5 Lebanese Ranked Among World’s 10 Most Powerful Middle-Eastern Women!

Besides being among the top 100 most influential businesswomen in the region, successful Lebanese women are also deemed among the most powerful!

Forbes Middle East shared a list called “World’s 10 Most Powerful Arab Women”. Among them are five world-renowned Lebanese figures.

#1 Nemat (Minouche) Shafik

Title: Deputy Governor Bank of England.

Citizenship: U.K.

Country of origin: Egypt

#2 Amal Clooney

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Title: Lawyer, Doughty Street Chambers

Citizenship: U.K.

Country of origin: Lebanon

#3 Nayla Hayek

Title: Chair, Swatch; CEO, Harry Winston

Citizenship: Switzerland

Country of origin: Lebanon

#4 Myriam El Khomri

Title: Minister of Labor

Citizenship: France

Country of origin: Morocco

#5 Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

Title: Minister of National Education

Citizenship: France

Country of origin: Morocco

#6 Rula Ghani

Title: Afghanistan’s First lady

Citizenship: Afghanistan

Country of origin: Lebanon

#7 Reem Acra

Title: Fashion Designer

Citizenship: U.S.

Country of origin: Lebanon

#8 Ayah Bdeir

Title: Founder, CEO, littleBits

Citizenship: Canada

Country of origin: Lebanon

#9 Hala Gorani

Title: Journalist, CNN

Citizenship: U.S.

Country of origin: Syria

#10 Khadija Arib

Title: Speaker of the Dutch House of Representatives

Citizenship: Netherlands

Country of origin: Morocco