Muzun Alshenaifi, Operations and Talent Manager at SMSCMC, has recently stepped into the role of Chair of the Mullhemah Committee. The Mullhemah Committee, which was launched across the BAE Systems businesses in Saudi Arabia at the beginning of this year, aims to create equal opportunities for qualified women to occupy leadership positions within BAE Systems in Saudi Arabia and to create an attractive and professional work environment.
Muzun has worked at SMSCMC for 4 years and prior to this worked at a non-profit organization for 5 years. She has a double Bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Accounting, with a diploma in Leadership. When Mullhemah was launched, Muzun held the role of Chair Deputy, so she has had an active role in creating and implementing the strategy, goals, and objectives. She has also been a member of the D&I Committee for 2 years, during which time she created and delivered a workshop on Unconscious Bias.
“Having a diverse team brings so many benefits to any organization, including a diversity of thoughts and perspectives which will increase creativity and productivity. It also helps to enhance the organisation culture, improve our reputation, and utilise the talents of the Kingdom.” explained Muzun. “More importantly, the diversity of the workforce is helping us to be aligned with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, which as one of its aims, seeks to empower women, increasing their participation in the Saudi workforce and enabling them to fulfil their potential.”
Muzun understands that women within the businesses are looking up for Mullhemah to support with increase the access to learning, Develop new opportunities as well as create an attractive and motivating work environment. “My hopes for Mullhemah is for it to provide the support, education and more importantly the inspiration to every BAE Systems employees, regardless of their gender, to stand out, reach their maximum potential, and grow professionally and personally.”
“I totally understand the different challenges that women face in the workplace, but I believe that no one can help women to achieve their goals and get them what they really want, than themselves!” stated Muzun “The first step to any woman overcoming the challenges she’s facing comes from believing in herself and that she can achieve her goals.” Muzun believes that inspiration can be very important in achieving this self-belief. “Seeing others achieve can really help you realize that your goals are achievable and see a way forward. Providing inspiration to others is very important to me as I feel that it was something I was looking for in a stage of my life.”
One of Muzun’s aspirations is to provide other women with the inspiration and courage to make decisions and help them move forward within BAE Systems, through both her day-to-day working as well as through her role within the Mullhemah Committee. “I have always been motivated by success, results, and influence. Watching people we inspire succeed in their professional and even personal life is very rewarding. I want to help women become a natural candidates for their dream roles.”
Muzun added that as Chair of the Mullhemah committee she will continue delivering the committee’s vision and keep influencing employees, both female and male, to cooperate and work together to build both personal and business success. “As well as becoming an active contributor in implementing the company’s diversity and inclusion plan, I would like for Mullhemah to be seen as the committee that has the courage to drive the change, the committee that ensures all women are treated fairly, and the committee that keeps finding new opportunities which will help in creating a meaningful change for years to come.”