In the spirit of Omani Women’s Day, Ooredoo reaffirms its commitment to empowering women across all walks of life in the Sultanate. Through a number of initiatives including Ooredoo’s incubators and the women’s only training programme, ‘Springboard’, the company continues to support women to grow, develop and make a difference.
Raed Mohammed Dawood, Director of Government Relations and Corporate Affairs at Ooredoo said, “When you empower women, you empower communities and at Ooredoo we have big goals and aspirations on this front. Through the organisation’s incubators and leadership programmes, we support women who we know can go on to make great changes. To date, we have helped more than 4,000 women across Oman receive training, work towards economic independence and either apply for jobs or set up their very own businesses. A role we are proud of and will continue to support and champion for many years to come.”
Today, Ooredoo spearheads a number of award-winning initiatives including the Sultanate’s first ever women’s incubator programme which started in 2015. With a total of 13 incubators set up across the country to date, these hubs of learning help women gain vocational skills in areas such as information technology, beauty, cooking, sewing and handicrafts. In fact, latest figures show around 150 women have set up SoHos and SMEs; almost a quarter of the total number who have received training.
The incubators are located across Oman including in Al Musnaah, Qarayat, Manah, Dhank, Bahla, Izki, Samail, Dalkoot, Maqshan, Al Sinanah, Al Awabai, Ibra and Al Seeb. And more are set to be opened in the future. Proud of the work that has been accomplished so far, Ooredoo continues to showcase their graduates’ achievements through its social media channels.
For more information on the incubators and other initiatives and offers, visit www.ooredoo.om.
About Ooredoo Oman
Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company SAOG (“Ooredoo”) was founded and registered in the Sultanate of Oman in December 2004. It launched its service in March 2005 as the challenger mobile operator in Oman, originally operating under the name Nawras. The Company was awarded the second fixed licence in Oman in 2009, and launched its international gateway in April 2010, its corporate fixed and broadband services in May 2010, and its residential fixed and broadband services in June 2010. Since 2010, Ooredoo has been an integrated services telecommunications operator and is currently serving over 3 million customers across the Sultanate. Following a successful IPO on 1 November 2010, Ooredoo is listed on the Muscat Stock Market (MSM) under the “ORDS” ticker. Ooredoo is majority owned by Ooredoo Q.S.C. and also has a number of significant Omani shareholders which ensures that the company is strongly integrated into the Omani society. Ooredoo has won a number of awards including Best Telecommunications Company at the Arab Achievement Awards 2016, International Finance Magazine’s Most Customer Friendly Telecommunications Provider 2017, Best Digital Experience at the Customer Experience Management in Telecoms awards 2017 and Best National Network Operator at the Telecoms World Middle East Awards 2018.
About Ooredoo Group
Ooredoo is an international communications company operating across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. Serving consumers and businesses in 10 countries, Ooredoo delivers the leading data experience through a broad range of content and services via its advanced, data-centric mobile and fixed networks.
Ooredoo served 164 million customers and generated revenues of USD 8.9 billion as of 31 December 2017. Its shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.