Each for Equal.
It’s International Women’s Day today!
We wanted to highlight some of the many influential, inspiring, and powerful women from the middle east that have found success. Below are 10 quotes from 10 incredible women from the middle east.
1. “You have to really believe not only in yourself; you have to believe that the world is actually worth your sacrifices.”
Zaha Hadid; was an Iraqi born British architect, the first woman to win the Pritzker Architect Prize
2. “Whenever you are pushing boundaries, there will be push-back from people. Embrace what you stand for and accept that there will be criticism.”
Huda Kattan, founder of cosmetic line Huda beauty
3. “If one girl with courage is a revolution, imagine what feats we can achieve together.”
Queen Rania of Jordan
4. “Every Woman is blessed with infinite potential to achieve the impossible if she desires and believes in herself”
Mona Yousif Almoayyed; Managing director Bahrain’s Y.K. Almoayyed & Sons Group.
5. “I am my own cheerleader. I am the one who puts my goals, who pushes myself to get to the next goal. I don’t have someone next to me saying, ‘Here you go, now do this, it’s your next step, go for it.”
6. “I remember all the stages in my career where I almost didn’t have enough confidence to try for something, almost didn’t have the guts to follow something I was excited about doing, because I didn’t know anyone else who’d done it, or other people made me question it”
Amal Clooney, Lebanese-British international and human rights lawyer
7. “What’s interesting about success is, when it’s perceived it often manifests.”
Elissa Freiha, Emirati-Lebanese Businesswoman and Founder of Womena
8. “Any transition is easier if you believe in yourself and your talent.”
9. “Competing with oneself, is conducive to continued learning.”
Mariam Al Mansouri, the first female pilot of UAE and one of the first women to join the UAE Air Force
10. “The key to my success was the help and support I got from those around me- thinking you can succeed on your own is a huge mistake.”
Raneem El Welily, an Egyptian professional squash player, ranked number one in the world and first Arab to top any World Ranks