The UAE has launched the ’20 for 2020′ initiative aimed at driving gender balance at board level, reports Arabian Business.
Twenty women will have the opportunity to take part in a year-long professional development course while they gain board-level experience with Aurora50’s Pathway20.
The programme is in line with the objectives of the Dubai Women Establishment to increase female representation on corporate boards to 20 percent within 2020.
The first partners of the ‘20 for 2020’ initiative include the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), who will select the first two participants. The remaining 18 places on the programme will be reserved for future partners, who will make their own selection.