100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
Bahia Al Jishi
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Bahia Al Jishi

Industry: Culture and society

Designation: Shoura Council member

Country: Bahrain

Occupation: Shoura Council member

Bahia Al Jishi was voted as second deputy chairwoman at the Shoura Council in October.  A former journalist, Al Jishi was first elected onto the Shoura Council in 2000. She has been an adviser to the prime minister’s court, and also sits on the Supreme Council for Women. “We came here to discuss with the media what we can do to enhance the image of women in politics,” Al Jishi said recently. “We have to convince them that women are good politicians. We have to change the perception that women and politics do not go together.”