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"A fresh and modern-day perspective."
--Reem Asaad, from the Foreword

"From flower growers and clothes designers to web developers and management consultants, the women profiled in Arab Women Rising will change foreign views of Arab women and inject much-needed optimism into projections about the fate of the Arab world."
--Barbara Slavin, senior fellow, The Atlantic Council

"A superb effort to document what it takes to be an agent of change, to challenge the status quo, and to lead through example. Well done, Knowledge@Wharton."
--Nima Abu-Wardeh, founder,, and BBC presenter

"A groundbreaking collection of voices from the frontlines of a true women's-led revolution in the Arab world--one built on innovation, creativity, perseverance, and sacrifice."
--Maria M. Ebrahimji, cofounder, I Speak for Myself, Inc.

"An important testament to where Arab women stand in the twenty-first century world today."
--Alison Wright, photographer and author of Face to Face: Portraits of the Human Spirit

"Full of fascinating stories of women who overcame make it in the male-dominated world of Arab business. Whether it was trash, T-shirts, or hi-tech, they grabbed opportunities and rose to the top through smarts, gumption, and determination."
--Caryle Murphy, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, A Kingdom's Future

"A must-read for anyone wanting to know more about the heroic achievements of Arab women in bridging the gender gap in enterprise and business."
--Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, author, Cables from Kabul

"The bold women featured here will amaze and inspire you."
--Kay Koplovitz, Founder, USA Network, and author, Bold Women, Big Ideas

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Foreword by Reem Asaad

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  • File Size: 994 KB
  • Print Length: 229 pages
  • Publisher: Knowledge@Wharton (February 27, 2014)
  • Publication Date: February 27, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
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Knowledge@Wharton is the online business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The site captures relevant knowledge generated at Wharton and beyond by offering articles and videos based on research, conferences, speakers, books, and interviews with faculty and other experts on current business topics. Knowledge@Wharton has grown into a network of sites that includes a global edition in English and regional editions in Spanish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese, as well as a site for high school students and educators.

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This was an excellent book. It helps go beyond the usual narrative of Arab women in the news and media, and puts a human perspective on the roles of women in their countries' economic growth. The book interviews a wide range of women in various professions and causes: computer programmers, caterers, autism advocates, fashion designers, even a member of the Saudi royal family. All of the stories - many women here in the West will recognize themselves and their own struggles and ambitions in the women profiled in Arab Women Rising.

I had the opportunity to meet Nafeesa Syeed and Rahilla Zafar during a journalists' event in New York earlier this spring. I look forward to seeing future works from them soon.
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Let me start by saying even if I wasn’t an Arab woman I’d still find this book immensely valuable. Each anecdote brings you a tale of what it means to create businesses in environments that are less endowed with resources. The book is episodically structured through vignettes that make for a well paced read. I found myself taking breaks between chapters and letting distinct stories marinate in my mind before I continued on. Each time I picked up the book I found a new revelation into the mindset of women in the MENA region (the struggles, tribulations, and rewards). This is eye opening and a must read for anyone curious about true Entrepreneurship and the intimate lives of Arab women.
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This book is full of stories from women who are taking advantage of new opportunities where they live. And they're mentoring other people as well. Some have gone into business by themselves, others with husbands or friends. I would count this among books to own.
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