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ADNOC’s Pathway20 participants talk about the accelerator

Aurora50's Pathway20 board accelerator programme - alumni news
Suzanne Locke 5 September 2021
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Some of Pathway20’s participants from the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) speak about what the board accelerator has done for them personally and for their careers.

Thuraya Al Maskari, vice-president group corporate governance, ADNOC

“Gender balance is very important to maximise the value of every UAE national to contribute to the strategy and development of the country. Pathway20 works towards ensuring women on boards across the UAE.”
“To be visible, to be connected, to be mentored and steered…”
“Pathway20 was just the perfect catalyst when it comes to gender parity, having women in senior positions in the oil and gas sector.”

Anoud AlMarzouqi, manager, business planning, economics and performance, ADNOC

“Pathway20 definitely put me on the right track to be an effective leader. It gave us the opportunity for exposure.”
“My recent appointment on the board made me feel proud of myself…”
“…Also grateful for all the people that have helped me to reach where I am today.”
“All of the hard work we do today will pave the way for the next generations to come.”

Manal Al Mazrouei, vice-president planning and support, drilling ADNOC Onshore

“To be a board member and contribute towards ADNOC strategy and objectives.”
“Very honoured to see the trust of management.”
Pathway20 is the GCC’s first accelerator to increase boardroom gender balance