UAE Minister is ranked 42 among 100 most powerful women in the world
of International Cooperation and Development of UAE, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi,
has been ranked 42 among the 100 most powerful women in the world, according to
the Forbes, an American business magazine owned by Forbes, Inc.
The magazine announced that Sheikha Lubna stood first among the
most powerful women in the Arab countries for the year 2015. She ranked 55 in
2014 and 67 in the year 2013.
The magazine writes that as Minister of International Cooperation
and Development, Sheikha Lubna has led the United Arab Emirates into an
unprecedented amount of philanthropy. The oil-rich country contributed $5.4
billion to foreign nations in 2013, a steep climb from the $1.6 billion donated
in 2012, giving more than any other nation at a rate of 1.3 percent of the
Sheikha Lubna has also contributed to charities in her own time,
volunteering with Friends of Cancer Patients Society and serving on the Board
of Directors for the Dubai Autism Center. In 2004, she became the first woman
in the country's history to assume a cabinet position when she was appointed as
Minister of Foreign Trade.