Dhiraagu celebrated the International Women’s Day 2022 with a renewed focus on gender equality and women empowerment.
The new gender action plan for the company was communicated by Dhiraagu’s CEO and MD, Mr Ismail Rasheed at a special staff gathering held today at Dhiraagu Head Office. The renewed efforts on gender action covers three key areas addressing: 1) Employment Opportunities, 2) Careers in Technical Fields and 3) Enhancing the Work Environment. He further stated that the company is committed to strengthen the efforts on gender action towards a sustainable tomorrow.
The key initiatives which the company would focus on were also communicated with staff regarding flexible working, returnship guidelines, structured mentorship and coaching, increasing female representation in technical roles, in apprenticeship programmes and in managerial roles.
As part of the events planned for the day, all working mothers were also invited to bring their daughters and sons to work to celebrate the day together with their children. They were encouraged to show them the work they do, take them on a tour, meet other colleagues, play fun games and celebrate the day together.
Dhiraagu celebrates a culture of no gender discrimination and equal opportunities. In 2019 the company established a Women Empowerment Committee to further advance gender equality and create growth and development opportunities. In 2020, Dhiraagu opened a Mother’s Room with facilities to ease the transition for working mothers returning back to work.
The company also continues to support initiatives to inspire and empower women as part of its community focused Corporate Social Responsibility programmes and several programmes are planned for the year ahead.