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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IMG Signs Hijab-Wearing Model

February 17, 2017 10:37 am1 comment
IMG Signs Hijab-Wearing Model

IMG signs hijab-wearing model Halima Aden who will debut at Yeezy Season 5 and in the next CR Fashion Book. Minnesota teen Halima Aden made headlines in November when she competed in the state’s Miss USA competition wearing a hijab and, during the swimsuit portion, a burkini. “I didn’t really […]

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An irreverent podcast for desi feminists is celebrating brown girls with sass

February 10, 2017 1:42 pm1 comment
An irreverent podcast for desi feminists is celebrating brown girls with sass

What does a desi feminist look like? According to Sweety and Pappu, creators of the podcast Chuski Pop, she is a little bit like them: “Two desi girls riding the fourth wave of feminism in our salwar kameez and golden heels, while flipping the bird to uncles and aunties.” To […]

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Madeleine Albright: ‘I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity’

January 27, 2017 1:49 pm1 comment
Madeleine Albright: ‘I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity’

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said she would “stand ready” to register as Muslim if Donald Trump takes executive action that affects immigrants traveling to the US. To read more, click here. 

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Meet the Emirati woman leading UN on women empowerment

January 20, 2017 2:58 pm0 comments
Meet the Emirati woman leading UN on women empowerment

UAE’s United Nations Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh will lead the UN-Women Executive Board – being the first female Arab president since its formation in 2010. UN-Women Executive Board strives to promote equality among genders while abolishing discrimination against females around the globe. To read more, click here. 

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