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From growing confidence and communication skills to big-picture thinking, here are 14 ways that taking a board seat at your company in the UAE will help you in your day job too.

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There is a huge opportunity for aspiring board directors, as ESCA calls for women to represent 20% of directors on listed boards - it's time to get planning.

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ESCA's quota of one woman per listed company board was made law last month; Aurora50 believes this will support the UAE’s Vision 2021, attract millennials to your business and meet investors’ diversity requirements.

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The Hope (Amal) mission orbited Mars last month, making the UAE only the fifth country to ever reach the Red Planet and the first Arab nation to do so. If we can make it to Mars, we can get to 20 percent female representation on company boards, writes Aurora50's Diana Wilde.

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Listed companies in the UAE must now have at least one female director on their boards, market regulator ESCA says.

Aurora50 in the media

Aurora50 in the media - Entrepreneur interview with Diana Wilde, 19/11/21

Aurora50 co-founder Diana Wilde talks to Entrepreneur about hiring slowly and with diversity in mind, and about the' sisterhood' of board women.

Asharq Business Bloomberg 24/05/21, article on women representation on UAE boards quoting Diana Wilde of Aurora50

Reporting on the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (ESCA)'s mandate to put one woman director on every UAE listed board, Asharq Business Bloomberg says that women have only taken four new seats at listed companies on the two main UAE stock exchanges in the two months since, with 96 percent of positions held by men.

Aurora50 in the media - Sheikha Shamma writes in The National about great-grandfather Sheikh Zayed's philanthropy, 09/05/21

Sheikha Shamma bin Khalifa Al Nahyan talks to The National about her great-grandfather, the UAE's founding father Sheikh Zayed, marking Ramadan and how her philanthropy extends to the boardroom.

Aurora50 in the media - Diana Wilde writes in The National about the new ESCA quota, 13/04/21

Aurora50's Diana Wilde writes in The National about how diverse boardrooms are both fairer and more profitable.

Aurora50's press releases

1 November 2020, Abu Dhabi: Aurora50, a social enterprise co-founded by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa At Nahyan and Diana Wilde, …

Emirate’s leadership champions gender equality and understands its economic benefit, said social enterprise co-founder There is a clear link between female representation …


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