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Muna proves a woman can win….

Muna Al Balushi
Muscat, (Oman): It is a rare feat for an Arab woman. But Muna Al Balushi handles her complex job in insurance at ease. A mother of two kids, Muna balances both professional and personal life in balance.

Muna is a perfect example of how a better education helps Arab women to get into a plum career. Muna Al Balushi is now an Assistant General Manager with Oman United Insurance Company. Her tryst with Oman United Insurance Company has a history of 15 years she was working with. But success was not a cakewalk for Muna. There is loads of hard work, determination and passion behind it.

From the childhood onwards she had an ambition to be a working woman. So when she completed basic education, soon Muna joined with a company and started a humble beginning with her career. But she realized that only better education will bring good jobs. So she took a decision to study more in order to be a better professional. She joined for her management study and completed her Diploma in Business Administration.

Later she completed her Masters of Science (MSC) in Insurance Risk Management and bagged a scholarship from British Council to study Advanced Diploma offered by Chartered Insurance Institute in the UK. Muna travelled to Britain while she was pregnant with her first baby. But all her hard work for gaining professional knowledge in Insurance has paved the way for a meaty job in Oman United Insurance Company.

Now she thanked her family for their support. Her parents always stood as a strong pillar behind all her decisions. Afterwards, she got a husband with wide understanding..All these positive family background helps her to pursue her dreams without any impediment.

Now Muna Al Balushi enjoys her work with Oman United Insurance Company. She likes both friendly higher officials and hardworking juniors. And she thinks that still has a lot of depth lies with the subject Insurance.

She is a perfect example of a successful woman. And she says that if work hard a woman can achieve any feat in life. "If a woman wants to do something in her life, wants to achieve something, she will definitely acquire it. She has to be ambitious to become something in her life. Today's women are confident and regardless of the family pressure, hindrances or kids, they can definitely achieve glory by balancing both their professional and personal lives."- Muna says.

And like her life, she wants to allow her children to grow as their wish. "Some mothers do force their children to follow a line which they wanted for themselves. But I believe that my children should choose on their own of what they are good at and what they would want to do with their lives. I don't want to enforce my decisions on them. I was never forced to do anything in my life. I was lucky to have very understanding parents. So, I will be the very same to my kids."- Muna sums up her ambition on children.


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