Posted on October 21, 2014

Qatari businesswoman Ibtihaj Alahmadani has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Arab Woman Awards.

The fifteen winners, which include Inspirational Woman of the Year Dr Aisha Al Mannai, were presented with their awards by Al Jazeera’s Fairouz Ziani at an exclusive invitation-only red carpet event at the Intercontinental Doha The City. The glamorous ceremony was attended by the winners, their families and VIP members of society as well as media representatives.

The full lists of recipients of the 2014 Kuwait awards are:

Businesswoman of the Year

Samira Fakhri


Dr HessaSadeq


Wafika Sultan Saif


Maryam Al Shaibi


Hessa Al Awadi

Fashion Designer

Hessa Al Mannai

Young Designer

Wadha Al Hajiri


Dr Nabila Al-Meer


Amal Abdul Malik


Anisa Al Hitmi


Dr Noora Al Hinzab

Young Talent


Woman in Government

Maryam Al Jaber

Inspirational Woman of the year

Dr Aisha Al Mannai

Life time Achievement

Ibtihaj Alahmadani

Dr Nabila Al Meer; winner of the Medical Award said: “It is an honour to be recognised amongst such an extraordinary group of women. These awards go a long way in not only recognising the successes of women in Qatar, but in highlighting the development of the role of women in the region”

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The awards were judged by an independent board of judges, which included Honorary Chairperson of the Qatar Judges Board Bothaina Al Ansari; HR director for Ooredoo and Board Member of the Qatar Businesswomen Association, Mishael Al Ansari; Marketing and Communication Director at Anti-Doping Lab Qatar, Aisha Al Bedded; Creative Director for DarzDesigns, Amal Al Athem; Visual Arts Expert at Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage and Nadine El Chaer; Chief Editor Ahaln! Arabia.

The Arab Woman Awards Qatar 2014 is supported by Tanagra, Intercontinental Doha the City, Harayer Magazine, Grazia Qatar, Asdaa and Ana Emraa.