©2018 by womenup^ with  and ☕

Our beliefs

  • We believe women should be able to succeed professionally and enjoy motherhood simultaneously.

  • We believe women have the absolute right to take a career break to care for their children and we do believe they return to work with an even better skill set.

  • We believe in the full potential of women – and of anyone – to reinvent
    themselves. We have so many talents – it’s just a matter of getting the opportunity to use them.

  • We believe corporations should foster an environment in which women can thrive,
    and potentially take leadership roles, positively impacting companies’ results.

  • We believe ‘Corporate America’ will be attractive to women only if all of us – women,
    men, HR professionals, leaders and stakeholders understand that this is an issue to be addressed together.

Initiatives Logo.png

Women Up proudly participated in the Impact Miami initiative, as it falls into two categories of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

#8: Good Jobs and Economic Growth

"Job opportunities and decent working conditions are also required for the whole working age population."

  • Men earn 12.5% more than women in 40 out of 45 countries with data.

  • The global gender pay gap stands at 23 per cent globally and without decisive action, it will take another 68 years to achieve equal pay. Women’s labor force participation rate is 63 per cent while that of men is 94 per cent.

  • Despite their increasing presence in public life, women continue to do 2.6 times the unpaid care and domestic work that men do.

  • 470 million jobs are needed globally for new entrants to the labor market between 2016 and 2030.

#5: Gender Equality

"Implementing new legal frameworks regarding female equality in the workplace...is crucial to ending the gender-based discrimination prevalent in many countries around the world."

Paula Gerber


- My first expatriate posting came when I was 23. I was relocated to Libya, North Africa. After 2.5 years I relocated again to Abu Dhabi.

- I had several career breaks, for different reasons: to rethink what I wanted, to battle a rare type of cancer, to move again to another country, and finally to raise my children, who gave my life a whole new meaning. 

- My career was built mainly within the HR arena. I have worked in different multinationals with people from all over the world.

- I love working with people and to me, one of the most important things in any relationship is empathy. Put yourself in other people's shoes. It's simple and easy.