Honeywell hosted its first-ever Women in Leadership Forum in the Middle East as part of its ongoing efforts to bring more women into senior management roles and increase female participation in its regional workforce. The event, held in partnership with New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), was attended by Honeywell employees and students at the NYUAD Saadiyat Island campus.
Driving home the message that a diverse workforce featuring women in leadership leads to better outcomes for companies, the forum featured a lively moderated discussion featuring Kate Adams, the Fortune 100 firm’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Adams stressed that diversity in the workplace is not a luxury, but a business imperative.
“Honeywell is committed to promoting a representative workforce comprising all ethnicities and genders. We do this because it represents a winning proposition for employees, shareholders and customers alike,” she said. “Studies in markets globally have repeatedly demonstrated a positive relationship between increased diversity and better business outcomes within corporations, and the results are no different here in the Gulf Cooperation Council. Diversity ensures we meet the evolving needs of the communities in which we operate, while also attracting and retaining the best talent globally.”