As the occasion of Women International Day is edging close, Forbes Middle East released its annual list of powerful businesswomen in the region, titled "Middle East’s 100 Power Businesswomen 2020." Among them, eight Lebanese women took their rightful place. According to Forbes, the list "highlights women in the MENA who have shattered the glass ceiling to thrive in their respective careers, despite obstacles that continue to keep women out of the labor market in the region." Among the eight women is Caroline Fattal TAKREEM Selection Board Member. Ranked #39 in the Forbes' list of 100, Caroline is Senior Vice President and Board Member of her family business Fattal Group. She was named twice by Forbes Middle East, in 2014 and 2015, as one of the “Most Powerful Arab Women in Business.” Caroline Fattal Fakhoury combines 20 years of corporate business experience with the skills of a professional business coach. Throughout her career in the fast-moving consumer goods industry, Caroline has held management roles in Europe, Latin America & the Middle East, learning best practices from the likes of Unilever, Mondelez and Johnson & Johnson. Following her Unilever experience, Caroline joined her family’s business, Fattal Group where she currently serves as Senior Vice-President and Board Member. She has branched out into coaching to share her ideas about cooperative leadership and organizational development. Caroline launched the “Stand for Women” initiative advocating for women empowerment and gender equality in the Middle East. Caroline holds a degree in Business Management from Université Paris Dauphine, she is married and has four children.
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