Features, International Women’s Day - March 8, 2022

#BreaktheBias: Sarah Alsammak, Founder of Cycling Bees


To commemorate the International Women’s Day, we are featuring women who have made notable contributions in their respective industries. We aim to explore the tenacity of each and discover how they pushed boundaries to rise to the top. 

What does the 2022 International Women’s Day slogan, #BreaktheBias mean for you in your work life?

Do what you want to do even if it means you will be the only one in your field!

What is the main challenge that you’ve faced as a woman in your industry?

Sixteen years ago, there were no Bahraini girls cycling on the road so to start something that does NOT exist in the culture was tough! 

What has been the most empowering moment in your career?

To start the only women only cycling group in Bahrain and to be able to equip women to start up cycling as a hobby! Either by learning how to pedal for the first time in their life through Bikeability classes or get them comfortable to ride on the road and with a group through Cycling Bees rides.

Which powerful woman do you admire the most and why? 

Every woman has her own power I believe.

Do you have any advice for women wanting to start their own business or work their way up the ladder?

Believe in yourself, pursue your dreams and you will succeed. 

What main change would you like to see for young girls in the next generation?

It’s ok to stand up for your opinion if you believe in yourself! You will eventually make it. 

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