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About the BBS

Bahrain Businesswomen's Society was founded by 16 Bahraini businesswomen. The society was established in Bahrain in 2000 in accordance with the provisions of the Law on Associations and Social Clubs, Cultural and Private Bodies working in the youth and sports and private institutions promulgated by Legislative Decree field No. (21) for the year 1989 and the ministerial decrees issued for its implementation.

  • "The Supreme Council for Women considered the reference for all official bodies in regards to women affairs in the Kingdom of Bahrain" – – The Supreme Council for Women


The Bahrain Businesswomen's Society (BBS) is committed to strengthening the role of Bahraini female entrepreneurs and their contribution to all commercial, economic, investment, and development activities in the country. The BBS provides opportunities to network, learn from, and support one another.


The Bahrain Businesswomen's Society (BBS) aims to empower female entrepreneurs by offering mentorship and tools to help enable female-run businesses grow and flourish in the Kingdom. The BBS contributes to social development projects and programs.



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Years of Serving in Bahrain




Business Woman of the Year

Afnan is the President and Proprietor of Al Zayani Commercial Services S.P.C.

Al Zayani Commercial Services S.P.C (AZCS) was established in 1980. Today, AZCS represents Internationally reputed companies, offering state-of-the-art technologies.

With over years of pioneering experience under our belt and an ever-growing client list that includes leading names from the government, private and public sectors; we take pride in our contribution towards the development of the country's IT economy.

AZCS is proud to have business partnerships that have lasted for more than twenty-five years with renowned international companies such as RICOH and KONE.

Afnan Rashed Al-Zayani

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