Over 100 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 this week at an event held at Kanoo Tower in the Diplomatic Area.
It was attended by Women’s Sports Committee chairwoman and Bahrain Olympic Committee board member Shaikha Hayat bin Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, YBA Kanoo Group Vice-Chairman Khalid Mohamed Kanoo, YBA Kanoo Group Chief Executive Officer Patrick Chenel, and a number of senior executives.
The event included speeches by Shaikha Hayat and Khalid Kanoo, followed by handing over of special awards and gifts to five distinguished women from the company, and a cake-cutting ceremony. Female employees were awarded gift bags and roses, and other gifts in celebration. YBA Kanoo aims to bolster women’s development and progress, supporting its female employees for higher endeavours.
“Women in YBA Kanoo have always been an essential part of our workforce,” Group Vice-Chairman Khalid Kanoo said.
“We celebrate women across Bahrain today and all their achievements, and we are proud to have so many hardworking and strong women as part of our family at YBA Kanoo.”
Shaikha Hayat thanked YBA Kanoo for the invitation, and said that the achievements of Bahraini women in all fields reflect the serious and sincere political will to support women and enhance their role in the process of building the nation and its advancement towards the promising future that we all aspire to.
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 Women in the Engineering Field, and aims to shed light on progress made by Bahraini women and their achievements in various fields. Bahraini women are honoured every year in a specific field, starting with educational, then health, voluntary work, economy, sports, the media, the military, banking and legal and judicial fields.