DUBAI, 22nd March, 2023 (WAM) — The Gender Balance Council at du, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), collaborated with Aurora50 to host an event on gender equality for women in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry.
The event involved round table discussions, networking opportunities and different exercises to help participants to understand gender stereotypes and overcoming challenges in the workplace. du invited employees from various organisations in the ICT industry to be part of the conversation.
As a whole, the event provided strategies to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace and emphasised the importance of creating a supportive environment for women to thrive in their careers. du’s Gender Balance Council aims to empower women in the ICT industry and promote gender equality across all sectors.
The event also featured an expert-led panel discussion on “imposter syndrome”, in which an individual doubts their skills, talents, or accomplishments. It was moderated by Diana Wilde, Co-Founder, Aurora50 and panellists included Hanan Ahmed, Chief Regulatory Affairs and Risk Officer, du; Fiona Fox, Finance Director MEA, Microsoft; and Dr. Hoda Alkhzaimi, Co-Chair, Global Future Council for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum.
The session highlighted contributing factors, strategies to overcome it and ways to support fellow team members in the organisation.