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 […]

27 July

Shima Barakat

Entrepreneur and Academic  FOLLOW SHIMA Dr. Shima Barakat, MBA is an entrepreneur, director and academic obsessed with making the world a better place. Her work over the last 20years has focused on how entrepreneurial mindsets and activities can solve big global challenges. She has held several positions at the University of Cambridge since 2007 including […]

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 […]

26 May

Heba Al-Nasser

Asfari Fellow, Chatham House, The Middle East and North Africa Programme FOLLOW HEBA Heba is a Research Fellow with the Queen Elizabeth II for Leadership in International Affairs at Chatham House. She is based at their Middle East and North Africa Programme under the Asfari Fellowship. The focus of her current research is the status […]

22 December

May Abdel Asim

Egyptian Entrepreneur in Publishing and Media FOLLOW MAY May is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the publishing and media fields in Egypt. She is the founder and managing editor of What Women Want…Magazine and the Managing Director of Media & More, a boutique advertising and digital media agency. Following a career in marketing, May […]