Arab Women and Business (e-Doctorate)

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Syllabus of the Online Course (Subject): Arab Women and International business (Businesswoman and Executives).

  1. Arab Women and business
  2. Most powerful Arab Women
  3. Arab Businesswoman and Executives
  4. Tawakkol Karman (Yemeni Nobel Prize)
  5. Haifa Al-Mansour (Saudi film-maker)

Lubna Olayan Businesswoman Saudi Arabia, Course

The eLearning Course (Subject) “Arab Women and business” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade, Muslim Countries
  2. Doctorates: Islamic Countries, Religion, and Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Course: Business in the Middle East
  4. Bachelor in International Trade

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Mujer Árabe Study, Master in International Business in French Femme arabe Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Islão.

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Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna (most powerful Arab woman)





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Description of the Online Course: Arab Women and business.

Traditionally, the Arab Women have not held senior management positions in large companies, but since the last years, Arab Executives and entrepreneurs are occupying important positions especially in the Middle East (Arab Economic Area of the Islamic Civilisation).

We will analyse several cases of a businesswoman, executives, and politics of Arab Countries (if nothing is indicated is that they are Muslim).

  1. Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi (United Arab Emirates)
  2. Her Excellency Reem Ebrahim Al-Hashimi (United Arab Emirates)
  3. Amina Al Rustamani (United Arab Emirates)
  4. PhD Shaikha Al Maskari (United Arab Emirates)
  5. Lubna Olayan (Saudi Arabia)
  6. PhD Hayat Sindi (Saudi Arabia)
  7. Shaikha Al Bahar (Kuwait)
  8. Maha Al-Ghunaim (Kuwait)
  9. PhD Hanan Al Kuwari (Qatar)
  10. Nayla Hayek (Lebanon/Switzerland) - Orthodoxy (Christian)
  11. Randa Ayoubi (Jordan)
  12. Ayah Bdeir (Lebanon)
  13. Minoush Abdel-Meguid (Egypt)

In the United Arab Emirates, two women are Minister:

  1. Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi (Minister of International Cooperation and Development - United Arab Emirates) is the most powerful Arab woman in the World; she was the first female Minister of the United Arab Emirates
  2. Her Excellency Reem Ebrahim Al-Hashimi - Minister of State, Her Excellency is also the Chairperson of Dubai Cares and the Emirates Competitiveness Council
  3. Ms Amina Al Rustamani is the CEO of TECOM Investments (UAE) and a recognised expert in wireless technologies
  4. Ms Lubna Olayan (Saudi Arabia) is one of the most influential Businesswomen in the World and CEO of Olayan Financing Company. She is a member of the International Advisory Boards of Rolls- Royce and Citigroup
  5. PhD Hayat Sindi (Saudi Arabia) is one of the World's leading biotechnologists, Goodwill Ambassador of the UNESCO for Science and co -founder of “Diagnostics for All” and “i2 Institute.”
  6. Ms Shaikha Al Bahar is the Managing Deputy Director of the National Bank of Kuwait. She is also on the Board of the International Bank of Qatar
  7. Ms Nayla Hayek (Lebanon/Switzerland) is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Swatch Group (Switzerland), Harry Winston, and Hayek Group
  8. Ms Maha Al-Ghunaim is the co - founder and President of the investment firm Global Investment House in Kuwait, one of the largest in the Middle East

Furthermore, the Arab Women are gradually achieving access to other areas of society that until now were reserved almost exclusively for men, such as:

  1. Ms Tawakkol Karman - Nobel Peace Prize (Yemen)
  2. Ms Haifa Al-Mansour - Directress of Cinema (Saudi Arabia)

Samples - Arab Women

Her Excellency Reem Ebrahim Al-Hashimi Minister of the Emirates

Hayat Sindi (Saudi Biotechnologist)

Shaikha Al Bahar Kuwaiti Banker

Amina Al Rustamani Emirati Businesswoman (Course)

Maha Al-Ghunaim Kuwaiti Businesswoman (Course)

Haifa Al-Mansour (Saudi Film Director)

Tawakkol Karman (Nobel Peace Prize, Yemen)

Hanan Al Kuwari (Qatari Director)

Religions and International Business

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