• Ambreen Musa: Surpassing the FinTech Frontier

    Tell us about yourself and how you started your professional journey? Originally from Mauritius, I moved to Australia to pursue my undergraduate degree in business. Even before I embarked on my corporate career, I was already smitten by the idea of becoming an entrepreneur. At the age of 21,...
  • Ending the Darkness of Violence in Kenya

    TAP AFRICA Is an organization based in Kenya that engages teens in addressing community challenges, in order to help them develop into young change agents. The Teens Weave stars project is a campaign aimed at helping end Gender Based Violence in Kenya. The concept came into existence as a...
  • HERstory profile: Mona Ataya

    How did you get this novel idea to start your business? You could say Mumzworld was born out of firsthand frustration of not being able to find the right products for my children, let alone being able to find them in one place. As a parent, you are information...
  • Empowering Rural Women in the Atlas Mountains

    Tell us a about the Association – when was it formed and the reason behind its creation? The association of women for rural development was formed in 2013 with the aspiration to recognize and foster the leadership of rural women as a catalyst for development. In 2011, while I...
  • Anne’s green thumb and FEED

    We all know that growing up in a highly traditional society makes it tough for some women to “break the mold” so to speak, as social mores dictate that women be submissive and focus their attention on domestic matters over which they are expected to reign supreme. But there...
  • Championing the Cause of Pakistani Women

    Championing gender equality in Pakistan, Noor Ahmed is a relentless women’s rights activist. It was through providence and Noor’s persistence that we connected on Facebook while watching a Facebook Live event on Women for Women International’s discussion on Syrian women refugees. As the speakers shared heartbreaking stories of courageous...
  • Domestic Violence is Preventable

    While many organizations with a vision to eliminate domestic violence focus mainly on helping the victims recover, the Rose Foundation chose a different path; they seek to prevent domestic violence before it happens! Founded in January 2015 by Esther Kisaghu, a domestic violence survivor herself, the charitable trust is...
  • Educating The Marginalized in Pakistan

    Tell us about Umeed-E-Subh? Umeed-E-Subh (in hope of morning) is a social welfare entity striving to improve community literacy by offering financial and motivational support to orphans, poor and needy students in Pakistan. Our aim is to increase the country’s literacy rate and we strive to create opportunities for...
  • The fascinating world of Caroline Kennedy

    It was at the height of the Philippine presidential elections campaign that I became familiar with Miss Caroline Kennedy; NOT the Caroline Kennedy, daughter of JFK and Jackie O., but Caroline Kennedy –journalist, radio producer, actor, director, TV presenter, professional traveler, author, intrepid NGO worker, Obama campaigner, and mother,...