Diana Wilde is co-founder of Aurora50, along with Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan.An impact entrepreneur, Diana is a business leader with 20+ years of experience across strategy and business development. Diana has substantial experience in growing businesses in the information services, training, and events industry. She has a degree in Business and Finance, and is certified in Advanced Design Thinking from IDEO.Diana has always been passionate about making a difference and building communities, particularly in the area of diversity and inclusion.Diana is also a committee member for the Association of Corporate Treasurers (Middle East).
My school motto, Esse Quam Videri, means “to be, rather than to seem. I have lived by it throughout my career in order to build social capital and be an agile leader – but authentically so, writes Diana Wilde.
Hashtag #betterplacesforpeople, used by the Emirates Green Building Council’s annual congress Path to Net Zero 2050 (at which Aurora50 spoke), is as appropriate for diversity and inclusion (DEI) as it is for sustainable spaces.
The Aviram Awards – Tech for Humanity – gave away $650,000 in its inaugural awards, which Aurora50’s Diana Wilde helped judge. She talks about the funding issue for women-led start-ups and how it relates to boards.
ESCA’s quota of one woman per listed company board was made law last month; Aurora50 believes this will support the UAE’s Vision 2021, attract millennials to your business and meet investors’ diversity requirements.
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