Alia Soliman

Age is Just a Number: Dalia Akram on Becoming a Ballerina at 49

Have you ever been hesitant to ask someone about their age? It might just be the elephant in the room. Well, maybe it won’t be when we you are talking to confident, triumph-oriented female athletes who found new freedom in their older age, and are proud of the number 50+, 60+ and 70+ year young.…

Age is Just a Number: Nagwa Ghorab: Diving Back into the pool at 76

Have you ever been hesitant to ask someone about their age? It might just be the elephant in the room. Well, maybe it won’t be when we you are talking to confident, triumph-oriented female athletes who found new freedom in their older age, and are proud of the number 50+, 60+ and 70+ year young.With…

How Nahawet Started Modelling at 48

In her Instagram profile bio she writes a quote: “Some people age like fine wine”. Sometimes, fashion and beauty brands put the focus on style icons of a certain age. But Nahawet Aly breaks all stereo­types by modelling for the first time in her life at forty-eight, while rocking her natural grey hair. We first…

Age is Just a Number: Inspiring Women Starting to Crush Their Sports at 40+

  Have you ever been hesitant to ask someone about their age? It might just be the elephant in the room. Well, maybe it won’t be when we you are talking to confident, triumph-oriented female athletes who found new freedom in their older age, and are proud of the number 50+, 60+ and 70+ year…

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Natural Beauty is just a Click Away: Lydia Schoonderbeek’s Source Beauty taking the Industry by Storm

A few years ago, we started bringing together successful Egyptian women, under one roof as part of our #Hanefra7BikiEmta campaign and now we decided to extend this into a series of articles highlighting some of the most successful women across diverse fields.   A platform led by women for women and the first online beauty portal in Egypt,…

Through The lens: Marwa Abou Leila on Photopia the Ultimate Photographer’s Hub

(Photo: ABDALLA SABRY) A few years ago, we started bringing together successful Egyptian women, under one roof as part of our #Hanefra7BikiEmta campaign and now we decided to extend this into a series of articles highlighting some of the most successful women across diverse fields. Helping photo enthusiasts use their lens to follow their passion, Marwa…

How Nayrouz AbouZeid PR Trailblazer Sticks to her own ‘Book of Rules’

A few years ago, we started bringing together successful Egyptian women, under one roof as part of our #Hanefra7BikiEmta campaign and now we decided to extend this into a series of articles highlighting some of the most successful women across diverse fields. When it comes to female Entrepreneurs, Nayrouz AbouZeid, owner and managing director of…

On Genuine Beauty & Diversity

When Egyptian tribal wear fashion designer Amna El Shandaweely was twelve years old, she started collecting fashion magazines. For a child, who used her mother’s curtains to redesign her doll’s outfits, becoming a designer was only the natural sequence. Browsing the covers of those magazines little Amna would ask her mother “Why do ALL these…

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Mariam Naoum: Authenticity is key to Egyptian women portrayal in the media

Think of the last Ramadan TV series you binge-watched on; was it “A girl named Zat”, “Segn El Nessa” or “Taht El Saytara”? What all these TV series have in common, is the authenticity & focus on portraying real Egyptian women struggles. These two elements are one of the many reasons why Mariam Naoum’s work…

Ostor Bentak we want to fast Campaign! Victim blaming like no other?

On the first day of Ramadan, we woke up to a trending social media hashtag that calls on men to “cover up” their daughters during the holy month, so that people or men could fast “properly”. The campaign Ostor Bentak #استر بنتك, is problematic on so many levels, but first things first, is Ogling &…

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