Up to 90 female employees in the Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group, one of the largest independent family-owned businesses in the Middle East, celebrated Bahraini Women’s Day on Thursday (November 29) at an event held at Kanoo Tower in the Diplomatic Area. The event was attended by Group Chairman Khalid Mohamed Kanoo, Group Director Mona Mubarak Kanoo, and VIP Guest Shura Council Women and Child Committee Vice-Chairwoman Hala Ramzy Fayez.
The event included speeches by Ms Mona Kanoo and Ms Hala Fayez, followed by a memento being handed over to Ms Fayez, and a cake-cutting ceremony. Female employees were awarded gift bags in celebration. YBA Kanoo aims to bolster women’s development and progress, supporting its female employees for higher endeavours.
“Today is a day we are being honoured as and celebrate our gender as women,” Ms Kanoo said.
“It is a day we are proud of and we have HRH Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa to thank for creating this memorable day and for believing in our potential as capable Bahraini women.
“Twenty years ago, Bahraini women were appointed as members in the Shura council for the first time and Her Excellency Ms Hala is certainly an inspiration and a role model to every Bahraini woman.”
Ms Fayez thanked YBA Kanoo for the invitation, saying that it was an honour to be considered an inspiration for fellow women.
“I would like to thank Acting Group CEO Fawzi Kanoo and Mona Kanoo for the invitation to be here on this prestigious day,” she said.
“Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo is a company that every Bahraini is very aware of, I think I remember it from the minute I was born.
“It’s wonderful to be able to stand alongside so many women working here and be able to celebrate with you.”
Bahraini Women’s Day is held under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of His Majesty the King and Supreme Council for Women (SCW) President. This year’s theme is Legislative and Municipal Field. Bahraini women are honoured every year in a specific field, including educational, health, voluntary work, economy, sports, the media, the military, banking and legal and judicial fields.