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Friday, July 29, 2005

Women To Watch In The Middle East

Slowly but surely, change is happening amid the feudal monarchies of the Middle East. Women recently voted in an unprecedented election in Iraq. Women now vote in Bahrain, Israel, Oman, Qatar and Turkey. Such small, tentative steps are starting to change the political and economic life of the region, where many women suffer under centuries-old customs. Familial honor trumps women's rights.

All this is why the Middle Eastern women we found working in business and public institutions are especially noteworthy. These women didn't make our power rankings, but they are up-and-comers to watch. Several are self-made, including Dr. Nehad Taher, senior economist at the National Commercial Bank in Saudi Arabia, and Elham Hassan, senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Bahrain. Read More ....



Source: Forbes | reBlogged By: News Blog re-Blog
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