MENA Properties announces extension of employee maternity leave from 45 to 60 days


MENA Properties announces extension of employee maternity leave from 45 to 60 days

Rasha Nashaat, founder of real estate consultancy MENA Properties Services LLC, announced the new Human Resources policy for the company at the recent United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) event held at The Address Hotel, Dubai Mall, which brought together influential business frontrunners and thought influencers from the Middle East in Dubai. Rasha was one of five panelists for the Women Empowerment discussion, where she expressed the importance of women empowerment and spoke about UNGC’s Sustainable Development Goal number 5 (SDG#5)  which aims to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls.  MENA Properties Services is a proud member of the UNGC and a fervent supporter of the UNGC Local Network UAE.

A successful business woman, a wife and a mother, Rasha maintains a perfect balance between her personal and professional roles. As a strong advocate for women’s rights and empowerment in the workplace, she stressed on the importance of female employees within a company and how crucial their participation is.

MENA Properties thrives on policies that foster gender equality and women empowerment at different levels. With a strong workforce comprising 70% of female employees, the organisation is committed to offering women equal opportunity to grow and build a career for themselves in the real estate industry. Backed by several years of experience in real estate, Rasha strongly believes that women have an intuitive understanding of the client’s requirements when looking for homes to rent or buy.

Rasha understands the challenges women face to strike a balance between work and family in a competitive environment, which is why MENA Properties offers them an extended maternity leave as well as flexible working hours. She commented, “I am delighted to announce that MENA Properties has decided to increase its maternity leave from the government-mandated 45 days to an extended period of 60 days, to ensure mothers have a comfortable transition back into work.”

Rasha was extremely humbled and proud to be part of UNGC’s initiative and expressed her enthusiasm and commitment towards the cause of empowering women in the UAE.

MENA Properties Services LLC

Established and run by a team of powerful women with a combined 30 years in the industry, MENA Properties Services LLC is a real estate consultancy focused on finding homes, not houses! Intuitive, unbiased and highly professional, their specialist real estate consultants build up a detailed understanding of customer requirements, before drawing on their extensive knowledge of residential and commercial properties, statistical data and property cycles in the UAE to find their clients’ the perfect investment opportunity. This custom fit service extends beyond the UAE too, with partnerships across the MENA region and involvement in a number of real estate portals that are bridging the gaps between regions. Constantly looking for new ways to contribute to the real estate community, the MENA Properties team are an unstoppable force.


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