Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sheikha Lubna

Forbes magazine has named the United Arab Emirates's minister of foreign trade, Sheikha Lubna, as the most powerful Arab woman:
"Sheikha Lubna Al Qassimi, the minister of foreign trade, has been voted the most powerful Arab woman by Forbes magazine.

"She was also ranked the 70th most powerful woman in the world in this year's annual list of the most influential females in politics, business, media and 'lifestyle'.

"The US first lady Michelle Obama topped the list. Three other Arab women made the top 100: Sheikha Mozah, the first lady of Qatar, was ranked 74th, followed by Queen Rania of Jordan in 76th place. Maha al Ghunaim, a Kuwaiti businesswoman who co-founded the bank Global Investment House, was number 94...

"Sheikha Lubna is the UAE's first female cabinet minister, appointed in 2004 as the Minister of Economy, and later as the Minister of Foreign Trade. She is a member of Sharjah's ruling family and studied computer science at California State University, Chico."

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