Forbes Middle East Woman’s inaugural issue was released this week, examining and celebrating the accomplishments of influential women and public figures across and beyond the region.
The magazine will feature a variety of lifestyle, health and wellness, travel, culture and business news, reviews and interviews on the Arab and international regions. ” Through the lens of the world’s most interesting women, the publication embraces the multiple shifting identities of affluent and influential female communities across the region,” explained a statement the Arab Publisher House – the company behind the magazine – while the company’s vice president and editor in chief of Forbes Middle East Khuloud Al Omian added : “The motive for the birth of this latest addition to the Forbes Middle East family is simple: behind the one-dimensional faces that grace many a glossy magazine cover are three-dimensional individuals with varied and multi-layered interests.”
In the Forbes Middle East Woman’s first issue,scientific testing laboratory CEO Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi discusses the importance of education, philanthropy and her early life in the vibrant Philippines, whilst fashion designer Reem Acra recounts her career. Meanwhile, Riyadh-born Tunisian Lina Lazaar, a specialist at Sotheby’s, shares her views on Middle Eastern art.
Forbes Middle East Woman is currently published only in English, but the company hopes to make it available in Arabic in the future.