The Week That Was: Global Women Empowerment News Overview

By: GWL Team | Saturday, 10 February 2024

In today's fast-changing business environment, women play a vital role in challenging traditions and transforming businesses. The emphasis on gender equality has resulted in a more inclusive corporate climate that recognizes the importance of many perspectives in driving innovation and success.

Female entrepreneurship is developing, with an increasing number of women owning businesses, fuelled by initiatives that specifically address the historical barriers that women have faced in business.

Women's advancement to leadership positions is critical because they question traditional norms and provide valuable insights at the highest levels of corporate governance. Despite these advances, persistent concerns such as gender wage disparities and discrimination show the significance of sustained struggle and teamwork.

Check out the Global Woman Leader news section for this week's update!

Manal Al-Rubaian Among 500 Influential Women in Islamic Biz & Finance

Kuwait International Bank (KIB) congratulated its General Internal Auditor Manal Adnan Al-Rubaian for being awarded a distinguished ranking in the list of the top “500 Most Influential Women in Islamic Business and Finance” for the year 2023, a recognition by the global institution Cambridge IFA. Al-Rubaian was ranked for four consecutive years (2020 – 2023) in this list.

Rehana Magsi: Pak Balochistan's First Female Contender

Rehana Magsi has made history as the first woman to run for office in Balochistan, Pakistan's largest but least populous province. Rehana, who represents the rural PB-11 constituency in the Jhal Magsi district, is running for a general seat in the forthcoming February 8 elections on behalf of the local political organization, Jamot Qaumi Movement.

Sri Lanka Launches Women's Cricket Super League

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is creating the Women's National Super League (NSL) to help grow women's cricket in the nation. Beginning on February 6, the 50-over competition will pave the way for the T20 event, which is set to begin on February 15. The NSL will have four teams: Dambulla, Galle, Kandy, and Colombo.

Musawah Launches Online Art Fellowship for Muslim Women in Asia

Musawah, a global movement focused on equality and justice in the Muslim family, has launched the Musawah Artists Collective (MAC) in an effort to harness the transformational power of art in campaigning for equality and justice. The MAC, led by project lead Afi Noor, seeks to empower young Muslim female artists throughout South and Southeast Asia.

Southern Cross Names Cath Lomax as Chief Strategy Officer

Southern Cross Health Insurance has appointed Cath Lomax as its new Chief People and Strategy Officer. Cath brings over twenty years of experience, mostly in the financial services sector, to her new post, including sales, strategy, and client services.

Emma Grede Joins BBC's Dragons' Den as First Black Female Investor

Emma Grede, a renowned successful entrepreneur and American television personality, has unveiled her new job as a Dragon on BBC's Dragons' Den. Grede, who is well-known as the first black female investor on the US edition of Shark Tank, brings a plethora of knowledge from the fashion and business worlds to the Den. Emma, who hails from east London, began her career with an internship at Gucci after dropping out of fashion college.