Another 18 private-sector companies have signed the UAE Gender Balance Council’s SDG 5 pledge to put women in 30 percent of their local leadership positions by 2025.
The pledge is known as the ‘SDG 5 Pledge to Accelerate Women’s Leadership in the UAE Private Sector’.
Growing women employees as leaders
“Mid-level women need opportunities, and access to the type of experience they will need higher up,” Aurora50 co-founder Diana Wilde says. “Then, on top of this access, we need to encourage women to step forward, to inspire and educate them to take on those roles.”
One of the biggest issues for mid-level women, she says, is getting access to key executive skills such as profit and loss (P&L) or budget experience, which are ‘musts’ for executive roles. It is also important to start women early, to create a lengthy C-suite pipeline, she adds.
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