View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Saturday, August 16, 2008

UAE and Gulf Women in Workplace

Almost half of Gulf women – 49 per cent – feel they are at a disadvantage to men when it comes to climbing the corporate ladder, more than in any other region in the Middle East, a new survey has revealed.

The Women in the Workplace survey, released 12 August, by and YouGovSiraj, measured the perceptions, attitudes, experiences and satisfaction of women living in the Middle East – including citizens and expatriates – with regard to their workplace.

This important survey is reported and discussed by Vivian Salama in an article at this link:

Vivian Salama, Gulf women feel disadvantaged at work, The National, 13 August 2008.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Some UAE women.

Related Reports Show Other Angles:
Women Rise up the ranks in Middle Eastern Workplace, AMEInfo, 13 August 2008.
Most Women Dismiss Gender Bias at Office, Business 24-7, 14 August 2008.