حوار: النجاح عنوانه امرأة اسمها نبيلة الملا
Women in International Diplomacy
It was notable that you were the 1st woman diplomat from the Gulf
Did that help (make you a ‘unicorn’) or hurt (she’s a token, not serious) your ability to serve?
What challenges did you face and were any unique due to your gender?
There are now women ambassadors from other GCC countries and other countries are sending women ambassadors to Kuwait. Do you feel that your service was observed and demonstrated that women from the Arab world could be successful? Do you think serving as an ambassador FROM an Arab country made it possible to female ambassadors to serve IN an Arab country?
Do you have to sacrifice ‘family’ to be successful in the diplomatic corps?
What do you wish you’d known when you started?
What advice would you give women interested in the diplomatic corps?