Princess Sheikha Hissah Saad Al-Sabah I wasn’t brought up with a silver spoon   Sheikha Hissah Saad Al-Sabah was born on August 4, 1950. She is the second daughter to Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah the 14th Emir of the state of Kuwait. However, this woman is not an ordinary princess from far away land. She is a revolutionist and first woman to open her own business in Kuwait. She has fought for drug prevention since 1990, has united women in 22 countries under one “Arab Businesswoman Council” flag since 1999 and remains president of the council till this day. She is a true global woman, that travels the world with a mission to help all women in need and to eliminate poverty. Can you tell us about your experience as a young girl, your dream, your vision and of course living in a boarding school? How did that shape your personality and made you to who you are today? I did my undergraduate studies in Nice with my grandmother, who taught me not depend in who my father was. That is where I learned self-love and became my own best friend. After graduating from the university, I went back to Kuwait. I always loved business, but it was not accepted for women to start their own business: they could only inherit cooperate from fathers. Nevertheless, I decided to create my own fashion company. At first I faced a lot of resistance from my father because it was a taboo and the fact that I was from the royal family made it even more difficult. However, I managed to convince my father. He accepted my decision and gave me his trust. After just one year other girls started to open their [...]

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