Middle East Women’s Council Forum panelists say it’s important that women don’t give up when they find it difficult at work
Representative of the Middle East Women’s Council Forum, presented by Khaleej Times, Dubai. —[著者]Pictures of Shihab
According to panelists at the Khaleej Times Middle East Women Board Forum, the headhunting process will play a key role in increasing the number of women in the boardroom.
“The role of headhunters is becoming more and more important in increasing the presence of women on boards.
She said that by meticulously seeking out more candidates during the headhunting process, more women would be recruited in the process. Women require more effort and effort than men, she said. “The glass ceiling is the biggest problem. It can put you at a disadvantage compared to men when it comes to moving up the hierarchy,” she said.
It is important for women not to give up even if they find it difficult. “We need to identify strategies to improve women’s performance. It’s important to make diversity and inclusion part of our corporate culture,” she said.
According to Golnaz Bahmanyar, Middle East Consumer and Retail Partner at Egon Zehnder, conversations about inclusion have to dial up. “Diversity is easy to measure because it is quantifiable. Inclusion in the boardroom is about experiencing the behaviors exhibited around the table. Boards and how they operate have a lot of heritage. Conversations I think it’s our duty to dial up,” she said.
Wasim Karkabi, managing partner, director and board member of Stanton Chase, said there are cultural elements in this part of the world that need to change slowly. We need to change towards diversity,” he said.
When placing women on boards, attention should be paid to the conversations that take place within the board. “Board talks are about value, revenue and profitability. Until we can do that, it’s going to be a difficult situation,” he said.
He argued that women have certain traits that men lack, such as emotional intelligence. there is.
Women looking to join a board should research their background to see how they can add value to the board, but they should also learn about corporate governance.
“Not understanding corporate governance or having no certifications is like driving a car without a license or training. It is important.