Dubai, UAE: The Gender Balance Council at du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), collaborated with Aurora50 to host an event on gender equality for women in the ICT industry. The event involved roundtable discussions, networking opportunities and different exercises to help participants to understand gender stereotypes and overcoming challenges in the workplace. du invited employees from various organisations in the ICT industry to be part of the conversation.

As a whole, the event provided strategies to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace and emphasized the importance of creating a supportive environment for women to thrive in their careers. du’s Gender Balance Council aims to empower women in the ICT industry and promote gender equality across all sectors.

The event also featured an expert-led panel discussion on “imposter syndrome”, in which an individual doubts their skills, talents, or accomplishments. It was moderated by Diana Wilde, Co-Founder, Aurora50 and panellists included Hanan Ahmed, Chief Regulatory Affairs and Risk Officer, du, Fiona Fox, Finance Director MEA, Microsoft and Dr. Hoda Alkhzaimi, Co-Chair, Global Future Council for Cyber Security, World Economic Forum. The session highlighted contributing factors, strategies to overcome it and ways to support fellow team members in the organisation.


About du

Operating under the steadfast umbrella of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), du is an integral driver of the UAE’s economic, social and digital transformation. Thriving on digitally innovating all facets of the contemporary telecom experience, we touch the lives of millions of customers everyday as a dedicated enabler of connectivity, continuity and growth across consumer and enterprise segments. Whether delivering state-of-the-art Smart City infrastructure, bespoke enterprise ICT solutions, government communications, secure data solutions, or the very best in home entertainment and value, we are a reliable telco and ICT player shaping the future of communication for a more connected tomorrow.