HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, signs We The UAE 2031 10-year plan on whiteboard

A strong economy, generating new jobs, protecting the environment, legal reform and the future of education are the focus of a new UAE 10-year plan, We The UAE 2031, launched last week.

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Women must fill one-third of all EU board director posts or at least 40 percent of non-executive director posts under a new EU-wide directive.

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Table of the UN's 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs)

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Statistics to take to your executive or board to help you persuade your business DEI training is worthwhile.

A hand throws coloured balls of light - representing authenticity in social capital, picture courtesy Pixabay

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.

Three leaves in a hand to denote ESG - Pixahive

When it comes to Environmental, Social and Governance, MENA stock exchanges are becoming key promoters, says Deloitte Middle East’s Franck Van Dellen Ramon. 

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Design thinking shapes a business by prioritising the consumer's needs - learn how you could use it.

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Aurora50 expanded its remit this year beyond gender balance in the boardroom, to look at wider equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Diana Wilde explains why.

Aurora50 in the media

Aurora50 in the media - Zawya, 17/06/22

The number of women on UAE-listed company boards has more than doubled from 3.5 percent to 8.9 percent in just two years, with 59.1 percent now having at least one female board member, Zawya reports, quoting Aurora50's research report Non-executive Board Careers in the UAE: A Path to Gender Balance.

Aurora50 in the media - Arabian Business, 17/06/22

The number of women holding board seats in UAE listed firms has more than doubled over in two years, Arabian Business reports, quoting Aurora50's research report.

Aurora50 in the media - Al Bayan, 16/06/22

أدت الجهود الحثيثة، التي تبذلها دولة الإمارات في سعيها المستمر نحو تحسين التنوع بين الجنسين إلى زيادة عدد المناصب، التي تشغلها النساء في مجالس الإدارة لهذا العام إلى 8.9%، لتسجل بذلك ارتفاعاً بنسبة 3.5 % بالمقارنة مع عام 2020، وذلك وفقاً لبحث أجرته مؤسسة أرورا 50 الاجتماعية، وهي مؤسسة تعمل على تحقيق التكافؤ بين الجنسين في مجالس إدارة دول مجلس التعاون الخليجي، بالتعاون مع كلية محمد بن راشد للإدارة الحكومية.

Aurora50 in the media - The National, 16/06/22

The number of women in board positions rose to 77 seats in 2022, from 29 seats in 2020, The National reported, quoting Aurora50 research report Non-executive Board Careers in the UAE: A Path to Gender Balance.

Aurora50's press releases

HE Abdulhamid M. Saeed Alahmadi, Governor of the Central Bank of the UAE, and logo for Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, co-founder of Aurora50

Abu Dhabi, UAE — 13 March 2021: The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with …

23 November 2020; Abu Dhabi: Senior representatives of several leading organisations have agreed to collaborate with Aurora50 to shape and advance board-level …

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