The Pathway20 initiative wouldn’t be possible without the commitment of our partners, whose support is instrumental in our efforts towards achieving gender balance in boardrooms across the country region.


Our partners are forward thinking organisations that are leading tangible shifts towards a more gender-balanced ecosystem. Leading by example, these organisations are building internal talent pipelines , thus demonstrating their commitment to  board-level gender diversity. Additionally, they provide us with pragmatic guidance in shaping our annual programme, and ultimately, the boards of tomorrow.

Anchor Partner


ADNOC is one of the world’s leading diversified energy and petrochemicals groups with a daily output of about 3 million barrels of oil and 10.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas. With 14 specialist subsidiary and joint venture companies, ADNOC is a primary catalyst for the UAE’s growth and diversification.

Founding Partner


Mubadala Investment Company is a sovereign investor managing a global portfolio, aimed at generating sustainable financial returns for the Government of Abu Dhabi. Mubadala’s $232 billion (AED 853 billion) portfolio spans six continents with interests in multiple sectors and asset classes. We leverage our deep sectoral expertise and long-standing partnerships to drive sustainable growth and profit, while supporting the continued diversification and global integration of the economy of the United Arab Emirates. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Mubadala has offices in London, Rio de Janeiro, Moscow, New York, San Francisco and Beijing.

Corporate Partner


FAB is the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest and safest financial institutions. FAB’s vision is to create value for its employees, clients, customers, shareholders and communities to grow stronger through differentiation, agility and innovation. Aligned to the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision, inspired by global standards and guided by the expectations of stakeholders, FAB takes a leading role in fostering development and driving change towards a more sustainable future.

Corporate Partner

Abu Dhabi Ports

Abu Dhabi Ports is the region’s premier facilitator of logistics, transport, and trade, bridging Abu Dhabi with the world. Established in 2006, the company owns and manages 11 ports and terminals in the UAE and Guinea, alongside Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) and ZonesCorp, the largest integrated trade, logistics, and industrial business portfolio in the Middle East. Abu Dhabi Ports is part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy

Knowledge Partners

Our knowledge partners contribute to the annual Pathway20 development programme and raise awareness for board-level gender balance.