NUMBER OF WOMEN ON MIDDLE EAST BOARDS STILL LOW, DESPITE ENCOURAGEMENT FROM SOME GOVERNMENTS

Most organisations in the Middle East today acknowledge the importance of gender diversity, yet the current number of females on boards does not reflect this, according to participants at a recent networking breakfast in Dubai, hosted by ACCA. An important reason for this is the self-perception of women, who feel that they lack the experience to be a board member, according to research from Hawkamah, the Institute for Corporate Governance at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), whose CEO Dr Ashraf Gamal El Din addressed the meeting. This conclusion ...


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