ESKADENIA Software, a leading provider of best-in-class business systems accelerating digital transformation, participated in “The Leaders4Equality program – L4E” to empower and invest in women’s futures in technology. The program, held under the title “Paving the way for a diverse private sector in Jordan,” was organized by Mashreq Gender Facility in cooperation with the World Bank Group, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the ICT Business Association in Jordan (int@j), and the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW).
The Leaders4Equality (L4E) Peer Learning program is a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) peer learning cohort focused on advancing gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. Companies from various sectors took part in this initiative and were grouped into pairs. As part of the Peer-to-Peer Sessions, ESKADENIA Software collaborated with JoPACC (Jordan Payments and Clearing Company) to create work plans, develop HR tools, and share outcomes. The goals are to retain, recruit, and promote female employees.
During the course of the program, the ESKADENIA Team, with support from the IFC’s L4E, had the opportunity to enrich and enhance all of the company’s policies and strategies and cover a wider range of diversity and inclusion angles throughout the program sessions. Moreover, the team developed a Diversity and Inclusion policy encompassing all of ESKDAENIA`s existing and revamped gender-sensitive policies. This also entailed updating other relevant HR materials such as the Employee Handbook.
Since its inception in 2000, ESKADENIA Software’s core principles have included a commitment to gender equality. In recognition of their efforts to foster equal opportunities for women and men, ESKADENIA Software has been awarded the United Nations Women’s Organization’s “Gender Equity Seal (GES).”
“The Leaders4Equality initiative was an opportunity to interact with other companies and gain more insight about how to better apply D&I methodologies in the workplace. We at ESKADENIA, believe that Gender Diversity and Inclusion is a collective company-wide effort to reach optimal gender equity,” stated Ms Rinad Hammoud, Senior Marketing & Communications at ESKADENIA Software.