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It has never been more critical for a company to demonstrate its commitment in addressing  gender inequality in todays’ environment. 

Some 24 private local and international companies have now signed the UAE Gender Balance Council pledge to ensure women take 30% of C-suite positions by 2025, including DP World.

Mariam Balfaqeh, board member of Takaful Emarat, talks about graduating from Aurora50's Pathway20 board accelerator programme and how it helped her gain her first independent board seat.

2020 Aurora50 alumna Fatima Abdalla Al Fahim is appointed to the board of Arkan Building Materials.

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

As 18 UAE private companies - including Dubai Holding, Mars and PepsiCo - commit to putting women at the top, Aurora50 gives its view on building the pipeline of female business talent

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.

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