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The World’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Women

Rank image Name Sector Country Designation
1 Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi Government UAE (UAE) Minister of International Cooperation and Development
2 Haifa Al Mansour Haifa Al Mansour Arts and entertainment Saudi Arabia Film director
3 Reem Al Hashimy Reem Al Hashimy Government UAE Managing director
4 Tawakkul Karman Tawakkul Karman Culture and society Yemen Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
5 Lubna Olayan Lubna Olayan Banking and finance Saudi Arabia CEO
6 Nayla Hayek Nayla Hayek Retail UAE (Lebanon) Chairwoman
7 Bayan Mahmoud Al Zahran Bayan Mahmoud Al Zahran Law Saudi Arabia Lawyer
8 Zaha Hadid Zaha Hadid Construction UK (Iraq) Architect
9 Mona Al Munajjed Mona Al Munajjed Culture and society Saudi Arabia Sociologist
10 Samia Halaby Samia Halaby Arts and entertainment US (Palestine) Artist
11 Hayat Sindi Hayat Sindi Science Saudi Arabia Inventor, scientist, entrepreneur
12 Amina Al Rustamani Amina Al Rustamani Media UAE Group CEO
13 Rana Dajani Rana Dajani Science Jordan Professor
14 Leila El Solh Leila El Solh Culture and society Lebanon Vice president
15 Mervat Tallawy Mervat Tallawy Culture and society Egypt Secretary general
16 Khawla Al Khuraya Khawla Al Khuraya Science Saudi Arabia Cancer specialist
17 Maha Laziri Maha Laziri Education Morocco Founder
18 Hamdiyah Al Jaff Hamdiyah Al Jaff Banking and finance Iraq Chairman
19 Manahel Thabet Manahel Thabet Science UAE (Yemen) Scientist
20 Fatima Al Jaber Fatima Al Jaber Construction UAE Group chief operating officer
21 Shaikha Al Bahar Shaikha Al Bahar Banking and finance Kuwait Deputy group CEO
22 Somayya Jabarti Somayya Jabarti Media Saudi Arabia Editor-in-chief
23 Tahany El Gebali Tahany El Gebali Law Egypt Judge
24 Hanan Al Kuwari Hanan Al Kuwari Healthcare Qatar Managing director
25 Raja Easa Saleh Al Gurg Raja Easa Saleh Al Gurg Construction UAE Managing director
26 Nawal Al Saadawi Nawal Al Saadawi Culture and society Egypt Activist, feminist, doctor
27 Maha Al Ghunaim Maha Al Ghunaim Banking and finance Kuwait Chairperson
28 Souhayr Belhassen Souhayr Belhassen Culture and society Tunisia Former president of International Federation of Human Rights
29 Yousra Yousra Arts and entertainment Egypt Singer
30 Randa Ayoubi Randa Ayoubi Media Jordan CEO
31 Lamis Elhadidy Lamis Elhadidy Media Egypt Television anchor
32 Manal Al Sharif Manal Al Sharif Culture and society Saudi Arabia Activist
33 Nahed Taher Nahed Taher Banking and finance Saudi Arabia CEO
34 Samira Islam Samira Islam Science Saudi Arabia Scientist
35 Amal Al Qubaisi Amal Al Qubaisi Culture and society UAE Deputy speaker
36 Hiam Abbass Hiam Abbass Arts and entertainment Palestine Actress
37 Hanan Solayman Hanan Solayman Media Egypt Founder
38 Noura Al Kaabi Noura Al Kaabi Media UAE CEO
39 Ayah Bdeir Ayah Bdeir Science Canada (Lebanon) Founder
40 Hala Gorani Hala Gorani Media US (Syria) Television journalist
41 Maryam Matar Maryam Matar Science UAE Founder
42 Fatema Mernissi Fatema Mernissi Culture and society Morocco Feminist
43 Rasha Al Roumi Rasha Al Roumi Transport Kuwait Chairwoman
44 Samia Al Amoudi Samia Al Amoudi Healthcare Saudi Arabia Cancer specialist
45 Grace Najjar Grace Najjar Banking and finance Lebanon Managing director
46 Suad Al Humaidi Suad Al Humaidi Banking and finance Kuwait Shareholder
47 Nermin Saad Nermin Saad IT Saudi Arabia (Jordan) CEO
48 Salma Hareb Salma Hareb Industry UAE CEO
49 Nadine Labaki Nadine Labaki Arts and entertainment Lebanon Film director
50 Faten Al Naqeeb Faten Al Naqeeb Law Kuwait Lawyer