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Collaborating to belong: Driving change through empowerment and representation

We are excited to welcome you to the first ever Women in Finance Virtual Summit – UAE Edition.

 

While women are present on the boards of 28 out of 110 listed companies in the UAE, they make up only 3.5% of all board positions, according to data compiled by Aurora50.

In the UAE, the regulator has not yet made it mandatory for listed firms to disclose equality and social governance metrics but has recently encouraged companies to start reporting. A consequence of this progress, the UAE currently ranks 18th globally and first in the region for female empowerment, according to the UN’s Gender Inequality Index.

With there being a national focus, the finance industry is now showing a growing importance of the employee experience when implementing diverse recruitment and retention goals, structured ways to report and measure D&I performance as well as to view diverse representation in the workplace as a key driver for business growth.

The Women in Finance UAE Summit will explore 4 key themes of financial inclusion, female empowerment, and professional development:

· Sustainable finance addressing the impact of ESG

· Open banking for modern financial services

· Women’s financial empowerment & inclusion

· Diverse representation should be prominent in boardrooms across the UAE

We invite you to join this free-to-attend virtual summit on March 15th, 2022, where we will be giving a platform to advocates, role models and allies working together to break boundaries in diverse representation and promoting female empowerment and inclusion in the finance sector.

We look forward to seeing you there!