Chair of the Arab Businesswomen Council (ABC) Sheikha Hessa Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al- Sabah was yesterday awarded “Business Woman of the Year” - a category of the Arab Women of the Year Awards 2015.
The annual event, held in the London in cooperation with the Arab British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) was attended by Kuwaiti ambassador to the UK and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Khaled Al Duwaisan, a representative of the London mayor and a huge number of Arab businesswomen and envoys.
The Achievement in Culture and Education 2015 award was offered to Chair of Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) Sheikha Mai Al Khalifa. Achievement in Literacy prize was awarded to Algerian writer Ahlam Mosteghanemi. Lebanese Majida El- Roumi was awarded the Achievement in Music.
The Young TV Presenter and the Achievement in Cinema awards 2015 were respectively given to Egyptian actress Youssra and Jordanian Ola Al- Faris. Talking to KUNA after the honor- ing ceremony, Sheikha Hessa Al-Sabah voiced great pleasure - dedicating the prize to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and all the Kuwaiti people.
She said that Arab women have made giant steps in the field of business. She stressed the significant role of women in economic development, through business, politics and social life. The progress of a society is closely relat- ed to women’s ability to take part in economic and social development, she said.
Meanwhile, the ABC Chair Sheikha Hessa Al-Sabah and ABCC Chief Executive Afnan Al-Shuaibi separately discussed means of enhancing trade between the Arab countries and the UK. Sheikha Hessa Al-Sabah said that they also agreed to organize a conference on empowering Arab women, London, late in 2016.