S&P Global Empowers Over 15,400 Women with STEM Skills Through Million Women Mentorship Program


S&P Global has successfully trained over 15,400 women in various STEM-related skills through its Million Women Mentorship (MWM) program in collaboration with the U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council, as announced by S&P Global Managing Director, Mujeeb Zahur, in a webinar on ‘Career Development: Creating a Path for Employee Growth and Retention,’ held in collaboration with Nutshell Group on Friday. Zahur further mentioned that their target is to train 20,000 women and they are hopeful to achieve it soon.S&P Global has been playing an active role in Corporate Responsibility and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Initiatives, which include training the female workforce. Zahur emphasized the company’s focus on developing clear goals, embracing continuous learning, networking strategically, seeking feedback, and proactively developing leadership skills across the team.The webinar saw participation from esteemed panelists, including Wasif Rizvi, President of Habib University, Fatima Asad-Said, CEO of Abacus Consulting Technology Limited, Tanzeela Hussain, Global HR business Partner of the British Council, Muhammad Rizwan Dalia, Chief People Officer of K-Electric, and Shahrukh Masood, Group Director Human Resources & Corporate Communication of Martin Dow Group.The discussion centered around the theme of career development and employee retention practices. Al-Karim Hassan, Chief Strategy Officer of MAK Technology, UAE, initiated the dialogue with a statement on the new working modalities, mentioning how longevity at one organization was once considered an important hallmark of a successful career, but now organizations are pushing their employees to gain experience from multiple employers to upskill and reskill talent to fuel growth in the future.The panelists shared their views on the challenges faced by new leadership, including changing dynamics, the need for shared purpose and values, and the importance of upskilling and right-skilling. They emphasized the role of critical thinking, empathy, transparency, and connectivity in driving change and managing stakeholders.In conclusion, Wasif highlighted the importance of DEI practices borrowed from universities, and Fatima emphasized the need for relevance to impact sustainability and productivity. Tanzeela reinforced the value of DEI at the workplace, while Rizwan focused on the potential of employees to drive change and manage stakeholders. Shahrukh elaborated on the benefit of transparency and connectivity with employees.S&P Global’s efforts to train women in STEM-related skills and its focus on Corporate Responsibility and DEI Initiatives are commendable. The discussion on career development and employee retention practices provides insights into the challenges faced by new leadership and the importance of critical thinking, empathy, transparency, and connectivity in driving change and managing stakeholders.