AIWF Launches ‘Domains of Influence’ Book with the World Bank at the Arab British Chamber of Commerce in London

AIWF Launches ‘Domains of Influence’ Book with the World Bank at the Arab British Chamber of Commerce in London 20 December 2008

Following on from the Arab launch held in 2007 at the Dubai International Financial Centre and the USA launch held in Washington DC at the World Bank in June 2008, AIWF was proud to launch ‘Domains of Influence’ at the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce at a gala reception in December 2008. ‘Domains of Influence’, authored by Jacqueline Hassink in association with AIWF, was the first book of its kind on women entrepreneurs in the Arab world, the combined contribution of the Arab International Women’s Forum and the World Bank towards a better understanding of the changing realities of the Middle East and the impact of the vast economic and socio-cultural change that has irreversibly transformed the financial, social and family lives of Arab women.

It is a unique testament to the impact of Arab women in today’s global environment of entrepreneurship and empowerment, and to the vast economic reform that has revitalized Arab nations in recent years, depicting the dual role of the modern, accomplished Arab woman, both at home and at work, and provides a welcome antidote to current negative trends of marginalization and misrepresentation of Arab women in the contemporary media. In October 2012, ‘Domains of Influence’ was shortlisted for the prestigious fourth Prix Pictet Award, the world’s leading prize in combining photography and sustainability.

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