingly becoming recognized in the communities in which we operate. Over the past 17 years, I have worked across different geographies in diverse and progressive roles in human resources, energy business, corporate strategy, and, most recently, leading the Gulf and Pakistan operations," she added.
"This has truly been a testament to Schneider Electric’s belief and commitment to diversity and inclusion as a key pillar for growth, and I’m excited to continue on this journey,” she said.
Schneider Electric’s business strategy is also aligned with McKinsey & Company report that shows a clear correlation between gender diversity and company performance. According to the report, women speak better to women, who are deciders, key leaders of communities and influential change agents in society.