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INJAZ Bahrain Launches New Award to Highlight Innovators of the Future

Described as a value-driven opportunity for the country’s young entrepreneurs, the INJAZ Bahrain Award for Inspiring Entrepreneurs & Leaders is looking to build a platform for youth.

As part of Bahrain’s efforts to support and celebrate young entrepreneurs, INJAZ Bahrain Chairperson, Sheikha Hessa Bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, has announced the launch of ‘Sheikha Hessa’s INJAZ Bahrain Award for Inspiring Entrepreneurs & Leaders - an initiative that hopes to be as impactful in setting the next generation of innovators on their way, as it is long in its name.

The award comes as a culmination of and a connecting factor between INJAZ Bahrain’s many entrepreneurial programmes. While some of the criteria for entering are tangible - including participation in an INJAZ Bahrain school or university programme and a minimum age of 20 - other parts of it are not. It will be in the hands of the panel, however, to judge, one including Sheikha Hessa; Dana Buheji, Board member of INJAZ Bahrain and Group Chief Human Resources & Sustainability Officer at National Bank of Bahrain; as well as Sh. Bader Al Khalifa, Board member of INJAZ Bahrain and GM of Corporate Communications & CSR at Batelco.

For Sheikha Hessa, the initiative aims to go beyond the niceties and photo-ops of awards, intending to be a driving factor in offering a platform for young innovators.

“The INJAZ Bahrain Award presents a value-driven opportunity, distinguishing the achievements of Bahrain’s innovative thinkers as they apply practical skills, an entrepreneurial mindset, and the visionary passion to succeed and create impact,” she said of the award. “INJAZ Bahrain is proud to support and nurture our future leaders through our programs, initiatives and now this award as they continue to set an example to the coming generations as they propel the Kingdom into the future.”

Though the process of nominations has yet to be revealed, it’s believed that winners will be announced by October 31st. Find out more at www.injazbh.org.

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