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ADNOC’s pathway to gender balance by Thuraya Al Maskari, Vice President, Group Corporate Governance at ADNOC

“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 …

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Central Bank of the UAE and Aurora50 partner to enhance female representation on boards of UAE companies

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 …

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Aurora50 convenes high-level steering committee with leading government and private-sector organisations to driving board-level gender balance

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 kind ‘Steering Committee’ these individuals, comprising of executive and independent board directors, will assist …

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Aurora50 welcomes inaugural Pathway20 cohort at official programme launch

1 November 2020, Abu Dhabi: Aurora50, a social enterprise co-founded by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa At 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, …

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How UAE’s Aurora50 is supporting greater female representation on corporate boards

Emirate’s leadership champions gender equality and understands its economic benefit, said social enterprise co-founder There is a clear link between female representation on corporate boards and better financial results, which the UAE leadership understands and is advocating for, said Aurora50’s co-founder. Aurora50’s mandate, through its Pathway 20 initiative, is to develop resilient and high performing …

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Aurora50 concludes Board Summit with new partnerships and initiatives to enhance board-level female representation

Abu Dhabi, UAE — 26th August 2020: Aurora50 celebrated the successful conclusion of the inaugural Board Summit, organised under the patronage of Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, which attracted over 500 participant registrations from minsters, seasoned board directors and aspiring female board talent. Organised in celebration of Emirati Women’s Day, in reference …

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Aurora50 announces far-reaching agreements with ADGM, ADX, DIFC, DFM and Nasdaq Dubai

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 Dubai, have agreed on a collaboration to enhance female representation at …

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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