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Al Arabiya: Gender diversity on the rise in the UAE as more women take top board positions

Aurora50 in the media - Al Arabiya, 16/06/22

Al Arabiya reports that the UAE’s continued efforts to improve gender diversity in the boardroom have led to more women holding board positions this year (8.9 percent), up from 3.5 percent in 2020, according to research undertaken by Aurora50 and Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG).

The report, Non-executive Board Careers in the UAE: A Path to Gender Balance, which was sponsored by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), reveals that 77 of the 868 board seats from the 115 listed companies on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), are now held by women.

The decision to employ women as board members marked a milestone in gender equality for women in the UAE and the Gulf region as a whole, Al Arabiya reported.

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