Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Diversifying Our Workforce - HUFFINGTONPOST

by Omar K. Alghanim
Originally published: July 8, 2016
Publisher: Huffingtonpost.com 

Last month Alghanim Industries hosted the first “Women in the Corporate World“ conference, which aimed to raise awareness of critical issues in gender diversity at the workplace. The event was a resounding success and culminated in a pledge of support for working women in Kuwait.

Why was this conference held?

One reason, plain and simple: We need more women in the workplace.

According to UN Women, 47% of the female population is currently employed. That’s almost half, of course, which sounds pretty good until you consider the comparative figure for men: 72%.