Women empowerment has been a hot topic of discussion for years and is an ever-sensational topic that helps to bring the game changers under a single roof. Women empowerment can be defined as encouraging women’s sense of self-worth and self-assurance.
The ability to come up with their own choice and the right to influence changes for themselves and others are closely aligned with female empowerment. The government and the authorities always plan and implement equal constitutional rights for men and women
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is home to many influential women who have made significant contributions to the country’s progress and development. Here is a list of the most influential women in UAE.
Women’s success stories are all about their years of dedication, determination, and relentless effort. When it comes to the most influential Emirati women, it’s not a different story. The common fact that tales the achievements is the unconditional support from the UAE government.
List Of Famous Personalities Of UAE – Most Influential Women
Here are the most influential women in the UAE who pave the way for future generations to achieve similar or more impressive achievements.
All the inspiring women included in the list have conquered success and have been successful in creating their own niche in UAE and worldwide.
1. Sheikha Lubna Bin Sultan Al Qasimi
Born in the year 1962, Sheikha Lubna Bin Sultan Al Qasimi is one of the most influential women in the UAE. Sheikha, the Emirati politician is the first woman to be in a ministerial position in the United Aram Emirates.
Sheikha Lubna Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, the ruling family of Sharjah was previously the Minister of State for International Cooperation, Minister of State for Tolerance, and Minister of Economics and Planning of the United Arab Emirates.
She is listed by Forbes as the 36th most powerful woman in the world. In the year 2012, she won the Lifetime Achievement Award at Asia HRD Congress.
2. Mariam Al-Mansouri
Mariam Al-Mansouri, born in the year 1979, is the first female fighter pilot in the UAE. This popular female figure in the country is the one who led the UAE mission airstrikes against ISIS.
She is one of eight children in her family and was very fond of becoming a pilot from childhood. Mariam Al-Mansouri is the first woman to join the UAE air force.
She is renowned for the titles – ‘Lady Liberty’ and ‘ISIS’s nightmare’. Mariam was honored with the Mohammed bin Rashid Pride of the Emirates medal for her outstanding performance and excellence in her field.
3. Huda Kattan
Huda is the woman behind Huda Beauty, the billion-dollar beauty empire. She was the master brain that worked to make Huda Beauty, the fashion brand to be world famous.
Huda is a makeup artist, entrepreneur, and beauty blogger. Soon after creating blogs, Huda ended up conceding a wide range of makeup products that made a stir in the beauty industry.
Huda sells every makeup product and is now one of the richest women in the UAE.
4. Amina Al Rustamani
Amina Al Rustamani is an Emirati businesswoman and the director of the AW Rostamani Group (AWR). She is the former CEO of TECOM Group. After leaving her role at TECOM, Amina joined hands with the AW Rostamani Group.
Being an influential and charismatic business leader, Amina was honored with 9th place in the CEO Middle East’s fifth annual list of the world’s most powerful Arab women.
In 2015, she won the title of Advertising Person by Dubai Lynx. Her active role in the development of Dubai Design District and Dubai Wholesale City made her one of the most influential women in the UAE.
5. Nayla Al-Khaja
Nayla Al-Khaja is the first female who came forward to be in the role of a film director, writer, and producer in the UAE and started her journey in the film industry in 2006, and she directed many movies that all turned successful.
She has won several international and film festival awards. Nayla Al-Khaja was awarded the best Emirati filmmaker in the year 2006.
In 2016, her film the Animal won the best short fiction award and received a special jury award in 2017.
6. Amal Al Qubaisi
Amal Al Qubaisi, born in the year 1969, is the first female leader of a national assembly in the United Arab Emirates. She is the current President of the Federal National Council. Amal Al Qubaisi served as the main speaker for the UAE federal national council from 2015 to 2019.
She also worked as the chairwoman of the Abu Dhabi Education Council. Amal Al Qubaisi is the most senior female politician in the UAE, who is still inspiring young women to come forward and cross the barriers.
7. Fatima Al Jaber
Born in the year 1965, Fatima Al Jaber is the chief operating officer (COO) of the UAE-based Al Jaber group. Fatima is the first woman elected to the Abu Dhabi chamber of commerce board of directors.
As per the reports revealed by Forbes, Fatima Al Jaber is the 94th most powerful woman in the world. Her stills and ambitions helped her build the most iconic projects in the UAE.
8. Noura Al Kaabi
Noura Al Kaabi has served as the minister of knowledge development and Culture in the United Arab Emirates since 2017. Before her current position, Noura worked as the minister of state for Federal National Council Affairs.
She is also the chairperson of Abu Dhabi Media Company. According to the Foreign Policy Magazine, Noura Al Kaabi is the first woman to be on the list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers.
9. Reem Al-Hashimi
Reem Al-Hashimi was born in 1978. She was designated as the Minister of State for International Cooperation.
Reem Al-Hashimi who is an Emirati civil servant, won the bid to host the Expo 2020, which is one of the most anticipated events in the United Arab Emirates. Reem is the Director General of the Expo and Dubai Cares’s chairperson.
10 .Ohood Bint Khalfan Al Roumi
Ohood Bint Khalfan Al Roumi is an Emirati politician who is a Chairwoman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources.
Ohood Bint is also the Minister of State for the UAE Government Development and Future. Bint holds an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s in Economics.