Lebanese Culture

8 Lebanese Female Entrepreneurs who are Changing the Country, the Region and the World


Taken from the website :www.beirutaccelerated.com


Anyone who is familiar with Lebanon will tell you that it is a vibrant, diverse and resilient country. Anyone who has visited or lived there most certainly experienced Lebanon’s distinctive lifestyle and culture— modern yet rooted in tradition. Anyone who has interacted with the Lebanese people will certainly concede the array of general knowledge they hold, their entrepreneurial spirit and their business acumen.

The Lebanese people are business-savvy and entrepreneurial indeed. While the entrepreneurship scene has been on the rise in the last couple of years, however, it remains largely male-dominated. Lebanese women still face hurdles to conducting business in the country on an equal basis with men. This is unsurprising, given that Lebanon still scores low in terms of women’s rights and women’s access to equal opportunities. According to the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Gender GapReport, Lebanon ranks 138 out of 145 countries.

read more

More from Lebanese Culture

Les Racines Du Nationalisme Libanais

Jawad Boulos J’ai à vous parler, ce soir, des racines du nationalisme libanais, ou, plus exactement, des fondements réels de la nation libanaise. Outre sa complexité, ce sujet recèle des points délicats qui, faute d’être objectivement traits, laissent subsister dans … read more

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet: Why is it so loved?

By Shoku Amirani & Stephanie Hegarty BBC World Service Kahlil Gibran is said to be one of the world’s bestselling poets, and his life has inspired a play touring the UK and the Middle East. But many critics have been … read more

Five Important Phoenician Contributions to Western Civilization

  Anthony Hopper, Yahoo! Contributor Network Phoenician communities started appearing along the coastlines of modern day Syria, Israel, and Lebanon around 3000 B.C. Beginning with Byblos, many of these settlements gradually developed into urban trading centers. This period began in … read more

Language, Memory, and Identity in the Middle East: The Case of Lebanon

Dr. Franck Salameh, assistant professor of Near Eastern Studies at Boston College, talks about his book. The book proposes a new reading of modern Middle Eastern history and suggests alternate solutions to the region’s problems. The book is an attempt … read more

The Madman

The Madman His Parables and Poems (1918) A Book by Gibran Khalil Gibran How I Became a Madman You ask me how I became a madman. It happened thus: One day, long before many gods were born, I woke from … read more

Saifi village brings cultural life to downtown Beirut.

By: Nada Al Awar   Saifi Village, in the heart of downtown Beirut, is set to become one of the region’s hottest art destinations with galleries, antique shops, design studios and specialist boutiques dotting its picturesque streets. Saifi Village’s Quartier … read more

Save Qadisha Valley

To sign the petition please click here Petition created by: Patrick Richa Annoubine Valley which harbors the most ancient Christian monasteries in the world is on the verge of being radiated from the World Heritage list because of serious plagues … read more

Phoenicians- Lebanon’s Epic Heritage

Just released December 2005 Click here to order Click here to print out a flyer to post or share at your events. The author, Mr. Sanford Holst has spent 30 years of research working on this book. A donation will … read more

The Lebanese Language

Taken from the Lebanese Language Website www.lebaneselanguage.org History Introduction: Lebanese is the native language of the people of Lebanon. In addition to daily conversations, Lebanese is used in an extensive body of popular poetry, play production, popular music, television shows, … read more

Dr. Antoine Emile Khoury Harb: Lebanon, A Name Through 4000 Years

From the Daily Star, February 2004 Dr. Antoine Emile Khoury Harb, ph.D in history and archaeology, secretary general of the Fondation du Patrimoine Libanais, is an authority in the history of the Lebanese people and patrimony. In 2000 he published … read more

Free Lebanon and Eternity

By: Dr. Charles Malik From Charles Malik’s book “ Lebanon In Itself “ Translated from Arabic by Dr. George Sabra and Revised by Kenneth Mortimer (The Murex Series By Notre Dame University, Louaize, Lebanon.) When Lebanon labored in the United … read more

Gibran Kahlil Gibran’s “The Prophet”

Gibran Kahlil Gibran’s, 1883 – 1931, “The Prophet” The coming of the ship Almustafa, the chosen and the beloved, who was a dawn onto his own day, had waited twelve years in the city of Orphalese for his ship that … read more

Said Akl (1912- )

A great poet who joined in his works classicism, romanticism, and symbolism in an individual style of writing founded on a pyramid of originality, innovation and aesthetics. His prose is known for its ingenuity. He is to Lebanon a symbol … read more