Summary of 3 Lessons on Success from an Arab Businesswoman

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3 Lessons on Success from an Arab Businesswoman summary
Balancing career and family is hard for all women. One Arab woman has many useful strategies to share.


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Leila Hoteit resents the advice Western women tend to give “poor, oppressed Arab women.” She asserts that Western women could learn a lot from their Arab counterparts, who have devised ways to find fulfillment and achieve success in male-dominated environments. Hoteit shares three valuable lessons she learned as a professional Arab woman. getAbstract recommends her illuminating, empowering talk to women of all cultures and backgrounds.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why Arab professional women lack strong female role models,
  • What three principles Leila Hoteit applies to her work and professional life, and
  • How you can apply those lessons to your life and career.


Leila Hoteit grew up in Lebanon at a time when the culture discouraged education and professionalism for women. She studied abroad, earned degrees in electrical engineering and became a consultant in the Middle East. She worked in a male-dominated environment and had no professional role models: Women...
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About the Speaker

Women’s advocate Leila Hoteit is a partner and managing director at the Boston Consulting Group’s Dubai office.

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