Al Arabiya reports that the UAE’s continued efforts to improve gender diversity in the boardroom have led to more women holding board positions this year (8.9 percent), up from 3.5 percent in 2020, according to research undertaken by Aurora50 and Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG).
Having helped judge the inaugural Aviram Awards, held by the Israeli foundation and Forbes for Middle Eastern technology-focused entrepreneurs in March, Aurora50 co-founder Diana Wilde spoke to Israel Hayom about start-ups, female founders, getting women on boards and what success means in the Middle East. She told the newspaper that success for a start-up is […]
With 18 UAE private-sector companies signing a Gender Balance Council pledge to put women into 30 percent of their executive roles, Aurora50 co-founder Diana Wilde spoke to Dubai Eye’s The Business Breakfast to discuss the issue.
Reporting on the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (ESCA)’s mandate to put one woman director on every UAE listed board, Asharq Business Bloomberg says that women have only taken four new seats at listed companies on the two main UAE stock exchanges in the two months since, with 96 percent of positions held by men.