Reach Mentoring Joins Forces with American Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi


New partnership enhances support and professional development of female executives

Reach Mentoring, the first non-profit organization dedicated to structured mentoring and leadership development for women professionals in the Middle East, has announced a new partnership with The American Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi (AmCham Abu Dhabi) Women in Business Committee.

With a mission to empower professional women, AmCham Abu Dhabi will offer its ‘WOMEN ACHIEVE Ambassadors’ the chance to enrol in Reach Mentoring; a 12-month program to support career development.  This year, six WOMEN ACHIEVE Ambassadors, three mentors and three mentees, will participate in the program to support the development of women professionals at all levels of their careers. Since 2013, over 200 professional women have been matched with mentors from all industry sectors, to complete the year-long Reach Mentoring program.

The collaboration further supports the WOMEN ACHIEVE initiative, managed and run by the AmCham Abu Dhabi Women in Business Committee. The initiative focuses on seven key ideals that direct companies towards acquiring a supportive work environment for the professional advancement of women. The program includes encouraging women to grow through training, shadowing, coaching, mentorship and internship programs, considering female candidates for new opportunities and promoting ‘rising stars’ into leadership positions.

Farah Foustok, Co-Founder and board member of Reach Mentoring commented: “We are delighted to welcome AmCham Abu Dhabi as active and committed members of the Reach program.  It is through these essential partnerships that we are able to significantly contribute to the development and empowerment of women in the working world, for a truly sustainable impact.”

Sharief Fahmy, Chairman of AmCham Abu Dhabi highlighted the importance of empowering women in the workplace. “A diverse, dynamic and inclusive workforce spurs innovation and increases productivity. AmCham Abu Dhabi is proud to partner with Reach Mentoring to help our WOMEN ACHIEVE Ambassadors gain leadership skills through structured mentoring and professional support.” 

Dareen Zoughbi, Chairperson of the AmCham Abu Dhabi Women in Business Committee said, “The committee has done a phenomenal job in continuously providing the female membership of AmCham Abu Dhabi with ample opportunities for professional development. Participating in the Reach Mentoring program is a clear demonstration of our strong commitment to our seven pillars, which includes mentorship.”