Aurora50 creates inclusive, thriving GCC workplaces by helping leaders to:

Aurora50 helps organisations with their environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) ratings, in line with the United Nations’ sustainable development goal 5 (SDG 5) of gender equality.

Aurora50's clients & partners

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) logo
Mashreq - Logo

Aurora50's clients & partners

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) logo
Mashreq - Logo

Sign up for our fortnightly newsletter



An inclusive culture is a must-have to reap the benefits of diversity.


Implicit bias (also referred to as unconscious bias) is the process of associating stereotypes or attitudes to categories of people without conscious awareness, resulting in actions or decisions that are at odds with one’s intentions or explicit values.


Why start now?

With a fast-changing and evolving talent pool, companies need to reflect the environment today that future talent will want to belong to tomorrow, to retain high-potential talent and reduce attrition.

An inclusive culture needs a conscious DEI strategy to realise the benefits of diversity.

This Accelerator for Internal Management (AIM) is a tailor-made executive leadership development course that enables participants to create a career roadmap, identify key stakeholders within the company for career progression and to convey their value proposition while better aligning with company growth objectives.

Who’s it for? High-potential women leaders and executives

Virtual workshops to help senior and mid-level women executives learn the skills required for GCC boardrooms, and to proactively map the route to their first board director appointment.

Who’s it for? Mid-level and senior women executives with little to no exposure to boards

A 12-month accelerator for early-stage female board directors with curated workshops, practical case studies & simulations and mentoring from non-executive directors (NEDs) with 10+ years of board experience, getting participants connected to 20+ boards of listed and large-scale private companies.

Who’s it for? Female C-suite (executive management) and early-stage board directors looking to expand their board portfolio

A series of curated discussions to build inclusive leaders and teams by exploring diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues, tackling unconscious bias, understanding best practices and getting practical support.

Who’s it for? Whole organisations

Board and card games to kick-start your DEI journey for leadership, management and teams across the organisation.

Who’s it for? Whole organisations

Team-building experience to celebrate the UAE’s progress in inclusion on the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day.

Who’s it for? Whole organisations


Bespoke research

Aurora50 recently published a research report, in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government and sponsored by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), looking at the progress of women board directors in the UAE and putting together a five-step framework for women to achieve their first board position within 10-15 years. We are happy to discuss your research needs.

Manarat (meaning lighthouses) connects women non-executive directors (NEDs) of listed companies in the GCC.

Manarat’s women also connect with Pathway20 participants to bridge the systemic issue of a networking gap for women.

“ADNOC has an unwavering commitment in supporting females to grow, develop and excel in their careers, which is why we are proud to be an anchor partner of the Pathway20 initiative. We believe that gender diversity in leadership positions contributes to innovative thinking that drives competitive advantage. As we seek to contribute towards our nation’s prosperity, this programme will build a pipeline of female talent in leadership positions.”

Fatema Al Nuaimi, CEO of ADNOC LNG and chair of the ADNOC Gender Balance Committee

Diversity ambassadors initiative

Celebrating leaders who drive progress
and accountability for gender balance
in ‏the workplace

Aurora50 in the media

Dubai Eye 103.8 logo
Bloomberg logo (black and white)
The National logo
Arabian Business logo (black and white)
Zawya by Refinitiv logo

Number of women on listed boards in the UAE more than doubles in two years:

Non-executive board careers in the UAE: A path to gender balance