Designation: Minister of Tolerance
After six years on the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women list, Sheikh Lubna Al Qasimi retains her top spot. In her many years of government service, she has held various positions. She has been Minister of Economy, Minister of Foreign Trade and Minister of International Cooperation and Development in the UAE’s federal government. Last month saw her add another string to her bow as the country’s first Minister of Tolerance. A great champion for women in business, Sheikha Lubna is also a regular advocate for women’s rights, education, and empowerment.