The Arab Women of the Year Awards were started in 2015 by London Arabia Organisation and in conjunction with the Mayor of London and Regent’s University London. The Awards were created to provide the opportunity to show appreciation for the incredible achievements made by Arab women across the globe. They not only provide the chance for notable and beloved women to gain recognition for what they do, but they also allow for women whose achievements have gone unnoticed up until this point to be fully appreciated for their work.
Since the Awards conception in 2015, they have grown, not only in recognition but also in prestige. The Awards are held annually in London and the number of nominations every year now range in the thousands. Our expert Advisory Board strives to find the best women to be awarded annually and endeavor that the woman’s accomplishments be the value they are judged by, not their station in life. For that reason, the Arab Women of the Year Awards do not have a set group of categories. This allows for all Arab women to be recognized, no matter their accomplishments. The only criteria for the Arab Women of the Year Awards is that the women be of Arab heritage.
The Arab Women of the Year Awards are held in London to emit a sense of unity between the Arab world and the United Kingdom. They allow for the UK to show its deep appreciation of the amazing things that women do for the Arab world and help to break down the stereotypes so often held of Arab women and the Arab world.
The Awards are part of a drive to show that London is, as always, open to the world. The Awards help to present London as the multicultural city that it is and provide an opportunity to show that London is a hub for celebrating different cultures, different religions, and different genders.
The Arab Women of the Year Awards are hosted by London Arabia Organisation who strives to create strong lasting links between the Arab world and the UK. It hopes to do this by promoting cultural understanding which will lead to better cooperation and collaboration between the two regions.