MSCI has recently upgraded First Abu Dhabi Bank’s (FAB) ESG rating from A to AA, placing it in the ‘leader’ category. One of FAB’s ESG credentials is that they have joined Aurora50 as a Corporate Partner for Pathway20. We are extremely proud to see a our partners being recognized for their commitments to building the talent pipeline and improving gender diversity in the boardroom. Click here to read the release in full....

Thank you, Dr Saeeda Jaffar, for inviting our co-founder, Diana Wilde, to discuss how Aurora50 is facilitating gender equality in the boardroom. Watch the full episode now: https://lnkd.in/dvnzi8h...

Emirate’s leadership champions gender equality and understands its economic benefit, said social enterprise co-founder There is a clear link between female representation on corporate boards and better financial results, which the UAE leadership understands and is advocating for, said Aurora50’s co-founder. Aurora50’s mandate, through its Pathway 20 initiative, is to develop resilient and high performing boards based on competence, diversity and inclusion, said co-founder Diana Wilde. Aurora50 is a UAE-based social enterprise co-founded by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa......

Listed companies in the UAE now need to have at least one female director on their boards, according to the Securities and Commodities Authority. The requirement for all companies on local markets came into force following a board meeting on Sunday by the market’s regulator. The UAE’s markets must be elevated “to meet the highest global standards”, the head of the SCA’s board and Minister of Economy Abdulla Bin Touq said in a statement. This “is a priority for the......

But that figure is expected to rise to well over 10%, after a new rule calling for at least one woman on every board. We speak to the people behind the research and one Emirati board member on this new regulation. Plus, we hear from Sky Kurtz – Mr Cherry Tomatoes – and his Pure Harvest crew as they have just raised another 60 million in funding. And, we talk Dubai tennis and toblerone in airports with Colm McLouglin of......

Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) and Aurora50 signed an MoU to enhance gender diversity across public and private sector boards and bolster the UAE economy Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13 March 2021:  The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aurora50, a social enterprise focusing on achieving gender-balanced boardrooms in the UAE. The partnership will advance female representation on public and private sector boards consistent with international best practice through knowledge exchange and......

Senior representatives from several leading UAE government and public sector organisations have committed their support to shaping the gender balance for UAE boards. Companies represented include the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (ESCA), ADNOC, Mubadala Investment Company and other listed UAE organisations. 23 November 2020; Abu Dhabi: Senior representatives of several leading organisations have agreed to collaborate with Aurora50 to shape and advance board-level gender balance, thus demonstrating the highest level of commitment towards this agenda. As part of a first of its......

1 November 2020, Abu Dhabi: Aurora50, a social enterprise co-founded by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan and Diana Wilde, today launched the first programme cycle of the Pathway20 initiative, formerly ‘20 for 2020 initiative’, featuring 10 competent professional women as part of the first cohort. At a virtual ceremony held earlier today, the cohort were officially welcomed by Aurora50 co-founders and senior representatives from Anchor Partner ADNOC; Founding Partner Mubadala Investment Company and Corporate Partners First Abu......