Arab Woman Awards UAE 2016 judges announced

The Arab Woman Awards UAE has announced the panel of judges for its 2016 edition. Launched by ITP Publishing group in 2009, the Arab Woman Awards recognises Arab women’s achievements in their different fields and aims to provide young women with inspirational role models.

This year’s judges board members will be chaired by HE Ameera bin Karam, Chairperson of the Sharjah Businesswomen Council. Other members of the 2016 judging panel will include; Sheikha Nawar Al Qassimi, Sharjah Art Foundation; Dr Nawal Al-Hosany, Masdar’s Director of Sustainability; HE Reem Alshemari, Director of Strategic Communications Affairs at the Executive Affairs Authority (EAA); Noor Sweid, Partner at Leap Ventures; Nadine Y. Maalouf, Owner of the SME Advisory Group; Dr Mona Hammami, Director at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court; Gina Tadros, Editor-in-Chief of Hello! Arabia; Abu Dhabi based businesswoman, Asma Al Fahim; TV presenter, Zeina Al Yaziji; and Dubai based designer Aljoud Lootah.

“We have selected this year’s board of judges due to them all being inspiring women who are experts in their own fields,” says Sue Holt, Awards Founder, Executive Director, ITP Publishing Group and APP Media Group. “Being the UAE awards we also try to have all of the Emirates represented. Many of the board members have themselves been previous winners and said what a positive experience it was for them. This year we have had over 300 nominations so they now have the very difficult task of selecting the most deserving. I wish them luck and look forward to seeing their final choices.”

Winners announced for Arab Woman Awards KSA

The Arab Woman Awards KSA 2014 winners were honoured at a red carpet gala reception held at the Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh. The awards ceremony was attended by over 300 women from the Kingdom. This ceremony marks the first ever Arab Woman Awards to be held in KSA, however the awards have been held in three other GCC countries in the past five years including; the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar. The awards taking place in Saudi Arabia this year, aim to provide a culturally acceptable platform to recognise sixteen inspirational winners from diverse industries including Business, Education, Literature, Entrepreneurship, Humanitarian, Art and Fashion.

“Since launching in the UAE in 2009, the Arab Woman Awards have recognised some of the region’s most outstanding women and provided a platform for further achievements,” says HRH Princess Reema Bandar Al Saud, patron of the Arab Woman Awards KSA 2014. “Accordingly, it was an honour to be asked to be the patron of the inaugural Arab Woman Awards in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I am pleased to see these awards highlighting the endeavors of many hardworking Saudi women in their various fields, and also providing inspiration for the next generation of young Saudi women.’’

Established in 2009 by ITP Consumer, the Arab Woman Awards are now held annually in the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait now Saudi Arabia.

ITP Consumer launch Arab Woman Awards KSA

ITP Consumer has announced the launch of the Arab Woman Awards KSA 2014, which is set to take place on January 29, 2014.  Following the success of the Arab Woman Awards UAE, Qatar and Kuwait for five consecutive years, the organisers have introduced the first Arab Woman Awards KSA which will take place at a prestigious ladies-only ceremony at the Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh under the guidance of HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud.

Launched in 2009, the Arab Woman Awards aim to provide a platform to raise public awareness of the significant achievements of Arab women. Since its inception, the awards have recognised over 170 accomplished females from sectors including business, education, art, literature, sport, fashion, health, humanitarian, media and entrepreneurship.

‘The launch of the Arab Woman Awards KSA is another exciting chapter in these awards,” says Sue Holt, ITP Consumer Deputy Manager Director. “Having visited the country for the first time recently I have already met highly educated, determined and successful women so am looking forward to working with the judges to showcase the wealth of talented women that Saudi Arabia has to offer.”

The Arab Woman Awards KSA 2014 is being hosted in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, Sayidaty, Zahra Breast Cancer Association and Rawaj International.

Royal patronage for Arab Woman Awards

His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth & Community Development, confirmed his patronage for tonight’s Arab Woman Awards UAE 2013. Established in 2009 by ITP Publishing, the awards recognise and honour successful women from across diverse fields in the UAE including art, business, fashion, entrepreneurship and charity. Nominations for this year ceremony have surpassed judges’ expectations with entries coming in from across all seven emirates.

“The patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan is a testament to the significance of these awards,” says Sue Holt, Deputy Managing Director, ITP Consumer and Founder of the Arab Woman Awards. “His endorsement confirms our vision, as a platform that celebrates women who strive to succeed and contribute to the growth of the nation.”

The Arab Women Awards UAE 2013 will take place tonight in a glittering, ladies-only gala dinner on at Rosewood Abu Dhabi hotel.

ITP partners with Sayidaty for Arab Woman Awards

ITP Consumer, the region’s largest publisher of English language women’s magazines, has announced a ground-breaking partnership with Sayidaty as media sponsor of its Arab Woman Awards for the coming year.

The media partnership will include the Arab Woman Awards official publications being distributed with Sayidaty, on-site interviews with the winners featured on, post-event coverage of the event plus the magazine also plans to utilise the events to launch its own marketing initiative called ‘Sayidaty celebrates women’ which it will unveil at the Arab Woman Awards UAE in December at the Sofitel Abu Dhabi.

“Sayidaty is the region’s most popular Arabic language lifestyle magazine so it seemed a natural fit for us to partner with such an authoritative awards that so actively promotes the achievements of women,” says Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi, Editor of Sayidaty. “We are a pan-Arab publisher so the Arab Woman Awards were particularly attractive to us due to their ‘across GCC’ vision.’

The Arab Woman Awards is the GCC region’s only pan-Arab awards to recognise Arab females in areas including business, charity, the arts and design. The awards now run annually in the UAE, Kuwait and Qatar with the first KSA awards launching in early 2014 with the support of Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud. A Bahrain edition is planned for 2015.  The award winners are selected by a private Judges Board from each country which follow strict criteria to determine each winner.  Now in its fifth year the awards have recognised over 150 women to-date with leading businesswomen, doctors and educators including HE Fatima Al Jaber, Dr Manahel Thabet, Sheikha Hessa bint Khalifa Al Maktoum, Bothaina Al Ansari, Moudhi Al Hajiri , Sheikha Souad Al Sabah, and many more. The awards are presented at private, invitation only ceremonies with the winners and their achievements published in an official Arab Woman Awards commemorative book.

“Sayidaty has always been a great supporter of the awards through its post-event coverage and attendance,” says Sue Holt, Deputy Managing Director of ITP Consumer and founder of the Arab Woman Awards “We are delighted to formalise this partnership and create an annual calendar in which to jointly celebrate amazing women.”

For more information on the Arab Woman Awards, contact: Marianne Bassil, Marketing & Events Manager, ITP Consumer / +971 (0)4 444 3814