MANAMA: Bahrain was ranked the top GCC nation – and fourth globally – for expatriate women to pursue a career in, according to a new survey.
The survey coincided with Bahrain joining the world in marking International Women’s Day yesterday.
A series of events were held across the kingdom to mark the day.
Bahrain was followed by Kuwait (21), the UAE (31), Saudi Arabia (35), Qatar (51) and Oman (52), said the annual Expat Insider survey conducted by InterNations, the world’s largest network for people who reside and work abroad.
According to the survey, 38pc of women primarily moved to Bahrain for work-related reasons which was 14pc above the global average of 24pc.
Close to eight in 10 working women were generally satisfied with their jobs in Bahrain.
The study was based on insights of female expatriates living in up to 168 countries.