BBS - The United Nations Public Service Forum 2013

UN Public Service Day and Awards Ceremony
“Transformative e-Government and Innovation:
Creating a Better Future for All”
Creating on Enabling Environment for Entrepreneurship and Economic
Development through Innovation and e-Government
25-26 June 2013
During the era of
His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
supported women empowerment in various fields - Political,
Economical and Social and with the support of
His Royal Highness the Prime Minister,
Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown
Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime
• Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society established in year
2000 as the first Businesswomen’s Society ( BBS) in the
GCC region.
 Empowering women in their business activities, locally , regionally and
Developing and promoting social and economical relations among business
Promoting and strengthening the role of Businesswomen's and their participation
in all commercial, economical, investment, and developmental activities in the
Targeting for Bahrain Businesswomen’s to be in the board of Chamber of
Commerce, banks and investment companies.
 Ensuring Bahraini Businesswomen's participation in conferences and to achieve
cooperation and exchange of experiences and ideas with Gulf, Arab Countries, and
world wide in general.
 MENA Businesswomen’s Network established in 2010. in Bahrain
Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society and 9 other Businesswomen’s Societies
in the Middle East and North Africa
First Mena BWN Forum Dubai, April 2012
MENA BWN member countries (Algeria,
Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco,
Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia, and the UAE)
First Mena BWN Forum Dubai, April 2012
Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Wife of His Majesty
the King President of the Supreme Council for Women has been the honorary
President of the Society until 2005. Since then, HRH continue to support strongly
Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society.
At Present , HRH Shaikha Thajiba Bint Salman Al Khalifa is the honory
President and plays a major role in supporting BBS.
The Council was established in 2001 by a decree from
HRM the King of Bahrain and headed by Her Royal
Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Wife of
HM the King President of the Supreme Council for
Through it’s various activities conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Panel Discussions
Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society successfully managed to engage the Society at large.
BBS gained high status and recognition from Civil Societies as well as the government
in Bahrain.
With Supreme council , BBS has continue to achieve their goals in empowering
Bahrain Businesswomen’s
Society organized a number of
events , workshops and
conferences with cooperation
of Bahrain Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (
BCCI) trough
Businesswomen’s Committee
Event: Workshop on Entrepreneurship “ Innovation : From idea to reality.
BBS has an unlimited
communications between
public and private sectors.
Event : Key Effectiveness workshop.
Event :Leadership Meeting
GDN interview July 25, 2012
“The participation of women entrepreneurs
has increased by 59 per cent in the last one year,”
UN Industrial Development Organization (Unido)
director Hashim Hussein told the GDN.
“The success rate of women is higher than
men’s.“Also, the Bahrain Model for
Entrepreneurship Development and Enterprise
Development, which is implemented in more than
68 countries, draws its core support from
“Four Bahraini women were chosen as
entrepreneur ambassadors at the
general conference of Unido last year,” he added
during a visit to the Bahrain
Businesswomen’s Society (BBS).
UNIDO has played a big and strong role in BBS objectives in Promoting and
strengthening the role of Bahraini Businesswomen and their participation in all
commercial, economical, investment, and developmental activities in the
BBS thanks Tamkeen for Various
programs in supporting
Businesswomen at all levels .
BBS Proved that women are
not only a housewife but the
members are a successful
Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society has achieved a lots of goals since
13 years.
Today, drafts of Government Laws are presented to Bahrain
Businesswomen’s Society for BBS input and recommendation.
BBS members represents in the most of the government /private
sector committees and their participation are strongly attends in
most of the official events.
The key of BBS success , continuously cooperating and
communicating with the support of its members and with
strategic partners such as Bahrain Chamber of Commerce
and Industry, The Supreme Council for Women, Tamkeen,
UNIDO , Government Ministers, Banks, Newspapers and
Media Representatives, Major companies.
BBS Board members
The Seventh Governing Council (2012-2014)
The new Board members are:
•Ahlam Janahi - President
•Fatima Abduljabbar Kooheji - Vice - President
•Khulood Rashid Al Qattan - Secretary General
•Fatima Abdulkhaliq – Treasurer
•Naeema Al Balooshi - Vice -Secretary General & Head of Cultural Committee
•Huda Radhi - Vice –Treasurer
•Afnan Al Zayani- Head of Follow up and Co-ordination Committee
•Victoria Mouawad - Head of Social Committee
•Huda Sangoor – Head of the Media and Public Relation Committee
•Khulood Abdulqader – Head of Young Women Entrepreneurs Committee
•Dr. Hala Jamal – Board Member
Thank you!!

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