Amazing Female Powerhouses of 2017

17 is definitely a lucky number! Our team has compiled this magnificent list of powerful and brilliant women from different fields who are a league of their own.


Nour El Sherbini

This great athlete retained her title by winning the Women’s World Championship making her one of Egypt’s squash ambassadors.

Photo Credit: @ noursherbini

Farida Osman

Egyptian Goldfish Farida Othman became the Best Athlete in Africa!

Photo Credit: @farida_osman

Dr. Sahar Nasr

Her Excellency Dr. Sahar Nasr was sworn in as the Egyptian Minister of Investment and International Cooperation.

Photo Credits: AUC


Nadia Abdo

Nadia Abdo made a magnificent change becoming the First Female Governor of Beheira Governorate.

Photo Credits: Al Masry Alyoum


Ranim El Welily

Ranim El Welily brought us pride and joy by winning her first World title in the Women’s Final World Squash Championship beating the amazing compatriot Nour El Sherbini.

Photo Credit: @raneemelwelily

Aya and Mounaz Abdelraouf

The masterminds behind the handbag line Okhtein had to definitely make our list. They have practically become the number one brand in Egypt with Queen B and Gigi Hadid rocking their designs.

Photo Credit: Okhtein

Ingy Abdelkarim

This year Ingy Abdelkarim broke all the norms by being the first woman Marine Engineer to graduate from the Arab Academy of Science and Technology (AAST) in Egypt.


Lobna Helal

Lobna Helal is no stranger to making history, she became the first woman ever appointed as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) in 2011. This year she made the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Arab Businesswomen List ranking second on the list.

Photo Credit: Forbes Middle East


Anissa Hassouna

We all know her as the former Executive Director of Dr Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation and 
a Member of the Egyptian Parliament. This month, she wrote her memoir about winning the cancer battle.

Photo Credit: @AnissaHassouna

Doreen Assaad

In 2017 Doreen Assaad become the First Female Egyptian immigrant to be elected as mayor of the Canadian city of Brossard in Quebec. Assaad is the first woman in 30 years to be appointed mayor in Brossard, Quebec.

Photo Credits:Le Courrier du Sud


Nemat Shafik

Nemat Shafik is an Egyptian economist who served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of England. She now became the First Female Egyptian Director of the London School of Economics.

Photo Credit: Flickr

Nadine Khan, Ayten Amin and Heba Yousry

These three talented directors introduced us to a new and unique television experience. They became the first female directors to direct an Egyptian TV show simultaneously. Sabe3 Gar has gained tremendous success as it provides us with a heartfelt story and let’s not forget a female dominated cast.

Photo Credit:


Magda Malek

We also proudly introduced in 2017 the first Egyptian female pilot to fly the Egyptair Boeing Aircraft 777-300.

Photo Credit: @ladypilot737
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