Top Business Leaders Discuss Bahrain’s Growth Story at the Falak Power Lunch [Press Release]
October 9, 2016
The third quarterly edition of the Falak Power Lunch 2016 — organised by Falak Consulting — was held recently at the Al Fayez Restaurant, Reef Island, Manama, Bahrain
Shaikha Hessa bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, the CEO of INJAZ Bahrain was the guest of honor at the Falak Power Lunch
Falak Power Lunch discussions focused on women empowerment, progress of the women’s movement in Bahrain and its impact on the working population
Falak Consulting - a leading Bahrain based management consulting firm whose purpose is to build stronger economies and happier societies by unlocking human and business potential - invited a high powered leadership team for the third quarterly Falak Power Lunch 2016 that took place recently at Al Fayez Restaurant, Reef Islands, Manama, Bahrain.
The guest of honour for this event was Her Highness Shaikha Hessa bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, the Chief Executive of INJAZ Bahrain.
Also present at the event were, Yara Faraj from the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office, Akram Miknas (Founder - Fortune Promoseven), Weam Zaber (Founder - Namaste Bahrain), Afnan Al Zayani (CEO - Al Zayani Commercial Services), Noor Al Haji (Director - AON Risk Solutions) and Zeenat Diwani (Managing Director - Deeko Bahrain). Representing Falak Consulting were the CEO, Suhail Algosaibi, Executive Director, Maniza Dewan and Junior Consultant, Alyaa Mohammed.
The main discussions centered on issues related to women empowerment and also touched upon the progress of the women’s movement in Bahrain along with its impact on opportunities for women members of the working population.
Her Highness Shaikha Hessa bint Khalifa Al Khalifa shared highlights of some of the successful projects undertaken by the Supreme Council for Women, and these included the 300 beneficiaries of the special housing scheme for divorced women, awareness campaign amongst women with regard to their sharia marriage rights, updating of the marriage contract process, and distribution of information booklets to women prior to their marriage.
She further discussed the history of inJAz Bahrain, and its role in enabling young Bahrainis to look beyond jobs and consider the options of starting one’s own business and become financially independent.
The attendees talked at length about the progress made by Bahraini women in reducing workplace discrimination, the importance of family support in making a success of their careers, and the need for women professionals to pursue higher and more specialized education.
Commenting on the Falak Power Lunch, Suhail Algosaibi said:
“The Falak Power Lunch provided a healthy discussion on women’s issues in the context of the work environment and highlighted how women are equal stakeholders in the socio-economic sphere. We also looked at the challenges facing working women and how these could be tackled through education, greater awareness campaigns and increased family support. We also praised the role of the Supreme Council for Women and INJAZ Bahrain in enabling many Bahraini women to be responsible and productive citizens.”
The Falak Power Lunch is held every quarter, and involves discussion on topics related to Bahrain’s economy and business environment. Guests comprise some of the big names in industry, government and regulatory bodies, and has been a huge success since it was first started in April 2015.