4 Inspiring Arab Women to Watch Out For
Coming from different fields, these Arab women have made it to the top of industries - be it fashion, politics, sports, or entrepreneurship. Are you facing a turning point in your life where you have to make a major decision? These 4 female Arab trailblazers might just be the sign you are looking for to make that change.
1. Reem AlHarbi
Reem Alharbi has been on top of LinkedIn’s operations in Saudi Arabia since July 2020. The Saudi female powerhouse tapped into the sector as KSA public sector strategy lead where she excelled in various positions until her recent appointment at LinkedIn. Her job description includes working with government stakeholders and private executives to connect, impact and drive growth. For instance, public and private bodies work with AlHarbi on issues such as employment and national strategies.
2. Sarah Gamal
Sarah Gamal has plenty of experience blazing a trail for aspiring women referees and players including at the FIBA World Youth Cup in 2018 in Belarus and at the African Women's Championship in 2017. When 3-on-3 basketball makes its debut at the Tokyo Olympics, referee Sarah Gamal will also be making a breakthrough, as an Arab and African woman officiating at the Games. Wearing a black veil emblazoned with a sports company's logo, Gamal stands tall among the high-flying male players at Alexandria United Club, a powerhouse of Egyptian basketball with a rowdy fanbase.
3. Einas Al Shahwan
Einas Al Shahwan writes history as the third ever Saudi female ambassador. She is the new ambassador to Sweden and she is yet another example to Saudi girls and women interested in diplomatic and international affairs careers.
It was Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud that shook the world when she became the first Saudi female ambassador to the United States in 2019. Last year marked the appointment of the second ever Saudi female ambassador Amal Al Mouallimi to Norway.
4. Yara Aldhaen
Meet Yara Aldhaen, the Bahraini entrepreneur behind SEPT, described as a fashion app that utilizes algorithms to offer shoppers style options and shopping preferences tailored to their tastes. Aldhaen is the founder of her company SEPT Corp, with past experiences as a paralegal for Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, a lawyer for Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, and an associate for Haya Rashed Al Khalifa.