Women in the workplace articles

Second class citizens — or worse

Second class citizens — or worse

The subjugation of women — often unwitnessed, overlooked or otherwise ignored — is today’s greatest challenge facing equality among the genders in the Middle East, says Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch (HRW). In Beirut, presenting the organization’s annual global report on human rights practices, Roth spoke with Executive about women’s rights in

Lamia Moubayed: At society’s service

For this month’s special report on women in the workforce, Executive chose to profile a selection of seven successful, upper managerial level, Lebanese working women. Read more profiles as they’re published here, or pick up March’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. Lamia Moubayed, head of the Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan (IoF), believes that there

Christine Sfeir: Quite the balancing act

For this month’s special report on women in the workforce, Executive chose to profile a selection of seven successful, upper managerial level, Lebanese working women. Read more profiles as they’re published here, or pick up March’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. “My mother is very important to me. She raised four children while working when most

Hayat Nader: Making it count

For this month’s special report on women in the workforce, Executive chose to profile a selection of seven successful, upper managerial level, Lebanese working women. Read more profiles as they’re published here, or pick up March’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. “I’m very comfortable with numbers and I love to work with them,” says Hayat Nader,

Rana Salhab: Breaking the glass ceiling

For this month’s special report on women in the workforce, Executive chose to profile a selection of seven successful, upper managerial level, Lebanese working women. Read more profiles as they’re published here, or pick up March’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. “When I travel for work, people ask me how I have the heart to leave

Laure Sleiman: A news worthy woman

For this month’s special report on women in the workforce, Executive chose to profile a selection of seven successful, upper managerial level, Lebanese working women. Read more profiles as they’re published here, or pick up March’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. When Laure Sleiman was first appointed as director of the National News Agency (NNA) in

Nesreen Ghaddar: All alone at the top

For this month’s special report on women in the workforce, Executive chose to profile a selection of seven successful, upper managerial level, Lebanese working women. Read more profiles as they’re published here, or pick up March’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. For most of her academic life, from her years as a student to teaching as a

In a man’s world

This article is part of Executive’s special report on women in the workplace. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up March’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. Najwa Layan — Police officer Journey and motivation  Ever since she was a child, Najwa Layan has been attracted to military life. She says that three years

An obstacle course

This article is part of Executive’s special report on women in the workplace. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up March’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. True story: Two candidates are applying for the post of development officer at a well established institution in Lebanon. Candidate A has two years working experience over candidate B,

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