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Bahraini women help Avaya diversify

Part of altest crop of graduates from Avaya Academy, two female Avaya Academy graduates from Bahrain are joining the company's workforce.

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A pair of talented young Bahraini women are among the latest crop of graduates from the Avaya Academy - the latest proof that not only is Avaya becoming more diverse, but the telecommunications industry in the Middle East as a whole.

Among the 17 new additions to Avaya’s EMEA workforce are two Bahraini and two Saudi graduates. As fully-fledged employees, these bright young professionals are ready to contribute to the digital transformation aspirations of their home countries.

One of those new employees is Eman Al Shaibani. A sales associate at the Bahrain office, Al Shaibani says: “The past six months at the Academy have been a truly enriching experience. The opportunity to be mentored by some of the industry’s visionaries, the access to cutting-edge technologies, and the unwavering support of the management team, have given me unparalleled exposure and a deep understanding of the rapidly advancing technology industry. I am eager to now apply my learnings to empower enterprises across the Middle East to advance their digital agendas and create compelling customer and employee experiences.”

Adds Nidal Abou-Ltaif, president of Avaya International: “Over the last six months, these 17 talented men and women have already made an impression on everyone who has worked with them, and I’m truly excited about the passion, determination and raw ability that they will bring to bear at Avaya.”

Now in its second year, the Avaya Academy is an immersive development programme for new hires in customer-facing functions that helps individuals enter the field with exceptional training, advanced industry knowledge, and a customer-focused mindset.