Industry: Culture & Society
Company: Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society
The Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society was established in the year 2000, and is tasked with the development and promotion of social and economical relations among businesswomen in Bahrain. It has been instrumental in moving the issue of women in the workplace onto the mainstream agenda, and today Bahraini women are found participating across all commercial, economical, investment, and developmental activities.
As the society’s president, Mona Almoayyed has proved a vocal advocate of social change, this work even eclipsing her achievements as managing director of Y K Almoayyed & Sons (the chairman of which, Farouk Y K Almoayyed, is at number 24 on this list). She was also the first woman to be elected to the board of the Bahraini Chamber of Commerce and Industry; she is a pioneer in a business environment that until relatively recently had been dominated by men.