Bain & Company named inaugural parent-friendly consultancy in UAE

19 February 2024 2 min. read

The Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA) has awarded twelve organisations the UAE Parent-friendly Label – a new program that recognizes employers that are committed to creating supportive environments for working parents. Bain & Company is the first consulting firm to bag the recognition.

The Parent-friendly Label commends organizations in the UAE for their commitment to supporting employees across all possible stages of their parenting years. Only organizations that stand out in their efforts are awarded the label, with around two dozen organisations now permitted to hold the prestigious status.

Among these leading employers are Emirates Nature, Mubadala, Nestle, LinkedIn, Visa, Chalhoub Group, Novartis, and now Bain & Company – a global strategy & management consulting firm with an office in Dubai.

Bain & Company named inaugural parent-friendly consultancy in UAE

Commenting on the milestone, Anne-Laure Malauzat, Partner and Regional Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion officer at Bain & Company, said the recognition is testament to the firm’s ongoing commitment to enabling its employees to balance their professional and family responsibilities effectively, and its unwavering dedication to fostering an inclusive and supportive workplace environment.

“We are deeply honored to receive this recognition and underline our steadfast commitment to upholding the exceptional standards associated with the Parent-friendly Label and to further enhance our support for working parents within the organization.”

“At Bain, we continually reassess our efforts to ensure we lead the way in promoting work-life balance, and adopt a human-first approach to all we do. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated people, whose unwavering contributions have been instrumental in shaping Bain & Company as a workplace that prioritizes the well-being of our teams and their families.”

The Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority is an entity committed to supporting holistic early childhood development, operating under the patronage of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

At the recognition ceremony, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan – Chairman of the ECA – emphasized the government’s commitment to supporting families and highlighted the significant role of families as the primary source of education and the cornerstone of robust and stable society.