Mona Bawarshi, chairman and C.E.O of Gezairi Transport. (Photo courtesy of Gezairi Transport)
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BEIRUT: Working for your family's business may seem like a simple undertaking, but it's not as easy as it looks when that means joining a team of truckers and loaders in 1970s Beirut, especially for a woman as classy as Mona Bawarshi.As an only child, Bawarshi – now in her 60s – knew from a very young age that she would end up working at Gezairi Transport Company, the Levant's best-known shipping, logistics and freight forwarding firm founded by her father in 1945 . As a result, Bawarshi was brought up with the expectation that she would assume the responsibility of maintaining and growing the firm, and after completing her MBA, she was given a job and became the only woman with an administrative position in the Port of Beirut office.For Bawarshi, climbing the ladder of success and proving her ability to run a company in such a challenging industry was far from easy.
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