White Papers

Gender Diversity Progress in the UAE and the Impact of COVID-19: Challenges & Opportunities

The Diligent Institute and Hawkamah, Institute for Corporate Governance in the Middle East, launched an extensive report on “Gender Diversity in the GCC: Developments, Approaches and Best Practices” in 2020. The report urged companies to push through and implement more gender diversity policies and to see gender diversity not as something which is only applicable to senior positions or at the board level itself but rather as a cycle, which starts with promoting more women to manager levels, which then becomes the pool of women for leadership positions.

A year after the initial report was published, this white paper looks at the regulatory site and at the regulatory developments in the UAE, as well as at the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on gender diversity. Download the report to explore:

  • Gender Diversity in the UAE: Early Steps & Federal Approach
  • Regulatory Approach for Companies
  • The Development of the Gender Diversity Aspect within the SCA Regulation
  • Gender Quotas – the way forward?

Download the full report now!