The Arab Woman Awards mission is to provide a culturally accepted platform to raise public awareness of the significant achievements of Arab women across the GCC & provide positive role models for young women. Launched in 2009 the Arab Woman Awards were created by ITP Media Group Managing Director, Sue Holt, who kept coming across reports of talented, hardworking & inspiring Arab women. As one of the regions largest media company she wanted to provide a platform to promote these women in a way that befitted their culture. The first awards were held in Dubai & now run in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait & the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia at private, by invitation only ceremonies.
The first awards were held in Dubai and winners included leading businesswoman Ingie Chalhoub, DAS Collection designers Hind and Reem Beljafla and the Inspirational Arab Woman of the Year 2009 Award was bestowed to HH Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Women Establishment, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs. The Arab Woman Awards have to date awarded over 300 Arab females from countries across United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The Arab Woman Awards mission is to provide a culturally accepted platform to raise public awareness of the significant achievements of Arab women across the GCC and provide positive role models for young women. The ten-year vision is to have awarded over 350 inspirational, talented and deserving Arab women.
The Arab Woman Awards have attracted a number of brand partners wishing to engage with this affluent audience and support the awards in their country. The Arab Woman Awards represent an exclusive opportunity to access top female members of the society, receive editorial and advertorial coverage on ITP media platforms, logo placement on artwork, award sponsorship and on-site activations where you can demonstrate your products and services direct to these end consumers.
The awards are nominated and judged by a private Judges Board selected by ITP due to them being experts in their particular fields, having integrity and a wide knowledge of the women of the country. The role of each member of the Judges Board is to impartially select the most deserving candidate as per the criteria provided by ITP.
Standard criteria for every award includes that nominees should be female, of Arab descent, have achieved something outstanding in their particular field over the past 12 months, contributed positively to society and be a role model to young women. In 2013 ITP introduced the ability for people to put forward their own nominations. For full details on the Arab Woman Awards criteria for each award please email ArabWomanAwards@itp.com and to nominate someone for an award click here