21 July

Bushra El-Turk

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Composer FOLLOW BUSHRA Bushra El-Turk’s music of ‘…ironic…’, ‘…arresting…’ and ‘limitless imagination’ forebears the influence of her Lebanese roots and straddles Eastern and Western idioms, all the while leaning towards the absurd and theatrical. Selected by the BBC as one of the most inspiring 100 Women globally, Bushra’s music has been both performed and broadcast […]

8 April

Hind Hobeika

Engineer and Entrepreneur FOLLOW HIND Hind is the founder and CEO of Instabeat –previously Butterfleye, an award winning start-up developing a heads-up display for swimmers to monitor their workouts while they are training. She had the idea while training with the American University of Beirut’s swimming varsity team, where she graduated in Mechanical Engineering. Instabeat […]

8 April

Liliane Landor

  BBC World Service Controller, Languages FOLLOW LILIANE As Controller, Languages, World Service Group, Liliane Landor is editorially and managerially responsible for all 28 language services on BBC radio, TV and on line and 1400 staff in the UK and internationally. She began her career at the BBC with the French service before presenting Europe […]

19 December

Bahia Shehab

Image courtesy of Brownbook magazine and Nadia Mounier Lebanese/Egyptian Artist & Historian “If you don’t speak out someone is going to speak out for you. As designers we are recreating Arab visual identity” Bahia is associate professor of professional practice and director of the graphic design major at the American University in Cairo. She has […]

16 December

Dala Ghandour

Family Lawyer specialist in Sharia’a Law Dala is a young Lebanese lawyer and mediator who specialises in family law, mainly in Sharia’a issues, with a specific focus on women’s rights. As a certified CPM and CEDR mediator, Dala is a consultant at the Lebanese Mediation Centre at the Chamber of Commerce of Beirut and Mount-Lebanon. […]