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Abu Dhabi Media Office tweet about new family businesses ownership governance law25/01/22

A new ownership governance law has come into effect for family businesses in the UAE, which account for 90 percent of private companies.

Gulf women board directors Sara Nooruddin, Natasha Hannoun, Meitha Al Hashemi and Amani Bouresli

We interview board directors and Manarat members Amani Bouresli, professor of finance at Kuwait University, Natasha Hannoun, head of debt at Shuaa Capital, Meitha Al Hashemi, ADIB group credit officer, and Sara Nooruddin, head of private investments at Osool Asset Management.

An illustration of human resources - people forming cogs

What chief human resource officers (CHROs) have to say about developing organisational diversity through changing mindsets.

Aurora50 interviews Emirati women leaders: (L-R) Dena Almansoori, HE Maryam Alsuwaidi, Fahima Al Bastaki, Fatema Al Nuaimi, Fatma Al Jabri and Dr Noura Al Dhaheri

For Emirati Women’s Day, Aurora50 asks five women how they were raised, what they studied, how they made it to the top - and what they advise tomorrow’s female CEO

[Aurora50 template] HE Maryam Alsuwaidi, chief executive officer of Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (Esca/ SCA)

The CEO of UAE markets regulator the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) on limitless learning, critical thinking and the importance of law to running any area of business.

The parables of the Prophets Musa and Yusuf (PBOT) show us that core competencies matter: strength before trust for a labourer and guardianship first for a banker.

Illustration of a business woman standing at a crossroads

From P&L responsibility to crafting your personal brand, writing a board CV and getting early exposure to the boardroom, there are specific tasks you should invest time in to get yourself board-ready.

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) building

Investment research firm MSCI upgraded First Abu Dhabi Bank's (FAB) environmental, social responsibility and governance rating from A to AA in April, putting it in the 'leader' category - in part due to the bank joining Aurora50 as a corporate partner for the Pathway20 boardroom accelerator programme.

Aurora50 in the media

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

Al Arabiya reports that the UAE’s continued efforts to improve gender diversity in the boardroom have led to more women holding board positions this year (8.9 percent), up from 3.5 percent in 2020, according to research undertaken by Aurora50 and Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG).

Aurora50 in the media - Israel Hayom 02/04/22

Aurora50 co-founder Diana Wilde speaks to Israel Hayom about start-ups, female founders, getting women on boards and success in the Middle East.

Aurora50 in the media - Zawya talks to Diana Wilde on International Women's Day, 08/03/22

Aurora50 co-founder Diana Wilde tells Zawya the UAE will not know what progress has been made in putting women on boards until after the latest round of company AGMs this month.

Aurora50 in the media - Dubai Eye 103.8's Business Breakfast

With 18 UAE private-sector companies signing a Gender Balance Council pledge to put women into 30 percent of their executive roles, Aurora50 co-founder Diana Wilde spoke to Dubai Eye's The Business Breakfast to discuss the issue.

Aurora50's press releases

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 …


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