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Inspirational Egyptian Women Excelling in Diverse Fields

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It’s International women’s day, a day where every woman should be celebrated, the housewife, the entrepreneur, the wife and the mother. A day where we are reminded of the rights that we fought for, and gained it, but are also reminded of the goals, that are yet to be achieved.

Egyptian women have been proving they are capable since the very old ages, since the times they ruled and the times they stood beside men in revolutions and fought for the country’s rights. Now, it’s true that we might struggle a bit to prove our equality to men and our strength to dominate, but lately we have found no trouble in proving ourselves over and over again.

So in light of this day, we’re shedding the light on some of our own extraordinary women, who in their own way, helped defy stereotypes and break through that glass ceiling effect. Up until there was no barrier left, standing between them and their dreams.

In Arts:-

1- Azza Fahmy 

Azza Fahmy has succeeded in creating artful jewelry that speaks of our heritage, she was able, through her brand, to make people who’ve never set a foot in Egypt to see the country through her collections. She is a remarkable, artistic lady, who was able to create a brand name that is larger than life.

2- Okhtein 

The two sisters Aya & Mounaz Abdel Raouf, founders of Okhtein, were able to create -at a very young age- a name for themselves through the launching of exceptional bags, that are worn by international celebrities.

They just recently made it to the Forbes 30 under 30 list, for being such a young inspiration. Each and every piece of their collection lines, have so many details engraved in them; the thing that makes them a must have.

Entrepreneurship:-

3- Hadia Ghaleb 

Hadia Ghaleb, a fashion icon and founder of Ghaleb Production House. The young entrepreneur was able to build an empire of her own, in a short time. She is always between flights, catching up on meetings, fashion shows and business inquiries. She is a true inspiration, for she has turned her passion into her business, and combined her studies with her love for fashion and founded GPH.

She is a boss, she is a leader, she is quite the example for a successful young woman. Who can reach her dreams, if she just worked hard for it, and surrounded herself with people who push her forward.

Sports:-

4- Nour El Sherbini 

The young athlete has been making us proud with her being the current World Champion in Women’s squash, who took the World Squash Championship title for the third time this year. She was already making headlines after being crowned champion of the 2019 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, that was held in New York City last January.

She also just recently made it to Forbes list of 30 under 30, she is yet another inspiration for young women who aspire to excel in their hobbies, maybe even turn it to their career. For those women, nothing and no one should ever stop you.

Humanitarian aid:-

5- Menna Shahin 

This incredible young woman is helping fight hunger and reduce food waste; through her application Tekeya. The mobile app creates an online platform that facilitates the process of distributing surplus food from providers and making it easily accessible to consumers.

“Egypt is one of the biggest food wasters in the world, representing 73kg of food wasted per person every year. Not only does the waste of food create a burden on the environment through CO2 emissions, but equally it leaves providers with excess food, a loss of potential income and consumers without meals they could afford,” explained Shahin in a press release from the UAE where she is a current resident there.

The application will also contribute in providing charitable organizations with food donations at no cost.

Politics:-

6- Rania Al-Mashaat 

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I’m very happy to announce our partnership from @ITBBerlin with @BeautifulDestinations, the leading travel social media hub in the world. Together, we will develop and execute destination promotion strategies that capture traveler’s minds and hearts with authentic, captivating content that epitomizes the unique character of #Egypt. Inspiration and influence combine to form active persuasion on people’s digital screens today and #Egypt is keen to cultivate this in attracting tourists from all over the world. سعداء بالإعلان اليوم عن شراكتنا مع Beautiful Destinations من بورصة برلين ، واحدة من اكبر الشركات الرائدة المتخصصة في مجال السياحة والسفر على المنصات الرقمية ومواقع التواصل في العالم. سنقوم معا بتطوير وتنفيذ استراتيجية ترويجية متطورة للمقاصد السياحية المصرية تأسر قلوب وعقول المسافرين حول العالم، من خلال محتوى عصري وجذاب يعكس أصالة بلادنا. لقد أصبحت هذه المنصات الرقمية اليوم هي اكبر مصدر للتأثير وجذب الانتباه

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Egypt’s Minister of Tourism, an outstanding political figure. Ever since her appointment, she is been setting a real prestigious example of Egypt and has been giving us utter pride. One of her recent events, the Pyramids Marathon, was of a remarkable success. She has a PhD in Economics from University of Maryland at College Park, 2001 and graduated from the AUC class of 1995 with a B.A. in Economics.

Now that was just a glimpse of the power and dominance of Egyptian women, and the kind of influence that they can obtain in many and diverse fields. May they inspire others to break free from whatever it is, that hold them back. May they push others into becoming their true amazing selves. Here’s to every strong woman,

“May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”

Happy International Women day.

 

 

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The Christmas Bazars and Festivities to Catch This Holiday

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Christmas festivities has already invaded most parts of Cairo and it’s our favorite season for a good reason! Anywhere you go, you can spot the festive decorations and stunning Christmas lights.

If Christmas IS your favorite holiday and you’re looking to make the best out of it, here are the best places to celebrate the holidays in! The following are the bazars to catch and the places with the most stunning winter vibes.

Walk of Cairo

Walk of Cairo is Zayed’s newest addition and it has it all! It has the vibes and the best entertainment anyone can ask for. They have Egypt’s first Museum of Illusions, so get ready to have your mind blown away. They have the nicest, massive decorations and they have lots of fun games!

Mall of Arabia

Mall of Arabia has done a wonderful job upping their game! The Park at Mall of Arabia has everything you need, from fun rides to carnival games during the weekdays and on weekends too. Just passing by the mall, you will be blinded with magnificent Christmas lights, so you can only imagine how it looks from the inside!

Downtown Katameya

Enjoy plenty of activities at Downtown Katameya including foam clouds that you can indeed float on! VR competitions with a number of of IRL prizes, and a selfie booth where you can have your picture taken on their Christmas tree!

Arkan Plaza

Arkan Plaza in Sheikh Zayed gives you the ultimate dining experience with the best decorations and a huge Christmas tree! Catch the festivities there while dining at one of their top notch restaurants.

Zed Park

It’s all about Christmas at Zed Park plus the fun games and rides that you most certainly don’t want to miss!

Let the festivities begin and the good time roll! Happy holidays everyone.

 

 

 

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Christmas Concerts to be Held at Cairo and Alexandria Opera Houses

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Both Cairo and Alexandria Opera Houses are set to celebrate Christmas with three concerts and ballet shows to be held on the 10th, 13th and 14th of December.

The concerts will be all about festivities and Christmas spirit, by presenting a selection of well-known musicals and international songs that are being presented for the very first time. They’re being prepared by Amir Awad, Osama Ali, and Imad Adel, under the supervision of Magdy Saber.

The Cairo Opera Troupe will present three concerts and ballet shows designed by Armenia Kamel, supervised by art director Iman Mostafa and directed by Abdullah Saad.

Cairo Opera Orchestra and the Cairo Opera Choir will also participate in the concerts, also with the participation of art shows performed by members of the Cairo Opera Ballet.

The concerts in Cairo will be held at the Cairo Opera’s Grand Theater and the third concert will take place in the Sayed Darwish Theater at Alexandria Opera.

 

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Egypt’s Ministers Sit Down to Discuss Egypt’s Participation in Dubai Expo2020

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Egypt is getting ready for its participation in one of the biggest events the Dubai Expo 2020 and to prepare for the event, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani met with Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea to go over the arrangements. 

After getting postponed due to the virus, the Dubai Expo will take place for six months from October 2021.

The meeting was attended by Ms Ghada Shalaby, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for Tourism Affairs, Dr. Ahmed Maghawry, Head of the Commercial Representation Authority and General Commissioner for the Egyptian Participation at Expo Dubai 2020, and Mr. Hatem Al Ashry, Adviser to the Minister of Trade and Industry for Institutional Communication,.

In addition to representatives from the Ministries of Housing, Finance, Higher Education, Culture, Immigration, Tourism and Antiquities among several officials.

Dr. Khaled El Enany said that the ministry intend to present Egypt as a global archaeological and touristic destination in the pavilion at the Expo. According to him, the temporary exhibition at the Expo will showcase a number of Egyptian antiquities to reflect Egypt’s rich ancient history.

The minister also added that they’re keen on having a digital presence during the exhibition, which is why a a live broadcast of a number of Egyptian monuments and archaeological sites will be presented.

We can’t wait to see the history of Egypt beautifully presented at one of the hugest events of the time!

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