Experts examine successes, challenges of female leadership in UAE

A group dedicated to promoting relations between the UAE and the UK recently hosted a seminar to examine the successes and challenges of female leadership in the Emirates.

The Emirates Society session on Wednesday was held against the backdrop of increased UAE government efforts to place gender equality at the forefront of the country’s growth plans.

Legislative reform has been at the center of the changes taking place, with initiatives including a 30 percent increase in maternity leave, and private-sector policies such as imposing a quota of one woman per listed company board.

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