(MENAFN - Arab News) Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel, chairwoman of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation that is chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, received the "Woman Personality of the Year 2012" at the 11th Middle East Women Leaders Awards.
The award was presented by Reem Al Hashimy, UAE minister of state, on behalf of The Middle East Excellence Awards Institute that was envisaged by Datamatix and hosted at Armani Hotel, Dubai.
Ali Al Kamali, managing director of Datamatix, said this award was given in recognition of Princess Ameerah's contributions across the globe for women empowerment and leadership through her work at Alwaleed Foundation.
Princess Ameerah delivered an acceptance speech before an audience of women leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals.
She said: "I present my award to all those women who strive to earn their rights, to the hardworking teacher who travels far distances each morning, giving all that she has to educate students so her own children are fed at night, to the divorced woman fighting in court to secure a safe home for her children, to those women who crossed all the barriers and are saving people's lives through their medical research"