Forbes Middle East magazine has announced their list of the Most Powerful Arab Women in 2015, which includes at least four Egyptians.
The list celebrates 100 women who have reached the highest positions in the Arab world, including company heads, executives, directors and heads of family businesses and institutions.
The list's top five are Saudi Arabia's Lubna Olayan, CEO of Olayan Financing, UAE's Raja Easa Al Gurg, managing director of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, Qatar's Sheikha Mayassa Al Thani, chairperson of the Qatar Museums Authority, UAE's Fatima Al Jaber, CEO of Al Jaber Group, and Kuwait's Shaikha Al Bahar, Deputy Group CEO of the National Bank of Kuwait.
Forbes Middle East also announced two sub-lists. The first is for the top ten most powerful Arab women in government, led by the UAE's International Cooperation and Development Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi and followed by Egypt's Minister of International Cooperation Nagla al-Ahwani. Ghada Wali, Egypt's Social Solidarity Minister, ranked fifth on the list.
The second sub-list is for the world's ten most powerful Arab women, led by Egypt's Nemat Minouche Shafik, the first-ever deputy governor of the Bank of England. Egypt's Dalia Mogahed, a speaker on Muslim public opinion and former advisor to President Obama, ranked 10th on the list.