Bank al Etihad celebrates 4th Shorouq career program

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Press Release — Bank al Etihad celebrated the completion of its 4th Shorouq Career Comeback Program, according to a press statement.اضافة اعلان

The program is aimed at women looking to resume their careers after taking voluntary breaks to care for their families.

This year, the program was launched in partnership with prominent companies that share the bank’s commitment to strengthening women’s economic participation.

The list of partners includes the Crown Prince Foundation, PwC Middle East, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Zain Jordan, Amam Ventures, and the Business and Professional Women Association.

“The women participating in the program had the unique opportunity to benefit from workshops and practical training that allowed them to bridge the gap between their employment and unemployment years to prepare them to re-enter the labor market,” the statement said.

After the program’s success in previous years, which has enabled 45 percent of alumnae to get employed, and 20 percent to establish businesses, Bank al Etihad invited several companies to train participants at their premises to amplify the impact of the program, leading to the participation of 38 women.

“Bank al Etihad considers the program an expression of its identity and values, characterized by gender diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunities,” the statement said.

The bank’s launch of the program emphasizes its confidence in the vast potential of women in Jordan, its support of women from different professions, and its belief in the need for women’s greater participation in the workforce, which contributes to the Jordanian economy. 

The Shorouq Career Comeback Program is part of the wider “Shorouq” suite of banking solutions and non-financial services that Bank al Etihad launched in 2014 to enable women to achieve financial independence and security and activate their economic participation.

Bank al Etihad is a Jordanian banking and financial institution that has been operating for 41

years. It offers a growing network of 53 branches and 125 ATMs that are spread across the Kingdom.

The bank also owns a central exchange unit, a financial brokerage company (Al-Etihad Brokerage), and a financial leasing company (Al-Etihad Financial Leasing). It is a member and a strategic partner of the Board of Directors of the National Bank in Palestine.

It also owns 36 percent of the shares in Safwa Islamic Bank.

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