A photo of young and smiling Arab businesswoman gesturing while giving presentation. Emirati business people are wearing traditional clothes of those and abaya. Multi-ethnic colleagues are listening to her very carefully. All are in brightly lit office.

Some 28,700 Emiratis have taken jobs at private companies since the launch of the Nafis employment programme, figures released this week show.

Private-sector companies sign GBC's SDG 5 pledge on 15 December 2022

Another 18 private-sector companies have signed the UAE Gender Balance Council's SDG 5 pledge to put women in 30% of senior roles by 2025.

RAK Women's Empowerment Conference 04/06/22

The women of Ras Al Khaimah have a new venue to network in the RAK Women's Empowerment Conference - and are being advised to become skilled networkers.

Aviram Awards - Tech for Humanity winners in front of Dubai's Burj Al Arab -FORBES/COLIN BALDWIN

The Aviram Awards - Tech for Humanity - gave away $650,000 in its inaugural awards, which Aurora50's Diana Wilde helped judge. She talks about the funding issue for women-led start-ups and how it relates to boards.

Sheikh Zayed Road at night | credit:

It is social capital that will take you all the way to a board directorship, says Prof Heather McGregor CBE.

Aurora50 turns two - happy birthday!

This month Aurora50 turned two and what a couple of years it has been since our launch in April 2020.

Illustration of Arab woman and Bahraini flag - text Happy Bahraini Women's Day 2022

Statistics about women at work in Bahrain to celebrate Bahraini Women's Day.

[A50 template] Fatima Al Hammadi, COO of KIZAD (AD Ports Group)

The COO of AD Ports Group's Kezad on a busy two years in which she took on her new job and a trustee board seat.

Aurora50 glossary

Aurora50's guide to terms and acronyms used in the world of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and boardroom, from DEIA to NED.

Mountaineers in silhouette hold hands at sunset - Wikimedia - Damian Gadal

Becoming an ally to women and other marginalised colleagues - your individual role in workplace diversity and inclusion.

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

Diana Wilde tells the Business Breakfast that some 59% of listed UAE companies now have a woman on board, showing that the quota is "working well".

Aurora50 in the media - Dubai One, 20/06/22

Diana Wilde, co-founder of Aurora50, talks to Business Breakfast's Richard Dean, as seen on Dubai One, about the number of women in UAE boardrooms doubling and the issue of 'over-boarding'.

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

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

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