Alliott Group Member Alliot Hadi Shahid Chartered Accountants Joins AmCham Abu Dhabi ‘WOMEN ACHIEVE’ Initiative

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Alliott Group is a worldwide alliance of independent accounting, law and consulting firms. With more than 160 member firms in some 60 countries, the group meets the local and cross-border needs of its members and their clients.

Alliott Group is a worldwide alliance of independent accounting, law and consulting firms.

From Left to Right: Sana Bagersh, Chairperson, Women in Business Committee, AmCham Abu Dhabi and Dr. S. Qaiser Anis, Managing Partner of AHS."

"Alliott Hadi Shahid has made strong commitments to gender equality. AHS promotes legitimate possibilities for women to access professional support and equal opportunities for career advancement," said Dr. S Qaiser Anis, Managing Partner of AHS

AmCham Abu Dhabi announces that Alliot Hadi Shahid Chartered Accountants (AHS) has become the latest signatory of WOMEN ACHIEVE, an innovative program established by its Women in Business Committee that promotes the professional advancement of women. The program was developed to encourage companies and organizations to give women more opportunities to advance their careers by offering them positions of greater responsibility and leadership.

AHS is now the 32nd organization that has joined an expanding list of leading companies that support the WOMEN ACHIEVE initiative including Al Noor Hospitals Group, AMIDEAST, Bechtel, BrandMoxie, Boeing, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, ExxonMobil, F&E Aerospace, Institute of Management Accountants Middle East, Lockheed Martin Global Inc., Mubadala GE Capital, New York Institute of Technology, Northrop Grumman, Olgoonik Global Security, Parsons, Patton Boggs LLP, and others. As a supporter of the WOMEN ACHIEVE program, AHS reassures its commitment to provide a work environment that is favorable to women’s development by empowering women to refine their leadership skills and flourish in their respective jobs and areas of expertise. Moreover, AHS pledges to provide greater opportunities for women’s participation in training and career advancement.

“Alliott Hadi Shahid has made strong commitments to gender equality. AHS promotes legitimate possibilities for women to access professional support and equal opportunities for career advancement," said Dr. S Qaiser Anis, Managing Partner of AHS. "We are greatly humbled and honored to join Women Achieve and make a difference to the community.”

Matthew E. Byrd, Chairman of AmCham Abu Dhabi, remarked, “We are delighted to have Alliot Hadi Shahid Chartered Accountants sign WOMEN ACHIEVE. AmCham Abu Dhabi is proud to support innovative initiatives, such as WOMEN ACHIEVE, that foster positive change in the business community.”

Established in January 2013, WOMEN ACHIEVE emphasizes seven key ideals, which direct companies towards acquiring a supportive work environment for the professional advancement of women. These ideals include encouraging women to grow through training, shadowing, coaching, mentorship and internship programs, as well as considering female candidates for new opportunities and the support of ‘rising stars’ into leadership positions. WOMEN ACHIEVE also encourages the induction of women to serve on boards of various organizations and advocates the importance of fair remuneration for female employees.

Participation in WOMEN ACHIEVE is open to entities of all sizes. Companies that are interested can elect to become signatories by contacting AmCham Abu Dhabi. In addition, WOMEN ACHIEVE signatories receive a certificate of acknowledgement from AmCham Abu Dhabi for their support and are eligible to use the WOMEN ACHIEVE seal on their communication collateral.

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For press inquiries contact:
Sana Bagersh, Chairperson, Women in Business Committee, AmCham Abu Dhabi, M: +971 50 668 0545, Email: wib(at)amchamabudhabi(dot)org

About Alliot Hadi Shahid Chartered Accountants:
Alliott Hadi Shahid (AHS) has been one of the leading chartered accountants and business advisors in the U.A.E. for more than 39 years. AHS has offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Al Ain and internationally through its affiliation with Alliott Group - a worldwide alliance of independent accounting, law and consulting firms. With more than 160 member firms in some 60 countries, the group meets the local and cross-border needs of its members and their clients. AHS offers a wide range of services, including; auditing and assurance, bookkeeping and accounting, HR and payroll services, budgeting and planning, IT auditing and governance, feasibility studies and internal auditing to more than 600 clients in U.A.E. Client satisfaction is the most important aspect of our service. We understand the professional requirements of our client and offer them complete, effective and well-informed services. We aim to offer a genuinely personalized service and thoroughly commit to the success of our clients. For more information, visit http://www.alliottuae.com.

About WOMEN ACHIEVE:
WOMEN ACHIEVE is an initiative by AmCham Abu Dhabi’s Women in Business Committee to support the advancement of women into positions of higher responsibility and leadership within companies and organizations. WOMEN ACHIEVE focuses on seven key ideals that direct companies towards acquiring a supportive work environment for the professional advancement of women. The ideals include encouraging women to grow through training, shadowing, coaching, mentorship and internship programs, considering female candidates for new opportunities and promoting ‘rising stars’ into leadership positions. WOMEN ACHIEVE also encourages women to serve on corporate boards and supports fair remuneration for female employees. For more information about WOMEN ACHIEVE, please contact wib(at)amchamabudhabi(dot)org

About AmCham Abu Dhabi:
AmCham Abu Dhabi (the trademark of the American Business Group of Abu Dhabi) is a member of the global network of American Chambers of Commerce. The AmCham Abu Dhabi mission is to promote commerce, investment and goodwill between the United States of America, the membership, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates. AmCham Abu Dhabi is an independent, not-for-profit association comprised of Fortune 500 corporations, small and medium sized companies and prominent business leaders and entrepreneurs. AmCham Abu Dhabi provides a uniquely situated platform through which executives pursue and discuss issues impacting business operations between the U.S. and U.A.E. Substantive government advocacy programs, educational and networking programs and customized business service are just a few of the many benefits AmCham Abu Dhabi provides its members. Through the support of its members, AmCham Abu Dhabi has become the recognized voice of U.S. business in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit: http://www.AmChamAbuDhabi.org

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