The Struggle of Arab Women to Join the Workforce – and How Some Found Their Way In

By Soukaina Rachidi | October 1, 2014

In June 2012, Bayt.com and YouGov surveyed more than 2,000 women in the MENA region about challenges in the workplace. The three most common challenges that women faced were a lack of promotion opportunities, stressful and demanding work environments and inflexible work hours. As a young woman who has recently started working, I can identify with the aforementioned struggles. Before entering the job market, women must consider how working will impact their personal choices, time management skills and family life. While the corporate world tends to ignore the difficulties that women face, Dubai’s new start up scene is giving women more opportunities to balance their families, passions and careers…

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