Interviews

  • 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...
  • RED TENT AUSTRALIA: Connect, Support, Empower!

    Red Tent Australia was founded in 2013 by Jill Genet, with the goal of ensuring that women have a circle of support. Her hope was to educate, awaken and enlighten women to their power, strength and natural gifts. In 2015, a group of volunteers came together to help Jill...
  • 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...