The first meeting of the International Women in Libya (IWIL) has been held at the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli.
The event attracted 50 women from 17 countries, providing a network for both expatriate and Libyan women who want to exchange ideas and socialise with other internationally-minded female professionals who live and work in Libya, reports Libya Herald.
Around one third of the attendees were Libyan. Some women work freelance, others work for Libyan or international companies or NGOs, and others are connected to embassies and the diplomatic corps. Among the professions represented were dentists, teachers, civil engineers and lawyers.
IWIL was founded by Yolanda Zaptia, a director of Know Libya consultancy, and Adela Suliman from international law firm Clyde & Co.
It will hold monthly meetings and the next event is on Saturday 9th March.
(Source: Libya Herald)