International Women’s Day: GE Women’s Network paints for charity
In the spirit of International Women’s Day, this post is dedicated to GE Women’s Network, a network created in 1997 to cultivate GE women employee leadership skills, business practices, personal contacts and career opportunities.
The network started off with 5000 members; today it has almost 100,000 members all over the world. In the Middle East the network formed in 2005 and today it has about 150 members. It is a voluntary organization for GE women employees who want to enhance their professional growth, develop new and existing commercial talent. The network also aims at fostering the retention and promotion of women in technology and engineering, improve GE’s ability to attract, develop and retain diverse women, and cultivate competencies that reflect GE’s focus on growth.
In the Middle East, the network runs four key programmes, those being: Women in Technology and Commercial, these programmes focus on developing women in engineering and commercial roles; Health Ahead that focuses on providing education to the women on healthcare; and My Connection that focuses on mentorship and inter-personal networking initiatives.
Under the My Connection programme, the UAE Women’s network recently organized “Paint Fest”, a team-building activity to paint murals for the Dubai Centre for Special Needs. Here is a link to the photographs from the activity.
What does your organization do for women?