Bold Leadership for Women of the Middle East
Leadership opportunities for women are increasing in the Middle East. As debates about gender parity and gender politics continue to be a hot topic globally, Annabel Harper addresses the complexities of the culture in the Middle East and how business women can navigate these in order to take better advantage of the openings which are emerging.
- 168 Pages
- 24 November 2020
- ISBN: 9781784529277
Is it time to be bolder? Leadership opportunities for women are increasing in the Middle East. As debates about gender parity and gender politics continue to be a hot topic globally, Annabel Harper addresses the complexities of the culture in the Middle East and how business women can navigate these in order to take better advantage of the openings which are emerging. Using her own experiences of working in this vibrant culture, Annabel explores: -The meeting of traditionalism and modernism -How women can create their own style of leadership blending their best skills and the unique culture of the Middle East -Prerequisites for organisations in the region to maximise the resources of their female talent pipeline -The imperative for both women and men to collaborate in order to build organisations which are fit for the future Women's voices are at the heart of the book.
Annabel Harper MA is an Executive Leadership Coach and Facilitator, with a deep interest in the development of women in leadership in the Middle East. Annabel has international experience in a variety of multi- cultural global organisations. Client sectors include FMCG, financial and professional services, pharma, broadcasting, government entities and business schools. As well as her coaching work, Annabel is a tutor on the Diploma in Coaching at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education.
Previously, Annabel was a journalist at ITN, Channel 4 News and the BBC in the UK.
Shujaa’ah clarifies the meaning of ‘leadership’ more generally and for the women in the Arab world more specifically. This book is a must-read for women in leadership. The personal anecdotes used in the book serve as good examples to model one’s own behaviour.
In this thoughtful book, Annabel helped me challenge my own long-held unconscious bias towards gender inequality in the Arab world. Enlightening read for men.
A thoughtful insight into how the region differs in leadership with useful research woven in.