The Forbes article credited Sheikha Lubna with creating more transparency and corporate governance in the UAE, and recognised her effective negotiation skills and intensive trade relations program that sees her travel to four countries each month to promote the UAE. The top 5 Arab women are as the following:
1 HE Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi UAE Ministry of Foreign Trade Government UAE/UAE
2 Lubna Olayan Olayan Financing Company Banking & Finance Saudi Arabia/Saudi Arabia
3 Salma Hareb JAFZA and EZW Construction & Industry UAE/UAE
4 Leila El Solh Alwaleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation, Lebanon Culture & Society Lebanon/Lebanon
5 Lama Al Sulaiman Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry Government Saudi Arabia/Saudi Arabia
On a wider scale some Arab women were able to be on te list of the World’s 100 most powerful women.
Securing first place on the Forbes list, which is graded according to a composite of visibility and measured by press citations and economic impact, is Angela Merkel – German’s first woman Chancellor, followed by China’s Vice Premier, Wu Yi, in second place. Other women from the Arab World to be ranked in the top 100 are Maha Al-Ghunaim, Chairman and Managing Director of Global Investment House, Kuwait; Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned, First Lady, Qatar; Queen Rania, Queen of Jordan; and Vidya Chhabria, Chairman of Jumbo Group, UAE.