Women’s Supreme Council continues its efforts to promote Bahraini women’s economic presence
Hala Al Ansari, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Women, affirmed the Council’s keenness to develop programs and initiatives to enhance the presence of Bahraini women in various economic activities and raise their contribution as a leader and businesswoman in the gross national product of the Kingdom of Bahrain. 47%, and 31% of small Bahraini companies and institutions are owned by Bahraini women, while their percentage of large companies is 37%. During her meeting with the Board of Directors of Bahraini Businesswomen in the presence of Mrs. Ahlam Janahi, Ms. Al-Ansari reviewed the economic aspects of the National Plan for the Advancement of Bahraini Women, which aims to raise awareness of financing and providing advisory services in support of entrepreneurs and encourage business leaders to diversify and develop development programs and projects. During the meeting, a number of programs and activities proposed by the association were discussed with the Council in the most appropriate ways to cooperate with the Association through awareness of the importance of participating in initiatives aimed at contributing to the development of projects and increasing innovation for the pioneer of work and highlighting the success stories of business leaders.
For her part, Mrs. Ahlam Janahi, Chairperson of the Bahrain Business Women Association, praised the efforts made by the Supreme Council for Women under the leadership of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, the wife of the King. Janahi stressed the association’s keenness to coordinate and cooperate with the council in all that would support the economic participation of women within the framework of the Association’s mandate to develop and strengthen economic and social relations between businesswomen in the Kingdom of Bahrain and expand the business opportunities for them.