• First Emirati named global ambassador for leading international development organization

    First Emirati named global ambassador for leading international development organization

    The Fred Hollows Foundation appointed Fatima Alward Al Darmaki, prominent local media figure, as its global ambassador, making her the first person from the Arab Gulf region to work in this international development capacity. The Foundation’s Board of Directors elected Ms. Al Darmaki in an honorary and now begins...
  • Enabling quality healthcare, education across the ME

    Sonal Sachdev was born with a passion for healthcare and a flair for entrepreneurship as she followed in her father’s footsteps, starting at the bottom and learning the ropes to work her way up in the healthcare and education business to one of the most prominent women in the...
  • Call for Papers for Rubina Saigol Research Award Announced

    Call for Papers for Rubina Saigol Research Award Announced

    Lahore (Pakistan): On the occasion of Dr. Rubina Saigol’s first birth anniversary, Lahore Education and Research Network (LEARN) announced the Rubina Saigol Research Award – Call for Papers. The Award is intended to honour and carry on the work of notable scholar Rubina Saigol and to encourage continued research...
  • Reclaiming Space in the World of Work

    Reclaiming Space in the World of Work

    Tell us a bit about yourself and the journey that led you to where you are now? I am a rare demographic in the world of entrepreneurship. Not in my 20’s or even 30’s. A female who took a career break to raise a family and is now looking to...
  • Nurturing Societies Starts at Birth

    Nurturing Societies Starts at Birth

    If you are a woman who has breastfed your baby, you will know that nothing beats the experience of meeting your baby’s gaze during this special time. The bond created is unique – a special divine language between mother and infant, without the need for words.  You are communicating...
  • Empowering Women in Pakistan’s Tech Industry

    Empowering Women in Pakistan’s Tech Industry

    On September 25th, 2021, Saturday, CodeGirls Pakistan hosted an online nationwide Mobile Application Development workshop to raise awareness about digital skills training for young women and girls. CodeGirls Pakistan is a women focused initiative that specifically aims to empower women in Pakistan’s tech industry. This workshop is the first...
  • Groundbreaking event to focus on peace, social justice, gender equality and a unified South Asia

    Groundbreaking event to focus on peace, social justice, gender equality and a unified South Asia

    Actor Nandita Das, Brit-Afghan Journalist Najiba Laima Kasraee among 45 World Speakers September 23rd, 2021 (New Delhi, India): Over 45 World Speakers, all women, including award-winning Indian actor-director Nandita Das and noted British-Afghan journalist Najiba Laima Kasraee will be part of South Asia Union Summit Led by Women to...
  • Lights, Camera, Action

    Lights, Camera, Action

    This interview is part of Ananke’s Special Edition “Emirati Women’s Day” published on ISSUU.   Reim El Houni’s career includes working with TV stations like the BBC to being an Executive Producer and Head of Events at Dubai One.  Reim launched her own production company Ti22 Films in January...
  • Taking Your Power Back Through Self Care

    Taking Your Power Back Through Self Care

    This article was previously published in Ananke’s special edition: Emirati Women’s Day and can be viewed here. The beauty of self-love is Salama’s story. Finding self-love can be a long and winding road, which is something Salama Mohamed knows all too well. Today the UN High Profile Ambassador considers...
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