We aim to increase the proportion of women in supervisory roles at EGA to 25 per cent by 2025, compared to around 20 per cent today.
The UAE is one of only a few countries in the world where more women than men graduate in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects. It is important to our future success that we attract and retain the most able people from this talent pool.
To meet our gender diversity target, we are taking action at every level – from retrofitting basic facilities for women in operational areas that were built decades ago, to providing opportunities to prepare for senior leadership roles.
In 2020, EGA launched the Women’s Network, a forum for women at all levels of the company to share their achievements and challenges, and to develop and grow.
In 2022, EGA became a signatory to the Women’s Empowerment Principals, and joined a global community of businesses committed to promoting gender equality and working collaboratively to foster business practices that empower women.
EGA is a partner of Aurora50, a UAE initiative to build the pipeline of women with the required experience for board-level positions. Nine positions on subsidiary boards within EGA have been taken by women since the start of 2022.
EGA tracks gender balance in recruitment, retention and succession planning. Each department at EGA has a target to improve gender diversity every year, to enable us to reach our collective goal.
EGA continues to invest in building the capability of our people, with a particular focus on UAE Nationals and women, to enable the achievement of career potential across all parts of our business.