Citi Bahrain and the Bahrain Association of Banks (BAB) recently organized a 'Women in Banking' roundtable that determined that there is a need to establish a forum to support and empower women working in Bahrain's banking and financial sector. Female banking executives from more than 15 institutions attended the seminar. Speakers pointed out the role of women in the banking and financial sector, which is the largest single employer in the Kingdom, with women making up 37 percent of its workforce. Challenges facing women in the financial sector like the prevailing attitude towards women, an existing male-dominated workforce, the organizational culture and a lack of female role models were discussed. The event was closed with a suggestion to form a working group to formulate recommendations on how best to further the development of women in the banking sector.