The New York Institute Of Technology (NYIT) Signs WOMEN ACHIEVE


An initiative to support the advancement of women


Published on 09 October 2013

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by Sana Bagersh

(WireNews+Co)

Abu Dhabi, UAE

The AmCham Abu Dhabi Women in Business Committee is pleased to announce that the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) has signed ‘WOMEN ACHIEVE,’ an innovative initiative that promotes the professional advancement of women. WOMEN ACHIEVE was created by AmCham Abu Dhabi’s Women in Business Committee as ideals intended to support companies and organizations in advancing women to positions of greater responsibility and leadership.

As signatory of the WOMEN ACHIEVE program, NYIT joins a raft of companies that includes Boeing, ExxonMobil, Parsons, Mubadala Capital GE, F&E Aerospace, Sayah Engineering MENA, Olgoonik, Amideast and others.  As a supporter of WOMEN ACHIEVE, NYIT pledges to ensure that it provides an environment where women can further develop their leadership skills and excel in their respective areas of expertise, through a positive corporate and organizational culture.

“As a global university, with three women Vice-Presidents and five female Deans, NYIT has been a leader in promoting women in leadership at its campuses around the world and is delighted to be a member of the AmCham WOMEN ACHIEVE initiative,” said Dr. Rahmat Shoureshi, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs.

Matthew E. Byrd, Chairman of AmCham Abu Dhabi, said "We are delighted to have NYIT sign WOMEN ACHIEVE. AmCham Abu Dhabi is proud to support innovative initiatives, such as WOMEN ACHIEVE, that foster positive change in the business community."

Established in January 2013, WOMEN ACHIEVE is based on seven key ideals that companies affirm will guide them towards developing a work environment that is conducive for the professional growth of women. The ideals include encouraging women to grow through training, shadowing, coaching, mentorship and internship programs, to consider female candidates for new opportunities and support ‘rising stars’ into leadership positions. WOMEN ACHIEVE also encourages the induction of women to serve on boards of different organizations and promotes the importance of fair remuneration for female employees.

Participation in WOMEN ACHIEVE is open to entities of all sizes. Companies that are interested can elect to become signatories by contacting AmCham Abu Dhabi. WOMEN ACHIEVE signatories receive a certificate of acknowledgement from AmCham Abu Dhabi and are eligible to use the WOMEN ACHIEVE seal on their communication collateral.

Notes To The Editors:
For press inquiries contact: Sana Bagersh, Chair of the AmCham Abu Dhabi Women in Business Committee, M: +971.50. 668.0545 Email: wib@amchamabudhabi.org

About NYIT
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 13,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.  Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, 95,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit New York Institute of Technology at nyit.edu.

Since 2005, NYIT has been offering degree programs in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.The NYIT campus is located in the Center of Excellence for Applied Research and Training (CERT) Technology Park, adjacent to the Higher Colleges of Technology Men's Campus. The programs in Interior Design (B.F.A.), Computer Science (B.S.), and Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) have received initial accreditation by the Commission for Academics Accreditation, United Arab Emirates Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. In the U.S., NYIT is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. NYIT awards the same degree to students at the Abu Dhabi campus as its flagship campuses in New York. With constant collaboration across continents, NYIT courses in Abu Dhabi are taught by internationally recruited professors who meet the same stringent standards as those in the United States. Because all classes are conducted in English, students must be able to speak and write in English.  For more information, contact Dr. Garon Wheeler, Campus Dean, NYIT at gwheeler@nyit.edu  or +971.2.4048553.

About WOMEN ACHIEVE
Women Achieve is an initiative by AmCham Abu Dhabi’s Women in Business Committee to support the advancement of women into positions of higher responsibility and leadership within companies and organizations. Women Achieve focuses on seven key ideals that companies undertake to guide them towards developing a work environment that is conducive for the professional growth of women. The ideals include encouraging women to grow through training, shadowing, coaching, mentorship and internship programs, to consider female candidates for new opportunities and support ‘rising stars’ into leadership positions. Women Achieve also encourages the induction of women to serve on boards of different organizations and promotes the importance of fair remuneration for female employees. For more information about Women Achieve, please contact wib@amchamabudhabi.org.


About AmCham Abu Dhabi
AmCham Abu Dhabi (the trademark of the American Business Group of Abu Dhabi) is a member of the global network of American Chambers of Commerce. The AmCham Abu Dhabi mission is to promote commerce, investment and goodwill between the United States of America, the membership, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates. AmCham Abu Dhabi is an independent, not-for-profit association comprised of Fortune 500 corporations, small and medium sized companies and prominent business leaders and entrepreneurs. AmCham Abu Dhabi provides a uniquely situated platform through which executives pursue and discuss issues impacting business operation between the U.S. and U.A.E. Substantive government advocacy programs, educational and networking programs and customized business service are just a few of the many benefits AmCham Abu Dhabi provides to its members. Through the support of its members, AmCham Abu Dhabi has become the recognized voice of U.S. business in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates www.amchamabudhabi.org.


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Posted 2013-10-09 12:20:00