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Ooredoo Graduates more than 80 Empowered Women from Springboard Programme

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OoredooGraduates more than 80 Empowered Women from Springboard Programme

Muscat, Oman

Ooredoo recently graduated 87 women working at various Ministries and government authorities from the world-renowned Springboard programme. The event was held under the patronage of His Excellency, Sayyed Salim bin Musalam Al Busaidi, Undersecretary of Civil Service of Administrative Development affairs, and attended by Ooredoo CEO Greg Young and several Ooredoo family members. Theprogramme, run by Ooredooin collaboration with the British Council, is designed to empower Oman’s female workforce and enhance their skill-sets and confidence to develop in their careers.

“At Ooredoo, we look for opportunities to spur growth and empowerment in professional women. The Springboard programme encourages development and fulfills our goal of building and nurturing the capabilities of women to achieverewarding careers,” said Raed Dawood, Director of Government Relations and Corporate Affairs at Ooredoo. “The success of this initiative has been overwhelming. A total of 87 females from different Ministriesfrom across Oman have been trained and now enjoy greater potential, enhanced skill-sets, and the confidence to achieve their career objectives as well as personal success.”

This milestone graduation was a result of 22 Memorandaof Understanding signed by Ooredoo and governmental organisationsto bring women from multiple sectors together for a holistic developmental programme. Trainees were divided into five groups and taught essential skills such as prioritisation, assertiveness, goal setting, health improvement, stress management and communication skills alongside training in public speaking, self-awareness, self-management, and self-empowerment. Additionally, groups were further divided into two teams, each given the goal of delivering a project, with the top three honored at the graduation ceremony.

To date, the Springboard programme has successfully trained 175,000 women in 22 countries and been translated into 12 languages. To find out more about Ooredoo’s Springboard programme, you can contact Ooredoo or the British Council in Oman.


About Ooredoo


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 2 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 Jury’s Distinction Award for Customer Service Excellence in the telecom sector 2013, Leading Telecommunications Company at the Arab Achievement Awards 2013, Best Operator Network at the Telecoms World Middle East 2013 Awards and a number of awards for their outstanding campaigns at the Dubai Lynx Awards in February 2014.


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About Ooredoo Group


Ooredoo is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. Ooredoo has a presence in markets such as Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, the Maldives, Myanmar and Indonesia. The company was named “Best Mobile Operator of the Year” at the World Communication Awards 2013.


The company reported revenues of US$9.3 billion in 2013 and had a consolidated global customer base of more than 95 million people as of 31 December 2013. Ooredoo’s shares are listed on the Qatar Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.


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