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07 November 2017

Women Engineers of the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) took part in the Bahrain Women and Engineering Conference on Sunday November 5 2017.

The event, Sustainability of Achievements on National Basis ... Towards International Competitiveness, was held under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Supreme Council for Women Chairperson and wife of His Majesty King Hamad at the Isa Cultural Centre.

The participation came as part of GPIC Management’s keenness to provide opportunities for Bahraini Engineers to benefit from the event, organized by the Bahrain Society of Engineers.

The event aimed at giving momentum and support to the events organised as part of the "Women in the Engineering Sector" theme for Bahraini Women's Day celebrations this year.

In a statement, Company President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery praised the important role of Her Royal Highness to empower women and speaking about their ability to serve the country, whether through their academic specialization or their family and social role.

He said this shows the leadership's appreciation of the role of women Engineers. Dr. Jawahery said since its inception, GPIC has been keen to attract Bahraini specialized Engineers and have given them the confidence that they deserved.

Dr. Jawahery also praised the policies of the Board of Directors, which give great importance to supporting women Engineers and giving them opportunities to gain experience either by attending such specialized conferences or taking part in training courses and workshops that contribute to their professional development.

He also spoke about the Company’s approach in empowering women and preparing them to assume tasks and responsibilities of industrial and engineering work at the Company.

Dr. Jawahery applauded Company employees’ efforts and said they had proved their competence and ability to deal with all kind of work despite its complexities and high technical characteristics. He said he is proud of the women who had demonstrated unparalleled efficiency in the Company's plants and facilities.

He said the Engineers and all the employees of the Company have attended specialized courses and have taken part in many workshops within and outside Bahrain. He added the Company spared no effort in providing its employees with all the skills and information required.

He said the Company Management is keen to support both men and women as its real wealth and added they are working to develop and improve employees’ performance by providing opportunities for gaining expertise, education and training.