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Few Qatari women make ‘100 most powerful Arab Women’ list

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Regional magazine CEO Middle East has released its second “100 most powerful Arab women” list, awarding Qatari women only three spots on the ranking.

The list, published online by partner publication Arabian Business, names Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, the UAE’s first female minister, as the most powerful Arab woman, followed closely by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkul Karman.

Surprisingly, Qatar’s Sheikha Mozah and her daughter Sheikha Al Mayassa Al Thani did not make the list, nor did Queen Rania of Jordan.

Buthaina Al Ansari, founder of the women’s empowerment company Qatariat, was the highest-ranked woman on the list, at number 19. Dr. Hessa Al Jaber, head of state telecom regular ictQatar, also made the list at number 30, while Qatar University’s Professor Ilham Al Qaradawi ranked 36th most powerful Arab woman.

Click through the full list here.

Who do you think should have made the list? Why do you think more Qatari women weren’t listed?

Credit: Photo of Dr. Hessa Al Jaber courtesy of ictQatar

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