Arab women today, have an even more pivotal involvement towards economic and social development. Favorable policy upgrades across the Middle East have resulted in women being increasingly recognized for their roles as leaders and agents of change. The region has witnessed a steady evolution of improved gender equality reforms by encouraging women in workforce, leadership positions as well as entrepreneurship.

Forbes Middle East will bring together an exclusive panel of renowned female leaders from Oman and other parts of the GCC to share their thoughts on how the role of women has transitioned to empower a modern economy.


Lujaina Mohsin Haider Darwish

Chairperson-Infrastructure, Technology Industrial and Consumer Solutions

Mohsin Haider Darwish LLC

Sophie Smith

Founder and CEO

Nabta Health

AlSayyida Basma Al Said

Mental Health Clinical Counselor and Founder

Whispers of Serenity

Areej Mohsin Darwish

Chairperson Automotive, Construction Equipment & Renewable Energy

Mohsin Haider Darwish LLC

Huda Al Lawati

Founder and CEO

Aliph Capital

Elissa Freiha

Founder and CEO



Ramia Farrage

Senior Presenter / Producer

Forbes Middle East

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    Forbes Middle East is a licensee of Forbes Media and extends the Forbes brand of journalism across the Arab world. Forbes Middle East’s distinctive editorial style attracts a readership of Arab leaders, entrepreneurs, C-level executives, government officials and investors united by a belief in the spirit of free enterprise and entrepreneurial values.Across the region, Forbes Middle East sets the pace for preemptive business journalism. By uncovering trends and anticipating opportunities in the regional marketplace, each monthly issue brings top executives the information critical to their success – in both Arabic and English language editions. The magazine researches and publishes original rankings, based on methodologies set by Forbes Media.

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