Most of the women on the Forbes Middle East 2020 List have been working their way up a steep career ladder for decades to reach the top of their professions. There are 22 new entries and 23 nationalities represented across 28 sectors. The top 10 is dominated by Saudis, with three of the country’s biggest names in the top five: Samba Financial Group’s Rania Nashar, Tadawul’s Sarah Al Suhaimi and Saudi British Bank’s Lubna Olayan. Emiratis are the most prevalent nationality with 23 entries.
The majority (79) of the 100 women are self-made, 16 of whom have started their own businesses. And 21 women work in their family businesses, with many of them starting out when it was rare to find women in the workplace. There are 21 women from the banking and financial services sector, including four from stock exchanges and financial regulators.
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Today is International Women’s Day - a day that celebrates the Social, Economic, Cultural, and Political achievements of women all over the world. From Entrepreneurs to CEOs, to Engineers, to world-renowned Thought Leaders - woman are some of the most admired executives and experts in their industries.