Dr. Farah Abdel Aziz El-Shennawy, through her unwavering dedication and pioneering spirit began her journey with the honor of being appointed as the first woman to hold the esteemed position of Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Mansoura University. In 2018, she received a prestigious recognition at the Egyptian Women's Celebration when His Excellency President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi bestowed upon her a well-deserved tribute.
Dr. Fawzia Abdel Sattar, a prominent Egyptian jurist and politician, has left an indelible mark on the legal and academic landscape of Egypt. Her journey of remarkable achievements and groundbreaking milestones began with the completion of her doctorate in criminal law with honors in 1967.
Ms. Fatima Saeed is the first Egyptian opera singer to join the Academy of "La Scala di Milano" in Italy, the most famous opera house in the world. She received 3 awards in the global competition "Veronica Dunn" that began 21 years ago in Ireland, and during these years, 8 versions of the competition were organized and she has received the following three awards. The ‘Award of the Favorite Singer of the Public’ according to the votes, and the ‘Award for Best Performance’ after presenting a Mozart Opera song, and finally the ‘First Jury Prize’.
Born on November 12, 1951, she embarked on a journey that would redefine the role of women in positions of power and influence. With a Bachelor of Commerce from Cairo University, Class of 1973, Ambassador Faiza laid the foundation for her illustrious career. Her pursuit of knowledge led her to obtain a diploma in public administration from Paris in 1977, followed by a master's degree in political science from the University of Geneva in 1989.
Mona Zaki, an Egyptian actress, embarked on her acting journey while still a university student. Studying media at Cairo University's Department of Public Relations and Advertising, she laid the foundation for a remarkable career. In March 2017, Mona Zaki received a prestigious honor from H.E. President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi during the Celebration of Egyptian Women and Ideal Mothers. Her influence extended beyond the silver screen as she was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, using her platform to advocate for the rights and well-being of children.
Ms. Marie Louis, a visionary Egyptian woman, has dedicated her talent and expertise to celebrate the exquisite allure of Egyptian cotton. As a fashion designer and esteemed partner of the Bishara Group for Industry, she has spearheaded the pursuit of excellence in textile production. The group's five factories, which have earned the coveted International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification, showcase their mastery in crafting garments for renowned international brands such as Next, Zara, and Ck.
Farrah El Dibany was born in 1989 in Alexandria. She joined the Arts Center - Bibliotheca Alexandrina in 2005. She won the first prize in the singing competition of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Culture in 2007 and the second prize in the Jungend Musiziert competition in 2008.She moved to Germany in 2010. Farrah graduated from the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin in 2014 and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Operatic singing and obtained a Master's degree, the highest qualification in Opera. Additionally, she received a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the Technical University of Berlin and then a Master's degree.
Counselor Tahani Al-Gebali, has been a significant figure in the and carved her path as a beacon of justice and empowerment. As the former Vice President of the Supreme Constitutional Court and the first Egyptian woman to hold a judge's position, she left an indelible mark on the legal landscape.
Dr. Mona Zulfiqar is an Egyptian lawyer and staunch advocate for human rights and women's empowerment and has made an indelible impact both locally and internationally. As Vice-President of the constitutional committee of 50 responsible for amending the Constitution in 2013, she played a pivotal role in shaping the legal landscape of Egypt.
Anissa Hassouna is a Former Member of the House of Representatives. She was also a writer and political researcher. She served as Chief Executive Officer of Al Nas Hospital and as former Executive Director of the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation. She was chosen by the international magazine ‘Arabian Peace’ among the 100 most powerful Arab women in 2014 in the field of society and culture, for her professionalism and humanitarianism. One of the most famous cancer fighters; she is a role model for all those who hold on to hope despite the pain that has not left their bodies. She encouraged women to have early oncological screening.
The late Egyptian actress was nicknamed the ‘Lady of the Arab Screen’. Ms. Hamama served as a Member of the Jury at the Moscow, Cannes, Cairo, Morocco, Venice, Tehran, Alexandria and Jakarta film festivals. The heroine of the film "I Want a Solution", one of the most influential movies in the history of personal status law, as it drew attention strongly to the existing strife in the law. When the film “M Empire” was screened at the Moscow Festival, she received an appreciation award from the Soviet Union of Women, and 18 of her films were selected among the best 150 films produced by Egyptian cinema.
Nour El-Sherbiny was born on 1 November, 1995. She is an Egyptian professional squash player and holds the second worldwide rank. The youngest player in the world to enter the list of the first 10 worldwide ranking squash players, she was honored by H.E. President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at the Youth Conference 2017. She is the first Egyptian player to win the title of the English Open Squash Championship under the age of 13 in 2009, with the title of youngest player in the world in 2009. She is also the first Egyptian squash player and the youngest in the world to qualify for the final of the British Open in 2012.
Dr. Shafik is the first woman to run the London School of Economics. She served as the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and is the fourth woman to hold this position since the establishment of the Bank.
Dr. Hagras is the first woman with disabilities to hold the position of Secretary General of The National Council for Persons with Disabilities-SIS. She is a Member of the House of Representatives, Member of the National Council for Women and National Council for Persons with Disabilities-SIS; and an international expert in the field of disability and former Secretary-General of the National Council for Persons with Disabilities-SIS. She is the first Egyptian woman with disabilities to be selected for membership of the National Council for Women and assigned as rapporteur of NCW committee on Women with disabilities.
Azza Fahmy, an international jewelry designer and visionary entrepreneur. Born and raised in Sohag, she discovered her passion for jewelry design while perusing a German book on European jewelry from the Middle Ages.