Aramco is committed to boosting the number of women in its workforce. We have created several initiatives to enhance women’s representation, by creating our own supply of talent through programs, such as sponsored college degrees and university outreach.
We are also creating more opportunities for women to expand their skill sets through education, development and challenging assignments. We were a launch partner and anchor client of the Riyadh All-Women Center for Business Process and IT Services – and established two female driving schools for women in Dhahran and Al-Hasa.
Guided by the latest research in work motivation, engagement, career development, coaching, emotional intelligence, and women in leadership, our suite of business, leadership, and mentoring programs are designed to support women throughout their careers. Our Women in Business program enables women to drive business strategy and decision-making, build their business acumen, and leverage strengths in self and in leading teams. Our Women in Leadership program identifies women with outstanding leadership and professional career potential, and guides their career progression through individualized coaching, challenging assignments, soft skill enhancement, and networking.
We collaborate with local universities to leverage their engineering programs, identifying highly qualified female candidates in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) for opportunities within our company. We also sponsor young Saudi women pursuing degrees in STEM subjects through various training institutes, academies, and a university scholarship program. Today, our female employees include engineers working in the field and in plants, scientists in our R&D Centers conducting innovative research, inventors coming up with new processes and products, and traders selling products to customers around the world.
We also have developed and launched GROW 2.0 (Gulf Region Organization for Women), to establish an organization and network to advance women’s professional opportunities regionally.