Suzan Kanoo

President, Khalil Bin Ebrahim Kanoo W.L.L.

Suzan Kanoo is widely considered to be one of the leading business women of Bahrain and has proven to be successful in many fields. After completing her degree in economics in the US, she joined the family business of KE Kanoo Group and was able to grow the car trading business to new heights. Aside from her work in business and investment, she is a sought-after speaker at global events, a writer and poet, and active in volunteering work for refugees, visiting camps all over the world under the banner of the UN.

Hear Us Speak: Letters from Arab Women

Publication Date: April 2021


To be a woman is a gift. But that gift does not come without challenges. Historically, women around the globe have fought to be heard. The stories of Arab women in particular have often been veiled in mystery.

In Hear Us Speak, Suzy Kanoo lifts the veil. As a CEO, Suzy has enjoyed great success as an Arab businessperson; as a woman, she has witnessed firsthand how Arab legislation and culture has not always kept pace with a world that continues to evolve. By curating letters from a wide array of women―and one good man―Suzy reveals story after story of courageous, resilient human beings who flourish in the face of impossible odds.

The letters in this book are inspiring, shocking, empowering, harrowing―and a thousand shades between. When read together, they paint a rich portrait of what life is like for Arab women today. These are wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters. They are businesspeople, entrepreneurs, citizens, and refugees. They have seen and done remarkable things, been bruised and emerged stronger for it.

Hear Us Speak is a book by and for women, a chorus of voices that will forever change the way you see the world.

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