Qatari Businesswomen Association (QBWA) is an independent non-profit entity working under the umbrella of Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA) which has been established under the Amiri Decree No. 14 for 2002.

QBWA’s Mission is to provide the platform to empower business and professional women and to unlock the potential of future generations in support to the Qatar National Vision 2030.

QBWA has played a vital role in driving economic growth in line with the government’s vision. The association has emerged as a leading model of best practices and active participation.

QBWA’s strategy is focused on expanding its impact locally, regionally, and globally, building partnerships with both Qatari and international organizations to advance its mission and achieve its goals.

QBWA aims to empower women and promote their active participation in the economy, benefiting both women and society as a whole.

QBWA is under the leadership of H.E Sheikha Al Anood Bint Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani as Chairwoman, Mrs. Aisha Hussein Alfardan as Vice Chairwoman and a team of accomplished businesswomen with diverse sector experience.

QBWA has launched several initiatives that support and promote Qatari women, including the 100 Qatari Women initiative, QBWA Takreem Awards, Qatar Businesswomen Award, and Qatar International Businesswomen Forum, among others. Through these initiatives, QBWA is making a significant contribution to empowering women and enhancing their role in the economy.



To be a leading force in promoting active economic participation of women, benefiting society at large and contributing to Qatar’s growth.


To empower women in business and unlock the potential of future generations, supporting the Qatar National Vision 2030.