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 […]

6 July

Rama Chakaki

Social Entrepreneur FOLLOW RAMA Rama Chakaki has 22 years of experience in management, strategic planning and communications. Her passion is to promote a collaborative approach, invest in social enterprises, use technology for social development and nurture a generation of social entrepreneurs among youth and women in the Arab world. In 2007 Rama setup Baraka Ventures investing […]

27 February

Nima Abu Wardeh

Broadcast Journalist and Founder of Cashy.me FOLLOW NIMA Nima is a bilingual English-Arabic broadcast journalist specialising in business and Arab issues. She presents BBC World’s business and finance programme, Middle East Business Report (MEBR) and was part of the team that set it up. She has also reported, produced and presented programmes for Al Jazeera […]

2 February

Dr. Nadia Taysir Dabbagh

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr Nadia is an Anglo-Arab child psychiatrist at the Rashid Hospital in Dubai and Co-Founder of child and adolescent mental health service provider Camali Clinic, UAE. With a refugee father from Palestine and having had to relocate to the UK as a consequence of war in 1990, Dabbagh has personal […]

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 […]