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Women’s Careers in the GCC: The Path to the Boardroom

The Pearl Initiative Programme on Women in Senior Management will deliver insight on practical ways to develop more women through senior management ranks and thereby create a larger pool of Board ready women.

The first phase is extensive research on the perspectives of senior women in management in the GCC – through an online survey questionnaire with which we aim to achieve 1,000 responses.

Please distribute this survey link to your female managers and executives in the GCC, as well as those in your partner organisations:

 Survey in English HERE                                                                                               Survey in Arabic  HERE

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Good Governance in Family Firms: Five Case Studies from the Middle East

Pearl Initiative and Tharawat Family Business Forum have published a joint research report on governance in family firms in the Middle East. The report features five case studies on leading family businesses and their good governance practices.

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Governance Practices in GCC Family Firms

The Pearl Initiative has launched a new piece of regional research focused on family firm governance. The Report “Family Matters, Governance Practices in GCC Family Firms” is based on research carried out jointly by the Pearl Initiative and PwC.

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Pearl Initiative and UN Global Compact partnership to bring corporate responsibility principles to the Arab world

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The Pearl Initiative has signed a strategic partnership with the United Nations Global Compact to collaborate on a number of programmes in countries across the Middle East and North Africa.


Partner Companies

As of June 2014, we have 39 Partner Companies, who are instrumental in demonstrating their leadership and support for the values of the Pearl Initiative:

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