The annual list of the world’s most influential Arab women
The World's Most Influential Arab Women is our look at the key female personalities on the global stage.
The task putting together this list is an incredible challenge. Such is the depth of achievement among Arab women, not to mention the influence they command in their various fields. This list has been whittled down to the top 100.
But influence is not an easy thing to define. Is the billionaire that employs thousands of people all around the world more powerful than a student who is attempting to revolutionise her country's education system? Is a charity worker who spends her time in refugee camps more influential than a make-up blogger with more than five million fans on social media?
This month, we have produced what we hope is the most comprehensive guide to the influence wielded by Arab women all around the world. Featuring business leaders, start-up founders, campaigners and executives from across the Middle East and North Africa, all of the women listed are not only successful but inspiring examples in their field.
We begin the list counting down from the 100th spot. Every day for the next 10 days we will reveal the next 10.