Dr Ana Maria Anido
Omani, hailing from Cuba
Omani women are different due to their cultural upbringing that supports women being the centre of the family and social life. Women in Oman have been given equal opportunity to participate in every field, be it education, health, army, police or politics, with many ministerial positions, too. They are active in fulfilling their contribution to the growth and development of the country and work side by side with men in shaping the future of Oman.
Omani women are inspirational and pioneering, changing traditional barriers to achieve international success in spheres of science, sports, arts and business. An example to all women worldwide.
Their communication is lucid, prompt and very graceful. Their hardwork and enterprise is always present but subtle and dynamic. They have a definite constructive purpose for Oman.
He Lihong (Jenny)
As an overseas Chinese female, I have stayed in Oman for many years and noticed, although there is a strong, conservative and cultural influence on Omani women, including on lifestyle and work, they are very kind, friendly, patient, loyal, truthful with their belief, as well as have respect for other religions and family values. They like to change their lives with education and challenge themselves to become entrepreneurs to contribute to society.
I have been in Oman for over 50 years and have seen Omani women from different generations from close quarters. They are tradition bound and at the same time modern in their outlook. They manage their families with ease, bring up children with good values, and also go ahead and take up jobs of varying types, and can be seen in high positions in business as well as in ministries. These qualities make them unique from others.