Alba sponsors Women’s Day celebrations
Manama, December 2, 2012
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) recently sponsored the Bahraini Women’s Day celebrations that took place in the Kingdom, in line with its commitment to gender inequality at the corporate and national level.
Organised under the patronage of HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and President of the Supreme Council for Women, Bahraini Women’s Day provides an occasion to commemorate the achievements and contributions made by women towards the development and progress of the Kingdom.
The celebrations which took place under the theme, ‘Women and Sports: Will… Achieve… Aspirations’, recognised the achievements of Bahraini women in national, regional and international sports, and praised the important role of Bahraini women in raising the country’s profile in the global sporting arena.
Basem Al Sharqi, chief support functions officer, Alba, said: "Bahraini Women’s Day has been specially set aside to mark the achievements of women of this country who are contributing to the Kingdom’s social and economic life. It is also about looking at the future and working towards enlarging opportunities for women to excel and enjoy their rights as fellow citizens.”
“At Alba, we join the Kingdom of Bahrain in celebrating this day and in playing our part in strengthening gender equality at the work place. We are especially proud of the many Bahraini women who have excelled in sports and made the Kingdom proud of their accomplishments. It is, therefore, quite apt that in this Olympic year, Bahrain would choose to honour sportswomen who set standards of excellence for others to emulate."
Alba currently has the maximum number of women employees in any industrial company in Bahrain, the statement said.
“The company holds the honour of having the first woman engineer in Bahrain as well as the first woman doctor to be in charge of a medical facility in an industrial plant,” Al Sharqi said. - TradeArabia News Service