27 April

Maryam Jamshidi

Expert on Civil Society and Transitional Justice in the Arab World  FOLLOW MARYAM Maryam Jamshidi is a lawyer and writer with nearly ten years of experience working on issues relating to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Her prior experiences include providing legal representation to a number of regional governments, working at a local […]

15 February

Ahdaf Soueif

Best-Selling Egyptian Author and Commentator  FOLLOW AHDAF Ahdaf Soueif is the author of the best-selling book The Map of Love (Bloomsbury 2000), shortlisted for the Booker Prize for fiction in 1999 and translated into more than 30 languages, as well as the well-loved In the Eye of the Sun and the collection of short stories, […]

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. […]

8 December

Dima Khatib

Most Influential Arab Woman on Twitter FOLLOW DIMA Dima Khatib is a Syrian-born Palestinian journalist. Since 1997, she has worked as a correspondent, producer, and Latin America Bureau Chief for the Al Jazeera network. Prior to her work with Al Jazeera, Khatib worked for Swiss Radio International in Bern and for Agence France-Presse. She was […]