In honor of Bahraini women's contributions to the business world despite all the social and economic disparities they conquer every day, we'll highlight six Bahraini businesswomen and entrepreneurs, for this year's celebration of Bahraini women's day.
1. Mona Yousuf Almoayyed
Ranked the ninth most powerful businesswoman in the middle east according to Forbes, Mona Yousuf Almoayyed is now the Managing Director of the 80-years-old Y.K. Almoayyed & Sons Group, which focused on trading, contracting, concrete products, air-conditioning, telecom services, and property development.
The Forbes report highlights her interest in an environment-friendly world in addition to her efforts to support NGOs in Bahrain, especially ones connected to migrant workers, domestic abuse, and women in the business world.
2. Najla Al Shirawi
Coming in the 66th place on the Forbes list of the 100 most powerful businesswomen in the middle east, Najla Al Shirawi is the CEO of SICO, the Manama-based asset manager, broker, and investment bank.
According to Market Screener, she has more than 21 years of investment banking experience and has been the head of SICO bank since 2014.
3. Narjes Farookh Jamal
Being the Chief Operating Officer of Bahrain Bourse, Narjes Farookh Jamal is the head of the Bahrain Stock Exchange and she attributes her success to Bahrain's open society which supports hard-working women to reach the highest positions whenever they deserve it.
4. Azza Al Hujairi
It's no wonder that one of Bahrain's most prominent entrepreneurs is a jewelry designer, when she comes from the land of pearls.
Since 2012, Azza Al Hujairi has been combining her passion for design, being a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America and her country's rich history with jewelry to produce fine pieces of art.
Despite her young age, Azza has successfully been sitting on the board of the Bahrain Gold and Pearl Association.
5. Huda Janahi
Described as the True Ambassador Of Entrepreneurship, Huda Janahi started her business journey more than 15 years ago, founding the Global Cargo Travelers Services startup with only 1,000 Bahraini Dinars, which was later known as Global Group, encompassing a variety of business activities such as service, retail, media, and manufacturing industries.
Today, Global Group is worth $25 million.
6. Budoor Steele
Inspired by the Japanese culture she had a first-hand experience with, Budoor decided to be the owner of Bahrain's first Japanese teahouse which she called Chawan.
In her spot, Budoor is introducing several aspects of the Japanese culture to her customers, including the different teas popular in Japan, in addition to a number of other exclusive-Japanese. snacks
In an interview with bahrainthisweek, Budoor Steele describes her journey of starting her own small business in Bahrain as "challenging" but she highlights the support she has been receiving from people around her. She hopes to be able to expand her project to other neighboring GCC countries.
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