#Opinion

Women’s Voice: Why diversity matters in the MENA region

Businesses in the region must provide women a level playing field and create opportunities for them to progress

Here’s how MENA organisations can tip the gender scale to accelerate progress

Businesses must focus on better hiring policies, promote equitable progress and provide leadership support

Women’s Voice: Discussing the Covid-19 impact on gender equality

Covid-19 has disproportionately impacted jobs held by women workers

Women’s Voice: How to encourage female leadership in an organisation

Women may not realise how poised for success they are in leadership roles

Saeeda Jaafar

Women’s Voice: Time to spearhead change across all sectors in the region

If organisations want their diversity and inclusion initiatives to be sustainable, they need to start with “the tone from the top”

Women’s Voice: My successful journey in a male-dominated industry

We have not yet reached gender parity – women today are still under-leveraged and undervalued in the workforce, says Invesco’s Zainab Kufaishi

Women’s Voice: How can we achieve gender equality in the financial space?

There is a lot of work that can be done by organisations to ensure more women are being considered for jobs and promotions

Celine Bremaud

How data and AI are transforming regional organisations in 2021

The people and organisations who adapted to the crisis the quickest did so with technology

Pegah Gol

Revealed: 10 tips to get hired right now

It is critical to adapt your CV and skills to keep up-to-date when hunting for a job in the current market

Shailesh Dash

Phi Trends: Are digital currencies the next big thing?

The reward from hopping onto the digital currency bandwagon is imminent, states entrepreneur and investor Shailesh Dash

Board members

Why regional boards must focus on recruiting the right talent

A new member to a board should not be appointed because of being a friend of the promoter or a buddy of current board members

Mishal Kanoo

It’s ‘not acceptable’ to live off the work of your father – Emirati businessman Mishal Kanoo

Family businesses, particularly in the Middle East, cannot afford “wastas” anymore

Powered by people: An OPPO perspective

Having a strong and capable team that is highly motivated is a critical factor for success in the current situation

Is now a good time to invest in Dubai property?

The simple, fundamental principle of investing dictates that you should buy low and sell high

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Outlook for 2021: The education perspective

Demand for the right talent and skills will be high across all industries

How fintech innovations are helping the unbanked across the GCC

As societies adopt more digital payment tools, it is important to bring along the 25 million locally who are still living in cash mode

Murtaza Hashwani

Biggest lessons from 2020 – the hospitality perspective

The hospitality industry will have to rethink its strategy with revised priorities in mind

Elie Khouri

Is art collecting only for the rich?

Elie Khouri doesn’t think so, but I disagree

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Dubai radio presenter Kris Fade wants to hire you, but…

You may have to be willing to work for free

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The UAE’s successful handling of the pandemic paves the way for the future

Through multiple strategic national programmes with timely interventions, the UAE could bring Covid-19 under control

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How school-university partnerships can strengthen the UAE’s education sector

Such collaborations offer enhanced learning for students and professional development opportunities for staff

Saudi VAT increase: What are the long-term implications?

The kingdom hiked its value added tax (VAT) from 5 per cent to 15 per cent in July

Sandra Skairjeh

How we can encourage more women to enter the region’s tech industry

Technology companies have been investing in diversity programmes aimed at attracting female workers

Building a human firewall to address insider threats

Practicing safe cyber behaviour should be built into the fabric of all job roles

Different Arab money

Why SMEs should consider trade financing over legacy banks in this region

Many SMEs do not have access to bank borrowings, purely because banks are generally reluctant to provide funding to companies that have smaller balance sheets

Data management policies need adjustment in the new normal

Businesses need to systematically audit those systems which are accessible remotely

Six Senses Zighy Bay

What will the future travel industry look and feel like?

It’s time to ask ourselves how our trips – whether for pleasure or work – impact the world around us

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Phi Trends: Why it’s never too late to start investing

Investing requires a long-term approach to yield better results, opines entrepreneur and investor Shailesh Dash in his new series

How can investors find the right asset allocation mix in the current situation?

The key for investors is to find the asset mix that not only improves their returns, but more-so their decision-making process

Controlling animal disease outbreaks in the GCC

Governments in the region can venture forward by creating an interdisciplinary and cross-sector approach to predict, detect, control, and counter zoonotic diseases