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young arab women leaders the voice of the future
www.pwc.com/middle-east

Young Arab Women Leaders: The Voice of the Future

The PwC Vision on Young Women Leaders Programme

Warwick Hunt

Managing Partner, Middle East Region

women at pwc our objective in the middle east
Women at PwC - Our Objective in the Middle East

To attract, develop and retain women in the Middle East Region. We view women as a critical talent group to enable the firm to continue its growth in the marketplace and to deliver the best in client solutions. We aspire to provide a strong collaborative group for women at pivotal points in their careers, giving them the resources, role models, mentors and contacts which contribute to career success.

The PwC Vision of Young Women Leaders Programme

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Leadership is personal……..

The PwC Vision of Young Women Leaders Programme

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Leadership is personal……..

The PwC Vision of Young Women Leaders Programme

challenges to women in business
Challenges to Women in Business
  • Globally, women face a number of issues which impact their success in the Workplace:
  • Gender-based stereotyping
  • Preconceptions of women’s roles and abilities
  • Exclusion from informal networks
  • Lack of role models and mentoring
  • Commitment to personal and family responsibilities
  • Failure of leadership to assume accountability for women’s advancement

The PwC Vision of Young Women Leaders Programme

middle east contribution of women and especially young women is fundamental
Middle East: Contribution of Women and especially Young Women, is Fundamental ……..
  • Awakening – via Social Media and more broadly in the community
  • Existing female participation rates in the labour force are too low
        • 25-28% in the Arab World, compared to 50% in the Rest of the World
        • 80% of unemployed women in KSA hold university degrees
    • High incidence of one income families
    • Absence of Ready Role Models
        • 1.5% of Boardroom seats in GCC held by Women
    • Evidence of absence of forums in which to network

The PwC Vision of Young Women Leaders Programme

women in business leadership style in the middle east
Women in Business: Leadership Style in the Middle East
  • Dubai Women Establishment:
  • Arab Women Leadership Outlook 2009-2011:
  • Less Autocratic and more Inclusive
  • Place emphasis on emotional intelligence
  • Communicate more openly
  • Less Power Hungry
  • Pay more attention to detail
  • than their male counterparts

The PwC Vision of Young Women Leaders Programme

women in business contemporary and transformational leadership styles
Women in Business: Contemporary and Transformational Leadership Styles:
  • Collaboration
  • Collegiality
  • Persuasion
  • Active Communication
  • Focus on Teamwork
  • Superior Leadership

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The PwC Vision of Young Women Leaders Programme

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Our Goals: PwC Middle East: Women in Business Initiative
  • Provide a sense of community and connectivity
  • Create opportunities for networking and visibility
  • Present opportunities for education, professional and personal development
  • Provide role models and a mentoring environment
  • Connect women with our current and future clients
  • Connect women with the firm’s leadership
  • Connect with the community through Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives

The PwC Vision of Young Women Leaders Programme

our approach women in business development initiatives
Our Approach: Women in Business: Development Initiatives
  • We drive our activities through connecting with the following four groups of people:
  • Women to (other PwC) Women – Internal Focus
  • Women to (PwC) Leadership – Internal Focus
  • Women to Clients (current and future) – External Focus
  • Women to Community – Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

The PwC Vision of Young Women Leaders Programme

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Women at PwC in the ME …..trending positively:

The PwC Vision of Young Women Leaders Programme

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Women at PwC in the ME …..trending positively:

The PwC Vision of Young Women Leaders Programme

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Women at PwC in the ME …..trending positively:

The PwC Vision of Young Women Leaders Programme

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Women at PwC in the ME …..trending positively:

The PwC Vision of Young Women Leaders Programme

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Women at PwC in the ME …..trending positively:

The PwC Vision of Young Women Leaders Programme

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The PwC Vision of Young Women Leaders Programme

The PwC Vision of Young Women Leaders Programme