Iman Al Qasim, EGA Pathway20 participant on Aurora50 background

Iman Al Qasim, who graduated from Aurora50's Pathway20 accelerator in 2021, has become a non-executive, independent director of TAQA, the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company.

Shamsa Al Falasi, Citi's CEO, UAE Onshore Branch. Picture courtesy of Citi

International bank Citi has appointed Emirati woman Shamsa Al-Falasi as its CEO of the UAE onshore branch.

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Three tools to help you use design thinking your career and map your stakeholders and sponsors.

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.

Abstract illustration of a network centred to a glowing orb. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Three studies that prove women advance with a good network - but not in the same way as men 

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What Aurora50's own team members have learned about inclusivity, as we turn three.

Illustration of cogs inside a brain, demonstrating unconscious bias - picture courtesy of Mohamed Hassan, PXHere

Tackling bias about age, gender and even beauty or height is not a one-time fix, but will help create an inclusive workplace.

[A50 template] From left to right: cybersecurity specialist Dr Hoda Alkhzaimi; HE Sarah Al Amiri, chair of the UAE Space Agency; Salma Al Hajeri, one of the first women to graduate from Abu Dhabi’s Petroleum Institute; Aisha Al Mansoori, the first female Emirati captain in a commercial airline; aspiring scientist Alia Al Mansoori; and Nora Al Matrooshi, the first Arab woman astronaut

To celebrate the UN’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we highlight six women at the forefront of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the UAE.

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June 2022 research report cover Non-executive board careers in the UAE (A50 MBRSG ADNOC)

Reach the top in five career steps - how to take one of the UAE's 808 listed board seats within a decade. Download Aurora50 and MBRSG's 2022 research report, sponsored by ADNOC, Non-executive board careers in the UAE: A path to gender balance.

Aurora50 in the media - Diana Wilde on Dubai Eye Business Breakfast 08/03/23

Aurora50 co-founder Diana Wilde talks to Dubai Eye’s Business Breakfast on International Women's Day about the glass ceiling for women at work.

Aurora50 in the media - AB Accounting & Business - November 2022 issue

Women leaders can be a big driver of change, says Accounting & Business (AB), reporting on ACCA’s Women in Finance event in Dubai.

Emirati woman works at computer - with GWU and Aurora50 logos overlaid

Aurora50 and General Women's Union (GWU) sign agreement to help build pipeline of women leaders for UAE boards.

“Nothing makes me happier than seeing Emirati women take their role and assume their rightful place in society” These words of the …

Learn how to navigate your way to the top and get insights on how to champion DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) in your organisation.