AD Ports Group
GLOW (Gain Leadership Opportunities for Women)
Setting the scene
At AD Ports Group, a major company listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is a key pillar of the people development and sustainability agenda.
In 2021, AD Ports Group wanted to proactively establish a talent development strategy to enable its high-potential Emirati women employees to lead change, amid rapid company expansion and international development spurred by changes the Covid-19 global pandemic was bringing worldwide.
AD Ports Group asked Aurora50 to address key points, such as:
Taking action as a thought leader
How Aurora50 helped
The GLOW accelerator
At the end, participants said:
88% felt more capable of navigating their way to leadership positions
94% were more confident of arriving at their value proposition
84% were more confident in communicating their value to internal stakeholders
Insights actioned into development by participants:
- More adaptable
- Boost in confidence, addressing imposter syndrome
- Effective stress management
- Views issues from different perspectives
- Takes accountability for own career growth
- Improved professional and personal relationships
- Manages different styles in the team through agile leadership
- Enhanced communication and strategic thinking
- Uses mentorship and coaching to lead
What did their teams and leaders notice?
Looking to the future
AD Ports Group is running the GLOW (Gain Leadership Opportunities for Women) in-house leadership accelerator with Aurora50 for a second year. GLOW, an eight-week programme customised exclusively for AD Ports Group, focuses on both the personal development and technical capabilities of AD Ports Group’s Emirati women employees.
In launching GLOW, Maitha Al Murar, Group Chief HR Officer, AD Ports Group, said: “With GLOW, AD Ports Group is preparing competent Emirati woman to feel confident in leadership roles, helping their current development and enabling them to feel assured of their value in both business and in society.”