Interviews

  • Special Interview: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women – Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit

    In the wake of the upcoming Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS) to be held on 4th and 5th of December at Expo Centre Sharjah, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women, talks about the partnership with NAMA Women Advancement Establishment and the expected major outcomes of the much awaited...
  • Powering Women in Leadership in the UAE

    Tell us about yourself – your professional journey leading up to Naseba and this groundbreaking Women In Leadership (WIL) forum. I studied ancient history and art history at the university and originally wanted to be an archaeologist. But life had other ideas for me and my professional journey began...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Coming Full Circle to Empower

    One of the foremost obstacles professional women face in their career is clearly illustrating inspiration. Although women are poised to play a pivotal role in taking leadership positions in the fourth industrial revolution, there is a yawning gap in giving women opportunities to rise up to their career; in...