In this episode with Suzy Kanoo, we take a look at the world through her eyes as a successful, leading businesswoman, author and a mother. Diving deep into the behind the scenes of her incredible experience of writing her book, “Hear us Speak: Letters from Arab Women”- a Forbes affiliated book based on shedding light upon the plight surrounding Arab women, Suzy shares her excitement and passion for women empowerment and the purpose her book stands for. She also unfolds her experience as a CEO and the lessons learned, in combination with her remarkable philanthropic journey of helping refugees. Suzy emphasizes on women knowing their rights and being financially independent; a belief she aims to convey through her book which encourages women to share their stories and lead change.
Suzan Kanoo is CEO and president of Khalil bin Ebrahim Kanoo Company and International Motor Trading Agency. As a woman in the Kingdom of Bahrain, her place in the family business was less than assured, however, her father believed in her ability and passion. Today, she is one of the more successful women business leaders in her country.She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School, returning home to take charge of the automotive section of the family business. Within six years, her division of K.E. Kanoo was among the top five in the country for its industry. Suzy is a member of the YPO top-CEO network, and was the first Arab woman to chair the MENA division through member elections. She has traveled with the UN to Syria and goes twice a year to refugee camps around the world. Today Suzy is a sought-after speaker, poet, author, and the proud mother of three