Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) and Aurora50 signed an MoU to enhance gender diversity across public and private sector boards and bolster the UAE economy Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13 March 2021:  The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aurora50, a social enterprise focusing on achieving gender-balanced boardrooms in the UAE. The partnership will advance female representation on public and private sector boards consistent with international best practice through knowledge exchange and...

“Nothing makes me happier than seeing Emirati women take their role and assume their rightful place in society.” These words of the late Sheikh Zayed encapsulate ADNOC’s spirit as a leading light in gender parity. At ADNOC, we are committed to fostering and supporting the development of talented women into business leaders. In the words of H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC MD & Group CEO: “At ADNOC we recognize the value of gender equality and...

Senior representatives from several leading UAE government and public sector organisations have committed their support to shaping the gender balance for UAE boards. Companies represented include the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (ESCA), ADNOC, Mubadala Investment Company and other listed UAE organisations. 23 November 2020; Abu Dhabi: Senior representatives of several leading organisations have agreed to collaborate with Aurora50 to shape and advance board-level gender balance, thus demonstrating the highest level of commitment towards this agenda. As part of a first of its...

1 November 2020, Abu Dhabi: Aurora50, a social enterprise co-founded by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan and Diana Wilde, today launched the first programme cycle of the Pathway20 initiative, formerly ‘20 for 2020 initiative’, featuring 10 competent professional women as part of the first cohort. At a virtual ceremony held earlier today, the cohort were officially welcomed by Aurora50 co-founders and senior representatives from Anchor Partner ADNOC; Founding Partner Mubadala Investment Company and Corporate Partners First Abu Dhabi...

The Board Summit, a virtual event held on 25th and 26th August to enable discussions on board-level gender diversity, attracted over 500 participant registrations. At the event, Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Co-founder of Aurora50 announced a co-operation between the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (ESCA) and Aurora50 to drive gender diversity at the board level. Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan also formally unveiled Manarat – Women on Boards Network, the first formal...

Significant collaboration between Aurora50 and ADGM, ADX, DIFC, DFM and Nasdaq Dubai to enhance gender diversity on UAE boards. Partnership to include support for the first cohort of the ‘20 for 2020’ initiative, a flagship project of Aurora50. Abu Dhabi, UAE - 22 August 2020:  In a move with far-reaching effects, Aurora50 and the UAE’s prominent financial centers and exchanges – Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and Nasdaq...

Aurora50 and The 20 For 2020 Initiative Announce The Board Summit: Pathways to Gender-Balanced Boards Virtual Event In Celebration of Emirati Women’s Day. Abu Dhabi, UAE - 18th August 2020: The Board Summit: “Pathways to Gender-Balanced Boards”, a one-of-its-kind virtual event with an open invitation to all board members and CEOs of organisations listed on the ADX and DFM, will be convened by Aurora50 from the 25th – 26th August 2020. The Summit will act as a platform to further enhance...

Sheikha Shamma and ADNOC sign a cooperation agreement to increase representation of women on UAE Boards. Abu Dhabi Global Market, Dubai Future Foundation, Egon Zehnder, Fidelio Partners, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance, and Nasdaq Dubai named as the first Knowledge Partners of the program. March 8th Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan has today announced the launch of ‘20 For 2020’, an innovative program launched to drive gender balance at board-level. 20 women...