by Villa 88
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  • October 23, 2019
These Arab Trailblazers Are Among BBC’s 100 Women Of 2019

The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world, and 15 Arab women are leading the way. This year, the 100 Women initiative puts forth a contemplative question: What would the future look like if it were driven by women? These female powerhouses shared their vision of what life could look like in 2030, and how they’ll continue to blaze the trail for others.  

Marwa Al-Sabouni, Syria (Architect)


Alanoud Alsharekh, Kuwait (Women’s rights activist)



Farida Osman, Egypt (Swimmer)


Manal AlDowayan, Saudi Arabia (Artist)


Ayah Bdeir, Lebanon (Entrepreneur)


Rana El Kaliouby, Egypt (Scientist)


Najat Saliba, Egypt (Chemistry Professor)


Raja Meziane, Algeria (Singer)


Hayfa Sdiri, Tunisia (Blogger and Social activist)


Noor Shaker, Syria (Computer Scientist)



Gada Kadoda, Sudan (Engineer)


Ahlam Khudr, Sudan (Protest Leader)


Rida Al Tubuly, Libya (Human Rights Activist)


Read the full story on BBC. Cover image: @raja_meziane

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