Roland Berger, Skyrize Partners and AGF host training for Arab women

Roland Berger, Skyrize Partners and the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation (AGF) have joined forces to hold a training series tailored for women in the UAE.

The initiative, targeting students and young professionals in the UAE, is part the Nomu Women program, a training program by the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Emirati and Arab women.

The Nomu Women program is designed to enhance the management and leadership skills of Emirati and Arab women and help them integrate into the private sector.

The collaboration between the three parties is according to a joint statement in line with their commitment to promote diversity and inclusion and showcases their shared vision for creating substantial community impact. The program equips participants with essential problem-solving skills, introduces them to the consulting world, and familiarizes them with the dynamic culture of Roland Berger.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, and highlighting this year’s theme ‘Inspire Inclusion’, the program underscores the importance of gender equality and women empowerment in the workplace.

“Collaborating with Roland Berger and Skyrize Partners allows us to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and real-word application, thereby enriching our participants’ learning journey. This partnership plays a crucial role in equipping our participants with the tools they need for success,” said Danah Dajani, Senior Vice President of Partnerships and Programs at Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation.

“In our efforts to advance the prospects of Emirati and Arab women, we prioritize hands-on learning opportunities and mentorship from experienced female leaders in the industry.”

“We strongly believe that providing hands-on know-how and connecting our Nomu Women participants with senior female role models is an invaluable experience. We are very proud to have such high-caliber partners like Roland Berger as part of our program and are impressed by the work they deliver,” said Sarah Sefiane, Founder of Skyrize Partners.

“Through this strategic partnership, the training series was designed to not only extend its reach but also to share top-management know-how, ensuring that the initiative leaves a lasting and meaningful impact.”

By engaging participants in a comprehensive case study, they gained practical experience, enhancing their analytical and presentation skills, and providing insights into the consulting industry. “It was a pleasure to participate in this innovative event as part of the Jury, I am impressed by the quality of presentations and analysis presented by promising local female talent,” said Alia Sabala, Partner at Roland Berger and leader of the firm’s Sports practice.

“At Roland Berger, we are proud to foster an environment that encourages women, celebrates diversity, inspires innovation, and nurtures excellence.”

The training series was designed to challenge and inspire the participants to work collaboratively on a real-world case study developed by the Roland Berger team. The experience offered invaluable learning opportunities for them to learn how to structure and solve cases using relevant data, and effectively present their findings to a jury, aiming to advance their careers or support them in entering the consulting field.