Reiterating the company’s commitment to addressing the gender diversity and inclusion gaps in the larger community, Jazz CEO Aamir Ibrahim, in a recent interview, stated that, “The soul of our organization is to empower lives and livelihoods of women through technology. It’s our fundamental belief that technology is the greatest equalizer and can help us overcome gender disparity.”
According to the Global Gender Gap Index report 2022 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Pakistan is second worst on the global gender parity index ranking 145 out of 146 countries. As per the GSMA, the global industry association of mobile network operators, the country has some of the widest mobile gender gaps where 33% fewer women own mobile devices relative to men, whereas 38% fewer women use mobile internet as compared to their male counterparts.
“These are alarming statistics and by adopting a collective action approach we must act urgently. Without equal access to internet and technology, women are not able to participate in the digital society. Holding them back affects every aspect of their lives, including their ability to participate in the economy, speak out and campaign on issues that affect them,” He added.
Jazz is dedicated to enhancing diversity and women’s empowerment within its business model and focuses on uplifting women in the society through the power of the internet. Female specific products and services are designed to help address many of the wider gender inequalities by digitally enabling them access to health, financial, and other life-enhancing services.
(2/2)We as a society need to overcome our blind spots (inherent biases) if we are to build a society where all members of society feel emancipated and thrive. We need to unlearn and shapeshift our traditional views to build a diversified, equitable and inclusive 🇵🇰#GenderEquity pic.twitter.com/EBODWHGmOv
— Aamir Hafeez Ibrahim (@aamir_ibrahim01) July 20, 2022
Jazz is one of the first mobile operators that has 31% female representation at Executive Committee level, enabling it to take well rounded commercial as well as people decisions. It’s an equal opportunity employer and is creating and nurturing an inclusive and empowering culture.