At Strategy&, we believe in equal opportunity. We strive to create an environment where all client staff members are empowered to contribute effectively and enabled to fulfill their potential.
Enhancing our diversity and inclusion is a critical part of the vision, values, and strategy of the firm. Women enable us to succeed in the marketplace while providing rich and creative perspectives. We have a dedicated women and diversity team that encourages and supports our female colleagues’ professional and personal development, lifelong learning, individuality, and choices.
“The Middle East has long been a male-dominated economy, but that reality is changing. We see women more empowered in both the private and public sectors. That change is being embraced by the consulting industry and we are committed as a firm to create favorable ecosystems in which women can develop and lead. They bring often different approaches to problem solving, to alignment, and to stakeholder management. Diversity creates wealth, fresh ideas, and out-of-the-box thinking that is much needed today.”
George Sarraf Partner and Managing Director, Middle East
The women and diversity team aims to attract, advance, and retain female client staff. It is involved in recruiting efforts, onboarding of new female hires, providing coaching and training to women, ensuring that women are staffed on the right projects for their growth, and closely following up on their career development.
“Senior mentorship is important for all who join our firm. Having someone at work who knows you and whom you trust ensures that your interests and needs are considered and given the appropriate attention.”
Per-Ola Karlsson Partner, Middle East
“We have always strived to find outstanding talent, and this talent transcends stereotypes, be it gender-related or other. At Strategy&, women are an invaluable asset to our different teams across the different geographies, clients, and sectors we operate in.”
Jad Hajj Partner, Middle East
By staying abreast of and talking honestly about the issues and priorities impacting women, the team is championing internal policy changes. The Strategy& Women program is building a sense of community amongst women in the firm. Through this platform, women are being empowered, sharing their experiences, learning from each other, and growing together.