With a distance of one year from shutdown of the exhibition “It’s a Man’s World” on April 17, 2013 Kuwaiti artist Shurooq Amin received an Arab Woman Award Kuwait 2013 as the artist of the year. The Award celebrated the achievements of women who have excelled in different fields and provide positive role models for younger generations.
Dr. Moudi Al-Humoud, Rector of the Arab Open University and Former Minister of Higher Education in Kuwait said “Kuwait has always been proactive in its education of women and educational excellence on all levels. It was wonderful to see such talented, intelligent, skilled women recognized publicly for their accomplishments in areas such as education, medicine and business. Their hard work brings reward not only for themselves but also for Kuwait and its future development. I applaud them and wish them all continued success”.
The full list of recipients of the 2013 Kuwait awards are: Sarah Akbar, Businesswoman of the Year; Dr Badria Al-Awadi, Education Shurooq Amin, Artist; Farida Sultan, The Arts; Sheikha Bibi Mubarak Al-Sabah & Nouf Faisal Al- Motawa, Entrepreneurs; Dr Najma Idris, Literature; Sheikha Souad J A Al-Sabah, Fashion Designer; Sara N Al-Ateeqi, Young Designer; Professor Noura A Al- Sweih, Medical; Maha Al-Barges, Humanitarian; Faye Sultan, Sportswoman; Lulwa Al-Shamlan, Young Talent; Fareah Al-Saqaf, Inspirational Arab Woman of the Year; Ruqayah Abdulwahab Alqatami, Lifetime Achievement; Sheikha Badriayh Saud Mohamed Al- Sabah, Special Recognition.
Judges Board was chaired by H.E Sheikh Mubarak Fahed Al-Salem Al-Sabah, Undersecretary for Protocol Affairs Amiri Diwan and included H.E Sheikha Intissar Al-Sabah, Founder & CEO of Lulua Publishing; Dr Moudi Al-Humoud, Rector Arab Open University, Former Minister of Higher Education in Kuwait; Laila Abdullah Alghanim, President of Hyatt Breast Cancer Foundation & CEO of Gulf Trader; Mona Alghanim, Finance Director of Hayatt Breast Cancer Foundation & CEO Al Nafissi Group and Nadine El Chaer.