Diana Wilde, co-founder of Aurora50

Diana Wilde

Co-founder, Aurora50
Qualified in Advanced Design-Thinking | certified in Brain-based Coaching | BA (Hons) Business and Finance | Advisory board member

Diana Wilde co-founded Aurora50 and designed Pathway20, the region’s first accelerator to increase boardroom gender balance.

Founded in 2020, Aurora50 is proud that over 80 percent of women participating in Pathway20 have achieved non-executive directorships, including six seats on UAE-listed companies.

Ms Wilde trains on the importance of social capital, building authentic relationships and creating inclusive environments.

She often incorporates design thinking principles into her workshops for executive teams and leaders from some of the most influential organisations across the GCC.

Ms Wilde also speaks for a wide range of conferences workshops and private corporate events. She regularly participates in panel discussions with CEOs, chairs and industry leaders.

She has a passion for supporting companies in addressing their gender balance challenges.

With a background working with military personnel, finance professionals, founders and corporate leaders, Ms Wilde enjoys supporting men to become better allies and helping women to tackle limiting beliefs.

Prior to Aurora50, Ms Wilde worked as a business development consultant.

In 2019 she was headhunted to develop the UAE arm of a US-listed Fortune 500 company and establish structured trade finance deals: within a year, she built a $1 billion portfolio.

Ms Wilde is a business and finance graduate from the University of Westminster.

She is certified by IDEO in Advanced Design Thinking and Brain-based Coaching from the NeuroLeadership Institute. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

She is also a committee member for the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) Middle East.

She has lived in the UAE since 2005.

Clients choose to work with Ms Wilde when they need a trusted professional to help accelerate gender balance in boardrooms and leadership roles.

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