Female entrepreneurs are nothing surprising in the business of the twenty-first century. Successful women around the world work on a par with men quite often competing with them and surpassing them in many domains. Success stories of women in business indicate that the world has changed forever including the territory of the UAE. The world of business, of course, has only benefited from the presence of a large number of businesswomen in it. They brought along their innovative vision, sharp mind, ability to think outside the box, their creativity, and excellent business acumen.
One of the most famous women in the Middle East is Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned. Being the second of the three wives of the third emir of Qatar, Sheikha is actively engaged in public activities, especially those that are related to educational reforms. Also, Sheikha heads the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development. She is actively involved in the affairs of the Qatar government and is the owner of the “Le Tanneur” Company that manufactures leather goods.
Nezha Hayat is another successful businesswoman working in the Middle East. Since 2016, Ms. Hayat has been in charge of capital markets in Morocco. She managed to build a successful career in finance. Nezha actively cooperates with Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun who heads the Confederation of Enterprises in Morocco. Ms. Bensalah-Chaqroun is another example of an influential businesswoman in the Middle East.
The most successful women in the world are engaged in a wide variety of activities. They work in jurisprudence, economy, create businesses, develop marketing strategies and are the authors of scientific discoveries and research. Businesswomen in the UAE are not a novice. According to the statistics, 33% of businesses in the UAE with a turnover of more than 100 thousand dollars are managed by women. Businesswomen own 40% of enterprises in Libya and about 60% of companies in Bahrain.
Businesswomen in Dubai feel protected from the point of view of legislation and can enjoy all the benefits of doing business in the Emirates. The number of women entrepreneurs in the Middle East is steadily growing. Approximately 8 out of 10 businesswomen in the UAE plan not just to continue but also to expand their activities. There are a number of international organizations that provide support and assistance to entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa.
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