Arab women, Kuwaiti in particular, have proven worthiness at the face of challenges, managing investments and financial institutions, said head of the Kuwait Association for the Ideal Family Sheikha Fariha Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah.
Women have become integral to the world's economic system, Sheikha Fariha told a press conference held to announce her participation in a major gathering to be held under "Joint Arab Investment .. Will, Challenges and International co-operation,'' Cairo 14-17 April.
She stressed that women are competent and capable of effective and successful management. The Cairo economic event, organized by the Arab League, will be attended by the League's Secretary-General Nabil Al-Araby, several Arab ministers, investors and businessmen and women.
The conference comes at a time when a review of small and big enterprises is needed, making use of advanced countries' expertise to vary sources of income, and face poverty and unemployment, Sheikha Fariha noted.
According to Sheikha Fariha, the world is highly concerned with making proper use of capital to offer new jobs and curb unemployment and inflation rates, as they have reached fearful levels in many countries.
She said that the conference would be the biggest gathering for female entrepreneurs, and will be attended by the UN, Arab and African delegations and civil society organizations.
The opening ceremony will be held at the Arab League in Cairo on 14 April, then the conference will move to Sharm El-Sheikh.
Sheikha Fariha has been chosen a guest of honor of this 17th session of the conference for her leading role serving Arab and Kuwaiti societies, and as a role model for a successful Arab woman supporting sustainable development, both social and economic.