AUC’s Women on Boards Observatory Announces: Over 400 Egyptian Board Ready Women Qualified To Support FRA Regulation

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Published December 17th, 2020 - 07:58 GMT
AUC’s Women on Boards Observatory Announces: Over 400 Egyptian Board Ready Women Qualified To Support FRA Regulation
American University of Cairo
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The Women on Boards Observatory at The American University in Cairo (AUC) announced that its Board Ready Women database now has more than 400 qualified women to serve on corporate boards

The Women on Boards Observatory at The American University in Cairo (AUC) announced that its Board Ready Women database now has more than 400 qualified women to serve on corporate boards, including at least 150 women who already have board experience. 

The qualified women's experience covers sectors as diverse as textiles, pharmaceuticals, engineering, agriculture, and energy, and their expertise ranges from finance to marketing and law. The Observatory offers board placement service for companies to comply with the Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) regulation to have one woman on the board by the end of 2020. Companies can submit The Board Placement Company's online Request Form to request a board member's nomination, including the required competencies. A shortlist of women candidates is then sent to the company for consideration.

The Women on Boards Observatory was founded in 2017 by a consortium initiated by The American University in Cairo, School of Business. 

For regular updates from the University during coronavirus visit www.aucegypt.edu/coronavirus 

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American University of Cairo

Founded in 1919, AUC is a leading English-language, American-accredited institution of higher education and center of intellectual, social and cultural life of the Arab world. Its community of students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, alumni and other generous sponsors represent more than 60 countries. The University stands as a crossroads for the world’s cultures and a vibrant forum for reasoned argument, spirited debate and understanding across the diversity of languages, facilities and human experiences.

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