Excellence awards for women presented
The third edition of the Al Mar’a Excellence Awards was held at a dazzling ceremony on the lawns of InterContinental Muscat at the weekend. The Awards felicitated and honoured women achievers from diverse fields. Manal al Abduwani, DG of Planning and Follow-Up, Ministry of Commerce and Industry was the chief guest while Her Highness Sayyida Rawan al Said, Managing Director and Group CEO, ONIC Holding, graced the event as the Guest of Honour.
Naashiah al Kharusi won the coveted Woman of the Year Award while Fatma al Hamdani was adjudged the Most Promising Woman of the Year.
In addition, the Al Mar’a Excellence Awards felicitated women from diverse categories like — Corporate Leadership; Fashion Design; Fine Arts; Educational Services; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Health Services; Science and Industry; Technology; Sports; SME sector; Petroleum Services and Social Responsibility. Al Mar’a also recognized six women with Special Awards. The winners were adjudged on a host of parameters like innovation and creativity, impact of their contribution on society, leadership abilities and goals achieved.
The event also saw scintillating fashion shows by Vivid Boutique, Dimple Couture and a special round showcasing Sembonia bags from Salman Corporation. The ramp was lit up by the dazzling display of the season’s latest styles and trends.
Woman of the Year — Naashiah al Kharusi; Most Promising Woman of the Year Award — Fatma al Hamdani; Excellence Award for Corporate Leadership — Shatha al Maskiry (Special Commendation — Olivia al Farsi); Excellence Award for Fashion Design — Hiba al Mamari (Special Commendation — Amal al Jamali); Excellence Award for Fine Arts — Muna Humaid al Khusaibi (Special Commendation — Sara Hilal al Mukhaini); Excellence Award for Educational Services — Mahfoodah al Mushaiqari; Excellence Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation — Hanadi al Zadjali (Special Commendation – Amina al Hajry); Excellence Award for Health Services — Dr Anna Rajab (Special Commendation — Dr Shahnaz al Balushi); Excellence Award for achievements in Science and Industry — Rayhanah al Mjeni (Special Commendation — Aliya al Sajwani); Excellence Award for Technology — Salma al Hajry (Special Commendation — Huda Abdullah al Habsi); Excellence Award for Sports — Shinona al Habsi (Special Commendation — Raya al Abri); Excellence Award for Petroleum Services — Fathiya al Rajaibi (Special Commendation –— Haifa al Khaifi); Excellence Award for Social Responsibility — Barka al Bakry (Special Commendation — Sabah al Bahlani); Excellence Award for SME Sector — Shadya al Ismaily (Special Commendation — Iman al Salti); Excellence Award for Performing Arts — Hawra al Farsi (Special Commendation — Rumaitha al Busaidi).
Special Award for Human Resources — Munira Abdulnabi Macki; Special Award for Excellence in Marketing Strategy — Nada Maqbool Sulaiman; Special Awards for Excellence in Direct Sales – Badriya al Ma’ashri and Aisha Mohammed Said al Jaradi; Special Award for Business Development — Muna bint Mohsin bin Baqer Abdul Latifi; and Special Award for Excellence in Management — Neelima Vyas.