29 March

Raya Abu Gulal

FOLLOW RAYA Corporate Lawyer, Co-Founder of the Women Lawyers Group-Middle East Raya Abu Gulal, was born in Baghdad and grew up between the Netherlands and the UK and is educated in both countries. Raya is currently running her own legal consultancy firm providing legal advice specialising in the Middle East.  Her practice covers a broad […]

24 June

Mina Al-Oraibi

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FOLLOW MINA Yale World Fellow Mina Al-Oraibi is the former Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Asharq Alawsat, the international daily pan-Arab newspaper. She was previously Washington D.C. Bureau Chief for Asharq Alawsat, where she was based from 2009 until November 2011. Her work has included coverage of the plight of the Rohingya Muslims, a series of articles on Iraqi refugees, […]

15 December

Zainab El-Eqabi

Founder of Disabled and Proud “In December 2013 and after 17 years of wearing it, I decided to take off the cosmetic part of my artificial leg. It wasn’t easy in a conservative society that finds it hard to accept that a veiled Arab woman is exposing herself and inviting everyone to look at her […]

13 November

Asil Attar

CEO in fashion business FOLLOW ASIL Voted one of the 200 Most Powerful Arab Women in the World 2014 by Forbes and one of the top 100 most powerful Arab women by Arabian Business Magazine. Asil Attar is a dynamic global fashion industry expert, with the world’s most luxurious labels amongst her clients, labels such […]

11 October

Maysaloun Faraj

Artist: Sculptor / Painter ‘From the land between the two rivers, I pick up in my mind’s eye the remnants of pages from an ancient past scripted on clay tablets, where man first recorded his deeds and victories and recreate my own. I ‘sew’ them together in an act of healing and hope. I stand […]