Qatari women entrepreneurs break the glass ceiling

Qatari entrepreneur and founder of the Q-Talent company, Maryam al-Subaiey has also opened a boutique which sells 'Made in Qatar’ items. Qatari women are increasingly defying social constraints and joining the workforce in the booming energy-rich country, which offers support for new enterprises and encourages start-ups by university graduates.
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Qatari entrepreneur and founder of the Q-Talent company, Maryam al-Subaiey, holds a book for children as she stands at her boutique which sells items 'Made in Qatar', on February 23, 2015 in the capital Doha. Qatari women are increasingly defying social constraints and joining the workforce in the booming energy-rich country, which offers support for new enterprises and encourages start-ups by university graduates. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Caroline Carpentier, French author of 'Qatar Success Stories - Inspiring Women', poses for a photograph with a sweatshirt portraying Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani at a boutique owned by Qatari entrepreneur and founder of the Q-Talent company, Maryam al-Subaiey (unseen) and which sells items 'Made in Qatar', on February 23, 2015 in the capital Doha. Qatari women are increasingly defying social constraints and joining the workforce in the booming energy-rich country, which offers support for new enterprises and encourages start-ups by university graduates. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Qatari entrepreneur and founder of the Q-Talent company, Maryam al-Subaiey (L) and Caroline Carpentier, French author of 'Qatar Success Stories - Inspiring Women', stand at Subaiey's boutique which sells items 'Made in Qatar', on February 23, 2015 in the capital Doha. Qatari women are increasingly defying social constraints and joining the workforce in the booming energy-rich country, which offers support for new enterprises and encourages start-ups by university graduates. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Qatari entrepreneur and founder of the Q-Talent company, Maryam al-Subaiey (L), poses for a photograph with Caroline Carpentier, French author of 'Qatar Success Stories - Inspiring Women', as they hold a copy of Carpentier's book inside Subaiey's boutique which sells items 'Made in Qatar', on February 23, 2015 in the capital Doha. Qatari women are increasingly defying social constraints and joining the workforce in the booming energy-rich country, which offers support for new enterprises and encourages start-ups by university graduates. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Qatari entrepreneur and founder of the Q-Talent company, Maryam al-Subaiey (L), poses for a photograph with Caroline Carpentier, French author of 'Qatar Success Stories - Inspiring Women', as they hold a copy of Carpentier's book inside Subaiey's boutique which sells items 'Made in Qatar', on February 23, 2015 in the capital Doha. Qatari women are increasingly defying social constraints and joining the workforce in the booming energy-rich country, which offers support for new enterprises and encourages start-ups by university graduates. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Qatari entrepreneur and founder of the Q-Talent company, Maryam al-Subaiey (L), poses for a photograph with Caroline Carpentier, French author of 'Qatar Success Stories - Inspiring Women', as they hold a copy of Carpentier's book inside Subaiey's boutique which sells items 'Made in Qatar', on February 23, 2015 in the capital Doha. Qatari women are increasingly defying social constraints and joining the workforce in the booming energy-rich country, which offers support for new enterprises and encourages start-ups by university graduates. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Qatari entrepreneur and founder of the Q-Talent company, Maryam al-Subaiey, holds a book for children as she stands at her boutique which sells items 'Made in Qatar', on February 23, 2015 in the capital Doha. Qatari women are increasingly defying social constraints and joining the workforce in the booming energy-rich country, which offers support for new enterprises and encourages start-ups by university graduates. (AFP/Getty Images)