Qatargas Launches Women in Workplace Initiative


Qatargas launched its 2011 ‘Women in the Workplace’ Initiative programme for female Nationals in Qatar.

Hosted in its new HQ, Doha, Qatargas recently invited female Nationals, from sectors of local business, to join Qatargas female employees, for the opportunity to be guided through ‘what works well’ in the corporate world, in a three day program delivered by women for women.

Nicky Rudge, Qatargas’ Learning & Development Manager and programme facilitator was delighted by the support shown for the first 2011 session and she added:

This Initiative unlocks the mysteries of organisational politics, and helps women build the many different skills they need, and the confidence to work effectively, in the world of business. The feedback was extremely encouraging and very positive.

To support the one of the State of Qatar’s National Pillar’s, ‘Human Development’, as a part of the Qatar National Vision 2030 and as a member of the Training & Development Liaison Committee (TDLC); Qatargas has developed this specific program to support the Energy & Industry Sector’s ‘Women In the Workforce’ initiative where participants have the chance to understand the business case; learn how to tackle the ‘glass ceiling effect’; get the right work life balance and have the ability to plan their professional and business goals.

Amongst the programs participants were representation from Qatar Petroleum, RasGas, Maersk, Qatar Electricity, and Q-Chem.

Nahed Mohamed Al-Mannai Head of Qatarisation, Qatalum, Chairwoman of the E&I Sector ‘Women in the Work Force’ initiative – was present and after the session she stated that: “I have enjoyed every minute of the “Women in the workforce” workshop that I have attended. It was one of the best I have ever attended, this is a great initiative and I hope you will continue to deliver this opportunity to female Nationals in Qatar, well done.”

The next session will take place in June and October this year.


Source: Qatargas, May 11, 2011;