Association of Women on Boards Jordan aims at helping qualified women reach decision-making positions and secure Boards of Directors memberships

Our Vision

Increase the number of Jordanian women on boards

Our Mission 

Support and motivate Jordanian women in reaching to boards of directors

Our Values

Accept Diversity, Integrity

Justice and Commitment

Where We Came From

In May 2018 a group of professional women sharing a vision towards increased female representation in boardrooms and in decision making positions came together to establish Women on Boards Jordan, a non-profit association that aims to promote women’s access to leadership posts in public and private sector enterprises across various sectors.

WOBs JO was enthused by validated research suggesting that a more gender balanced board of directors ensures more balanced decisions and consequently improves performance, enhances economic growth and brings prosperity to society.

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Women In Jordan

Statistics & Facts (2017 - 2020)


Women’s education in Jordan ranks among the highest of all countries in the MENA region

  • Females make up to 51.6% in Jordanian universities compared with 48.4% of males.

  • The Literacy rate of women in Jordan aged 15 years and above  is 93.2%.

Women In Corporate Leadership In The Arab Region


Achieving gender balance in corporate leadership in MENA - OECD Report


Increasing female participation at the top will benefit all- Zeina Zeidan chair of the board at Royal Financials S.A.


Gender diversity on MENA boards -Sanaa Abouzaid IFC Corporate Governance Lead, MENA


WEF: Press Conference: What more can be done to drive gender diversity in the Middle East