Leadership quotes and intern testimonials from CTG on gender equality and WEPs in the UAE

“Great things often come about thanks to timing. 2017 was the year that CTG embarked on a rebrand to create clearer messaging into what motivates and drives the company. It involved a fundamental rethink of what we are about and how we operate in war-torn countries. All of our employees contributed and our path suddenly became clear. To our excitement, the importance of gender equality (SDG5) emerged as a fundamental to how we must do business.” – CTG CEO and WEPs UAE Chair Alice Laugher on making an impact in 2017 through better business practice aligned with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Read more

On CTG’s attitudes towards business practices:

“Our vision is to make a positive impact no matter how challenging the work environment. We see our operations as opportunities to advance the 2030 Agenda for Humanity, educating staff on sustainable business practices and anti-corruption standards and balancing the scales for gender equality.” – Alice Laugher

WATCH – Interview with Alice Laugher:

How businesses can help achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

“Gender equality starts at home. CTG is not only a female-led organisation, but we also have total parity across all roles including management positions. In the field, we continue to be confronted with legacy barriers such as notions that ‘it’s a man’s job’ or cultural obstacles. We are slowly tearing down these barriers and accommodating cultural constraints to enable women to work for CTG in the field.” – CTG COO James Veysey


Empowering young women

Since the beginning of 2017, 100 percent of the interns hired by CTG has been young women. This is in line with SDG5: Gender Equality, which calls for female empowerment until we reach the ultimate gender equality goal. According to the World Bank, only 21.8 percent of the labour force in 2016 was female. CTG is taking active steps to empower young women and raise this number.  Read more