Known for its culturally dynamic environment, as we celebrate the Bahrain National Day today, we take a look at some inspiring women based in Bahrain to definitely follow.

With a mix of entrepreneurs and brands owned by Bahraini women, EW has curated a list of distinguished women that have achieved a lot in their respective industries.

Abeer AlMatooq

The inspiring life coach and consultant is also the founder of Thrive which is a coaching consultancy. Abeer works with individuals, groups and corporates on unlocking and putting into action their talents and powerful qualities, through habits redesign, in order to enhance their performance and maximise their productivity and overall success.

Dana Zubari

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Dana Zubari is the co-founder of Trü Active, which is Bahrain’s leading sportswear company. It’s the first of its kind brand offering all the workout wardrobe essentials you need, offering a seamless shopping experience. She founded the brand with her sister Hala Zubari.

Sofia Al-Asfoor

Bahraini handbag designer, Sofia Al Asfoor empowers women through her powerful collections which make a statement. Known for her fearless journey, she’s yet another inspiring woman to follow.

Martyna Al-Qassab


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While being the driving force behind Yalla Banat, it’s an initiative built as a platform to celebrate women from across the region and inspire the next generation of innovators and achievers to transform their dreams into reality.

Myrna Saliba


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The female endurance athlete has gained various accolades over the years and has performed a wide range of sporting activities including triathlons.

Hala Kaiksow


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Reviving an ancient Bahraini tradition, designer Hala Kaiksow taught herself to weave by watching YouTube videos and was immediately hooked with the craft. With her collection being entirely handcrafted, she’s truly an inspiring woman to follow.

Sheikha Jawaher Al Khalifa

Known for paving a brave way through her entrepreneurial journey, she is also the Chairperson for the Sheikha Jawaher Al Khalifa Foundation for Youth Empowerment and has had a great involvement in social and community endeavours.

Amina Al-Abbasi


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This artist is the owner of Amina Gallery which is a curated art space with inspiring products and tasteful pieces. While currently being sold at Harrods, the gallery is located in Riyadat Mall and Seef Mall in Bahrain.

Sheikha Dana Al Khalifa


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This Bahraini fashionista has gained worldwide attraction for her supreme clothing choices. While making a statement on every occasion, it’s inspiring to see how she’s grown over the years. She’s also a businesswoman, lawyer and entrepreneur.

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