Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) was placed in the top three Corporate Excellence candidates at Monday night’s Leadership Excellence for Women Awards (LEWAS), held at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.
The award recognizes organizations that have excelled in initiatives to encourage, advance, hire and retain women through inclusive hiring and development practices. Saudi Aramco won the award and the other finalist in the category with JHAH was Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company.
“There is ample evidence that leadership teams with balanced representation have a positive impact on organizational culture and performance. We are confidently embracing diversity and inclusion to achieve our ambitious goals and greatest potential,” said Dr. Daniele Rigamonti, JHAH CEO.
LEWAS is the forerunner in the GCC to honor talented and influential women, address pressing issues, develop new and better opportunities and create long-lasting collaborations and partnerships. The award program is dedicated to recognizing professional excellence and celebrates those who demonstrate innovation, leadership and talent while advocating for women’s empowerment, in both academic and business sectors.
“At JHAH, I am proud to be surrounded by women who are excelling in their fields and making a difference both at an individual level for the patients they care for, and on a national level through our pioneering programs and vision of creating a sustainable system of medical and preventive care that can become the pre-eminent model in the Kingdom and throughout the Gulf region,” said Dr. Linda Lee, JHAH chief of staff.
Key programs and achievements of women in the JHAH workforce:
• First female nursing doctorate graduates from an in-Kingdom program.
• First Saudi woman to be appointed as a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
• In cooperation with the Saudi Aramco Driving Center, JHAH female employees have the opportunity to attend driving training during working hours.