FOUNDER'S DESK


The personal entries of Sammy Khayat, founder of The Baza-miyat Company.


WOMEN ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM


September 17th, 2016

Dear Interested Parties,

As this is my first personal speech on my company's website I would like to personally thank you for providing me the opportunity today to discuss with you my recent move to implement my Women Economic Empowerment Program in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Prior to my departure to Jordan in October of 2014, the subject of gender equality and women empowerment was a topic of personal interest but not, at the time, a topic I would have foreseen myself diving into. However, through my personal readings and findings, in addition to extending my stay in Jordan, I have grown more aware of the socioeconomic influence of the issue, as evidenced in Jordan. As Jordan is a resource poor country and in the early stages of transition to an innovation driven economy. Therefore, human capital represents a strategic resource underpinning the country's future success with regards to economic development and growth.

Therefore, to complement the government's efforts to address gender equality and women empowerment, as the capital markets remain inefficient. While taking into account the unsupported nature of academic and political institutions to address mismatches between labor supply and private sector needs. In an overall strategy to further the UN Global Compact Principles and goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. I have announced, as of September 9th, 2016 my intentions to implement, as well as personally manage my Women Economic Empowerment Program in Jordan, that I've spent my personal time, as little as there maybe, researching and designing.

I strongly believe my Program will succeed because of the core principles I have instilled that will ensure the perpetual existence of my Program. A few of the core principles are:

Principle 1: The Program will be managed by myself, as I do not believe an execution partner in Jordan will approach the subject with same level of compassion, commitment, or willingness to sustain the effort in the face of cultural norms and laws that could impede future progress. Wherein intervention models will need to be either adapted or remodeled to account for such.

Principle 2: The Program is to be managed as a social enterprise and not as a for-profit organization. As most individuals are concerned more with the payback period or ROI from their investment instead of working to achieve the outcomes and results of the Program.

Principle 3: Empowering women, or people in general, requires first and foremost, the empowerment of those directly involved in my Program.

Principle 4: Coalitions must be forged to address gender equality and women empowerment because a collective effort among us all is required to alleviate an issue with national implications. A collective effort that shall be shared among and across: the private sector; academic and political institutions; communities; as well as Jordanian citizens.

In closing, I wholeheartedly believe that my Program will act as a beacon of hope for women – hope in the ability to excel and achieve; hope in inspiring other women to excel and achieve; hope in rebuilding inner self confidence; and further, hope to help women break free from the shackles that have restrained their mobility.

If you believe you are ready to share and participate in this multifaceted endeavor, or perhaps if you shall have further questions, comments, concerns, or views you would like to share, I look forward to entertaining all. Please email me at initiatives@bazamiyat.com or connect with me through my company's Facebook page.

Thank you in consideration for your time.

P.S. > For further information about the Program, please refer to the Initiatives section of my company's website.

Sincerely,

Sammy B. Khayat
Founder, Chairman and CEO
The Baza-miyat Company


For the purposes of convenience, you may also share your questions, comments, concerns, or views using the comments form below. As I will be online between the hours of 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (US, Eastern Time), every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to respond.

FOUNDER'S DESK


The personal entries of Sammy Khayat, founder of The Baza-miyat Company.


WOMEN ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM


September 17th, 2016

Dear Interested Parties,

As this is my first personal speech on my company's website I would like to personally thank you for providing me the opportunity today to discuss with you my recent move to implement my Women Economic Empowerment Program in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Prior to my departure to Jordan in October of 2014, the subject of gender equality and women empowerment was a topic of personal interest but not, at the time, a topic I would have foreseen myself diving into. However, through my personal readings and findings, in addition to extending my stay in Jordan, I have grown more aware of the socioeconomic influence of the issue, as evidenced in Jordan. As Jordan is a resource poor country and in the early stages of transition to an innovation driven economy. Therefore, human capital represents a strategic resource underpinning the country's future success with regards to economic development and growth.

Therefore, to complement the government's efforts to address gender equality and women empowerment, as the capital markets remain inefficient. While taking into account the unsupported nature of academic and political institutions to address mismatches between labor supply and private sector needs. In an overall strategy to further the UN Global Compact Principles and goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. I have announced, as of September 9th, 2016 my intentions to implement, as well as personally manage my Women Economic Empowerment Program in Jordan, that I've spent my personal time, as little as there maybe, researching and designing.

I strongly believe my Program will succeed because of the core principles I have instilled that will ensure the perpetual existence of my Program. A few of the core principles are:

Principle 1: The Program will be managed by myself, as I do not believe an execution partner in Jordan will approach the subject with same level of compassion, commitment, or willingness to sustain the effort in the face of cultural norms and laws that could impede future progress. Wherein intervention models will need to be either adapted or remodeled to account for such.

Principle 2: The Program is to be managed as a social enterprise and not as a for-profit organization. As most individuals are concerned more with the payback period or ROI from their investment instead of working to achieve the outcomes and results of the Program.

Principle 3: Empowering women, or people in general, requires first and foremost, the empowerment of those directly involved in my Program.

Principle 4: Coalitions must be forged to address gender equality and women empowerment because a collective effort among us all is required to alleviate an issue with national implications. A collective effort that shall be shared among and across: the private sector; academic and political institutions; communities; as well as Jordanian citizens.

In closing, I wholeheartedly believe that my Program will act as a beacon of hope for women – hope in the ability to excel and achieve; hope in inspiring other women to excel and achieve; hope in rebuilding inner self confidence; and further, hope to help women break free from the shackles that have restrained their mobility.

If you believe you are ready to share and participate in this multifaceted endeavor, or perhaps if you shall have further questions, comments, concerns, or views you would like to share, I look forward to entertaining all. Please email me at initiatives@bazamiyat.com or connect with me through my company's Facebook page.

Thank you in consideration for your time.

P.S. > For further information about the Program, please refer to the Initiatives section of my company's website.

Sincerely,

Sammy B. Khayat
Founder, Chairman and CEO
The Baza-miyat Company


For the purposes of convenience, you may also share your questions, comments, concerns, or views using the comments form below. As I will be online between the hours of 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (US, Eastern Time), every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to respond.



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