Lebanese Culture

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

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Taken from the website :www.beirutaccelerated.com

20/07/2016

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.

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