At GE, we base everything we do around four ways we can change the world.
GE provides knowledge, capacity building and training to empower the region’s workforce. Thirty percent of the Middle East and North Africa’s population is between the ages of 15 and 29. In the UAE, we’re partnering with the Mubadala Development Company to build local capacity by empowering local talent through trainings at our Leadership Acceleration for Business (LAB) initiative.
With 76 nationalities working in the region, GE proudly fosters diversity in the workforce. To accelerate the advancement of women, the Women’s Network, an affinity network at GE, creates opportunities for female employees to cultivate their leadership and business skills. GE is not just watching as the region realizes its future; we’re partnering to help build it.
- Problem:The region needs a new generation of business leaders.
- GE Solution:GE’s LAB program, launched in Abu Dhabi, is a learning center engaged in cutting-edge business education and leadership. Leveraging GE’s world-renowned “Crotonville” leadership curriculum, over 1,500 people have been trained at our center.
- Problem:In the Middle East and North Africa, women are 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed than their male counterparts.
- GE Solution:The GE’s Women’s Network accelerates the advancement of women in the region. Over 500 women already collaborate with GE business in the region, and this number continues to grow, providing development that focuses on leadership, advancement and career-broadening opportunities needed to drive GE’s success.
- Problem:The region needs to develop homegrown solutions that drive sustainable growth.
- GE Solution:GE opened the ecomagination Center in Masdar City to bring local stakeholders to discuss and create innovative solutions that will promote growth and sustainability in the region.