This week Joe speaks with Suzy Kanoo, the author of the powerful new book, “Hear Us Speak: Letters from Arab Women”. Suzy talks about how she became a successful business woman and why sharing the stories of these women was so important for her.
About Suzy Kanoo:
Suzan “Suzy” 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.