Women who are shaking up the Middle East’s business world in 2016

As part of World Economic Forum’s journey through the Middle East, ‘The Silk Road: Past, Present, Future’ team spoke to six of the region’s most influential businesswomen for their tips on getting to the top. Dr Raja Easa al Gurg is the Managing Director of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group. She says obstacles are always a stepping stone to success. Shaikha Al-Bahar is the Deputy Group CEO of the National Bank of Kuwait. Dedication and professionalism, passion, hard working 24/7 and innovation are key in climbing the ladder to the top, according to her. Maha al Ghunaim, Vice Chair and Group CEO of Global Investment House, says we need to remove that phobia about women getting involved with numbers, which comes from education.