Ms Wilde discusses the number of women on boards rising from 3.5 percent in 2020 to 8.9 percent in 2022, thanks to the SCA’s quota
and to accelerators such as Pathway20
– and an anticipated 10 or 11 percent this year after the ‘season’ of annual general meetings finishes.
She also discusses getting more women into leadership and C-suite executive roles, thanks to the “trickledown” from more diversity of thought in the boardroom, and the fact that not all private-sector UAE companies feel comfortable signing the Gender Balance Council 30 percent pledge
as they may have different challenges, such as equality at graduate level but not within mid-management.
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