Behind every great magazine are great women…is that too bold to say? Well, I guess so but why not be a bit over the top? I would like to introduce some of these great women that make up What Women Want…Magazine. They have researched, investigated, asked, exposed, revealed and most of all invested lots of passion and energy into their writings. I thank you all for loving what you do ‘coz it shows! Keep it up, Ladies!

May Abdel Asim

Managing Editor  

Reem Gamil

Editor in Chief

Yara Alsayes

Editorial Coordinator

Diana Richy

Freelance Writer Certified Makeup Artist To see more of Diana’s work visit Facebook page:

Dr. Alhussein El-Shennawy

Freelance Writer Nutrition Consultant and Personal Trainer

Yusra Badr

Freelance Writer Author of “It’s All in My Head”

Regina Inani

  HR Guru and Savvy Mother Twitter: @GinaInani

Diana Faaberg

Senior Editor

Sherif Nour El Din

Mega FM Radio Host Instagram: @sherifnouredin

Samar Bahgat

Samar is a passionate sports writer. She writes football-related articles that would keep female readers interested and male readers entertained. Her dream is to be one of the few best female sports writers in Egypt and around the world. Keeping it simple and interesting is her style. Twitter: @samarbahgat1 Instagram: @samar_bahgat

Rasha Rashad

Follow Rasha on Facebook here and on Instagram here

What Women Want… Magazine Team

Jailan El Rihany

Follow Jailan on Twitter: @Jailan_Elrihany

Nada Adel

Mai Ayman

Facebook page: Instagram handle: @by_maiayman Mai Ayman is a professional makeup artist who has passionately excelled in bridal makeup, special effects and fashion shoots. She is accredited from Mohamed Abdel-Hamid makeup School which is sponsored by Kryolan and from Samer Khouzami Dream Tour.   

Nora Moustafa

A mother, a wife, a survivor and the Egyptian Fatonista

Randa Al-Kaddah

Randa Al-Kaddah; A Passionate thrill-seeker with a love for community service. Free spirit buckled down in corporate land still waiting for my ticket to NeverLand

Diana Farid

Check out Diana Fareed’s Blog 

Salma Soliman

Salma Soliman is a Communication Officer at the Egyptian Competition Authority and is a PR freelancer. Writing is one of her greatest passions; she speaks her heart throughit and brings herself to life by it breaking free from all conformist beliefs. She is now working on writing a book tailored to children. Follow her on…

The BuSSy Project

BuSSy is a performing arts project that documents and gives voice to censored untold stories about gender in different communities in Egypt. The project organizes storytelling workshops and performances where women and men step on stage to share stories about harassment, rape, gender discrimination, honor killing, forced marriage, Female genital mutilation, motherhood, domestic violence, child…

May Taher

May Taher is the Author of When the Honeymoon is over. We are more than proud to have May Taher as a regular columnist on board with us!  

Nelly Ali

Nelly Ali is a PhD student and lecturer at the University of London and Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. She works with street children in Egypt and has a particular passion for working with street girls in Cairo. She is a volunteer Project Manager at Hope Village, an NGO that has been working with street…

Marwan Imam

Marwan Imam, amateur time traveller and professional jack of all trades. When not making films, drawing comics, doing comedy or playing music he tends to procrastinate by watching all the TV and movies known to man, also video games.


About the blogger: I am half Egyptian. I speak Arabic but may occasionally confuse a few words here and there (and when I say a few, I mean most of what comes out of my mouth is pretty much illegible).   I have never lived in Cairo as an adult and have recently returned to…

Noha Darwish

Abdullah El Shamy

Abdullah El Shamy is an Egyptian traveler. 22 years. Explored 60 countries and 160 cities of the world. Goal is to travel the world before turning 30. Follow Abdullahs travels on his Facebook  , Instagram and Blog. You can also watch videos of his previous travels on Youtube.

Yasmin Ashraf

Mido Eats

For more delicious recipes follow Mido Eats on Instagram

The Sherio

Sherief Ahmed Hassan. For more travel tips follow The Sherio on Instagram and Facebook

Dalia Moustafa

Branch Manager, Pencell Egypt

Heba Fayed

Nariman Sadek

Dr. Gasser El Bishry

Hadir Samy

Rania Salem

Amani Eid

Mohamed El Koosy

Hossam El Maraghy

Dina El Selmy

Dina El Selmy is a modern and business etiquette blogger and author, and holder of pharmaceutical science degree. Dina works as a freelance writer, writing articles about the modern aspects of etiquette and women’s health. Check her Instagram profile for more etiquette tips @Dinaelselmy Blog:

Nada Nader

Nancy Pennikian

Nancy Pennikian is a professional makeup artist and beauty consultant. Check out her website and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Sondos Shabayek

Sondos is a Writer, Theatre Director, Storyteller and Workshop Facilitator. Director of the BuSSy Project and Theatre Director of Tahrir Monologues.

Jennifer Hababag

Jennifer Hababag, soon to be thirty, is a creative living in Cairo. Follow how she nails being thirty on Instagram @cairogypsy. You can also read her musings and whatnots at 

Nadia Zayed

Check out Nadia Zayed’s bog Here

Salma Agroudy

Instagram @salmaagroudy


Instagram @artsyrahmeh


Helpling is the leading online platform for on-demand home services outside the U.S. On the website or via app, customers can book a vetted and insured cleaner and gain back free time within a couple of clicks. Helpling was founded by Benedikt Franke, Philip Huffmann and Rocket Internet in January 2014. Since then the company…

Manar Heikal

Sarah Moussa

Sarah Moussa is a Hypnotherapist, Grief Counselor, Sufi Healing Relationship, Trauma Consultant, Applied Self Leadership, Meta EFT Therapist, Grief Support Program Manager, Reiki Healer, Autogenic Training Instructor, Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique Instructor, specialized in Trauma Healing, and Founder and Managing Director at Tanmeya Egypt For Consultancy and Training. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram, or email…

Mirette Sobhy

María S.Muñoz

Laila Marei

Laila Marei has always had interest in heritage and culture. She switched her field of study from Political Science to Islamic Art and Architecture and got her masters from AUC. She has a great interest in heritage restoration and preservation. Her career goal is to work in community development through heritage preservation and spreading the…

Dina Hegazi

  is a certified Reiki Master – Teacher who completed her degrees in Usui Reiki natural healing system. Dina is also a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner who completed her NLP studies in the UK and trained by Richard Bandler (co-creator of NLP). In her professional and personnel life, Dina is a corporate lawyer and…

Noha Badawi

A mad bibliophile; a fan-girl you might say. One who was born with a book in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. Follow her on Instagram @thebookishword. And on Goodreads on nohabadawi

Nada Seada

Shira Hendawy

Although Shira graduated with honors from Law School, she prefers living a simple life with her 4 dogs and 7 cats.

Aliaa Elshammaa

Manar Heikal

Salma Shayeb

Gigi Ibrahim

Shareen Ayoub

A firm fan of choose your own adventure books, Shareen is extremely passionate about her tongue in cheek writing. For more provocative texts and/or mommy porn kindly refer to her blog: or follow her on Twitter @shareenayoub

Dana Sarhan, MSc.

Consultant/Clinical Couples and Sex Psychotherapist The HealthQuarters Polyclinic Tueny Bldg, 1st floor Beydoun St., Nasra Area Ashrafieh, PO Box 11-80 Riad El Solh Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +9611425482 Mob: +9613175599 Prime Clinics Katameya Heights Compound, 5th Settlement Cairo, Egypt Tel: +20227585263

The Mommy Club

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Ma3looma is an initiative that aims at raising awareness of the Egyptian youth on sexual/reproduction health issues through its official SMS service where youth can send their questions on 4406 or email us on and get back answers from specialized doctors within 24 hours. Ma3looma aspires to make primarily Egyptians enjoy learning and discussing…

Omnia Farrag

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Laila Mourad

Hanine Hassib

Suhayla Al Sheikh

Yasmine Medhat

Amira Salah

Maya Hussein

Maya is an anti matter lunatic who is in a continuous journey of searching just for the love of it.

Assem Ashraf

Rana Hamdy

A strong believer of Self-love and the magic it works in one’s life, a wordsmith and a bookworm.    Instagram account: thepowerof.words Twitter account: Rana_Hamdy

Melanie Thomas

Mayada Serageldin

Mayada Serageldin is a third-culture child. She is also a humanitarian relief worker, a promoter of human rights and a storyteller. After graduating her MA in International Human Rights Law, she has been working with refugees and asylum seekers in Egypt for years. 

Mariam Gamil

Manar Zakaria

Manar Zakaria hopes to smash the patriarchy, and fight misogyny with a perfect bejeweled nail-polished hand. And yes, she thinks your sexist jokes are boring

Hend Seif El Din

Assistant Director of Marketing Communications Semiramis InterContinental Cairo   With a strong passion the arts, Hend obtained her BA in Journalism and her MA in English & Comparative Literature. An artist, ex-editor and newly-appointed Assistant Director of Marketing Communications at Semiramis InterContinental Cairo, her interests include traveling, art history, painting, philosophy and existential literature. She’s…

Fayrouz Nasser Eid

Founder of The Daily Crisp

Nayera El Zeki

Dalia El Gendy

Mai Haroun

Gihan Khairy

Shereen Magdi

Selma Koehn

Marina Makary

Diana Farid

Sanaa Sabet

Yasmine Kenawi

Hadeer Awaad

Claudia Gross

Sara Amr Rifaat

Israa Suleiman

Sara Abdel Aziz

Hadeer Moustafa

Mariam Maged

Sandra Nicolas

Dalia Hany

Shaza Elkhodsh

Sherine Magdy

Dina Hosny

Shereen Magdi

Madeleine Kelly

Yara Al Ashry

Bronwen Mehta

Asmaa Gaber

Sally Zohney

Sally is a gender researcher, women rights campaigner and storyteller, based here in Cairo.

Abdullah Elshamy

Traveler and Founder @Travelbugegypt Travel Blogger #myegypt Minimalist 65 countries, 204 cities. Instagram @AbdullahElshamy

Noura Nagy

Noura Nagy is a former Interior Designer turned Wedding Planner Assistant.

Shama Kaur

Founder YallaYoga

Nada Ayman

Nada is an HR professional and an aspiring novelist. Instagram: the_nuun Facebook: Nada Abdelmohsen

Mai Haroun


Layla El-Qadi

Habiba Salama

Basma Abd Elhamied

Amina Diab

Farah Ahmed

Dina Samaha

Dina Samaha Website: Instagram:artistri_ facebook    /artistribydina   Architect and Interior Designer with a great passion for Art. Dina works as an interior designer; however, work never stopped her from doing what she loves and expressing her feelings through painting.   Founder of Artistri, the first art platform in Egypt that offers a customized artwork…

Nabil Rostom

Nabil Rostom is a flamboyant father of two and serial entrepreneur and founder of Jumpsuite, and The Wellness Log.

Rola Moamen

Hend Seif El Din

Manar El Mokadm

Deena Fadel

Sherine Rashed

Sherine Rashed is a Freelance Writer, Writer at Canadian Chamber Publication and Founder of Quotes factory, she graduated from the Faculty of Economics & Political Science English Section.

Alia Nasr

Alia Nasr is a practicing Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnosis, and Time-Line Therapy Practitioner. Through the tools of NLP, Alia works on coaching individuals in adapting to and creating change during and post the divorce process.

Hana Arafa

Hana El Awadi

Nada Rashed

The RE Couples Retreat

Sarah Ahmed Abd Elhafiz

Riham Sherif

Riham is a Marketing and Communications Team Leader in one of the biggest names in the construction field; she is also a writer and a mother. Riham graduated from the American University in Cairo with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and a Minor in Psychology.

Dina Ghalwash

Marina Makary

nancy slim

ola gomaa

charleen haynes

nada khattab

nora el sadat

noha sayed elahl

ohoud saad

Salma Hussien

Eman Al Doghry

Sarah Cummings

Shereen Shaheen

Reem Jabak

Hanan Elhamshary


Hiba Hattab

Hiba Hattab

Hiba Hattab

Jaidaa Taha

Rasha Salama

Youssra Allam

Yousra Allam

Manar Hassan

Rola Moemen

The BuSSY Project

Alia Soliman


Farah Dessouky

Luli Akram

Reem El Ansari

Tasneem Abdullah

Lina Elminshawy

Nora Mostafa

Amira El gamal

The Stage – Bussy

The Bussy Project

Merna Fawzy

Regina Inani

Rana Gawish

Nouran El-Ashry

Omneya Hossam

Mariam El Sayed

Noha Badawi

Shaimaa Ashry

Mariam Medhat

Rana Beshr

Khaled EL Gammal


Amira El Gammal

Rola Momen

Sara Moussa

Shama Kaur, Health & Wellness Mentor

منار عبد العزيز

منار عبد العزيز: طبيبة مصرية من مواليد ١٩٩٣، اتخرجت من كلية طب الفم والاسنان، وتخصصت في قسم التقويم، بجانب حبها لشغلها، فهي شغوفة جدا بالكتابة والقراءة، شاركت في كتابة عدة مقالات مع مبادرة “قصتها” التابعة لهيئة الأمم المتحدة، وليها مقالات تانية منشورة في مجلات مختلفة، منار هي واحدة من أربع كاتبات شاركوا في كتابة كتاب…


Deana Shaaban

Farah Rafik

Asmaa Hesham

Nour Abo Zeid

Maryam Nouhy

Shereen Yehia ElAssar

Salma ElMasry

Salma El-Masry

Nayra Nassar

Nadia Fathi