Interviews

  • Tapping into the Potential of Gender Data

    Marking Human Rights Day, Emily Courey Pryor, Executive Director Data2x – a dynamic platform hosted by the UN Foundation – which promotes and enables production and use of gender data to improve lives of women and girls, talks to Sabin Muzaffar on alleviating gender-based poverty by filling gender data...
  • ‘UAE Female Leaders Possess Farsighted Entrepreneurial Vision’

    Marking the UAE’s National Day, Marketa Simkova, Director, People and Change, KPMG Lower Gulf Limited, chats with Sabin Muzaffar about its recently published report on the country’s female leaders' confidence about growth prospects of their company & empowering through data....
  • Renelyn Glitzy Robles: Shining Bright

    CEO of Niche Modeling Agency, Renelyn Glitzy Robles, chats with Ananke about the Filipino run agency and her mission to tackle issues of race, gender, and representation....
  • A CNN chat with Jacinda Ardern

    As part of CNN's coverage of the United Nations General Assembly CNN's Christiane Amanpour sat down with Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern....
  • Raising Teen Voices Against Violence in Africa

    Tell us about the organization; what was the main idea behind its launch? TAP Africa is a teens-focused initiative that aims to help raise a generation of youths, who are aware of the challenges affecting their communities and are eager to create sustainable solutions. Through our work, we engage...
  • On Broaching Creativity, Awakenings & Empowerment

    Shandana Minhas and I met some 17 years ago, back in my hometown Karachi, Pakistan. We were both working for a celebrated women’s magazine SHE. Our Editor-in-Chief, Zuhra Kareem, had brought in this vibrant young woman – oozing with creativity and panache to do just that! I left SHE...
  • Digitizing the African Future

    Tell us about yourself and your professional journey? I am a trained engineer. Growing up, sciences were my favourite subjects which I excelled in through primary and high school. I ended up pursuing a course in engineering for my undergraduate.  While in my fourth year of study, my interests...
  • Enabling the Corporate Climb

    Tell us about the program and the reason it is being offered? Hira: Leadership skills (which are the core offering of this program) are necessary to run and lead a successful career. It’s the latter that differentiates you from the rest and helps you in exceling. I have always...
  • Noor AbdulMajeed: On Empowerment, Creativity & Gender

    Tell us a little about yourself and your creative journey? Nothing special to be said, a woman who faced and experienced a lot of being herself till she decided to write and she did … She wrote ten novels and raising three beautiful kids knowing for sure the more...