Jazz, Pakistan’s leading digital operator and a part of the VEON Group, has partnered with LUMS, Pakistan’s leading research-intensive university, to launch “Empower,” an Executive Development Program for Women Leaders.

Empower is a three-day learning and residential program. Through this program, Jazz intends to instill valuable leadership skills among women leaders in workforce. Attendees include 75 women from Jazz, and the company will also be offering 20 scholarships through open enrolment for other women leaders to attend the program.

Speaking at the launch ceremony, Sanam Sheikh, Chief People Officer at Jazz said, “Empower is launched with the mission to provide women leaders with skillsets needed to excel in leadership roles. The three-day immersive program reiterates our company’s commitment towards promoting gender diversity at the workplace by empowering women and helping them thrive as leaders.”

Spanning from 6th to 8th December, Empower will provide trainees with cutting-edge technologies and best industry practices to help them navigate their managerial roles strategically and more efficiently.

Dr Arif Nazir Butt, Professor at the Suleman Dawood School of Business at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan reinforced, “Empower is a unique learning experience with a focus on enabling women leaders to cultivate their executive management roles by influencing business agility and organizational competitiveness. The program provides collaborative opportunities for self-reflection and development; steering the executives towards enhanced confidence and professional competence”.

Jazz is an equal opportunity employer. It’s one of the first telecom companies with a high female representation in its executive leadership. Jazz is also the signatory to the global Women’s Empowerment Principles, a set of Principles offering guidance to businesses on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace, and community and was recently recognized for its Gender Inclusive Workplace at UN Women Asia-Pacific 2022 WEPs Awards.  This award recognizes organizations that have incorporated the right measures to make themselves the preferred employer for women.