Yellow Door Energy is seeking legal counsel to join our team and support the operation and growth of the business. The ideal candidate will be delighted to offer clean energy solutions to businesses in Jordan. He/she reports jointly to the Dubai-based General Counsel and works closely with all teams in the company. The main responsibilities of the Legal Counsel role are covered by four main functions: As General Counsel of Yellow Door Energy, Tania provides legal support for the firm`s activities in all markets. Prior to joining Yellow Door Energy, Tania worked with leading U.S. law firms on business and project development in the U.S. and the MENA region. It has negotiated energy projects from 10 MW to 400 MW using a variety of technologies and fuel supplies, including solar, wind, hydroelectric and natural gas. Tania is registered in Washington, D.C.
Bar, holds a J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, and a degree in Business Administration from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I would start by understanding the needs of women before investing in a particular initiative. An excellent book titled “Invisible Women – Data Bias in a World Designed for Men” by Caroline Criado Perez discusses the lack of data that fuels systemic gender inequalities in economic development, education, public policy, and more. Most programs are based on studies developed by and mainly for men, with the idea that it can be easily replicated for women with small adjustments here and there. “Gender blindness” creates a “one-size-fits-all” approach that is very detrimental to women`s health and progress. A genuine understanding of what women need in different environments is key to implementing effective policies. Women`s empowerment is huge. The key is to empower women and the ability to improve their political, social, health and economic status. This means promoting women`s self-esteem, independence and ability to make changes and influence decision-making. This includes equal opportunities in education, work, pay, leadership and the elimination of inequalities between men and women.
Everyone must be involved, men and women, to enable changes in regulation, government action and private sector initiatives. Never give up. Embrace your power as a woman and your femininity to shape your leadership style. So often we think we have to act like men to reach the top. As a result, we can lose our authenticity and rob our teams, colleagues and ourselves of our true power. As women, we have an incredible gift for showing and shaping the world. We bring a different perspective that can make a real difference. Embracing our essence is the key to our growth. from `Bay Street Bull Women`s 2018 | Whitney Wolfe Herde » Every region has room for growth for women`s empowerment, but every region has a different starting point.
All countries could do more to address the pay gap, educational inequalities, low numbers of women in decision-making positions and violence against women. However, in some regions, women are already more encouraged to be financially independent and career-oriented. This means that their basic needs for security, housing and education are met. In other regions, however, women don`t even have that. While their access to basic needs is limited, the definition of empowerment and equality differs. If the starting point is different, then the path and the required initiatives will focus on completely different aspects. by `Entrepreneur Middle East November 2019 | Champions of change.” These responsibilities may change depending on YDE`s needs. The role within the YDE may require travel to support country offices. We thank all applicants for their interest in Yellow Door Energy. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. I have always worked in industries that are very male-dominated where there are very few women leading the way. I am often the only woman in the room, which is uncomfortable for most men.
When I speak, men often turn to my male colleagues to confirm my advice before accepting. It is still an uphill battle for men to accept women into leadership positions who speak with authority. It reminds me of a story that took place early in my career. I once attended a trial in a military camp that did not have a women`s bath. After six hours of discussions and the fear of disrupting the status quo, we had to ask senior management for help to make sure I had access to a private bathroom. The fact that they didn`t even think about building a women`s bath on site was more than shocking to me. It was shameful for a second-year employee, but it`s something I laugh about now. from “The Sustainabilist: International Women`s Day issue.” A major challenge is the lack of flexibility in workplace culture. Prior to this pandemic, it was generally believed that an employee who was away from the office for eight or nine hours at a time was neither productive nor useful.
Since women often carry the heaviest burden of care at home, this waiting time for work is unmanageable. As a result, women tend to step back from demanding leadership positions to prioritize family life. In one of my previous companies, it was said that a woman was either a good partner or a good mother. The male-dominated company lacked the flexibility and creativity to support mothers in leadership. This has resulted in very few female partners and constant discrimination against the promotion of working mothers. Allowing flexible work schedules and encouraging men to participate in home care could be a game changer. I believe this pandemic has shown most businesses that this is possible. Yellow Door Energy values diversity in terms of skills, gender, ethnicity, etc. The company makes a conscious effort to promote the hiring, promotion and growth of women in our company. We are encouraged to speak our minds, express our ideas and actively participate in solutions. Of course, there is always room for improvement, but overall, I am proud to be part of a company that is actively committed to women`s empowerment and development.
How to applySend your cover letter and updated CV by May 7, 2020 via email to [email protected] with the subject line “Legal Counsel – Jordan”. As Legal Adviser, the Staff Adviser will assist the Jordanian Office in the following duties: .