Saudi group launches first female career portal
Jeddah, June 21, 2011
A group of young Saudi philanthropists have announced the launch of Glowork, the first website in the GCC that aims to provide full fledged career advisory to females.
Glowork (www.glowork.net) currently serves the Kingdom and will expand to the region as the demand increases, said its senior official.
Given the high demand in increasing the Saudization percentage in the market and the need to increase diversity in the work place, Glowork has been set up to serve both fresh graduate and experienced females, said Khalid Alkhudair, the founder of the e-portal dedicated to female recruitment.
“We believe there are numerous job opportunities for females in the Kingdom, but what they currently lack is a channel that links them together, Glowork is that channel,” remarked Alkhudair.
Felwa Al Bazie, Glowork’s Managing Director said, “Our board members really believe in this initiative, and they have established a channel of communication which is one of the biggest uses in the Kingdom at the current state, the “Website”.
"Our board is formed by leaders in various fields and sectors, Khalid Alkhudair who has extensive experience in marketing and communications and was given the award for best head of marketing in the Middle East in 2010.
The board also has Muna AbuSulayman one of the most influential women in the world, leader in philanthropy and a highly recognizable media personality, Jamal Al Mansour a well experienced HR professional with over 23 years experience and Khalid Al Saleh an operations and servicing guru, the current CEO of Dr Café.
Al Bazie said, "Our website doesn’t stop just there, we want to ensure it is continuously updated with the latest technology and innovations, and broaden our ideas to the point we can allow females and large international corporate organizations to conduct their interviews online."
In her comments, Muna Abusulayman, said, "I believe that the services that Glowork provide will help women understand how to get the right job for them, rather than apply to what is available. That is the difference between doing your job or enjoying your career."
As a special launch promotion, the organizations in Saudi Arabia have been given the opportunity to post unlimited jobs for free for the upcoming month, she added.-TradeArabia News Service