German-Arab Women Business Leaders

editorial in 2018 for Forbes


The Arab world is a high-growth region. Today, women in Northern Africa and the Middle East are working in managing positions and starting up companies – even though, as the World Bank has found in a report, this is the world region where women face the most legal barriers. The commitment and dedication of these women serves as an inspiration and as encouragement to the upcoming generations of women in the Arab world.

The German-Arab Women Business Leaders Summit has been established to connect, engage and empower women across Germany and the Arab world and aims to strengthen German-Arab business relations.

Maha Farid Shirah

H.E. Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani // Dr. Gabi Kratochwil