Women Saving the Planet: Hakima El Haité of Morocco

March 24, 2017 2:09 pm1 comment
Women Saving the Planet: Hakima El Haité of Morocco

I’m the most hated minister in the world,” Morocco’s environmental minister Hakima El Haité says with a laugh. “All the ministers of environment are hated you know? Because the ministers of environment are not very important in terms of protocol, but they are controlling everybody.” To read more, click here. 

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Arab World’s First Ordained Female Pastor is Historic

March 10, 2017 2:22 pm0 comments
Arab World’s First Ordained Female Pastor is Historic

Rola Sleiman made history. She now carries the title of ‘Reverend’ of the Presbyterian Church, the first woman to be ordained in a Middle Eastern Church on February 26, 2017 in Tripoli, Lebanon. Her ordination was “an act of love and justice”, those present at the ceremony heard in the […]

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Saudi female boxer urges women to fight for their goals

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Saudi female boxer urges women to fight for their goals

Women should persevere to reach their goals, Saudi female kickboxing and boxing trainer Halah Al-Hamrani said on the eve of International Women’s Day, which falls on Wednesday. To read more, click here. 

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Mother of the Nation Festival Celebrates Emirati Women

March 7, 2017 10:03 am0 comments
Mother of the Nation Festival Celebrates Emirati Women

Mother of the Nation Festival, the largest of its kind in Abu Dhabi which pays tribute to the values and extensive contributions of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, will mark International Women’s Day by celebrating women’s role in Emirati society. Highlighting the values instilled in every Emirati citizen by HH […]

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Against all odds: Pakistan-born woman a leading engineer at NASA

February 24, 2017 11:42 am0 comments
Against all odds: Pakistan-born woman a leading engineer at NASA

The story of a Pakistani born woman, who survived the war in the Gulf, lived as a refugee in the desert and then went on to become a part of NASA is definitely heart-warming. To read more, click here. 

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Sarah Al Suhaimi to Become the First Woman to Head Saudi Arabia’s Stock Exchange

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Sarah Al Suhaimi to Become the First Woman to Head Saudi Arabia’s Stock Exchange

NCB Capital Co. Chief Executive Officer Sarah Al Suhaimi will become the first woman to chair Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange, the largest bourse in the Middle East. Al Suhaimi was appointed chairwoman of the Tadawul, replacing Khalid Al Rabiah, the exchange said in a statement on Thursday. She is expected to […]

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