About Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society

Bringing together exceptional Bahraini leaders

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

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

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.

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” – Michelle Obama, lawyer and former First Lady of the United States

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Why Join Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society?

The society works to set up seminars, conferences, and workshops for its members. In addition, the society also organizes various social activities. Members of the society participate in social, economic, and cultural events in the country. The society also promotes cooperation and coordination with the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Lastly, the society helps to establish and coordinate relationships with similar societies in the GCC, Arab countries and the rest of the world.

Benefits of Joining Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society

The society engages in the development and promotion of economic and social relations between businesswomen in Bahrain and strengthening the role of Bahraini women and their contribution to all commercial, economic, investment, and development activities in the country. The society also prides itself for helping to contribute to projects and social programs and activating the role of the Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society in areas of social development. The society works on the participation of women in the Boards of Directors of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, banks and investment companies and public bodies. The society aims to create closer links and cooperation between itself and similar Arab and international societies. Lastly, the society aims to promote the representation of women entrepreneurs in all forums, conferences and seminars locally, within the GCC, in other Arab countries and internationally.

Membership Requirements

  1. Applicant should be a minimum of eighteen years old
  2. Applicant should either be a Bahraini citizen or a resident
  3. Applicant should be reputable and may not have been sentenced for involvement in crimes of moral turpitude or dishonesty unless it has been regarded
  4. Applicant should be engaged in economic or commercial activity
  5. Applicants should submit their applications to the Secretary of the Board of Directors according to the model prepared for this purpose. The Secretary of the Board of Directors should present the prospective members to the Board of Directors at their first meeting to decide on the acceptance or rejection within one month from the date of submission
  6. Applicants will be notified regarding their acceptance or rejection, based on the decision of the Board of Directors, within two weeks from the date of their decision, with a statement of reasons in the event of a rejection

Board Members

Ahlam Janahi
President
Ahlam Janahi

President

Ahlam Janahi is the President of Bahrain Businesswomen's Society. She sets policies and strategic direction for the Society, both for the near term and for the foreseeable future. It's her responsibility to ensure the Society follows its mission, policies, and

Khulood Rashid Al Qattan
First Vice President
Khulood Rashid Al Qattan

First Vice President

The Vice President operates similarly to one in business, with one major exception: meetings. The VP helps and supports the BBS President. To help draft bylaws and lead meetings when the president is unavailable. If the President leaves, the VP

Vicky Saad Mouawad
Second Vice President - Head of Social Committee
Vicky Saad Mouawad

Second Vice President - Head of Social Committee

The Social Committee is the dynamo of the society. Its’ mission is to articulate the value and objectives of the society in addition of being the financial pillar, the mainstream income for financial support. It plans fun related activities, themed

Manal Ahmed Al Seddiqi
Vice Secretary of the Board, Head of Media and Public Relations Committee
Manal Ahmed Al Seddiqi

Vice Secretary of the Board, Head of Media and Public Relations Committee

Media and Public Relations Committee is the hub of BBS. It is solely responsible for all external communications. It aims is to position and popularize the brand BBS on a variety of platforms.
The committee is responsible for extensive coverage

Fatema Abdul Khaliq Dilawer
Treasurer
Fatema Abdul Khaliq Dilawer

Treasurer

The Treasurer has a watchdog role over all aspects of financial management, working closely with other members of the Management Committee to safeguard the organization’s finances. It is important to note that although the Treasurer ensures that these responsibilities are

Huda Mohamed Janahi
Vice Treasurer, Head of Entrepreneurs Committee
Huda Mohamed Janahi

Vice Treasurer, Head of Entrepreneurs Committee

The Entrepreneurs Committee will serve all entrepreneurs in front of different parties, communicate with relevant officials and dialogue with them on common issues. Workshops and participation in specialized exhibitions and conferences.

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Nawal Yousuf AlSabbagh
Head of Economic Committee
Nawal Yousuf AlSabbagh

Head of Economic Committee

Economic Committee: To organize conference sessions, majlises, to promote valuable discussions and research on businesswomen initiatives and economic issues, and raise awareness of issues of particular concern to women in the economics business profession.  In pursuing these aims, the committee

Fawziya Ahmed Al Khaja
Head of Coordination and Follow-Up Committee
Fawziya Ahmed Al Khaja

Head of Coordination and Follow-Up Committee

Follow up & Coordination Committee: To advise and to coordinate BBS’s activities related to government and policy. It is a steering committee. Its main objectives are to support and to assist Bahrain’s policy and regulatory framework conditions for its’ members,

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Maryam Mohamed Jameel Al Arayedh
Head of Cultural Committee
Maryam Mohamed Jameel Al Arayedh

Head of Cultural Committee

The Cultural Committee works for interpersonal learning of various arts and creative skills by conducting various events and awareness activities. It organizes various celebrations on festivals (e.g. Bahraini Women Day, Breast Cancer Awareness, Bahrain National Day, Diwali, Christmas, etc.) So

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