PepsiCo launches Tamakani to empower women

PepsiCo launches Tamakani to empower women
A number of influencers participated in a panel discussion on the role of women in Saudi Arabia.
Updated 18 June 2019

PepsiCo launches Tamakani to empower women

PepsiCo launches Tamakani to empower women

PepsiCo. launched Tamakani, a dedicated platform that aims to support and inspire generations of women in the Kingdom.

The platform will help create opportunities and guidance for women with promising capabilities, provide support to realize aspirations, scale up innovative initiatives, and mentor Saudi women to realize their full potential. 

To launch Tamakani, PepsiCo partnered with Eggdancer Productions, the first production company in Saudi Arabia owned and managed by Saudi women — Dania Nassief and Danya Alhamrani, for a red-carpet screening of “Rise — The Journey of Women in Saudi Arabia” at VOX Cinemas in Jeddah. 

The documentary chronicles the changing social landscape of Saudi Arabia through stories of the most influential women in the past 50 years in the fields of media, education, politics and sports. 

Some of the influencers who took part in the documentary are Muna AbuSulayman, Dr. Thoraya Obaid, Raha Moharrak, Dr. Fatima Nassief, Dr. Suad Juffali, Khairiah Abu Laban, Bayan Zahran, Somayya Jabarti, Dr. Samira Islam, and Dr. Lama Al-Sulaiman, to name a few.

Tamer Mosalam, GCC-Levant Foods vice president and business unit general manager, PepsiCo, said: “Empowering women and providing them with opportunities to thrive is a core component of PepsiCo’s Winning with Purpose strategy. With the launch of Tamakani, we further our commitment to provide equal opportunities for empowerment and enablement for every member of society to realize their full potential in the workforce and in society. By doing so, they contribute to the efforts made to support the ambitions of Saudi Vision 2030 and realizing the core pillars of the Kingdom’s vision to achieve a thriving economy.” 

Following the screening, Mosalam participated in a panel discussion on the role of women in Saudi Arabia along with Lina Al-Maeena, Dr. Obaid, Abu Laban, and the co-founders of Eggdancer Productions, who are also key Saudi influencers. 

“We are proud to partner with PepsiCo and be part of Tamakani launch. Female empowerment is one of the key priorities for the Saudi government and through Rise we are fortunate to bring to life inspiring stories of influential women in the Kingdom,” said Nassief, co-founder of Eggdancer Productions.


PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification

PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification
Updated 19 January 2021

PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification

PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification

PwC’s Academy, the talent and skills development business of PwC, has recently been recognized as an approved center offering the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualification in the Middle East. This professional qualification will develop core management skills, and enable aspiring leaders to acquire globally recognized accreditation.

Launching as a public course in February, the Level 5 diploma in management and leadership is designed to give participants the skills and competencies needed to become an effective manager. Live online training will be delivered through a flexible, bite-sized modular program over a one-year period. Upon completion, participants will be one step closer to CMI’s prestigious Chartered Manager status.

Amanda Line, partner at PwC’s Academy, said: “Leadership is required in all areas of an organization, no matter the industry, to set direction and unlock the greatest potential in teams. The CMI qualification not only equips participants with cross-functional management skills that form the building blocks of leadership, the fact that this is a globally recognized accreditation adds confidence to both participants and companies.”

The Level 5 diploma covers core subjects including finance management, project management, planning and procuring, and the principles of management and leadership. Participants can continue to progress through the CMI qualification by earning an award, certificate or diploma, depending on their professional goals.

PwC’s Academy will also offer Level 3 and Level 7 CMI qualifications as in-house training for organizations across the Middle East.

Winston Jacob, head of employer and partner provider relations at CMI, said: “Our mission at CMI is, and has been for the past 70 years, to raise the quality and standard of management in the workplace. We are delighted to partner with PwC’s Academy in the Middle East to offer a number of our globally recognized qualifications, and at a time that has never been more critical for the development of our future leaders.”